The Initiative for Academic Collaboration in the Middle East and North Africa (IACMENA) aims to advance the fields of strategic management and entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) while promoting tolerance, collaboration and peacemaking. To date, very little strategy and entrepreneurship research has been conducted in and about the MENA region. The initiative aims to change this situation by holding academic workshops for the region’s advanced doctoral students and junior faculty. At these workshops junior scholars will be teamed up with prominent senior researchers who will supervise and help them develop research projects that result in refereed publications.
There are several ways to get involved with this effort, and we invite you to support our forthcoming workshops in any of the following ways:
All sponsorships will be widely publicized through various SMS channels, including its website and newsletter.
To learn more about sponsorship and involvement opportunities, please contact:
We're proud of the collaborative research teams that came about from the IACMENA Workshops at Cambridge University in 2015 and INSEAD in 2017. Some of the resulting research projects were presented at the 2016 SMS Annual Conference. We look forward to sharing more information about the Iniative and resulting research at the 37th SMS Annual Conference in Houston!