Dear Colleagues,
Apologies for cross-postings. In the lead up to this year's annual meeting of the Strategic Management Society, the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) organizes a one day consortium on "Strategy and Institutions."  This will be held at the RSM campus in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on the 5th of October.  We very much welcome participants as well as paper presenters!

This year's conference theme "Strategy in Transition" places institutions central to the theories and practices of strategic management.  The Rotterdam School of Management offers an extension to this theme by focusing on how institutions influence strategy formation and implementation processes in domestic and international contexts.  Regulatory, normative and cognitive institutions may constrain strategic decision-makers because of rationalized myths, isomorphism, and legitimacy or legal demands.  They may also be helpful in facilitating the formation and implementation of certain strategies, improving the functioning of markets, and shaping business practices. Strategies may or may not be aligned with institutions, and this may be strategically savvy, sinful or silly.  With this extension we aim to reflect, debate and learn about how strategies and institutions relate to each other.

Critical contributors to field such as Keith Brouthers, Andrew Delios, Igor Filatotchev, Tatiana Kostova and Arjen van Witteloostuijn will be on panels to discuss how institutions influence, and are influenced by, forming and implementing strategies.

Call for Papers - We very much welcome submissions of papers on the general theme of "Strategy & Institutions".  You can do so by emailing your papers to Taco Reus at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> before August 31.
More information can be found on the SMS website -
Registration - Until Sept 25, the fee  is $105, or $85 if you are an SMS member.
You can register on the SMS website -

If you have further questions do not hesitate to ask!
Pursey Heugen - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Justin Jansen - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Arjen Slangen - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Taco Reus - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Arjen Slangen
Associate Professor of International Business
Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
T Building, Room 7-31
3062 PA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 10 408 1993
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