SMS

SMS Board of Directors

The organization is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 14 members. The membership annually elects three Directors-at-Large for three year terms. Every other year, the membership also elects a new President-Elect for a two year term. After the conclusion of the term as President-Elect, this individual becomes President for the following two years, and then Past-President for another two year term. The Board appoints a Treasurer and an Executive Director for terms of three years.

SMS Officers

President

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Africa Ariño
IESE Business School

President-Elect

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Yan Anthea Zhang
Rice University

Past-President

Treasurer

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Tomi Laamanen
University of St. Gallen

Executive Director

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Barbara Grobicki
Strategic Management Society

SMS Directors-at-Large

Directors-at-Large, 2019-2021

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Ruth Aguilera
Northeastern University
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Dovev Lavie
Bocconi University
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George Stalk Jr
Boston Consulting Group

Directors-at-Large, 2020-2022

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Julian Birkinshaw
London Business School
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Sharon Matusik
University of Colorado, Boulder
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Heli Wang
Singapore Management University

Directors-at-Large, 2021-2023

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Gwendolyn Lee
University of Florida
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Aseem Kaul
University of Minnesota
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Paul Mang
Guidewire Software

Board Committees

The Board of Directors comes together throughout the year to deliberate and make decisions on policies and other larger issues. Aside from these meetings, the Board works through committees that each cover important areas of SMS’ activities. Some of these committees help operate the organization across programs and activities (e.g. Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee), most committees though align with a particular program area (e.g. Publications, Conferences, Awards & Honors, Research Funding, Membership) and are active in the policy development and supervision of that particular activity within SMS.

The SMS bylaws make some prescriptions for officers to be part of certain committees, e.g. Treasurer to chair the Finance Committee. Other than those, Directors are appointed to committees by Board vote following a recommendation from the President. In general, Board committees review issues and come up with proposals in preparation of action by the Board.


2021 Committees

Auditing Committee
Chair: Heli Wang
Tomi Laamanen
Dovev Lavie
Paul Mang
Yan Anthea Zhang
  Awards & Honors Committee
Chair: Dovev Lavie
Javier Gimeno
Gwendolyn Lee
  Conference Committee
Chair: Sharon Matusik
Africa Ariño
Gwendolyn Lee
Eileen McCarthy
George Stalk Jr
         
Ethics Committee
Chair: George Stalk Jr
Ruth Aguilera
Aseem Kaul
  Finance Committee
Chair: Tomi Laamanen
Paul Mang
Sharon Matusik
Eileen McCarthy
Yan Anthea Zhang
  Membership Committee
Chair: Yan Anthea Zhang
Africa Ariño
Aseem Kaul
Paul Mang
George Stalk Jr
Heli Wang
         
Nominating Committee
Chair: Javier Gimeno
Ruth Aguilera
Julian Birkinshaw
Eileen McCarthy
  Publications Committee
Chair: Ruth Aguilera
Africa Ariño
Julian Birkinshaw
Javier Gimeno
Aseem Kaul
Eileen McCarthy
  Research Committee
Chair: Julian Birkinshaw
Tomi Laamanen
Dovev Lavie
Gwendolyn Lee
Heli Wang

Ombudsperson

Dana Minbaeva
Copenhagen Business School
 2020-2022

SMS Leadership Archives

SMS Governing Documents

Interest Group and Community Leadership

We appreciate the dedication of our members that agree to serve as leaders of the SMS Interest Groups and Communities. As elected positions, these leaders promote the field of strategic management through different activities within their topical areas. 

Interest Groups

Behavioral Strategy IG

Competitive Strategy IG

Cooperative Strategy IG

Corporate Strategy IG

Entrepreneurship & Strategy IG

Global Strategy IG

Knowledge and Innovation IG

Stakeholder Strategy IG

Strategic Human Capital IG

Strategic Leadership & Governance IG

Strategy Practice IG

Strategy Process IG

Communities 

Research Methods Community

Teaching Community