BPS becomes STR!

Dear division members,

We are happy and excited to announce that on Monday August 7th our Division Chair Brian Silverman has officially announced the change of our Division name from Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) to Strategic Management (STR). This decision was supported by a division-wide survey where the great majority of our members chose the new name over two other options (“Strategy” or just the original name). Although we were all attached to the original Division name and to a certain extent we are sad to see it “retire”, we believe Strategic Management better embraces what our Division represents today and  in the future. Most importantly, we are proud to foster a decision that was collectively supported by the great majority of our community members.

Name % of first-ranked votes Overall ranking
Strategic Management 52% 2.38
Strategy 27% 1.92
Business Policy and Strategy 22% 1.72

As you probably noticed, the division has also adopted a new logo that represents a modern reinterpretation of the original one, and thus offers a graphical bridge between past and future. The STR Division official colors remain  burgundy, grey and black/white.

Please remind that from now on, official AOM communications and conference-related texts will report the new division name and acronym instead of the original one.

On behalf of our Division officers and Executive members we are therefore happy to welcome you to the Strategic Management – STR Division: (still) “the Best Place for Strategy!”



Paolo Aversa
Associate Professor of Strategy
Cass Business School

STR Division Communications Director

Join BPS for our Award events in Atlanta!

Dear BPS Community,

The BPS Division would like to highlight a few of our award events at AOM:

Please join us to honor Glenn Carroll, the winner of the 2017 BPS Irwin Outstanding Educator Award for Excellence in PhD Mentoring, Sunday August 6, 6-8 p.m. in the Atlanta Hyatt Centennial Ballroom II.

The six finalists for the BPS Wiley Blackwell Dissertation Award will present their dissertation research Monday August 8, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom V.
We will have our annual award ceremony as part of the BPS Business Meeting Monday evening, 6:30-7:30 in the Hyatt Centennial Ballroom II.
Join us to recognize the winners of the BPS best paper awards and the finalists and winner of the Wiley Blackwell Dissertation Award.  We will also honor Duane Ireland, winner of the first BPS Distinguished Service Award and Zeke Hernandez, winner of the first BPS Emerging Scholar award.


Safe travels to Atlanta, see you there!

Mary Benner

Associate Professor
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

BPS Division Chair – Elect

BPS Consortia and Workshops schedule

Dear BPS Community,

At this link you will be able to find the schedule of BPS Consortia and Workshops at the next Academy of Management Conference in Atlanta, GA.

[Please click here to see the Schedule]

All schedules are confirmed but one (the Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop might be extended of additional 30min, until 11am – please check this website and AOM official program for updates).

Thanks to our division members, every year BPS offers a rich program of Consortia and Workshops that caters different types of scholarly interests. We hope you will enjoy (and join) this year’s BPS program!


Paolo Aversa
Associate Professor of Strategy
Cass Business School

BPS Division Communications Director

BPS Spring Newsletter is now available!

Dear BPS Community,

The BPS Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available on the BPS website.

Notable material in the newsletter includes the following:

  • Information about the AOM – BPS Program and the BPS Division PDWs, Consortia, and Workshops
  • A message from the BPS Division Chair
  • Information about the BPS Division Election Candidates
  • Information about the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award, as well as two new awards—the Distinguished Service Award, and the Emerging Scholar Award
  • Various news and announcements (e.g., conference announcement

We hope you will find the newsletter useful.

Paolo Aversa
BPS Division Communications Director