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.
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".
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.
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.