Since its inauguration, the SMS has developed several awards programs to recognize
and honor those who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of
strategic management. By recognizing special contributions to the field, we validate what
we define as excellence. Through these programs, the SMS distinguishes emerging
scholars in the field, business leaders that have demonstrated strategic leadership and
innovation, articles published that have notable impacts in the field, and authors of
outstanding academic work submitted to a conference. Each of these awards is targeted
toward people and research that moves the study of strategic management forward.
As members of the Strategic Management Society, we hope that you will nominate individuals for the SMS Awards & Honors!
We are accepting Nominations for the
Click below to learn more about the nomination requirements!
The Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize
Keld Laursen and Ammon Salter
Volume 27, Issue 2
SEJ Best Paper Prize
Raphael Amit and Christoph Zott
Volume 9, Issue 4
GSJ Best Paper Prize
Suresh Kotha and Kanan Srikanth
Volume 3, Issue 1
SMS Journals Video Abstract Award
Michael Leatherbee and Riitta Katila
"The lean startup method: Early-stage teams and hypothesis-based probing of business ideas"
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Volume 14, Issue 4