Although there are compelling reasons why some companies and industries take the spotlight with respect to media coverage, business discourse, and academic scholarship, the reality is that these companies and industries comprise only a fraction of global economic activity. Companies and industries that operate out of the spotlight – in net – have greater economic and social impact on their communities. At the SMS 39th Annual Conference, we wish to explicitly recognize that some companies, industries, and questions grab the spotlight for our attention. By recognizing this, we wish to redirect the spotlight and rigorously assess the generalizability of our theories, findings, and business discourse.
Minneapolis is a fitting location to house a conference with this theme. Located in the north-central United States, it is out of the spotlight of the economic agglomerations of the coastal United States and generally not considered a major world economic center. However, Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of the most headquartered metropolitan areas in the United States – both in raw counts of large company headquarters and especially in headquarters per capita. Many of the companies in the region operate in industries that are out of the spotlight, yet impact the lives of millions of people daily.
Apply for the 15th Annual Doctoral Workshop!
We are now aceptiong nominations and applications for the SMS 15th Annual Doctoral Workshop that will take place in Paris on Saturday, September 22! This workshop is intended for doctoral students at the early stage of their dissertation research.
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SMS Educational Impact Award
We are pleased to announce the inauguration of the Educational Impact Award to be presented by the Strategic Management Society! This award will recognize excellence in contributing to the teaching mission in Strategic Management. Click below to learn more!
Extensions of the SMS Annual Conference in Paris
We are excited to be hosting several extensions surrounding the Annual Conference in Paris. These day-long, topical workshops will cover a variety of related themes in destinations throughout the region.
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Winner of the 2017 GSJ Best Paper Award!
Click here to see a video with Rami Ramamurti about the paper "Reverse innovation, emerging markets, and global strategy" by Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti. The paper was the winner of the 2017 GSJ Best Paper Prize.