Interested in Organizing a Special Conference with us?

We welcome ideas and expressions of interest from members who want to be involved in creating a special event that focusses on a specific topical area. These conferences are typically co-organized between the SMS and a group of local individuals and/or local institutions. Currently, in addition to our annual conference, we hold 2-3 such meetings per year around the globe, which have become very successful forums to link thoughtful practice with insightful scholarship.

Conference Archives

Past Conferences

Governing Knowledge and Imagination in the Digital Era
Innovative Strategies for an Open World

Imagination and Inspiration: Creating Strategy Breakthroughs in a Discordant World

Designing the Future: Strategy, Technology, and Society in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Strategy in a Disruptive World
A Brave New World: Strategies for Adapting to a Changing Business Environment

From Isolation to Integration in the C-Suite: Consolidating our Gains in Strategic Leadership Research
Hits and Misses: Strategic Decisions in an Uncertain World
39th Annual Conference: "Out of the Spotlight" Strategies

Strategizing New Growth Avenues in an Evolving Global Context
Sharing Strategies for the Connected World
38th Annual Conference: Strategies in the Era of De-Globalization
Rethinking Corporate Strategy in the Age of Paradox

Strategic Human Capital, Management Practices and Performance
Transforming Entrepreneurial Thinking into Dynamic Capabilities
37th Annual Conference: Unconventional Strategies for Emerging Complexity and Intensifying Diversity
Collaborative Strategies: New Thinking about Alliances, Mergers, and Acquisitions

Strategy Challenges in the 21st Century: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Coopetition
36th Annual Conference: Strategies That Move the World
Contextualizing Strategic Management in Asia: Institutions, Innovation and Internationalization

From Local Voids to Local Goods: Can Institutions Promote Competitive Advantage?
Rethinking Corporate Headquarters: Innovative Approaches for Managing the Multi-Divisional Firm
35th Annual Conference: Strategy Expanding: Making Sense of Shifting Field and Firm Boundaries

Startup and Restart Strategies
Micro-Foundations for Strategic Management Research: Embracing Individuals
34th Annual Conference: Strategies in a World of Networks
Strategic Management in the Asian Century – Dealing with Dynamism, Diversity and Development

Strategizing Practices from the Outliers: Enabling “Big Bang” Innovations
Strategy in Complex Settings
33rd Annual Conference: Strategy and Sustainability
Strategic Leadership: An Emerging Market Perspective

Globalisation Of Innovation Strategies: Novel Moves for a Global Game
32nd Annual Conference: Strategy in Transition
Competing and Cooperating in and for China

Latin America's Burgeoning Strategic Role in Global Development
CK Prahalad: Reaching Over Boundaries and Expanding Possibilities
31st Annual Conference: Strategies for a Multi-Polar World: National Institutions And Global Competition

Intersections of Strategy Processes and Strategy Practices
Global Strategy Journal Launch Conference
30th Annual Conference: Strategic Management at the Crossroads

29th Annual Conference: Strategies in an Uncertain World

28th Annual Conference: How Does Knowledge Matter
SMS India Research Initiative

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