Organizational leaders today make strategy in an increasingly open world. Leaders face growing calls for transparency and accountability. Traditional hierarchies are including even more diverse voices and perspectives. Organizational boundaries are becoming increasingly permeable and fluid. Markets and industries are open to new competitive and disruptive forces. Sources of advantage are more visible and open business models are widespread.
Openness can deliver many benefits for organizations and society. In a knowledge-based economy characterized by competitive and dynamic markets, valuable insights and innovations are increasingly likely to come from the periphery of organizations rather than from managerial elites at the centre. The complexity of contemporary issues, and the proliferation of wicked problems, demands the inclusion of previously excluded viewpoints and enlisting stakeholders from outside traditional organizational boundaries.
Today’s Societal Grand Challenges require innovative partnerships across organizations and geographies if solutions are to be found and implemented. The SMS 42nd Annual Conference calls therefore for research contributions that will help organizations create innovative, sustainable, and resilient strategies for this more open world.
SMS London: A Return to an In-Person Annual Conference!
Did you know that the SMS 42nd Annual Conference is planned to be a fully in-person conference? We've heard from our members and we know you are excited to be face-to-face in London! While we expect to offer a few virtual opportunities related to the conference, attendees and presenters can anticipate participating in-person in London. Registration will open soon; we hope to see you there!
Meet the Conference Committee!
The Conference Program Chairs Jamie Cattell, Anu Wadhwa, and Richard Whittington are excited to invite you to the Annual Conference in London!
Click below to meet them and the rest of the SMS 42nd Annual Conference committee.
Or click here to read the Program Chairs' Conference Welcome Letter.
Our Annual Conference is made possible by the support of many volunteers, including our Volunteer Conference Support Staff! Current Ph.D. students have the opportunity to volunteer at the SMS 42nd Annual Conference in exchange for complimentary registration. Applications were due by June 30, 2022.
The annual conference of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) brings together international thought leaders from academe, business, and consultancy interested in strategic management. More than 1000 attendees will participate in sessions with scholars presenting their cutting edge research, keynote speeches, practitioner panels, workshops, as well as a variety of networking events. Attendees come to SMS conferences to establish personal contacts, network, and identify new and emerging research in the field. Being a sponsor at the SMS Annual Conference builds visibility for your company or university and connects you with educators and field leaders. For more information, contact Anna Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.