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!
2022 was a busy year for SMS with the full launch of SMS’s online community, Member Circle, the introduction of a new SMS logo, the addition of new volunteer positions, and the first in person Annual Conference since 2019. We are excited to share the 2022 SMS Annual Report, where you can read about the previous year’s happenings.
If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to sign up for SMS Journals’ content alerts. You’ll be the first to know about new issues and articles, including the most recently published Early View and Accepted Articles. Simply visit the Wiley site (links below) and select your email frequency and journals of interest (we recommend all three – GSJ, SEJ, and SMJ!):
Journals Announce New Co-Editors
SMS would like to welcome our newly appointed journal Co-Editors, who start January 1!
Yong Li (UNLV) is joining the SEJ team of Melissa Graebner and Peter Klein. At SMJ, Mary Benner (University of Minnesota) will be joining Rajshree Agarwal, Vibha Gaba, and Brian Silverman. At GSJ, Grazia Santangelo (Copenhagen Business School) will work with Gabriel Benito and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra. The GSJ Co-Editors are also pleased to announce that Stewart Miller (University of Texas at San Antonio) will be joining them in January 2024.
SMS would like to thank departing Co-Editors Gary Dushnitsky (SEJ) and Ram Mudambi (GSJ) for their many years of service. Gary and Ram both served two terms with their journals, from 2017 to 2022.
Please join us in sending congratulations to these new CEs and thanking Gary and Ram for their many journal contributions!
Submit Your Nominations!
Nominations for the CK Prahalad Award for Scholarly Impact on Practice, the SMS Educational Impact Award, the SMS Emerging Scholar Award, and the SMS Service Award are open! The award recipients will be recognized on the SMS website and at the SMS Annual Conference. Award nominations will be accepted until April 15. Visit the link below to learn more about each award and the nomination requirements.
SEJ Seeks Special Issue Papers
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.
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Special Issue: "Uncertainty and Competing Goals: Advancing Behavioral Theories of Entrepreneurial Processes and Outcomes" Interested authors should read the full Call for Submissions and submit their research by July 9, 2023.
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Special Issue: "Entrepreneurial Decisions in the Digital Age"
Interested authors should read the full Call for Submissions and submit their research by September 3, 2023.
SMS Explorer – Read Our New Blog
The SMS Explorer provides business people, consultants, and academics a window into the SMS journals' scholarly insights. Please visit the Explorer to see practitioner-friendly translations of SEJ, SMJ, and GSJ articles that can help companies succeed.
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!
SMS has become an official partner of Responsible Research for Business and Management (RRBM). SMS will join a global network of leading scholars, business schools, associations, and journals advocating for credible and useful research in the business and management disciplines.
SMS has officially joined IFSAM, the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management. IFSAM membership presents SMS with the opportunity to connect and exchange best practices with other academic management associations around the world, for the purpose of advancing business and management research, teaching, and practice everywhere.