picture of Siggi Gudergan Siggi Gudergan University of Newcastle Program Chair

picture of Garry Bruton Garry Bruton Texas Christian University Associate Program Chair

picture of Vikas Kumar Vikas Kumar University of Sydney Associate Program Chair

picture of Mike Peng Mike Peng University of Texas at Dallas Associate Program Chair

picture of Elizabeth Rose Elizabeth Rose University of Otago Associate Program Chair

Welcome From The Program Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to Sydney for the SMS Special Conference with the theme "Strategic Management in the Asian Century - Dealing with Dynamism, Diversity and Development." We are confident that the vitality that Australia and this city bring ensures to make this conference productive and a memorable experience!

Asia and the trans-Pacific region are composed of remarkable economic, political, and social diversity. This conference focuses on assessing and furthering managerial frameworks and theories that guide strategy formulation and implementation and the management of strategic performance in dynamic, diverse and evolving environments.

The conference will provide a continuous stream of panel and plenary debate sessions that will be valuable to both those who practice and those who research strategic management. These debates will include a board member, a CEO and/or a Chief Strategy Officer; a strategy advisor/consultant; an academic/scholar; and a Moderator. The intent with these panel debates is to engage business, consulting and academics to advance the theory AND practice of strategy. Please continue to check this website for updates.

These sessions will be complemented with the more traditional paper and common ground presentations. Here, we have received a great mix of proposals that address the conference theme. The conference track chairs have concluded the review process and invitations for proposals in the parallel sessions have been extended. We had the collaboration of 183 reviewers-a special thank you to them. We could have not done it without them.

We are also thrilled to announce that we have five confirmed extensions. These topical workshops are great opportunities to share and discuss emerging ideas, as well as network in interesting and enjoyable locations in the region. The extensions will be in Melbourne, Port Douglas, Noosa, Sydney and Hong Kong. We thank the local organizers for their invaluable contributions to this SMS Special Conference!

We look forward to you joining us in Sydney!

With kind regards,

Siggi Gudergan
Garry Bruton
Vikas Kumar
Mike Peng
Elizabeth Rose

Strategic Management Society