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.
New SMS Executive Director!
We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Executive Director of the SMS: Eileen McCarthy.
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Submit today for the 2019 SMS Special Conference in Frankfurt!
We hope you will submit a proposal on the topic of Hits and Misses: Strategic Decisions in an Uncertain World to the SMS Special Conference in Frankfurt, being hosted in June 2019.
The deadline to submit proposals is November 21. Click below to learn more about the conference theme and submit your proposal!
Register for the 2018 SMS India Special Conference in Hyderabad
Register today for the 2018 SMS India Special Conference in Hyderabad! Join us for this exciting conference theme, Rethinking Corporate Strategy in the Age of Paradox.
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SMS Educational Impact Award
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Educational Impact Award was presented to Anita McGahan at the SMS Annual Conference in Paris! This award recognizes excellence in contributing to the teaching mission in Strategic Management. Click below to learn more!
2018 SMS Award & Honors
We were proud to recognize several scholars at the SMS Annual Conference in Paris!
Please visit the site below to learn who this year's recipients are and how to nominate scholars for the 2019 Awards program.
We are pleased to announce the induction of 3 new SMS Fellows
At the annual meeting of the SMS Fellows in Paris, three new Fellows were inducted to the organization: Ruth Aguilera, Laurence Capron, and Nandini Rajagopalan.
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Open Calls for the SEJ Special Issues!
There are several open calls posted for the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal! We hope you will submit your papers on the themes below:
The annual conference of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) brings together international thought leaders from academe, business, and consultancy interested in strategic management. There will be 1000-1200 attendees traveling to Minneapolis to attend keynote speeches, practitioner panels, sessions with scholars presenting their cutting edge research, 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. Click below to review the wide selection of sponsorship packages SMS offers. Take the opportunity to set your company or university apart!