We have entered a new era, where the beliefs which we held true seem to hold no longer. Globalization doesn’t appear to provide all the answers to the economic growth and development of countries. Populism is gaining traction. The value of trade alliances, such as NAFTA, is being questioned. Political institutions, like the European Union, are being challenged. The UK is exiting the European project. We believe that strategy research should reflect on these questions in order to help managers and firms cope with new challenges. We call for proposals that reflect on how these multiple challenges impact our understanding of extant theoretical models. We also look to identify strategies and business models for addressing these contradictions and making globalization promises come true. Our call includes a strong interest in how we can enrich our traditional representations with better informed views on how local and global institutions weigh on strategy making, and how much firms influence the conditions that define what acceptable competition means. We hope that papers in these directions will once more ensure that our discipline is not only academically ambitious, but also practically relevant.
Thank You for Attending the Conference!
Thank you for attending the SMS Annual Conference in Paris! We hope you enjoyed the conference! We appreciate the hard work of the Conference Program Chairs, the Conference Committee, and the numerous reviewers that made this conference a success.
We hope you enjoyed the Annual Conference and will join us in Minneapolis for the SMS 39th Annual Conference!
2019 SMS Award & Honors
We are proud to recognize several scholars every year at the Annual Conference for their contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management. We are now accepting nominations for several of the SMS Awards to be presented in 2019! All nomination materials are due by March 31, 2019.
Please click below to learn how to nominate scholars for the 2019 Awards program!
Extensions of the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis
We invite you to organize an SMS Conference Extension! These one-day topical workshops take place in various cities that are within reasonable proximity of the SMS Annual Conference city. Extensions can be organized for days prior to or following the SMS Annual Conference.
Visit the page below to learn more!
Call for SEJ Special Issue Proposal Submissions
Submission Due Date: June 15, 2019
The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal invites proposal submissions for a Special Issue of the journal. We encourage proposals that seek to (re-)shape important research conversations in our field, or open up entirely new ones. The co-editors of the journal will review the proposal submissions after the June 15 deadline and invite a subset of these for further consideration and development of the Call for Papers.
SMS Bibliographic Database
The SMS has created a bibliographic database that organizes articles from the Strategic Management Journal into topics relevant to each SMS Interest Group. The downloadable file can be accessed below, using EndNote software.
Register today for the 2019 SMS Special Conference in Frankfurt!
We hope you will join us for the SMS Special Conference in Frankfurt to discuss the topic of Hits and Misses: Strategic Decisions in an Uncertain World on June 13-15, 2019.
Registration is now available on the cofnerence site. Click below to learn more about the conference theme and program!
Apply Today for the SMS Annual Doctoral Workshop!
We are pleased to host the 16th Annual Doctoral Workshop at the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis! The workshop will be highly interactive and will include a variety of panels, practical sessions on developing dissertation proposals and launching academic careers, and a meet-the-editors session.
Click below to review the nomination and application guidelines.