SMS Interest Groups and Communities

The Interest Groups and Communities within 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


Abhinav Gupta

Behavioral Strategy

Vibha Gaba


Derek Harmon



Songcui Hu


Hyunjin Kim

Competitive Strategy

Aleksandra Kacperczyk


Elisa Operti


Florenta Teodoridis


Birgul Arslan

Cooperative Strategy

Denisa Mindruta


John Mawdsley


Lei Zhang



Oliver Baumann

Corporate Strategy

Sinziana Dorobantu


Catherine Magelssen



Xena Welch Guerra



Colleen Cunningham

Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Elena Kulchina


Jacqueline Kirtley


Sandy Yu


Benoit Decreton

Global Strategy

Birgitte Grøgaard 


Danqing Wang


Minyuan Zhao


Raffaele Conti

Knowledge & Innovation

Myriam Mariani


Maria Roche


Florenta Teodoridis




Eun-Hee Kim

Stakeholder Strategy

Jiao Luo


Ishva Minefee




Kate Odziemkowska




Samantha Conroy

Strategic Human Capital

Rocio Bonet


Timothy Gubler




Jenna Pieper




Amanda Cowen

Strategic Leadership & Governance

David Zhu


Daniel Gamache




Wei Shi








Anna Plotnikova

Strategy Practice

Matthias Wenzel


Violetta Splitter




Tania Weinfurtner




Magdalena Dobrajska

Strategy Process

Koen Heimeriks


Jeanine Porck




David Souder


Associate Program Chair







Radina Blagoeva

Research Methods

Brent Goldfarb


Sheryl Winston Smith




Sarah Wolfolds








R. Scott Livengood


Sabine Baumann


Ning Su




Yue Zhao