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.
Welcome from the Program Chairs!
Rodolphe Durand, Ha Hoang, and Andrew Shipilov are the Chairs of the 2018 Annual Conference.
Organize an Extension!
Annual Conference Extensions are separate, topical workshops individually organized in a variety of cities that are conveniently reached from the Annual Conference location. They are aimed at furthering the scientific debate on a specific topic in smaller workshop-type settings with the intent of bringing together attendees of the SMS Annual Conference and local scholars. Click below to learn more about organizing an Extension!
2018 SMS Special Conference in Oslo!
We are excited to announce that the SMS will host a Special Conference at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway next June! Centering on the theme of Sharing Strategies in a Connected world, we exect this will be a very interesting event for all. Keep up to date on news for the conference by visiting the special conference website.