Special Conferences

In recent years, the SMS has responded to member interest in special topics through its introduction of a series of smaller, more focused meetings addressing specific industry or subject themes. These Special Conferences are typically co-organized between the SMS, an Interest Group and a group of local individuals and/or local institutions. Currently, in addition to our annual international conference we hold 2-3 such events per year, which have become very successful additional forums to link thoughtful practice with insightful scholarship.

The success of these events requires the initiative and dedication of active members. We welcome ideas for future special conferences, please click here for more information.

2016 Special Conferences:

Rome conference logo

Strategy Challenges in the 21st Century: Innovation Entrepreneurship and Coopetition

Rome, Italy - June 5 – 7, 2016


2015 Special Conferences:

St. Gallen Conference logo

Rethinking Corporate Headquarters: Approaches for Managing the Multi-Divisional Firm

St. Gallen, Switzerland - May 29 – 30, 2015


Santiago Conference logo

From Local Voids to Local Goods: Can Institutions Promote Competitive Advantage?

Santiago de Chile, Chile - March 19 - 21, 2015


2014 Special Conferences:

Sydney Conference logo

Strategic Management in the Asian Century – Dealing with Dynamism, Diversity and Development

Sydney, Australia — December 6 – 8, 2014


Copenhagen Conference logo

Micro-Foundations for Strategic Management Research: Embracing Individuals

Copenhagen, Denmark — June 13 – 15, 2014


Tel Aviv Conference logo

Startup and Restart Strategies

Tel Aviv, Israel — March 9 – 11, 2014


2013 Special Conferences:

India 2013 Conference logo

Strategic Leadership: An Emerging Market Perspective

Mohali, India — December 17 – 19, 2013


Glasgow Conference logo

Strategy in Complex Settings

Glasgow, Scotland — June 20 – 22, 2013


Geneva Conference logo

Strategizing Practices from the Outliers: Enabling “Big Bang” Innovations

Lake Geneva — March 20 – 23, 2013


Singapore Conference logo2012 Special Conferences:

Globalisation Of Innovation Strategies: Novel moves for a global game

Singapore — June 7 – 9, 2012


China Conference logo

Competing and Cooperating in and for China

China — December 14 – 16, 2012


CK Prahalad Conference logo2011 Special Conference:

CK Prahalad: Reaching Over Boundaries and Expanding Possibilities

San Diego, CA — June 10 – 12, 2011


Rio Conference logo2011 Special Conference:

Latin America's Burgeoning Strategic Role in Global Development

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil — March 11-13, 2011


Finland Conference logo2010 Special Conference:

Intersections of Strategy Processes and Strategy Practices

Lapland, Finland — March 17-20, 2010


DC Conference logo2008 Special Conference:

Emerging India: Strategic Innovation a Flat World

Hyderabad, India — Dec 12-14, 2008


Past Special Conferences:

May 2007
Catania, Italy
New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship: Strategy, Governance, and Evolution
Program Chairs: Robert E Hoskisson, Giovanni Battista Dagnino, David B Audretsch and Rosario Faraci
May 2007
Shanghai, China
Successful Strategies in Chinese Markets (Chinese Firms and Foreign MNCs) and International Markets (Chinese Firms)
Program Chairs: Seung Ho "Sam" Park, Li Kouqing, Haiyang Li and Mike Peng
May 2003
Innovating Strategy Processes: Concepts, Experiences, and Experiments
Program Chairs: Steven W. Floyd and Johan Roos
March 2003
Buenos Aires
Entrepreneurship and New Technologies in Latin America: Striking a Balance between the Desirable and the Feasible
Program Chairs: Arnold Cooper, Ian MacMilan, and Alejandro Carrera
Sep 2002
The Role of Knowledge and Learning in Strategic Management
Program Chair: Thomas Durand
Aug 2002
Plurality, Perspectives and Paradoxes in Strategy: How Does a Strategist Think - And Does it Really Make a Difference?
Program Chair: Bob de Wit
Jun 2002
New Thinking about Mergers and Acquisitions Management
Program Chairs: Amy Pablo and Mansour Javidan
May 2001
Shaping, Implementing and Changing Strategies
Program Chairs: Bala Chakravarthy and Peter Lorange

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