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!
We are excited to share the results form this year's elections for SMS Leadership!
Elections were open from November 1 to November 30 for SMS Members to cast their votes for President-Elect, members of the Board of Directors, and leaders of the Interest Groups & Communities.
We welcome Africa Ariño of IESE Business School as the incoming President-Elect for the Board of Directors. She will serve in this role for 2 years before proceeding to the role of President for two years, then Past President for two years.
We also look forward to welcoming the newly elected Associate Program Chairs and Representatives-at-Large from our Interest Groups and Communities. Click below to view these results!
Submit Your Proposal for the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis!
We are seeking proposals on the theme of "Out of the Spotlight" Strategies for the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis, that will be hosted in October 2019!
Please read the Call for Proposals and upload your submission by February 20, 2019!
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.
Register Today for SMS Las Vegas!
We hope you'll join us in Las Vegas for the upcoming special conference on Isolation to Integration in the C-Suite: Consolidating our Gains in Strategic Leadership Research. Click below to learn more about the conference and register!
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!
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:
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!
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!