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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Yan Anthea Zhang
Rice University

Past President

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Africa Ariño
IESE Business School

President-Elect

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Myles Shaver
University of Minnesota

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, 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
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
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George Stalk Jr
Boston Consulting Group

Directors-at-Large, 2023-2025

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Sekou Bermiss
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Samina Karim
Northeastern University
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Riitta Katila
Stanford University

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.


2023 Governance Committees

Ethics Committee
Chair: Rodolphe Durand
Barbara Grobicki
Riitta Katila
Paul Mang

 

Finance Committee
Chair: Craig Crossland
Barbara Grobicki
Samina Karim
Paul Mang
Myles Shaver

 

Governance & Nominating Committee
Chair: Africa Ariño
Rodolphe Durand
Barbara Grobicki
Samina Karim


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: Craig Crossland
Barbara Grobicki
Riitta Katila
Gwendolyn Lee
George Stalk

 

Conference Committee
Chair: Myles Shaver
Sekou Bermiss
Rodolphe Durand
Barbara Grobicki
Constance Helfat
Gwendolyn Lee
 

 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
Chair: Africa Ariño
Tracy Anderson
Jose P. Arrieta
Sekou Bermiss
Craig Crossland
Roberto Gamarra
Barbara Grobicki
Norris Gunby
Iman Hemmatian
Ga-Young Jang
Gwendolyn Lee
Maximilian Palmié
Yongzhi (Alex) Wang

         

Ethics Review Taskforce
Chair: Barbara Grobicki
Craig Crossland
Constance Helfat
Samina Karim

 

Membership Committee
Chair: Gwendolyn Lee
Tracy Anderson
Africa Ariño
Ignacio Canales
Barbara Grobicki
Samina Karim
Aseem Kaul
Jessica Keesoo Kim
George Stalk Jr

 

Practitioner Strategy Committee
Chair: Paul Mang
Sekou Bermiss
Javier Gimeno
Barbara Grobicki
Sharon Matusik
Myles Shaver
George Stalk Jr
Yan Anthea Zhang

         

Publications Committee
Chair: Constance Helfat
Rajshree Agarwal
Gabriel Benito
Melissa Graebner
Barbara Grobicki
Aseem Kaul
Myles Shaver
Yan Anthea Zhang

 

Research Committee
Chair: Aseem Kaul
Rodolphe Durand
Barbara Grobicki
Constance Helfat
Riitta Katila
Catherine Maritan
Mahka Moeen
Yan Anthea Zhang

 

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

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