Join the Strategic Management Society!

The Strategic Management Society is the premier organization dedicated to the strategic management field. We welcome any individual who is active in strategic management-- including academic scholars and teachers as well as business practitioners and consultants-- to join us!

SMS helps its members advance their careers, grow their professional networks, promote their research, stay up-to-date on new developments in the field, and make lasting contributions that actively shape the future of strategic management scholarship and practice.

The Society offers multiple exciting member engagement webinar series, regular international conferences, three outstanding scholarly journals, Interest Group & Communities activities and networking, an Awards & Honors program to recognize excellence, and much more! SMS was instrumental in forming the field of Strategic Management and continues to service and provide a home for professionals involved in this area. Join us and become an involved contributor to the field of strategic management!

SMS Webinars

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!

Membership Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Update Profile and Communication Preferences

Do you want to be notified of new SMJ, SEJ, and GSJ issues and receive a newsletter devoted to highlighting SMS Journals? Would you like to participate in more Interest Group and Community activities, get more conference updates, and/or learn about SMS’s research grants? Check your communication preferences to make sure you have indicated your interests! 

While you are updating your communication preferences, take a moment to review your SMS online profile. Perhaps you’ve changed institutions, have a new headshot, or would like to add to your bio. You can also manage your contact details (especially email address and affiliation) to make sure we are sending your updates to the correct inbox.

Sign into the SMS website and select ‘myProfile’ under the ‘myMemberTools’ or ‘myTools’ menu or sign into myProfile here: 

What are the Benefits of SMS Membership?

Whether you are a young scholar looking to advance your career and grow your professional network; a senior academic seeking to promote your research, learn new teaching strategies or serve as a leader in the strategic management community; or a business practitioner or consultant needing to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field; SMS membership has much to offer you. The following benefits are available exclusively to SMS members.

  • Access to member-exclusive virtual programming and engagement opportunities, such as topical webinars, online workshops, virtual socials, and more
  • A full-year, virtual journals subscription to current and archived issues of the Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Global Strategy Journal and SMS’s periodic Virtual Special Issues
  • Membership in Interest Groups and Communities, which provide additional opportunities for SMS members to connect and network with those who have similar interests
  • Opportunities to serve as volunteer leaders of our journals, Interest Groups & Communities, conferences, awards programs, engagement activities, and more
  • The opportunity to apply for research funding and participation in the Strategy Research Foundation programs
  • Special Members-only registration rates for our Annual and Special Conferences, where attendees network with leading scholars and practitioners, get feedback on research, and learn about new developments in the field
  • 25% discount on all Wiley publications
  • Member-exclusive communications that provide advance notice for SMS webinars, conferences, calls for proposals and papers, leadership openings, paper prize competitions, journal alerts, and more SMS news

What We Do

Membership Composition

Our members represent regions throughout the world, with 45% from North America, 33% from Europe, 15% from Asia, and 7% from Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and Africa. 24% of SMS members are doctoral students from schools around the world.

Membership Details

SMS membership is open to individuals actively involved in the field of strategic management. Membership runs on a calendar year (January 1 - December 31) basis and does not automatically renew.  

Membership Dues:

Regular $190
Student $95
Emeritus $95

SMS membership purchases are non-refundable.


Types of Membership:



  • For SMS membership purposes, students are individuals who are enrolled full-time, in-residence at a PhD-granting institution. Individuals may hold SMS student membership for up to 5 years. For the initial year, proof of enrollment from a PhD-granting institution and a confirmation letter from a major professor are required.


  • Individuals who are at least 65 and have been an SMS member for at least 10 years can request to have their membership status changed to “emeritus.” All rights of full membership remain.

Questions or want to change something in your SMS Membership? Please visit the Membership FAQ or contact the SMS Office by email at

Note for Institutions

While SMS does not have institutional membership, there are several ways in which your firm or school can be involved.

  • Propose and plan a special conference
  • Organize a conference extension
  • Sponsor a member engagement event or an activity at one of our conferences 

If any of these options are of interest to you, please contact the SMS Executive Office at: