Aligning Strategy, Corporate Governance, and Resource Allocation in Turbulent Environments


The firm’s competitive performance rests on a tripod of strategy, governance, and resource allocation, now facing unprecedented environmental turbulence and necessitating novel and integrative recipes for successful adaptation.


The strategic management field—from its inception—has recognized the close linkages among strategy (domain choices and ways to compete), corporate governance (including corporate finance) and resource allocation, with each leg of this tripod involving decisions on financial, human and knowledge capital. Heightened turbulence in the global economy has created new challenges for organizations attempting to align purposefully and efficiently their strategy, governance and resource allocation. They must systematically recombine resources and consider tools such as buffering, modularizing and strategic options thinking. Effectively aligning changes in each of the tripod dimensions is critical for achieving satisfactory or superior performance outcomes. The SMS 43rd Annual Conference calls for research contributions that support novel thinking about the tripod of strategy, governance, and resource allocation in an era of great environmental turbulence.




Submission System Opens
FEBRUARY 20, 2023
Submission Deadline for Proposals
FEBRUARY 27, 2023
Co-Author Confirmation Deadline
Notification of Review Committee Decisions
MAY 19, 2023
Presenter Registration Deadline
SUMMER, 2023
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The SMS 43rd Annual Conference will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. More details and SMS room block information can be found here!