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.
Debuted at SMS London for its inaugural year, the Annual Conference Responsible Research Paper Prize recognizes a conference paper that best meets the goals of RRBM, with a special emphasis on papers that involve stakeholders such as organizations, policy makers, managers and consultants, besides academic scholars.
The award Co-Chairs for 2022 were Witold Henisz of University of Pennsylvania and Myles Shaver of University of Minnesota.
The first recipient of the Responsible Research Paper Prize is:
"Combating Sociopolitical Spillover With Countervailing Claims: Evidence From Charlottesville"
William Hurst, University of Michigan
The Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize
Constance Helfat & Margaret Peteraf
Volume 24, Issue 10
SEJ Best Paper Prize
Matthew S. Wood & William McKinley
Volume 4, Issue 1
GSJ Best Paper Prize
John Paul MacDuffie
Volume 3, Issue 1
SMS Journals Video Abstract Award
"Replication using templates: Does the unit learn from itself, the template, or both?"
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 41, Issue 11