The Extensions are separate, topical workshops individually organized in a variety of cities that are conveniently reached from the main conference location.

They are aimed at furthering the scientific debate on a specific topic in smaller workshop-type settings with the intent of bringing together attendees of the main SMS conference with local scholars. Typically, these one-day workshops are organized in conjunction with a local university, company or group of individuals and will be held before and after the main SMS conference.

The workshop program normally consists of a sequence of panel sessions organized around the theme of the extension. Each workshop 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.

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Extension 1: Fort Worth, TX – October 2, 2015

Fort Worth ExtensionLocation:

  • Texas Christian University


  • Expanding the Boundaries of Corporate Governance: Beyond the Shareholder-Firm Relationship


Extension 2: Boulder, CO – October 2, 2015

Boulder ExtensionLocation:

  • University of Colorado


  • Strategy, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship


Extension 3: Denver, CO – October 2, 2015

Denver ExtensionLocation:

  • University of Denver


  • Research Methods for Strategic Management


  • Larry Williams

Extension 4: Denver, CO – October 2, 2015

Denver ExtensionLocation:

  • University of Colorado at Denver & local businesses


  • Industry Emergence & Legitimacy Building: The Evolving Case of the Cannabis Industry in the U.S.


Extension 5: Colorado Springs, CO – October 2, 2015

Colorado Springs ExtensionLocation:


  • Trends, Theories and Techniques to Advance Family Business Research


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