SMS Interest Groups and Communities

The Interest Groups and Communitieswithin the SMS provide another opportunity for our members to connect and network with those who have similar interests. We encourage all of our members to take advantage of the benefits the IG&Cs offer!

The primary purpose of the Interest Groups and Communities within the SMS is to act as a catalyst for building and disseminating new ideas in research, practice, and teaching around a set of core issues in strategic management. Each IG&C recognizes a major, individual stream of practice and research interest, and aims to serve the needs of members with special interests in this stream of work.

During each Annual Conference, the IG&Cs each foster a competitive track of research proposals, as well as several issue-specific sessions and workshops to cultivate new research in the field.

Members of the SMS can elect to join up to two IGs and any of the Communities of their choice; additional IGs may be added for a nominal fee.

We are excited to announce the newly elected members of the Interest Group and Community Leadership!


Associate Program Chair



Interest Group


Craig Crossland

Behavioral Strategy

Sucheta Nadkarni 


Vibha Gaba


Jeanine Porck


Caroline Flammer

Competitive Strategy

Tomasz Obloj


Victor Bennett


Ram Ranganathan


Umit Ozmel

Cooperative Strategy

Olga Bruyaka


Ram Ranganathan


Anne-Sophie Fernandez



Youtha Cuypers

Corporate Strategy

Metin Sengul


Arkadiy Sakhartov



Yu Zhang



Susan Cohen

Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Pinar Ozcan


Elisa Alvarez-Garrido


Xiaowei Luo


Birgitte Grøgaard

Global Strategy

Tina Ambos


Joao Albino-Pimentel


Kristin Brandl


Lisette Pregelj

Knowledge & Innovation

Tobias Kretschmer


Douglas Hannah


Dongil Keum




Vanessa Burbano

Stakeholder Strategy

Timothy Werner


Jeffrey York




Christiane Bode




JR Keller

Strategic Human Capital

Anthony Nyberg


Vanessa Burbano




Rocio Bonet




Joanna Campbell

Strategic Leadership & Governance

Michael Mannor


Y Sekou Bermiss




Georg Wernicke








Torsten Schmid

Strategy Practice

Eric Knight


Luz Rivas




Matthias Wenzel




Maria Rita Micheli

Strategy Process

Patricia Klarner


Nora Balogh




Rob Jansen


Associate Program Chair







Ruifang Wang

Research Methods

Asli Mosaoglu Arikan


Jason Ridge




Michael Howard








Ana Cristina Siqueira


Myleen Leary


R. Scott Livengood




Joanna Keels