Strategic Management Society Meetings

30 October 2006 at 8:25 am 3 comments

| Nicolai Foss |

I am currently in beautiful Wien for the Strategic Management Society Meetings. Beforehand I had decided that this would be the test case: Should I continue paying those exorbitant conference fees and expensive hotels for a mediocre conference, or should I just forget about it?

While the pre-conference sessions yesterday were a bit of a disappointment (too many presentations apparently improvised on the trans-Atlantic flight), I must say that I have only attended excellent paper sessions today (Monday). So far the conference is far superior to last year’s conference in Orlando (and the food is better).

Europeans constitute the majority of the participants, but that hasn’t harmed paper quality at all (on the contrary?). The days where the quality gap in strategic management between the US and Europe was huge and pronounced may be over.  The Euro research community in strategic management is really shaping up (largely as a result of interaction with US research and import of US research methodology). Bottom line: I will probably give the SMS meetings a shot next year as well!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joseph Mahoney  |  30 October 2006 at 8:42 am

    Here is the information for next year’s conference:

    27th Annual International Conference

    October 14 to 17, 2007

    Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

    San Diego, CA, USA

    Conference Program Chair
    Peter Smith Ring

    Loyola Marymount University

    January 31, 2007 Proposals Due in the SMS Executive Office

    October 14-17, 2007 SMS 27th Annual International Conference

  • 2. teppof  |  30 October 2006 at 12:33 pm

    I had heard rumors about the poor quality etc. of SMS – but I have thoroughly enjoyed the conference – great company, great location – though the conference is pricy (of course, we did get a nice bag – well, for $1000).

  • 3. Richard Makadok  |  6 November 2006 at 7:30 pm

    Of course, in terms of value for the money, it’s hard to beat ACAC…

    http://www.bus.emory.edu/Rmakadok/ACAC/

    — RJM

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