24th Annual University of Utah Winter Strategy Conference

February 29-March 2, 2024

Call for papers

We issue an open call for manuscripts authored by junior strategy scholars from around the world for the 24th annual Utah Winter Strategy Conference.


Eight junior faculty members will be invited to present at the conference. Once there, you will have 25 minutes to present your research to an audience of peers and experienced strategy scholars. In addition, a more senior scholar with deep knowledge of your research area will be invited to provide a 15-minute discussion of your work. Prior participants have found this format and feedback extremely helpful in developing their work.


This call solicits papers from junior strategy scholars on any topic within the field of strategic management, broadly defined. We are also open to a wide range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, as long as papers push the field of strategic management in important new ways, and as long as papers are not yet accepted for publication.


Experienced junior faculty who have not yet presented at our conference are particularly encouraged to submit papers. Our target is scholars who have at least one year of experience as an assistant professor but are still pre-tenure.


This year’s conference will be held at the five star Hyatt Centric, located 25 minutes from Salt Lake City airport at the Canyons Village at Park City Ski Resort, in Park City Utah.


In addition to the featured junior faculty paper sessions, there are also plenary and panel sessions. There is also a great deal of free time in the schedule for skiing or other activities. In the past, some of the most impactful conversations have taken place on the ski lifts or during other winter activities.


Submissions will be accepted at the following link until October 31st, 2023, at midnight (Mountain Time):

 At the conclusion of the conference, one paper will be chosen to receive the 2024 University of Utah Best Research Paper Award.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact this year’s conference chair