Faculty Awards and Honors

FIU Business Associate Dean will help lead a Strategic Management Society, Global Strategy Interest Group

Sumit K. KunduSumit Kundu, associate dean for international affairs at FIU Business, was elected associate program chair of the Strategic Management Society Global Strategy Interest Group. This is a three-year term beginning with associate program chair (Year 1), program chair (Year 2), and chair of the Global Strategy Interest Group (Year 3).

The Global Strategy Interest Group examines the business landscape and the strategic challenges facing business leaders today. Focus areas include strategic and organizational studies, cross-border corporate or business strategy management, global value chain, digitalization, and foreign location entry strategies.

“We are the bridge that connects academia to practice, and the domain is global strategy,” said Kundu, a James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business. “The goal is to bring together people from all walks of life – private and public companies, small and medium-sized businesses, large multinationals - to discuss global strategy issues.”

During the first year of a three-year term, Kundu will focus on developing a myriad of global strategy sessions for the 2024 annual SMS conference, to be held in Istanbul in October. Scholars can present their research and receive feedback to develop their work for publication in the Global Strategy Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

“This will be an opportunity for scholars around the world to conduct state-of-the-art research in global strategy and share it with their students,” said Kundu. The conference will feature videos and presentations from academics and practitioners. “The Strategic Management Society has several interest groups, and there is an overlap between what we do in the Global Strategy Interest Group with other interest groups to facilitate a holistic understanding of contemporary challenges and opportunities in strategic management.”