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!
SMS Virtual: Conference Schedule Now Available!
We are pleased to announce the schedule for the SMS 40th Annual Conference! Click below to view a full list of Conference Workshops, IG&C Sessions, and Competitive Program Sessions, as well as a snapshot of other conference activities.
SEJ Announces 2021 Co-Editors
The SMS Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Peter Klein as a Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Co-Editor. Klein is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. He has served two terms as an SEJ Associate Editor and is a Guest Editor for the journal’s upcoming Special Issue on Policy for Innovative Entrepreneurship.
We are also pleased that Melissa Graebner has been reappointed to a second term as SEJ Co-Editor. Graebner, Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois, joined the SEJ Co-Editor team in January 2018.
Klein and Graebner will work with continuing Co-Editor Gary Dushnitsky in reviewing journal submissions, managing and assigning AEs and reviewers, developing policies, guiding the journal’s strategic direction, and more.
Please join us in sending congratulations to Peter and Melissa!
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Special Issue Open Call: Catalyzing Change and Innovation in Women's Entrepreneurship
This special issue intends to focus attention on the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, and gender. We aim to stimulate scholarly conversations on how women entrepreneurs enact innovation through new products, processes, business models, and organizational practices. Interested authors should read the Full Call and submit their research from October 15, 2020, to November 15, 2020.
Global Strategy Journal Special Issue Open Call: Complexity and Multinationals
In this Special Issue of the Global Strategy Journal, we seek to revisit the question of complexity and organization, with a focus on multinational corporations (MNCs). Submissions are invited until December 1, 2020, and authors who are interested in submitting should read the full Call for Submissions.
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Special Issue Open Call: Environmental Change, Strategic Entrepreneurial Action, and Success
The strategic role of environmental change remains under-emphasized and under-theorized in contemporary entrepreneurship and strategy research. In this Special Issue, we hope to stimulate, connect, and extend research of this kind to help make research on “Environmental Change, Strategic Entrepreneurial Action, and Success” an integrated and growing part of the core of entrepreneurship scholarship. Interested authors should read the Full Call and submit their research from August 1, 2021 to September 1, 2021.
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Special Issue Open Call: Reframing Social Entrepreneurship Research: Embracing a Strategic Perspective
The purpose of this special issue is to study social entrepreneurship at a critical juncture in the development of this area of inquiry. To accomplish this purpose, we seek to attract research on social entrepreneurship that extends, develops, and/or tests theory in ways that will help frame ongoing research and serve as a critical input for practical and policy decisions. Interested authors should read the full Call for Submissions and submit their research January 1, 2021 to February 5, 2021.
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Special Issue Open Call: Leading the Digital Transformation of Incumbent Firms: A Strategic Entrepreneurship Perspective
The purpose of this special issue is to discuss the role of strategic leaders in whether, how, when, and to what ends incumbent firms engage in digital transformation. We welcome contributions from scholars in other disciplines who can provide novel, theoretically rich insights into the research questions outlined in the full Call for Submissions. Interested authors should read the full Call and submit their research May 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021.
Research Funding Opportunities
The 2020 Call for Proposals for the Dissertation Research Grant Program, Research in Organization Program, and the Research in Strategic Management Program are now available! To learn more about this exciting research funding opportunities, please visit the SRF Programs website!
Annual Interest Group & Community Business Meetings
The SMS Interest Groups and Communities will be hosting their Annual Business Meetings via Zoom from October 2 to October 16. All 2020 and 2021 SMS Members are invited to attend these meetings. Click below to learn more and register for the meetings you would like to attend!