SMS

Submissions

Authors are to submit their proposals using our online submission system. 

We ask that all authors follow the submission guidelines for their proposal.  If these guidelines are not followed, the submission runs the risk of being desk-rejected. Guidelines can be found here.

The deadline to submit a proposal is November 6, 2017.

Yes; you can be named as an author or co-author on no more than 2 proposals.

Presentations

A Paper Session is composed of 3 - 4 proposals that are presented sequentially by their author(s), with a short amount of time allotted for audience members to ask questions.

A Developmental Sessions consists of 4-5 proposals that are in early stages and have a common theme. They are led by a Session Mentor who is to provide guidance on how authors can further develop their research.

  • A developmental session consists of at least one author of each of the proposals (there are typically 4- 5 proposals in each session), a Session Mentor, and audience members. The Session Mentor is not an author on one of the proposals.
  • The developmental sessions will be led by a known scholar in the session's topic. It is the responsibility of the Mentor to allocate time among participants and give constructive feedback.
  • To ensure sufficient time for the feedback discussion the Mentor will ask for an initial 5 minutes summary presentation of a presenter's study focusing only on the main motivations and findings of each paper. The Session Mentor will then provide insights and make suggestions for growth.
  • Overhead projectors or PowerPoint presentations will not be used. Authors, however, are encouraged to bring a one-page summary of their theory or their findings, as the case may be. This handout may contain an executive summary of the paper, some figures or tables that are important, or some PowerPoint slides printed in handout form. These handouts will be the main visual aids used during these short presentations.
  • We will ask presenters to upload an electronic version of their handouts for posting on the conference website. This will allow the Session Mentor and other session participants to download the handouts before the conference to open more opportunities for discussion and feedback.

Due to the complexity of constructing the conference schedule, it is very difficult for us to accommodate special requests.  We do recognize that once in a while there are extenuating circumstances that prevent a presenter from being available on a specific day.  In cases like these, please email the SMS Executive Office and let us know of your constraints and we will make an effort to take them into consideration when building the schedule.

A Common Ground Session is an interactive discussion between the author(s), audience members and a facilitator, centered around one common theme. 

It is the primary objective of the SMS conference to provide opportunities for discussion and development of the latest research ideas in strategy. This is consistent with the practice of evaluating proposals rather than finished papers. In this spirit of discussion and development, the "common ground" sessions provide an improved opportunity for authors and audience members to interact more directly around a number of papers in a related theme.

  • Each session will last 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • A common ground session consists of at least one author of each of the proposals (there are typically 5-6 proposals in each session), a facilitator, and audience members. The facilitator is not an author on one of the 6 proposals.
  • The common ground sessions will be chaired and facilitated by known scholars in the session's topic. It is the responsibility of these facilitators to allocate time among participants and lead a productive discussion.
  • To ensure sufficient time for interaction, the facilitator will ask for an initial 3-4 minutes summary presentation of a presenter's study focusing only on the main motivations and findings of each paper. We want the time to be structured as a conversation (i.e., short interventions, highly interactive), not as a sequence of monologues.
  • Overhead projectors or PowerPoint presentations will not be used. Flipcharts or white boards will be available in each room to facilitate visual discussion. Authors, however, are encouraged to bring a one-page summary of their theory or their findings, as the case may be. This handout may contain an executive summary of the paper, some figures or tables that are important, or some PowerPoint slides printed in handout form. These handouts will be the main visual aids used during these short presentations.
  • We will ask presenters to upload an electronic version of their handouts for posting on the conference website. This will allow the facilitators and other session participants to download the handouts before the conference to open more opportunities for discussion and feedback.

Please do not hesitate to contact the SMS office if you have any questions.

Conference Registration

Conference registration will open in mid-December 2017.

Yes, current SMS members receive a reduction on their registration fee.

You can request an invitation letter by contacting the SMS Executive Office at sms@strategicmanagement.net. Please be aware that visa issuance is outside of our control and often requires considerable time and effort from you.

Visa requirements are set by the country you plan to visit. It is your responsibility to check entry requirements with the consular officials of the countries to be visited well in advance of your trip. Please note, the SMS cannot guarantee the issuance of a visa.