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!
Submit Your Proposal for the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis!
We are seeking proposals on the theme of "Out of the Spotlight" Strategies for the SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis, that will be hosted in October 2019!
Please read the Call for Proposals and upload your submission by February 20, 2019!
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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Register Today for SMS Las Vegas!
We hope you'll join us in Las Vegas for the upcoming special conference on Isolation to Integration in the C-Suite: Consolidating our Gains in Strategic Leadership Research. Click below to learn more about the conference and register!
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.
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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:
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!