The Extensions are separate, topical workshops individually organized at academic institutions in a variety of European cities.

They are aimed at furthering the scientific debate on a specific topic in smaller workshop-type settings. The Extensions represent opportunities for attendees of the main SMS conference in Prague to share and discuss emerging ideas in an interesting and enjoyable setting. They are open to be attended by additional local scholars and will offer opportunities to establish or develop collaborations with other scholars. These one-day workshops will take place at a local university and will be held before and after the SMS Annual International Conference. Each will include coffee breaks and a group luncheon. Information and assistance might be provided for accommodation and travel, but participants will be responsible for these elements on their own.

Upfront registration will be required to allow planning. A registration fee of US$ 105 per participant will be charged per workshop day to cover expenses. For registrations after September 24 the fee increases to US$ 155. SMS members receive a $20 reduction.

Extension 1: Dresden/Freiberg, Germany – Friday, October 5, 2012


  • Freiberg University


  • Corporate Strategy - The Future of Managing Multi-Business Firms


Please click here for more information about the Dresden/Freiberg extension.

Extension 2: Linz, Austria – Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5, 2012

Linz AustriaLocation:

  • Cruise on the Danube River


  • Tapping into Pockets of Knowledge: Global Knowledge Acquisition, Ambidexterity and Organizational Transitions


Please click here for more information about the Linz extension.

Extension 3: Rotterdam, Netherlands – Friday, October 5, 2012

Rotterdam NetherlandsLocation:

  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management


  • Strategy and Institutions


Please click here for more information about the Rotterdam extension.

Extension 4: Vilnius, Lithuania – Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vilnius LithuaniaLocation:

  • ISM University of Management and Economics


  • Strategic Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Transitioning Post-Socialist Economies


Please click here for more information about the Vilnius extension.

Extension 5: Ostrava, Czech Republic – Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ostrava Czech Republic.jpgLocation:

  • Ostrava Business School


  • Industry Transformation and Renewal Strategies


Please click here for more information about the Ostrava extension.

Prague, Czech Republic (Affiliated Event) – Wednesday, October 10 2012


Our local partner, the Czech Society for Strategic Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CSSMIE), will be hosting a Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum in Prague directly after our conference. For more information regarding this event, please click here.

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