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.
We are excited to announce that the SMS has launched a new program for our membership: the SMS Reading Circle. Spear-headed by the leadership of the Corporate Strategy and Knowledge & Innovation Interest Groups, we are accepting submissions through the website for friendly review. To learn more about this initiative and how to submit, please click below.
New SMS Executive Director!
We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Executive Director of the SMS: Eileen McCarthy.
Click below to learn more about Eileen.
Submit today for the 2019 SMS Special Conference in Frankfurt!
We hope you will submit a proposal on the topic of Hits and Misses: Strategic Decisions in an Uncertain World to the SMS Special Conference in Frankfurt, being hosted in June 2019.
The deadline to submit proposals is November 21. Click below to learn more about the conference theme and submit your proposal!
Register for the 2018 SMS India Special Conference in Hyderabad
Register today for the 2018 SMS India Special Conference in Hyderabad! Join us for this exciting conference theme, Rethinking Corporate Strategy in the Age of Paradox.
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SMS Educational Impact Award
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Educational Impact Award was presented to Anita McGahan at the SMS Annual Conference in Paris! This award recognizes excellence in contributing to the teaching mission in Strategic Management. Click below to learn more!
2018 SMS Award & Honors
We were proud to recognize several scholars at the SMS Annual Conference in Paris!
Please visit the site below to learn who this year's recipients are and how to nominate scholars for the 2019 Awards program.
We are pleased to announce the induction of 3 new SMS Fellows
At the annual meeting of the SMS Fellows in Paris, three new Fellows were inducted to the organization: Ruth Aguilera, Laurence Capron, and Nandini Rajagopalan.
Click below to learn more about this organization within the SMS and view the scholars associated.
Open Calls for the SEJ Special Issues!
There are several open calls posted for the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal! We hope you will submit your papers on the themes below:
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!
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!