SMS Media Innovations


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Marvin Lieberman
University of California, Los Angeles
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Matthias Wenzel
Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Virtual Special Issues

VSIs help summarize and integrate established themes from SMS scholarship and surface hidden but important paths for ongoing research.

Press Releases

The Strategic Management Society is proud to be involved in the publication of leading journals which have been vital tools for the benefit of researchers and practitioners in the field. Read the Press Releases announcing noteworthy research.

Other Media

Carpenter Strategy Toolbox is a repository for materials to help teach strategic management courses to all audiences. A discussion of SMS-sponsored business research can be found in the Research Chatter podcast.

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Aims and Scope

SMS Media Innovations harnesses digital media to disseminate SMS insights and engage the strategy community in conversations about strategic management. Our vision is to use digital media to enrich the global community of strategic management scholarship.

Video Abstracts

Best Video Abstract of 2020

The Lean Startup Method

Michael Leatherbee and Riitta Katila
"The lean startup method: Early-stage teams and hypothesis-based probing of business ideas"
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Volume 14, Issue 4

The winner of the SMS 2020 Video Abstract Award is “The Lean Startup Method,” based on the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal article by Michael Leatherbee and Riitta Katila, “The lean startup method: Early-stage teams and hypothesis-based probing of business ideas.” Leatherbee and Katila's article tests key assumptions and a boundary condition of the lean startup approach, which has become one of the most common methods in use today to promote business innovation and entrepreneurship. Their video abstract weaves together a set of interviews with the authors and the originator of the lean startup concept, Steve Blank. The video provides a clear description of the findings of the article and has strong appeal for all of the main audiences for SMS video abstracts, including researchers, practitioners and students. Indeed, “The Lean Startup Method” was the most frequently watched SMS video from 2020.

Learn More About the Authors!

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Michael Leatherbee
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
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Riitta Katila
Stanford University

Social Media Team

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David Clough
University of British Columbia
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Jarryd Daymond
University of Sydney
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Stefanie Habersang
Leuphana University of Lüneburg
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Renate Kratochvil
BI Norwegian Business School
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Sarah Stanske
Leuphana University of Lüneburg

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