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!
2020 SMS Award & Honors
SMS Awards and Honors recognize people and research that advance the study and practice of strategic management. The deadline to submit your nominations is March 31.
Engagement Webinar: Men and Women in Academia
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5pm Oslo/ 11am Eastern / 10am Central/ 8am Pacific
Our second panel in our member-exclusive Engagement Webinar series on May 19, 2020, at 11am Eastern. Our distinguished panelists will discuss the theme “Men and Women in Academia,” moderated by Ruth Aguilera and Rebecca Kehoe. Registration is now available!
Thanks for Your Submissions!
Thanks to all who submitted to the SMS 40th Annual Conference in London! We look forward to reviewing your proposals. Click below for more SMS London information and a timeline of important dates and deadlines.
E&S Insights Webinar: Hierarchy in Organizations: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
The E&S Insights Series seeks to bring together entrepreneurship scholars who can share teaching or research advice and experiences with our members. In the second webinar in this series, Phanish Puranam (author of The Microstructure of Organizations, Oxford University Press, 2018) overviews some of his past and ongoing research on organizational hierarchies, and summarizes what we know and what remains to be learned.
Webinar on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
11:00pm SGT/ 5:00pm CET/ 4:00pm GMT/ 11:00am Eastern / 8:00am Pacific
Register Here on Zoom
2020 SMS Membership is Available
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