SMS

Annual Doctoral Workshop

Workshop Dates

AUGUST 7, 2019
Application Deadline (Not all workshops have application process)
LATE AUGUST
Notification of Acceptance
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Workshop Paarticipant Pre-Registration/ Confirmation Deadline
OCTOBER 19, 2019
Saturday Workshops
OCTOBER 19-22, 2019
SMS Annual Conference Minneapolis

Please note that the information on this and specific workshop pages is a work-in-progress. As we finalize additional workshops and details, they will be added.

Conference Workshops

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Overview

Interest Group and Community Workshops are held on October 19, 2019  leading up to the SMS Annual Conference before the official start of the program. Workshops are held at the Hilton Minneapolis (the site of the SMS Annual Conference). 

Workshops are scheduled to last either the full-day or for a half-day (morning or afternoon). Lunch is provided between 12:00 h - 13:00 h for all workshop participants.

Attending these workshops is included in the registration for the Annual Conference, and therefore participants in workshops must be registered for the Annual Conference.  There is no additional charge to attend Saturday Workshops at the Annual Conference. 

Please note that most workshops have a competitive application process. The deadline for all applications is August 7, 2019 except for the Annual Doctoral Workshop, which is June 30, 2019.  Registration for all workshops will be open in late August, until September 17, 2019. We kindly ask that if you are planning on attending a workshop that you register for it to help organizers plan accordingly.  Workshops without an application process are denoted with an asterisk(*) and more info can be found below. 

Should you have any questions about the Saturday Workshops at the SMS Annual Conference in Paris, please feel free to email the SMS Executive Office at sms@strategicmanagement.net.  

 Please note that the information on this and specific workshop pages is a work-in-progress. As we finalize additional workshops and details, they will be added.   

 

Morning Half Day (09:00h - 12:00h)

Sponsored by the Competitive Strategy Interest Group

Workshop Registration Deadline: September 17, 2019

When business schools evaluate a junior professor for tenure, the school typically seeks letters from several prominent individuals in the junior scholar’s area of research.  This half-day workshop is intended to help assistant professors and late stage doctoral candidates understand and prepare for the tenure letter process. 

Co-sponsored by Competitive Strategy, Stakeholder Strategy, and Cooperative Strategies Interest Groups and Theme Track A: Strategic Management in ‘Out of the Spotlight’ Contexts

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

The Competitive Strategy Interest Group, Cooperative Strategy Interest Group, and Stakeholder Strategy Interest Group and Theme Track - Strategic Management in Out of Spotlight Contexts are pleased to jointly offer a research-focused workshop, themed ‘Stakeholders, Partnerships, and Competitive Advantage’, at the 2019 Strategic Management Society Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The workshop is open to all levels, while prioritizing advanced doctoral students and junior faculty.

Co-sponsored by Knowledge & Innovation and Entrepreneurship & Strategy Interest Groups

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

The goal of the workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide junior scholars with collective insights from a panel of senior scholars operating at the forefront of the field of strategy, and (2) to give junior scholars an opportunity to receive feedback on their current papers in progress on topics related to knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurship. By bringing together two interest groups and inviting panelists and paper discussants with broad expertise, we expect this PDW to be particularly beneficial to junior faculty as they will be exposed to ideas, critical issues, and promising avenues of research.

Sponsored by the Corporate Strategy Interest Group

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

The Corporate Strategy Interest Group is pleased to host a paper development workshop and future research directions workshop for junior faculty on Saturday October 19th, 2019 from 9AM until 12PM. The goal of the workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide junior scholars with collective insights from a panel of senior scholars operating at the forefront of the field of strategy and (2) to give junior scholars an opportunity to receive feedback on their current papers in progress on topics central to the corporate strategy area. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, actions associated with changing the firm's scope and profile of business lines including vertical integration, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate diversification strategy/organization, implementation and performance.

Sponsored by the Entrepreneurship & Strategy Interest Group

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

This workshop will provide an introduction to Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA). NCA is an upcoming methodological approach that can be used to test whether a condition (X) is necessary for an outcome (Y). It provides a new perspective on existing phenomena and is complementary to the regression-based modeling of average effects that we usually apply.

Sponsored by the Research Methods Community

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

Over the past few decades, computational modeling have made significant inroads in organizational fields. However, its potential may still go underutilized. Scholars often discuss how to broaden the impact and improve the accessibility of computational modeling techniques to a wider audience. This session will bring together researchers who are at the cutting edge of applying computational modeling to questions relevant to organizational scholars. In particular, the workshop will focus on the process of developing and publishing studies using computational models.

Sponsored by the Research Methods Community

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

This workshop brings in new insights to explore the methodology, purpose, approaches, and structure of case methodology; and how this methodology enables in depth studies and accomplishes what other methods cannot address. The list topics covered this workshop will be of interest to many scholars in the field engaged in explaining the mechanisms and relationships.

Sponsored by Teaching Community 

Workshop Registration Deadline: September 17, 2019

Benefit Corporations (B Corps) have risen in popularity as a force for good. This trend is a direct consequence of organizations and their leaders embracing the concept of inclusive leadership, collaborative managerial practices, and making positive social and ecological impacts beyond shareholder wealth creation. In an age of declining resources and increasing calamities resulting in unprecedented devastation and loss of life linked to global warming, is it time for B-Schools to embrace new concepts and tools? Consistent with the conference theme and the Teaching Community’s interest in creating new and impactful learning experiences, we propose this PDW where leaders from the B Corp Community will interact with participants in an round-table setting to co-create unique pedagogical cases that participants can use in their classrooms. An added bonus of this workshop is that issues pertaining to teaching online with cases will be covered and participants will be offered the opportunity to join a group of scholars in the B-Corp Research and Teaching Initiative underway.

Sponsored by the Behavioral Strategy Interest Group

Workshop Registration Deadline: September 17, 2019

The Behavioral Strategy Interest Group is pleased to offer a research-focused workshop, themed ‘Big Data: Theoretical and Methodological Implications for Strategy Research’, at the 2019 Strategic Management Society Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The workshop is open to all students and faculty.

Afternoon Half Day (13:00h - 16:00h)

Sponsored by the Global Strategy Interest Group

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

The 21st SMS Global Strategy Paper Development Workshop (PDW), organized by the Global Strategy Interest Group, will be held in Minneapolis from 13:00 to 16:00 h on Saturday, October 19, as part of the pre-conference program for the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference in Paris. This PDW is open to all conference attendeees.

Sponsored by the Entrepreneurship & Strategy Interest Group

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

This workshop deals with two critical questions using a set of panelists that are experts in both. The first topic is entrepreneurship in emerging economies. Emerging economies have become the hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurial activities. The scope, scale and speed of these activities have been simply breathtaking. These changes have inspired research to better understand the motivations for, forms of, and outcomes of these entrepreneurial activities. Researchers have also shown significant interest in understanding the variety of entrepreneurship across these diverse economies. In this session, we will discuss ways to promote research on these issues.

Sponsored by the Strategic Leadership & Governance Interest Group

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

Our workshop begins with a paper development session offering participants the opportunity to discuss their work in small groups, in a round table format. Participants in each group (consisting of the authors of 3 to 4 papers with a common theme or methodology) will exchange feedback during this portion of the program. Experienced strategic leadership and governance scholars will facilitate each group discussion. 

Sponsored by Strategic Human Capital IG

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

This half-day mentorship workshop is intended as a kickoff for a junior scholar (pre-tenure faculty) mentoring initiative.

 

Co-sponsored by the Competitive Strategy and Cooperative Strategies Interest Groups

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

Responding to the rapidly increasing interest in the new area of strategic management, the interplay of competition and cooperation, this workshop brings together a panel of prominent scholars operating at the forefront of this field to (a) provide collective insights on the development and future directions of this evolving field, (b) provide specific feedback to interested scholars on their current works in progress in this area.

Co-sponsored by Strategy Process, Strategy Practice, and Entrepreneurship & Strategy Interest Groups

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

The objective of this workshop is to offer an interactive session that provides insights that engage scholars throughout SMS who are (or may be) interested in publishing rigorous and impactful strategy research. We will have three sequential panels, consisting of panels of editors and authors of recently published strategy process and strategy practice papers that represent a variety of content areas and methodologies.  For each of the panels, the author will briefly walk through his or her journey from submission to acceptance. Then the editor will share his or her perspective on the process from ‘the other side,’ as well as reflect on how this paper is distinctive or similar to others they know based on their considerable editorial and publishing experience. At the end of the workshop, we will have time for Q&A with all panel participants to reflect on the publication process.