News Updates


July 1st, 2024, 9 am – 5pm

@ SNU Business School, Seoul, S. Korea

The Strategic Management Society (SMS) is collaborating with SNU Business School of Seoul National University and Jones Graduate School of Business of Rice University to offer a Paper Development Workshop (PDW) on July 1st, 2024. SMS is the leading professional association for strategic management scholars and practitioners. Participants of this PDW will receive a discount on SMS membership. 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 in the broadly defined strategic management field. Authors will be paired with current SMS journal editors and associate editors for discussions on their papers in-person. 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 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 2024 SMS PDW in SEOUL are invited to submit their manuscripts at SMS Paper Development Workshop in Seoul – SMS ( by April 30th, 2024. Each participant may submit only one manuscript to the PDW. The initial paper proposal should follow an extended abstract format (font 12 single space, maximum 4000 words including the abstract, tables/figures, and references). The cover page of the manuscript should include all authors’ names, e-mails, and affiliations. The paper submitted for consideration must not have been published elsewhere. 

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 13th. Participants will need to confirm their participation by May 20th. Upon acceptance, participants may submit a revised manuscript by June 15th (font 12 single space, maximum 40 pages including the abstract, tables/figures, and references).

PDW Co-organizers:

Yan Anthea Zhang
Rice University, USA 
SMS President, former associate editor of Strategic Management Journal 

Sun Hyun Park: 
Seoul National University, South Korea
Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal

PDW Panelists

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

Markus Baer
Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.A.
Associate Editor, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

Gabriel R.G. Benito
BI Norwegian Business School, Norway    
Co-editor, Global Strategy Journal

Vibha Gaba 
INSEAD, Singapore/France
Co-editor, Strategic Management Journal

Yong Li
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, U.S.A.
Co-editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 

Stewart R. Millier
Durham University, UK 
Co-editor, Global Strategy Journal

Francisco Polidoro
University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A.
Associate editor of Strategic Management Journal

Grazia Santangelo
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark     
Co-editor, Global Strategy Journal

Eric Zhao
Oxford University, UK
Associate editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

Minyuan Zhao
Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.A.
Associate editor of Strategic Management Journal

PDW Key Dates

  • April 30th, 2024 – Deadline for paper submissions 
  • May 13th, 2024 – Notification of submission acceptance
  • May 20th, 2024 – Confirmation of participation
  • June 15th, 2024 – Deadline for submitting updated manuscripts (if necessary)
  • July 1st, 2024 – SMS PDW in Seoul at SNU Business School, Seoul, S. Korea

01 Jul, 2024

09:00am KST – 05:00pm KST

SNU Business School

SMS Executive Office

South Korea, Seoul, Gwanak-gu, Gwanak-ro, 1 SNU Business School