We welcome any individual, who is active in the Strategic Management field, either as academic scholar or teacher, as business practitioner, or in a consulting capacity, to join the Strategic Management Society, the premier organization dedicated to the Strategic Management field.
Through regular international conferences; through three outstanding scholarly journals; through the activities and networking provided by the Interest Groups and Communities; through the recognition of excellence provided by its awards and honors program, the SMS was instrumental in forming the field of Strategic Management and continues to service and provide a home for professionals involved in this area. Join us and be an involved contributor to the field of Strategic Management!
2016 has been a record-breaking year in terms of Membership with more than 3,150 members!
Our members represent regions throughout the world, with 46% from North America and 33% from Europe.
While SMS does not have an institutional membership, there are several ways in which your firm or school can be involved.
If any of these options are of interest to you, please contact the SMS Executive Office at:
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Membership is open to individuals actively involved in the field of Strategic Management and spans one calendar year without renewal.
Types of Membership:
The Board of Directors for the Society approved a set of Guidelines for Professional Conduct for the Society and Society members. The guidelines were developed and recommended to the Board by a task force chaired by Bob Hoskisson.
The guidelines were developed to provide a statement of the basic values of the SMS as a professional society. Furthermore, they were intended to provide guidance to members regarding their behavior in given situations as members of the profession and the field of strategic management. This statement of values and guidelines for professional behavior, we believe, can be helpful to the continued development of our field. It should promote development in a way that respects others in our field and adjacent fields, as well as provides principles that serve as guides for our professional behavior. Thus, the guidelines are specifically intended to be helpful to our members in the Society and others in the profession.
A number of other professional organizations have codes of ethics. We felt it was important for our professional society to have a statement of our values—values that support the members of the profession and the field of strategic management. One primary reason for developing a set of guidelines for professional conduct is to help our members in making decisions about their own professional actions that contribute to the further development of the field of strategic management. Finally, we believe such guidelines could be especially helpful to new members of the field and the Society.
We hope members will view these guidelines as helpful and supportive in their activities in the profession. Over time, each of us may be confronted with issues where the appropriate behavior may be difficult to ascertain. We hope these guidelines help members sort out some of those issues and make appropriate decisions regarding their own professional conduct. Therefore, we hope our members and others in the profession will read carefully and use these guidelines as they make decisions about their own professional behavior.