Our organization is unique in bringing together the worlds of reflective practice and
thoughtful scholarship. The Society consists of over 3,000 members representing a
kaleidoscope of backgrounds and perspectives from more than 80 different countries.
Membership, composed of academics, business practitioners, and consultants,
focuses on the development and dissemination of insights on the strategic management
process, as well as on fostering contacts and interchange around the world.
Already a member? New to the SMS? There are many ways to get involved: you can join our Interest Group or Community Leadership and plan a workshop or organize a panel session; you can organize a special conference; or you can become an editor for one of our journals or a reviewer for a conference! Explore our site to find where you'll make connections in the SMS!
2019 SMS Award & Honors
We are proud to recognize several scholars every year at the Annual Conference for their contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management. We are now accepting nominations for several of the SMS Awards to be presented in 2019! All nomination materials are due by March 31, 2019.
Please click below to learn how to nominate scholars for the 2019 Awards program!
Extensions of the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis
We invite you to organize an SMS Conference Extension! These one-day topical workshops take place in various cities that are within reasonable proximity of the SMS Annual Conference city. Extensions can be organized for days prior to or following the SMS Annual Conference.
Visit the page below to learn more!
Call for SEJ Special Issue Proposal Submissions
Submission Due Date: June 15, 2019
The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal invites proposal submissions for a Special Issue of the journal. We encourage proposals that seek to (re-)shape important research conversations in our field, or open up entirely new ones. The co-editors of the journal will review the proposal submissions after the June 15 deadline and invite a subset of these for further consideration and development of the Call for Papers.
SMS Bibliographic Database
The SMS has created a bibliographic database that organizes articles from the Strategic Management Journal into topics relevant to each SMS Interest Group. The downloadable file can be accessed below, using EndNote software.
Register today for the 2019 SMS Special Conference in Frankfurt!
We hope you will join us for the SMS Special Conference in Frankfurt to discuss the topic of Hits and Misses: Strategic Decisions in an Uncertain World on June 13-15, 2019.
Registration is now available on the cofnerence site. Click below to learn more about the conference theme and program!
Apply Today for the SMS Annual Doctoral Workshop!
We are pleased to host the 16th Annual Doctoral Workshop at the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis! The workshop will be highly interactive and will include a variety of panels, practical sessions on developing dissertation proposals and launching academic careers, and a meet-the-editors session.
Click below to review the nomination and application guidelines.
One of the primary functions of the Strategic Management Society to convene and conduct meetings and conferences for the professionals in the field of strategic management. Each conference addresses a current theme and brings together leading experts in the field from around the globe.
To learn more about our conferences, click here!
The Strategic Management Society is proud to be involved in the publication of leading journals which have been vital tools for the benefit of researchers and practitioners in the field for more than 25 years.
For more information on our journals, or other publications, click here!
The promotion and encouragement of research and scholarship is another of SMS’ primary purposes. In support of this goal, the Society operates the Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) programs to award research grants to individuals or groups identified through a competitive application and review process.
To learn more about these grants, click here!
Awards and Honors
The SMS has developed several award programs to recognize and honor those who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management, such as emerging scholars in the field, business leaders that have demonstrated strategic leadership and innovation, and articles published that have notable impact in the field. Each of these awards is targeted toward people and research that move the study of strategic management forward.
To learn more about our awards programs, click here!
Interest Groups and Communities
The SMS Interest Groups and Communities act as a catalyst for building and disseminating new ideas in research, practice, and teaching around a set of core issues in strategic management.
To learn more about our Interest Groups and Communities, click here!