Teaching Community

We are proud to introduce the first SMS Community! The teaching track initiative is now a formalized Community. With 2012 membership SMS members have the option of joining the Teaching Community in addition to their two selected Interest Groups at no additional charge.

Teaching Community Leadership


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Myleen Leary
Montana State University

Program Chair

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Protiti Dastidar
University of Maryland

Associate Program Chair

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Sabine Baumann
Jade University of Applied Sciences

Engagement Officer

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Myleen Leary
Montana State University

Held on July 28, 2020 

This webinar focused on supporting educators who are moving their strategy course online. Based on the insights from faculty experienced in delivering strategy courses online, we presented teaching plans using readily available curated materials and how to use them effectively in an online or blended teaching environment. We covered core strategy concepts related to external and internal analysis as well as global strategy.

The hour-long session allowed the four panelists to each give a 10-minute presentation on core strategy topics, global strategy and tips about teaching online. 

Moderator: Ester Tippmann, Professor of Strategy, Leadership and Change, NUI Galway
Panelists (in alphabetical order):

  • Protiti Dastidar,  Associate Clinical Professor, University of Maryland
  • Greg Marr, Lecturer,  University of Maryland 
  • Felipe Monteiro, Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy, Academic Director, Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), INSEAD
  • Paulo Prochno, Assistant Dean,  University of Maryland 

This session was organized by Esther Tippmann, Global Strategy Interest Group, and  Protiti Dastidar, Teaching Community.

Click below to see the slides from each panelist. 

The SMS Teaching Initiative was designed four years ago to provide a forum to help improve the classroom effectiveness of researchers who teach strategy. We have found that the activities of this group are more of a cross-sectional service function than another slice of the strategic management domain of the type of the current Interest Groups. In response, we have created a new type of grouping, called a Community. In many ways we will treat a Community as we treat an Interest Group, particularly in how people affiliate with it and how the leadership of the Community is determined. In some ways it differs: SMS members can become members of the Community without this affiliation counting against their IG choices.

In addition to being important in its own right, helping SMS members improve their teaching effectiveness and efficiency is closely related to members’ ability to secure resources to facilitate their research mission. Therefore, the Teaching Community seeks to help improve the teaching effectiveness of SMS members through high impact sessions at the annual conference.

The objective of our Community is to address the teaching related needs of a significant majority of SMS members. As such, conference programming seeks to balance three characteristics that reflect the diversity of SMS members: diversity in learning objectives vis-a-vis the target student population (e.g., undergraduate, MBA and executive); diversity in teaching techniques (e.g., cases, simulations, experiential, e-learning); and, cultural diversity (in terms of both the student population and of the university location).

A second objective is to provide a forum in which members can share experiences and resources related to teaching. A reputation for consistent high quality programming is essential to achieving this objective because the investment of time must be valuable to SMS members. The Teaching Initiative has therefore focused on maximizing the impact of its sessions through careful selection of topics and presenters.

SMS members will be invited to propose interesting sessions for the Annual Conference involving award winning faculty and creative ideas and/or research papers that emphasize such issues as content analyses of courses, new research on strategy pedagogy, or literature reviews of prior pedagogy research. The Community’s leadership and representatives will review the submissions and have responsibility for constructing the annual program.

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Erica Berte
Metropolitan State University
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Oussama Darouichi
University of Neuchatel
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Erica Kovacs
Indiana University
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R. Scott Livengood
Arizona State University
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Ning Su
University of Western Ontario
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Yue Zhao
University of Arkansas at Little Rock