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.
Welcome from the Program Chairs!
Laura Cardinal, Chet Miller and Yan Anthea Zhang are the Chairs of the 2017 Annual Conference.
Social Guest Registration is Now Available!
Social Guest Registration is available for the conference's three evening events - Opening Reception, Monday Night Event, and Closing Reception. Click below to learn more about the events and register your guest!
Pre-Conference Workshops: Pre-Registration is Now Available!
Registertation for pre-conference workshops that do not have an application are now available!
We are excited to host thirteen of different workshops again this year at the Annual Conference sponsored by the Interest Groups and Communites. All workshops will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017. To view the workshops or to find more information about an individual workshop please click below. We hope you can join us!
Executive Discoveries Series
The Executive Discoveries Series (EDS) intends to create a meaningful and impactful conversation between academics and business practitioners and consultants. For the SMS Annual Conference Houston, after close collaboration with the leadership teams of the SMS Interest Groups, the EDS Track Chairs have identified sessions that cover a range of current managerial challenges. Click below to see an easy to navigate, virtual, EDS Track that runs through the conference program.
SMS Annual Conference Extensions
We are proud to offer two academic extensions of the SMS Annual Conference in Houston on Friday, October 27th! Click below to learn more about these interesting opportunities!
We are also coordinating an excursion to visit the Space Center Houston on Friday evening. Space is limited for this tour, so register early!
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.
Announcing 2017 Calls for Proposals for SRF Funding!
We are excited to share the 2017 Calls for Proposals for the 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. The submission deadline for both programs is October 1, 2017.
Call for nominations for SEJ Co-Editor
The SMS and Wiley are seeking nominations for one Co-Editor position at the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (SEJ).The call for nominations reflects the end of the terms of Co-Editors Rajshree Agarwal and G. T. Lumpkin, who will complete their terms in December 2017. The new Co-Editor of SEJ will be appointed for a renewable three-year term and will assume duties in January 2018. Click below to learn more!
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!
We are excited to announce that the SMS will be co-hosting a special conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil 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.