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!
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!
Contact the SMS Office
Have questions about Membership or the Strategic Management Society? Please contact the Executive Office at
SMS Code of Conduct
The SMS Code of Coduct replaced the SMS Guidelines for Professional Coduct in December 2022. This Code was published as a result of a review by an Ethics Review Taskforce, and reflects the current standards required of SMS Members. Click below to review this and access the SMS Ethics Complaint Process and SMS Ethics Complaint form.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
Types of Membership:
While SMS does not have institutional membership, there are several ways in which your firm or school can be involved.
If any of these options are of interest to you, please contact the SMS Executive Office at: