The promotion and encouragement of research and scholarship are among SMS’ primary purposes. This includes the generation, retention, and dissemination of new knowledge in the field of strategic management. In support of these goals, the Society operates Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) programs to award research grants to individuals or groups identified through a competitive application and review process.
The core activity of the SRF is to support research through the awarding of grants. These grants will support research to be conducted by those individuals or groups who respond to requests for proposals generated by the SRF and who succeed in a competitive application and review process.
Submission Systems Open
We are excited to share that you can now submit your proposal for the Dissertation Research Program or the Research in Organizations Program for the 2018 grant cycles. Submissions must be made by October 1, 2018. We look forward to receiving your proposals!
SRF at SMS Annual Conference in Paris
Are you attending SMS Annual Conference in Paris? Learn about the research that SRF is funding from our grant recipients themselves!
2016 Dissertation Grant Recipients will have poster presentations on during the coffee breaks on Monday, September 24 at 10:45 h and 16:45 h.
Our first ever SRF Research in Organizations Presentations by 2016 Scholars will be on Monday, September 24 at 09:30 h.
We hope you join us for these presentations!
2018 Call for Proposals for Dissertation Research Program Now Available
The 2018 Call for Proposals for the Dissertation Research Program is now available! To learn more about this exciting opportunity for full-time doctoral students, follow the link below!
2018 Call for Proposals for RiO Now Available
The 2018 Call for Proposals for Research in Organizations is now available! To learn more about this exciting opportunity for full-time faculty members or post-doctoral researchers, follow the link below!
Past Grant Recipients
See who has previously received funding from the SRF by visiting the Grants Awarded page! You can view the proposal titles that earned the awards, as well.
SRF Scholars at AoM
Congratulations to the following Dissertation Research Grant Scholars for being recognized for their outstanding work by the Academy of Managements STR Division:
Heejung Byun (2016 DRG Scholar) - 2018 Glueck Best Paper Award for the paper "When Is the Client Not Right? Performance Implications of Client-Led Diversification".
Sina Khoshsokhan (2016 DRG Scholar) - 2018 Robert J. Litschert Award for the paper "When the Walls Come Down: Innovation in Diagnostics After the Invalidation of Gene Patents".
The SRF Programs are currently directed by co-chairs Michael Leiblein and Cathy Maritan. Chairs of the SRF Leadership are appointed to staggered three-year renewable terms. The primary responsibility of the SRF Co-Chairs is to develop and review themes and focus areas for the SRF. To learn more about the leadership of the SRF please select the button below.
The SRF research-funding programs are motivated by a strong belief that the field of strategic management will benefit from an entity devoted to supporting research that advances its concepts, theory, and practice. To ensure the ongoing availability of funds for the SRF programs and grants, the SMS has set aside the major part of its reserves in a Research Endowment fund. Click here for more information about this endowment.