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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Craig Crossland
University of Notre Dame

Executive Director

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Barbara Grobicki
Strategic Management Society

SMS Directors-at-Large

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

Directors-at-Large, 2022-2024

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Constance Helfat
Dartmouth College
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George Stalk Jr
Boston Consulting Group

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, Governance & 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.


2022 Governance Committees

Ethics Committee
Chair: George Stalk Jr
Julian Birkinshaw
Rodolphe Durand
Barbara Grobicki
 

 

Finance Committee
Chair: Tomi Laamanen / Craig Crossland
Barbara Grobicki
Paul Mang
Sharon Matusik
Yan Anthea Zhang

 

Governance & Nominating Committee
Chair: Javier Gimeno
Barbara Grobicki
Aseem Kaul
Gwendolyn Lee
Heli Wang


2022 Program & Initiative Committees

In addition to the Board members, several committees also include individuals in leadership roles from the program area, member representatives, or other stakeholders in the initiative. Below are the individuals that participate in the respective committees. 

Awards & Honors Committee
Chair: Javier Gimeno
Rodolphe Durand
Barbara Grobicki
Gwendolyn Lee

 

Conference Committee
Chair: Yan Anthea Zhang
Rodolphe Durand
Gwendolyn Lee
George Stalk Jr
Barbara Grobicki
 

 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
Chair: Gwendolyn Lee
Tracy Anderson
Jose P. Arrieta
Craig Crossland
Roberto Gamarra
Barbara Grobicki
Norris Gunby
Iman Hemmatian
Ga-Young Jang
Sharon Matusik
Maximilian Palmié
Heli Wang

         

Membership Committee
Chair: Aseem Kaul
Africa Ariño
Barbara Grobicki
Constance Helfat
George Stalk Jr
Yan Anthea Zhang

 

Practitioner Strategy Committee
Chair: Sharon Matusik
Africa Ariño
Rodolphe Durand
Javier Gimeno
Barbara Grobicki
Paul Mang
George Stalk Jr

 

Publications Committee
Chair: Julian Birkinshaw
Rajshree Agarwal
Africa Ariño
Gabriel R.G. Benito
Javier Gimeno
Melissa Graebner
Barbara Grobicki
Constance Helfat
Heli Wang

         

Research Committee
Chair:Heli Wang
Julian Birkinshaw
Craig Crossland
Barbara Grobicki
Constance Helfat
Tomi Laamanen
Michael Leiblein
Catherine Maritan

 

Technology Transformation Taskforce
Chair: Paul Mang
Taek Chung
Tunde Cserpes
Giada Di Stefano
Cecilia Dones
Ann-Katherin Herfeld
Aseem Kaul
Dongwook Kim
Sergio Lazzarini
Shenghui Ma
Matthias Wenzel

Ombudsperson

Dana Minbaeva
King’s College London
 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