Strategies in the Era of De-Globalization

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.


We wish to thank ESSEC Business School and INSEAD for their generous support of this conference.


FEBRUARY 21, 2018
Submission Deadline for Proposals
FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Co-Author Confirmation Deadline
Notification of Review Committee Decisions
MAY 15, 2018
Early Registration and Presenter Registration Deadline
Conference Program Available Online
SEPTEMBER 22-25, 2018
SMS Annual Conference Paris

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Topical Seminar at INSEAD

New Theoretical Perspectives
on the Evolution of Market-Based Economic Systems

September 20 and 21, 2018
INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

Market-based economies have had a profoundly beneficial impact on the quality of life for many people around the world.  However, in the midst of this prosperity, issues with capitalism and its consequences have begun to surface. This conference brings together a distinguished and diverse group of scholars to discuss these issues and to begin to develop new theoretical perspectives for understanding, and perhaps improving, the evolution of our market-based economic system.

Attendance for this seminar is by invitation only.


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Jay Barney
University of Utah

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