Research in Strategic Management Program

The Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) announces its 2022 Research in Strategic Management (RSM) Program. The RSM program aims to support research on a rotating set of themes central to the field of strategic management.

The theme for the 2021 and 2022 program cycles is “Competitive Advantage in the 21st Century.” This theme addresses a classic question in the field of strategic management regarding how firms and managers affect performance outcomes among close competitors. In light of recent theoretical advances and changes in the business environment, this Call seeks proposals that revisit foundational research questions concerning competitive advantage (that have been examined using traditional conceptions and measures of performance such as competitive advantage, value creation, and factor productivity) and assess these questions with fresh perspectives. For example, with the blurring of industry boundaries and the emergence of new “ecosystems,” strategic management scholars might question whether an industry-based definition of competitive advantage is still useful.

Target Applicant: A full-time faculty member or post-doctoral researcher affiliated with a university, who is a current member of the Strategic Management Society.

Funding & Key Terms: Grants of up to US$25,000, to support direct research expenses such as data collection and research assistance. No institutional overhead will be paid.


Important Dates for 2022 Call for Proposals:
LATE SPRING 2022 Submission System Opens
OCTOBER 1, 2022 Submission Deadline
LATE DECEMBER 2022 Notification of Review Committee Decisions
JANUARY 1, 2023 Grant Period Begins
DECEMBER 31, 2024 Grant Period Ends
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