Organizational leaders today make strategy in an increasingly open world. Leaders face growing calls for transparency and accountability. Traditional hierarchies are including even more diverse voices and perspectives. Organizational boundaries are becoming increasingly permeable and fluid. Markets and industries are open to new competitive and disruptive forces. Sources of advantage are more visible and open business models are widespread.
Openness can deliver many benefits for organizations and society. In a knowledge-based economy characterized by competitive and dynamic markets, valuable insights and innovations are increasingly likely to come from the periphery of organizations rather than from managerial elites at the centre. The complexity of contemporary issues, and the proliferation of wicked problems, demands the inclusion of previously excluded viewpoints and enlisting stakeholders from outside traditional organizational boundaries.
Today’s Societal Grand Challenges require innovative partnerships across organizations and geographies if solutions are to be found and implemented. The SMS 42nd Annual Conference called for research contributions that will help organizations create innovative, sustainable, and resilient strategies for this more open world.
Thanks for Attending!
A warm thank you to all of those who were able to join us in London for the 42nd Annual Conference. Click the button below to learn more about our first in-person conference since 2019!
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Dame Vivian Hunt
The Annual Conference Program Chairs and the SMS Awards & Honors Committee were pleased to present Dame Vivian Hunt with the 2022 SMS Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors the highest level of achievement in strategic management by a business leader.
Networking and Events at SMS London
Did you know that the SMS 42nd Annual Conference was a fully in-person conference? We heard from our members and knew that they would be excited to be face-to-face in London! From evening receptions to hosted luncheon discussion tables, coffee breaks, and the always-open Conference Lounge-- SMS London offered many opportunities to connect with colleagues and meet new people!
Meet the Conference Committee!
The Conference Program Chairs for the Annual Conference in London were Jamie Cattell, Anu Wadhwa, and Richard Whittington.
Click below to meet them and the rest of the SMS 42nd Annual Conference committee.
Or click here to read the Program Chairs' Conference Welcome Letter.
The annual conference of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) brought together international thought leaders from academe, business, and consultancy interested in strategic management. More than 1000 attendees participated in sessions with scholars presenting their cutting edge research, keynote speeches, practitioner panels, workshops, as well as a variety of networking events. Attendees come to SMS conferences to establish personal contacts, network, and identify new and emerging research in the field. Being a sponsor at the SMS Annual Conference builds visibility for your company or university and connects you with educators and field leaders. For more information, contact Anna Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.