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

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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