Our organization is unique in bringing together the worlds of reflective practice and
thoughtful scholarship. The Society consists of over 3,000 members representing a
kaleidoscope of backgrounds and perspectives from more than 80 different countries.
Membership, composed of academics, business practitioners, and consultants,
focuses on the development and dissemination of insights on the strategic management
process, as well as on fostering contacts and interchange around the world.
Throughout the year, SMS provides numerous opportunities for members to engage with others in the strategic management field.
One of our most recent – and most popular -- initiatives are live webinar series. In a calendar year, SMS hosts 30+ such events for members, covering a broad range of topics. For a full calendar of upcoming events and to see examples of past sessions, click below!
Announcing the 2022 Calls for Proposals!
2022 SRF Calls for Proposals are now available! You can access the full Call for each of the SRF Programs on the website now: Research in Strategic Management Program (RSM), Research in Organizations Program (RiO), and Will Mitchell Dissertation Research Grant Program (WMDRG). Each program will review applications for grants presented from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024. Check back in May to access the proposal submission portal. The deadline for all program submissions will be October 1, 2022.
SMS Special Conference in Milan!
Registration is now available for the SMS Special Conference in Milan!
We hope you will join us in June as we discuss Governing Knowledge and Imagination in the Digital Era! With an exciting program of research presentations, roundtable discussions, and labs, it promises to be a thought-provoking event.
Click below to read the conference registration policy and sign up to attend!
SMS Journals Seek Special Issue Papers
Strategic Management Journal Special Issue: “Resource Allocation and Strategic Management” Interested authors should read the full Call for Submissions and submit their research from May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022.
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Special Issue: "Strategic Entrepreneurship in Craft-Based Ventures" Interested authors should read the full Call for Submissions and submit their research from October 15, 2022 to November 1, 2022.
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Special Issue: "Business Model Innovation Design: Deploying Strategic Entrepreneurship to Address Grand Challenges" Interested authors should read the full Call for Submissions and submit their research by April 3, 2023.
Join the SMS Member Circle!
As a member of SMS, you are invited to access the SMS Member Circle, a new online community for SMS members to connect and communicate in a member exclusive setting! The Member Circle is only open to current members of the Strategic Management Society, and features groups of members and communication tools to help foster an atmosphere of collaboration and networking.
SMS 42nd Annual Conference in London!
Join us as we explore the theme of “Innovative Strategies for an Open World”. Visit the conference website to learn more.
In Memoriam: José de la Torre
We at SMS are very sad to share with you that our colleague and friend, José Ramón de la Torre Jr. passed away on April 25, 2022. He was an SMS Fellow and a beloved member of our community. For more than 50 years he taught International Business at several universities in the U. S. and abroad, making lasting connections across the world. He lived a full life, enjoyed his work and traveling the world with family and friends, always searching for the best food in all places he visited. As all who met him know, he loved bringing people together and was always ready to help. He touched many lives and leaves a big empty space in our hearts.
In Memoriam: Andrew Van de Ven
The Strategic Management Society is a membership-based organization. The SMS enables its members to make lasting contributions that actively shape the future of strategic management scholarship and practice. The following are just some of the ways that SMS, through the collective work of its members, advances the field.
To learn more about Membership, click here.
One of the primary functions of the Strategic Management Society is to convene and conduct meetings and conferences for professionals in the field of strategic management. Each conference addresses a current theme and brings together over 1,000 scholars and practitioners from all over the world to present, participate, and exchange ideas.
To learn more about our conferences, click here!
The Strategic Management Society is proud to be involved in the publication of leading journals which have been vital tools for the benefit of researchers and practitioners in the field for more than 25 years.
For more information on our journals, or other publications, click here!
The promotion and encouragement of research and scholarship is another of SMS’ primary purposes. In support of this goal, the Society operates the Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) programs to award research grants to individuals or groups identified through a competitive application and review process.
To learn more about these grants, click here!
Awards and Honors
The SMS recognizes and honors those who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management, such as emerging scholars in the field, business leaders that have demonstrated strategic leadership and innovation, and articles published that have notable impact, through the SMS Awards program, Conference Paper Prizes, Journal Paper Prizes, and the SMS Fellows.
To learn more about our awards programs, click here!
Interest Groups and Communities
The SMS Interest Groups and Communities act as a catalyst for building and disseminating new ideas in research, practice, and teaching around a set of core issues in strategic management.
To learn more about our Interest Groups and Communities, click here!
Already a member? New to the SMS? There are many ways to get involved: you can join our Interest Group or Community Leadership and plan a workshop or organize a panel session; you can organize a special conference; or you can become an editor for one of our journals or a reviewer for a conference! Explore our site to find where you'll make connections in the SMS!