SMS

Past Board Members of the SMS

As a membership-based organization, we rely heavily on our volunteer leaders to foster the growth of our society and aid us in the promotion and encouragement of superior research and practice in the field of strategic management. Each of the below individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to enhancing the SMS and the field-at-large. We appreciate their dedication and commitment.

Former Presidents of the SMS

We would like to recognize and thank all of the below individuals for dedicating their time and effort to this Society. They each worked to grow and improve the organization in order to enlarge its impact on the field of Strategic Management.

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Marjorie Lyles
Florida International University
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Richard Bettis
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Jeremy Davis
University of New South Wales
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Howard Thomas
Singapore Management University
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Richard Rumelt
University of California-Los Angeles

Russell Coff, SMS President: 2017-2018

Russell Coff served in the presidential cycle of the SMS from 2015-2020. Prior to becoming President Elect, Russ served as a Director-at-Large for 3 years and as a Chair for the Strategic Human Capital Interest Group. He is also a Fellow and Friend of the SMS.

Russell Coff is the Thomas J. Falk Distinguished Chair in Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research explores the role of knowledge-based assets in creating and sustaining competitive advantage. Thus, he studies dilemmas associated with human capital such as mobility, retention in M&A, rent appropriation, and organizational design under uncertainty. Professor Coff received his Ph.D. from UCLA and has previously been on the faculty of Emory and Washington Universities. He has served the research community through participation on editorial boards including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Strategic Organization, and Strategic Management Journal. His service to the profession has included chairing the BPS Division of the Academy of Management, the founding chair of the Strategic Human Capital Interest Group at SMS, serving as a board member and president of SMS, and co-organizer of two SMS Special Conferences. 

Former Board Members of the SMS

Officers Directors-at-Large
Javier Gimeno, President Will Mitchell Ruth Aguilera Julian Birkinshaw
Africa Ariño, President-Elect J Myles Shaver Dovev Lavie Sharon Matusik
Russell Coff, Past-President  Yan Anthea Zhang George Stalk Jr Heli Wang
Tomi Laamanen, Treasurer      
Eileen McCarthy, Executive Director      
Officers Directors-at-Large
Javier Gimeno, President Julian Birkinshaw Will Mitchell Ruth Aguilera
Africa Ariño, President-Elect Marvin Lieberman J Myles Shaver Dovev Lavie
Russell Coff, Past-President  Sharon Matusik Yan Anthea Zhang George Stalk Jr
Tomi Laamanen, Treasurer      
Eileen McCarthy, Executive Director      
Officers Directors-at-Large
Russell Coff, President Ruth Aguilera Julian Birkinshaw Will Mitchell
Javier Gimeno, President-Elect Costas Markides Marvin Lieberman J Myles Shaver
Marjorie Lyles, Past-President  Jeffrey Reuer Sharon Matusik Yan Anthea Zhang
Tomi Laamanen, Treasurer      
Nikolaus Pelka, Executive Director      
Eileen McCarthy, Executive Director      
Officers Directors-at-Large
Russell Coff, President Pamela Barr Ruth Aguilera Julian Birkinshaw
Javier Gimeno, President-Elect J. Myles Shaver Costas Markides Marvin Lieberman
Marjorie Lyles, Past-President  Yan Anthea Zhang Jeffrey Reuer Sharon Matusik
Tomi Laamanen, Treasurer      
Nikolaus Pelka, Executive Director      
Officers Directors-at-Large
Marjorie Lyles, President Africa Arino Pamela Barr Ruth Aguilera
Russ Coff, President-Elect Nicolai Foss J Myles Shaver Costas Markides
Robert Hoskisson, Past-President Gabriel Szulanksi Yan Anthea Zhang Jeffrey Reuer
Steve Floyd, Treasurer      
Tomi Laamanen, Treasurer      
Nikolaus Pelka, Executive Director      

 

Officers Directors-at-Large
Marjorie Lyles, President Laura Cardinal Africa Arino Pamela Barr
Russ Coff, President-Elect Javier Gimeno Nicolai Foss J Myles Shaver
Robert Hoskisson, Past-President Costas Markides Gabriel Szulanski Yan Anthea Zhang
Steve Floyd, Treasurer      
Nikolaus Pelka, Executive Director      

 

Officers Directors-at-Large
Robert Hoskisson, President Pamela Barr Laura Cardinal Africa Arino
Marjorie Lyles, President-Elect Russell Coff Javier Gimeno Nicolai Foss
Jay Barney, Past-President Richard Whittington Costas Markides Gabriel Szulanski
Steve Floyd, Treasurer      
Nikolaus Pelka, Executive Director      

 

Officers Directors-at-Large
Robert Hoskisson, President Africa Arino Pamela Barr Laura Cardinal
Marjorie Lyles, President-Elect Robert Burgelman Russell Coff Javier Gimeno
Jay Barney, Past-President Margaret Peteraf Richard Whittington Costas Markides
Steve Floyd, Treasurer      
Nikolaus Pelka, Executive Director      
Officers Directors-at-Large
Jay Barney, President Irene Duhaime Africa Arino Pamela Barr
Robert Hoskisson, President-Elect Javier Gimeno Robert Burgelman Russell Coff
Joan E Ricart, Past-President Marjorie Lyles Margaret Peteraf Richard Whittington
Steve Floyd, Treasurer      
Nikolaus Pelka, Executive Director      
Officers Directors-at-Large
Jay Barney, President Irene Duhaime Africa Arino
Robert Hoskisson, President-Elect Javier Gimeno Robert Burgelman
Joan E Ricart, Past-President Marjorie Lyles Margaret Peteraf
Steve Floyd, Treasurer    
Nikolaus Pelka, Executive Director    
Officers Directors-at-Large
Joan E Ricart, President Robert  Burgelman Irene Duhaime
Jay Barney, President-Elect Xavier Martin Javier Gimeno
Michael Hitt, Past-President Margarethe Wiersema Marjorie Lyles
Steve Floyd, Treasurer    
Dan Schendel, Treasurer    
Nikolaus Pelka, Executive Director    

Treasurers between 1999-2009

  • Michael Hitt (2003-2004)
  • John Keane (1999-2002)
  • Dan Schendel (2005-2010)

Executive Director between 1999-2009

  • Nikolaus Pelka (2007-2018)
  • Dan Schendel (1999-2006)

Directors-at-Large between 1999-2009

  • Jay Barney (2005-2008)
  • Richard Bettis (2000-2002)
  • Robert Burgelman (2009)
  • Carlos Cavalle (1999-2002)
  • Bala Chakravarthy (2000-2004)
  • Irene Duhaime (2008-2009)
  • Steve Floyd (2008-2009)
  • Michael Hitt (1999-2002)
  • Robert Hoskisson (2004-2009)
  • Anne Huff (2004-2005)
  • Xavier Martin (2009)
  • Rita Gunther McGrath (2002-2005)
  • Will Mitchell (2005-2008)
  • David Norburn (1999-2001)
  • Jan Oosterveld (1999-2003, 2006-2007)
  • CK Prahalad (1999-2000)
  • Joan E Ricart (2003-2006)
  • Margarethe Wiersema (2007-2009)
  • Carolyn Woo (2006-2007)
  • Edward Zajac (2003-2004)