Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference (SMS Annual)*

Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference (SMS Annual)*

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The Strategic Management Society holds its Annual International Conference (SMS Annual) at various sites around the world, typically alternating between North America and Europe. Each conference addresses a current theme, with specific tracks addressing sub-themes, and presents multiple sessions by thought leaders in the field from around the world.

Themes of interest:
– 2008: How Does Knowledge Matter?

Tracks of interest:
– Knowledge and Innovation (since 2002)
– Building and Leveraging Intangible Capital (2001)
– Managing Knowledge: Learning, Technology, and Innovation (The Strategic Importance of Knowledge Management) (1999-2000)
– Knowledge, Intelligence and Learning Technologies (1998)

Conference History:

40th SMS Annual International Conference, October 24-27, 2020, London, United Kingdom
Conference Theme: Strategy in a Disruptive World
(Host: London Business School, Strategy and Entrepreneurship subject area)
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

39th SMS Annual International Conference, October 19-22, 2019, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Conference Theme: “Out of the Spotlight” Strategies
(Host: University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management)
Pre-conference Workshops: 16th Annual Doctoral Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

38th SMS Annual International Conference, September 22-25, 2018, Paris, France
Conference Theme: Strategies in the Era of De-Globalization
(Host: HEC-Paris, Society and Organizations Center; ESSEC Business School, Management Department; INSEAD, John H Loudon Chair of International Management)
Pre-conference Workshops: 15th Annual Doctoral Workshop; A Practical Machine Learning Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

37th SMS Annual International Conference, October 28-31, 2017, Huston, Texas, USA
Conference Theme: Unconventional Strategies for Emerging Complexity and Intensifying Diversity
(Hosts: University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business; Rice University, Graduate School of Business)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop (15th); The Nature and Impact of Design Thinking in Innovation Strategy; Lessons from Practice and to the Future of Learning; Knowledge and Innovation, Cooperative Strategy, and Competitive Strategy Interest Groups Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

36th SMS Annual International Conference, September 17 – 20, 2016, Berlin, Germany
Conference Theme: Strategies That Move the World
(Host: Technische Universität Berlin, Strategic Leadership and Global Management)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop; Knowledge and Innovation, Cooperative Strategy, and Entrepreneurship Paper Development and Future Research Directions Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

35th SMS Annual International Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 3 – 6, 2015
Conference Theme: Strategy Expanding: Making Sense of Shifting Field and Firm Boundaries
(Host: University of Denver, Daniels College of Business)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

34th SMS Annual International Conference, September 20-23, 2014, Madrid, Spain
Conference Theme: Strategies in a World of Networks
(Host: University of Navarra, IESE Business School)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop; Knowledge & Innovation Cooperative Strategies Paper Development Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

33th SMS Annual International Conference, September 28 – October 1, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Conference Theme: Strategy and Sustainability
(Host: Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business; Georgia Institute of Technology)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop; Cooperative Strategies and Knowledge & Innovation Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

32th SMS Annual International Conference, October 6-9, 2012, Prague, Czech Republic
Conference Theme: Strategy in Transition
(Host: Inventa Group)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop
Extensions (co-located workshops): Tapping into Pockets of Knowledge: Global Knowledge Acquisition, Ambidexterity and Organizational Transitions, October 4-5, 2012, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

31th SMS Annual International Conference, November 6-9, 2011, Miami, Florida, USA
Conference Theme: Strategies for a Multi-Polar World
(Host: Florida International University, Chapman Graduate School of Business)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

30th SMS Annual International Conference, September 12-15, 2010, Rome, Italy
Conference Theme: Strategic Management at the Crossroads
(Host: University of Catania, Department of Business Economics and Management)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop
Extensions (co-located workshops): Knowledge & Capabilities Research: The Road Ahead, Sep. 9, 2010, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy; Intangible Assets, Governance & Competitive Advantage, Sep. 16, 2010, Federico II University, Napoli, Italy
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

29th SMS Annual International Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, October 11-14, 2009
Conference Theme: Strategies in an Uncertain World
(Host: Indiana University, Kelley School of Business; University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

28th SMS Annual International Conference, October 12-15, 2008, Cologne, Germany
Conference Theme: How Does Knowledge Matter?
(Host: Boston Consulting Group; Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Management)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Managing Knowledg; Measuring Knowledge; Evaluating Knowledge; Knowledge and Innovation

27th SMS Annual International Conference, October 14-17, 2007, San Diego, California, USA
Conference Theme: The Challenges of Non-Market Influences on Market Strategies
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

26th SMS Annual International Conference, October 29 – November 1, 2006, Vienna, Austria
Conference Theme: Strategy And Govenance In A World Of institutional Change
(Host: Booz Allen Hamilton)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

25th SMS Annual International Conference, October 23-26, 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA
Conference Theme: Strategic Management: Achievements and Opportunities
(Host: Boston Consulting Group)
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

24th SMS Annual International Conference, October 31 – November 3, 2004, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
Conference Theme: Strategic Balance: Driving Innovation and Maintaining Performance
Pre-conference Workshops: Doctoral Workshop (1st)
Pre-conference Tracks/Sessions & Meetings: Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation

23rd SMS Annual International Conference, November 9-12, 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Conference Theme: Intersections: Strategy Across Conventional Bounderies
(Host: Booz Allen Hamilton)
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation (Traditional Strategy Tracks: Learning Under Uncertainty)

22nd SMS Annual International Conference, September 22 – 25, 2002, Paris, France
Conference Theme: Old Barriers Crumbling, New Barriers Rising
(Host: Booz Allen Hamilton)
Pre-conference SMS Mini-Conference/Workshop on The Role of Knowledge and Learning in Strategic Management, Sep 22 (organized by the newly created SMS Interest Group on “Managing Knowledge”)
Conference Tracks: Knowledge and Innovation (Traditional Strategy Tracks: Learning Under Uncertainty)

21st SMS Annual International Conference, October 21-24, 2001, San Francisco, California USA
Conference Theme: Reinventing Strategic Management – Old Truths and New Insights
Conference Tracks: Building and Leveraging Intangible Capital
Interest Groups’ Meetings (new): Managing Knowledge IG

20th SMS Annual International Conference, October 15-18, 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Conference Theme: Strategy in the Entrepreneurial Millennium: New Winners, New Business Models, New Voices
Conference Tracks: Managing Knowledge: Learning, Technology, and Innovation (The Strategic Importance of Knowledge Management)

19th SMS Annual International Conference, October 3-6, 1999, Berlin, Germany
Conference Theme: Winning Strategies in a Deconstructing World
(Host: Boston Consulting Group; Freie Universität Berlin)
Conference Tracks: Managing Knowledge: Learning, Technology, and Innovation (The Strategic Importance of Knowledge Management)

18th SMS Annual International Conference, November 1-4, 1998, Orlando, Florida
(Host: McKinsey & Company)
Conference Theme: Tailoring Strategy – One Size Does Not Fit All
Conference Tracks: Knowledge, Intelligence and Learning Technologies

17th SMS Annual International Conference, October 5-8, 1997, Barcelona, Spain
(Host: International Graduate School of Management (IESE), University of Navarra)
Conference Theme: Managing in an Interconnected World

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2 Replies to “ Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference (SMS Annual)*”

  1. Can I have the details of this conference, including paper submission deadline, fees, etc?

    (KMedu Hub Note: Answered by eMail on Apr 26, 2019 – Boris)

  2. I AM CURRENTLY DOING MY MASTERS PROGRAMME IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.I WOULD LOVE TO ATTEND THIS EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE IN OTHER TO INCREASE MY KNOWLEDGE BASE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SINCE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IS A KEY DISCIPLINE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND WILL ALSO HELP ME IN CAREER.
    RESPECTFULLY, CAN YOU FURNISH ME WITH ANY RELEVANT INFORMATION AND THE REGISTRATION CONCERNING THE SMS ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WHICH WILL BE TAKEN PLACE ON THE 19-20 OCTOBER 2019.
    THANK YOU.

    (KMedu Hub Note: Answered by eMail on Jul 17, 2019 – Boris)

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