SMS Awards and Honors

The Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize

(Formerly the Strategic Management Journal Best Paper Prize) Click to learn more about the renaming.

This annual prize honors substantial work published in the SMJ five years or more prior to the citation. The award is given and the authors are recognized at the SMS Annual International Conference.
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SEJ Best Paper Award

In 2014, seven years after the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal was launched, an annual best paper award was established by co-sponsors Wiley and the Strategic Management Society to honor substantial work published in the SEJ.
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SMS Emerging Scholar Award

The prize is awarded annually to a relatively young or new scholar, who displays exemplary scholarship that promises to have an impact on future strategic management practice. The recipient of the SMS Emerging Scholar Award will be recognized at an appropriate, significant event at the SMS Annual International Conference.
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Fellows of the SMS

The purpose of the Fellows Group is to recognize and honor members of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management, and to provide opportunities for fellowship and a forum for discussion among persons so recognized and honored.
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SMS Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is intended to honor the highest level of achievement in Strategic Management by a business leader, who demonstrated sustained strategic leadership and innovation that significantly altered strategy practice.
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SMS Service Award

The award is conferred in recognition of significant and enduring service that made an outstanding and distinguished contribution to the Strategic Management Society and its members.
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SMS Conference Awards & Honors

SMS Best Conference Paper Prize, SMS Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications, SMS Best Conference PhD Paper Prize to recognize outstanding academic work submitted to the SMS Annual International Conference.
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CK Prahalad Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award

This award was created to honor the legacy of CK Prahalad by recognizing scholar-practioners whose contributions have shaped the understanding of global strategic leadership.
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SMS Special Conference Award

This award is linked to the theme of the Special Conference and intended to honor the highest level of achievement in research or practice in the thematic area that is the focus of a special conference.
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