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!
In Memoriam: Will Mitchell
We at SMS are very sad to share with you that our colleague and friend Will Mitchell passed away suddenly on December 6, 2021. Will was a prominent leader and active advocate for the field of strategic management. At SMS, he served most recently as one of the SMS 41st Annual Conference Program Chairs, but has also played a pivotal role in organizing the Strategy Imagination Forums, been a Co-Editor of the Strategic Management Journal, and as a former Co-Editor within Media Innovations. He was beloved by his students and peers at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, as well as his international colleagues and collaborators in his various roles within the business and strategic management community. He is survived by his partner Dilys Bowman and three grown children Mairi, Tamzin and Luc.
Our thoughts are with Will’s family and our heartfelt condolences go out to them.
SMS Special Conference in Milan!
We are excited to announce the SMS Special Conference in Milan, which will be hosted at SDA Bocconi on June 15-18, 2022!
Join us as we explore the theme of “Governing Knowledge and Imagination in the Digital Era”. Visit the conference website to read the call for proposals.
Save on your SMS Membership!
2022 SMS membership registration is now available as well as multi-year membership bundles. By bundling your membership for two- or three years, you can save up to 21% compared to renewing for one year!
Current 2021 Members are eligible to receive up to a $10 discount on a single-year renewal for 2022 by renewing before December 31, 2021.
Not a 2021 Member? You can still join by enrolling in the Partial Year Bundle that includes discounted membership for the remainder of 2021 and for all of 2022.
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.
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.
Current Calls for Volunteers
The Strategic Management Society is seeking candidates for volunteer positions. Please carefully review each position description, the requirements, and how to apply or express your interest in the position.
December Member Engagement Opportunities
Live participation is a benefit of membership in the Strategic Management Society. Become a member today!
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!