SMS

SMS Board of Directors

The organization is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 14 members. The membership annually elects three Directors-at-Large for three year terms. Every other year, the membership also elects a new President-Elect for a two year term. After the conclusion of the term as President-Elect, this individual becomes President for the following two years, and then Past-President for another two year term. The Board appoints a Treasurer and an Executive Director for terms of three years.

SMS Officers

President

President-Elect

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Africa Ariño
IESE Business School

Past-President

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Russell Coff
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Treasurer

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Tomi Laamanen
University of St. Gallen

Executive Director

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Eileen McCarthy
Strategic Management Society

Board Committees

The Board of Directors typically comes together for two meetings per year to deliberate and make decisions on policies and other larger issues. Aside from these meetings, the Board works through committees that each cover important areas of SMS’ activities. Some of these committees help operate the organization across programs and activities (e.g. Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee), most committees though align with a particular program area (e.g. Publications, Conferences, Awards & Honors, Research Funding, Membership) and are active in the policy development and supervision of that particular activity within SMS.

The SMS bylaws make some prescriptions for officers to be part of certain committees, e.g. Treasurer to chair the Finance Committee. Other than those, Directors are appointed to committees by Board vote following a recommendation from the President. Most Directors are members of two committees. Some committees have additional members, who are not Directors, for example the Publications Committee has an editor from each journal as member. In general, Board committees review issues and come up with proposals in preparation of action by the Board.


Awards and Honors Committee
Chaired by: Russell Coff
Julian Birkinshaw
Dovev Lavie

Conference Committee
Chaired by: Julian Birkinshaw
Javier Gimeno
J Myles Shaver
George Stalk Jr

Ethics Committee
Chaired by: Yan Anthea Zhang
Julian Birkinshaw
J Myles Shaver

Finance Committee
Chaired by: Tomi Laamanen
Africa Ariño
Marvin Lieberman
Sharon Matusik
Eileen McCarthy

Membership Committee
Chaired by: Ruth Aguilera
Africa Ariño
Will Mitchell
George Stalk Jr

Nominating Committee
Chaired by: Russell Coff
Dovev Lavie
Eileen McCarthy
Yan Anthea Zhang

Publications Committee
Chaired by: Marvin Lieberman
Ruth Aguilera
Javier Gimeno
Will Mitchell
Yan Anthea Zhang

Research Committee
Chaired by: Will Mitchell
Tomi Laamanen
Dovev Lavie

Directors-at-Large, 2017-2019

Julian Birkinshaw
London Business School

Marvin Lieberman
University of California, LA

Sharon Matusik
University of Colorado, Boulder

Directors-at-Large, 2018-2020

Will Mitchell
University of Toronto

J Myles Shaver
University of Minnesota

Yan Anthea Zhang
Rice University

Directors-at-Large, 2019-2021

Ruth Aguilera
Northeastern University

Dovev Lavie
Bocconi University

George Stalk Jr
The Boston Consulting Group