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 the multiple Member Engagement 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 SMS 42nd Annual Conference
The SMS 42nd Annual Conference will be held in London on September 17-20, 2022! Learn more about the conference and read the Call for Proposals.
SMS Virtual Toronto Registration is Open!
You are invited to join the SMS 41st Annual Conference being held virtually September 18-21, 2021! Click below to learn more and register today!
SMS is Seeking Candidates for SMS Treasurer
The Strategic Management Society is seeking applications and recommendations for the volunteer position of SMS Board Treasurer. The Board Treasurer is an executive and voting member of the SMS Board of Directors. This individual will be appointed for a three-year term and will be responsible for offering guidance to the SMS Executive Office to ensure good fiscal planning, decision-making, and oversight at a governance level.
*The position of SMS Treasurer requires current membership with SMS.
Research Funding Opportunities
Grant Period: Jan 1, 2022–Dec 31, 2023
Submission Deadline: Oct 1, 2021
Did you know that the Strategy Research Foundation provides grants to support strategic management research? SRF is delighted to have three funding programs: Research in Strategic Management Program (RSM), Research in Organizations Program (RiO), and Dissertation Research Grant Program (DRG). To review the full details of the Calls, including eligibility requirements, and past recipients please visit the SRF website. The submission system will open in August 2021.
SMJ 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.
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!