SMS Best Conference Paper Prize
The Strategic Management Society first presented this prize in 1998 to honor the best paper presented at the SMS Annual International Conference. Nominated authors are invited to submit a full version of their submitted proposal for consideration by the selection committee. These papers are reviewed and 10 finalists are named prior to the conference. The committee determines the winner to be announced during the conference. Decisions are based on the following criteria:
- Soundness of the conceptual development
- Originality and new contribution(s)
- Appropriate methodology well applied
- Relevance to management practice
- Effective communication of the central ideas of the work
The Prize for the best conference paper consists of a US$ 1,500 cash award. In addition, four other papers receive Honorable Mention prizes consisting of a US$ 750 cash award. All winners are also presented with a commemorative certificate and recognition at the conference, usually during the awards luncheon.
Rodolphe Durand and Robert Nixon serve as Co-Chairs of the Selection Committee for this award. Up to now, 28 authors have been awarded the Best Conference Paper Prize and there have been 122 Honorable Mentions.