SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
IG&C Workshops
SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2021
SMS Annual Conference

Virtual Workshop

SMS Workshops will be hosted on the virtual conference platform. Workshops are included in the cost of registration for the SMS 4th1 Annual Conference. 

The Process of Publishing Strategy Research: Journeying Along the (sometimes bumpy but ultimately successful) Paths to Publication

September 18, 2021 from 10:00h - 13:00h EDT

Sponsored by: Strategy Practice and Strategy Process Interest Groups
Organized by: Magdalena Dobrajska and Madeleine Rauch
No application required

Workshop Description

The objective of this workshop is to offer an interactive session that provides insights that engage scholars throughout SMS who are (or may be) interested in publishing rigorous and impactful strategy process research. We will have two sequential panels, each with a Q&A session with the participants.

The first panel consists of top journals´ editors who will discuss how to successfully publish process research. In the second panel, the author(s) of a recently published strategy process paper will walk through their journey from submission to acceptance. Then the editor will share his or her perspective on the process from ‘the other side,’ as well as reflect on how this paper is distinctive or similar to others they know based on their considerable editorial and publishing experience.

The workshop will feature the publication journey of the paper: Kanitz, R., Huy, Q. N., Backmann, J., & Hoegl, M. 2021. No Change Is an Island: How Interferences Between Change Initiatives Evoke Inconsistencies That Undermine Implementation. Academy of Management Journal,  Rouven Kanitz has accepted our invitation to share the story from the author´s perspective and Eero Vaara from the editor´s point of view.

Journal Editor Panel

  •  Cathy Maritan, Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal
  •  Melissa Graebner, Co-Editor, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
  • Ann Langley, Editor in Chief, Strategic Organization


  • 10:00-11:15: opening and panel of journal editors
  • 11:15-11.30: BREAK
  • 11:30-12:55:Publishing Journey of a recent paper 1


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Catherine Maritan
Syracuse University
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Melissa Graebner
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Ann Langley
HEC Montréal and University of Warwick


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Rouven Kanitz
LMU Munich School of Management
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Eero Vaara
University of Oxford

Workshop Organizer

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Magdalena Dobrajska
Carlos III University of Madrid
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Madeleine Rauch
Stanford University

How to Attend

Interested participants can add the workshop to your schedule on the conference platform or simply join the workshop!  

Participants must be registered to attend the SMS 41st Annual Conference to attend the workshop.