SMS Service Award

The award is conferred in recognition of significant and enduring service that made an outstanding and distinguished contribution to the Strategic Management Society and its members.

SMS Service Award Past Recipients

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Steven Floyd
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Irene Duhaime
Georgia State University

Richard Bettis, 2016

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Richard Bettis
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Award Criteria and Nomination Process

Award Criteria:

  • The recipient is a person who has rendered lengthy, significant, and effective service to the SMS and its members
  • Recipients can be selected based on both volunteer and compensated work contributed to the field and/or the Society
  • Current members of the Board and current leaders of program activities (journals, conferences, research funding) are not eligible
  • Officers of the SMS are not normally eligible until 5 years after completion of their service

Nomination Process:

The following leaders of SMS activities will be invited each year to make nominations to Awards and Honors Committee:

  • Board Members
  • Interest Group Leadership
  • Journal Editorial Leadership
  • Current Conference Program Chairs
  • SRF Program Chairs

Recipients of the SMS Service Award will be determined by a majority vote of the SMS Board of Directors.

2021 Award Recipient: Dan Schendel

We are honored to present this year’s SMS Service Award to Dan Schendel!

Dan Schendel is the Blake Family Endowed Chair Emeritus in Strategic Management at the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University. His research work was the first to take new empirical directions in the strategy field away from traditional case methods by developing and testing mathematical performance models of strategy in the early 1970s. He has also done work on turnaround strategies, strategy across the life cycle, generic strategies, strategic groups, and planning systems. He is the author of a number of articles and cases in these and other related topic areas that have appeared in numerous leading publications. Dan Schendel is a fellow of the Academy of Management and is the former Dean of the SMS Fellows.

The contributions from Dan to SMS are innumerable. He founded the SMS 40 years ago and his entrepreneurial efforts shaped this association and its scholarly endeavors to this day. We continue to strive to fulfill the mission that he set for SMS, seeking to bring back the executives and consultants to preserve the unique culture and conversation that he invoked. The Strategic Management Journal, which he founded and led as editor for decades, is still the primary outlet for the field’s most influential work. We are unable to imagine the state of the field or the Society without Dan’s many contributions, which exmplifies the magnitude of his accomplishments and service to the field. 

We invited Dan to participate in a recorded interview with Ryan Reeh, SMS Senior Publications & Content Strategy Manager.