2023 Conference (June 14-18, 2023)


Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 1 pm to 4pm 

(Venue: Hong Kong Baptist University)

The Strategic Management Society (SMS) is collaborating with the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) to offer a Paper Development Workshop (PDW) in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 14, 1-4pm, as a pre-conference session of the IACMR Conference in Hong Kong. SMS is the leading professional association for strategic management scholars and practitioners. Participants of this PDW will receive a discount on SMS membership and/or the SMS conference. More information on SMS is available at SMS | Strategic Management Society.

The goal of the PDW is to provide scholars with developmental feedback on their current research projects on strategic management. Authors will be paired with current and former SMS journal editors and associate editors for discussions on their papers (in-person or online). The PDW is open to all scholars but priority will be given to doctoral students and early career academics. While we hope that many of these papers will eventually be submitted to SMS journals, the primary purpose of the PDW is to help strategy scholars to improve the quality of their papers by providing constructive feedback, and to bring new scholars into the strategic management field.

Prospective participants in the 2023 SMS PDW are invited to submit their manuscripts to sms@strategicmanagement.net with the subject “Submission for SMS PDW at IACMR” by April 30, 2023. Each participant may submit only one manuscript to the PDW. Priority will be given to papers that have been accepted for presentation at the IACMR Conference. The manuscript must be in English, and at a completed draft stage so that the author(s) can benefit from constructive discussion and critique from select members of the SMS editor team. The paper submitted for consideration must not have been published elsewhere. Papers must be less than 10,000 words in length. The cover page of the manuscript should include all authors’ names, e-mails, and affiliations.

Manuscripts will be selected based on the quality of the submissions and their fit with the SMS journals. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their submissions by May 12, 2023. Participants will need to confirm their participation by May 19, 2023, and will then be invited to submit a revised manuscript (i.e., the version to be discussed at the PDW) by June 1, 2023. Participants must be registered for the IACMR conference before they confirm their attendance at the SMS PDW.

PDW Panelists

The following former/current editor/associate editors of SMS journals have confirmed to attend the PDW panelists: 

Sam Garg
ESSEC Business School, Singapore  
Associate editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 

Dan Li
Indiana University
Former associate editor of Global Strategy Journal 

J.T. Li
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Former associate editor of Strategic Management Journal

Yong Li
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Co-editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 

Jiao Luo 
University of Minnesota
Associate editor of Strategic Management Journal

Yan Anthea Zhang
Rice University 
Former associate editor of Strategic Management Journal 

Eric Zhao
Indiana University 
Associate editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 

PDW Key Dates

  • April 30, 2023 – Deadline for paper submissions via sms@strategicmanagement.net with the subject “Submission for SMS PDW at IACMR”
  • May 12, 2023 – Notification of submission acceptance
  • May 19, 2023 – Confirmation of participation; registration for the IACMR 2023 Meeting
  • June 1, 2023 – Deadline for submitting updated manuscripts
  • June 14, 2023 – SMS PDW in person at the pre-conference venue and online via Zoom