As industries converge and global competition intensifies, firms face increasingly complex and diverse environments. Some firms are adopting unconventional strategies to address or take advantage of these challenges. General Electric (GE), for example, in its “Reverse Innovation” model, is using China and India as innovation bases to develop new products that may be used in the U.S. and other developed countries. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk who also founded Tesla Motors, has been making steady and surprising progress in the aerospace industry, which has historically been dominated by the government and its long-term contractors. The conference Program Chairs and Track chairs invite submission of proposals that will help firms and managers identify and make sense of strategies that might have important implications for emerging complexity and intensifying diversity. Read the full Call for Proposals here.
To our Program Chairs and the entire Conference Committee, speakers, and attendees, thank you for making our Annual Conference in Houston a successful event!
A Thank You to Our Sponsors...
We would like to thank the following institutions for helping make this unique event possible through their generous support.
Sponsors of the 2017 Annual Conference in Houston:
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
We were honored to award Dr. John Mendelsohn with the SMS Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Annual Conference in Houston. Dr. Mendelsohn, past president of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center from 1996 to 2011, was recognized for his visionary leadership and innovation that significantly altered strategic management practice and has profoundly altered the scope and nature of modern cancer medicine across the globe. Click here to learn more!
Congratulations to the Houston Astros, American League Champions! The Astros will face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series. The title goes to the team that wins 4 of 7 games. Games 1 and 2 will take place in Los Angeles on Oct. 24-25. The teams come to Minute Maid Park in Houston on Friday, Oct. 27 for Game 3 of the World Series, which is scheduled to begin at 7:09 pm CT. Game 4 and, if needed, Game 5 of the World Series will continue in Houston on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29, with first pitches slated for 7:09 pm CT and 7:16 pm CT, respectively.
The ballpark is only half a mile from the Hilton Americas-Houston. We expect local restaurants (including those within the conference hotel) to be crowded on game nights. Please plan accordingly.
Everyone involved in the Strategic Management Society extends support and sympathy to the city of Houston and all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We join with many throughout the country and the world in keeping the people of Texas in our thoughts. Our conference venues have not been affected and our conference will proceed as planned. We look forward to seeing you in late October. Click below to read a message about Hurricane Harvey from the Conference Program Co-Chairs.
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Announcing 2017 Calls for Proposals for SRF Funding!
Thank you to all that submitted proposals for the 2017 Research in Organizations Program and the Dissertation Research Program. Both programs will award funding over a two year period to Scholars through a competitive process. We look forward to announcing the recipients of these grants in early 2018!
2018 SMS Special Conference in Oslo!
We are excited to announce that the SMS will host a Special Conference at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway next June! Centering on the theme of Sharing Strategies in a Connected world, we exect this will be a very interesting event for all. Keep up to date on news for the conference by visiting the special conference website!
2018 Special Conference in Sao Paulo!
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 SMS Special Conference in Sao Paulo! This conference will take place in March, 2018! Click below to learn more about this conference and read the call for proposals.
Success at the Second IACMENA Workshop
We are proud of the recent success at the 2nd SMS IACMENA Workshop that took place in April at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France! Junior Faculty, along with Senior Scholars, from throughout the MENA region met to collaborate on previous and new research projects. Click below to learn about the workshop and resulting research projects.