Submission Guidelines

It is a hallmark that presentations made at SMS Conferences are on the cutting edge of research. Therefore, we again are inviting proposals rather than finished, complete papers for the Conference in Finland in 2010.



Only original, unpublished work is sought. Any proposal submitted to present identical or substantially similar work already published, under review for another conference or publication will not be considered or might be subject to exclusion at any time before the conference.

Submission File Format

Files are easiest to handle if submitted in PDF format. MS Word (or equivalent) will also be accepted. If you are a Word 2007 user, please save as Word 2003 version. The title should be listed in the header of each page. Please use single spacing and 10 point font or larger.


All proposals received by the deadline date are deemed as original and final. Therefore, the following will not be accepted after the deadline of Nov 2, 2009, has expired.

Before the deadline is expired, you can delete a submission you have made and resubmit it in a changed form if you so choose. It will be treated as a new submission, which means – if applicable - the co-authors have to confirm their involvement again.

Track and Session Format

When submitting a proposal please indicate a conference track that you think is the best fit for your work. Please submit to the “general” track if it does not fit into a specific track but is relevant to the conference theme or to the field of strategic management generally. You are invited to indicate your preference for presenting in a traditional Paper Session or a new Common Ground session, but please take note that the review committee may change the original presentation category at its discretion.

Blind Review Process

Proposal for Panel Sessions

We also welcome proposals for panel sessions during the conference. These proposals will not go through the blind review process. They will count towards the limit of two proposals per author.

Notification of Review Status

Authors will be notified of the Program Review Committee’s decision at the beginning of December.

Availability to Present

Authors who submit a proposal(s) and whose proposal is accepted by the review committee, will be expected to present at any time between 08:00 on Wednesday through 12:00 noon on Saturday.

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