Invitation to Strategic Management Society Conference Extension in Vilnius


Invitation to Strategic Management Society Conference Extension in Vilnius

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) and ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius, Lithuania, we invite you to attend the "Strategic Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Transitioning and Emerging Economies" Extension on October 11, 2012. You may participate in this Extension without attending the main SMS conference. Doctoral students and junior faculty are welcome! 




There is a US$ 85.00 registration fee (for current SMS members) which must be paid directly to SMS via the following link: The fee is $105 for non-SMS members. The registration fee includes a light lunch, coffee/snacks and gala dinner.




The day-long Extension will focus on how dynamic, transitioning and emerging market economies are trying to carve out a niche in a global economy. Participants will have an opportunity to engage interactively with leading scholars and peers about important 'Strategic Innovation and Entrepreneurship' research and teaching issues.


Program details can be found at:




This event will feature an array of distinguished scholars from three different continents, faculty and practitioners from the Baltic region. These include:


  • Marjorie Lyles, Indiana University, USA
  • Kevin D. Clark, Villanova University, USA
  • Peter Moran, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Hector Rocha, IAE Business School, Argentina
  • Hemant Merchant, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Aldas Kriauciunas, Purdue University, USA
  • Miguel Rivera-Santos, Babson Colege, USA
  • and also experienced Baltic executives.




This Extension would be of interest to academics as well as practitioners interested in learning more about strategic innovation and entrepreneurship from/in transitioning and emerging markets.  The interactive nature of this event would particularly benefit PhD students, junior academics, as well as those recently introduced to the strategic innovation and entrepreneurship as well as the transitioning and emerging markets phenomenon.




Please direct your questions to extension co-chairs Modestas Gelbuda ( and Aldas Kriauciunas (  For travel, accomodation, and logistics issues please contact Mindaugas Jakucionis (


Look forward to seeing you in Vilnius!


Modestas Gelbuda

ISM University of Management and Economics

Aldas Kriauciunas

Purdue University