2023 AOM Entrepreneurship Doctoral Consortium
The 2023 Entrepreneurship Division Doctoral Consortium (DC) was held on August 4th, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Boston. A total of 29 Ph.D. students from different parts of the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Australia) participated in the DC. Veroniek Collewaert (Vlerick Business School, KU Leuven Belgium) and Will Drover (Texas Christian University) served as DC co-chairs.
The DC program included the following segments: (1) Networking Sessions where participants had the opportunity to get to know one another; (2) Q&A with Howard Aldrich on “How to Write After Graduate School”; (3) Q&A with Dean Shepherd on “How to Be a Productive Scholar”; (4) Meet-the-Editors session with panel members Toyah Miller (Academy of Management Journal), Candida Brush (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice), Jeff McMullen (Journal of Business Venturing), Melissa Cardon (Journal of Management/Academy of Management Review) and Peter Klein (Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal); (4) Q&A with Vangelis Souitaris and Shaker Zahra on “Things I Wish I Knew”.
Participants also had their respective paper development and feedback sessions where each participant was matched with a senior scholar and another student participant. During the session, mentors provided developmental feedback on the student’s work-in-progress paper. Students also had the opportunity to read each other’s papers and offer feedback. The following scholars generously volunteered their time to serve as mentors: Dimo Dimov, Gabriella Cacciotti, Keith Hmieleski, Kimberly Eddleston, Marcus Wolfe, Marilyn Uy, Matthew Wood, Mirjam Knockaert, Aaron Anglin, Thomas Allison, Sophie Manigart, Stella Seyb and Ben Warnick.
Prior to the in-person session in August, a Job Market Panel was organized in June. This was a virtual session to facilitate greater participation. Panelists included Trey Lewis (Virginia Tech University), Emily Neubert (Texas Tech University), and Rebecca Preller (University of Bayreuth). Approximately 50 doctoral students attended this virtual event.
Participants enjoyed the Consortium and found the sessions valuable, especially all the networking opportunities and the chance to meet and talk to the Entrepreneurship Division Scholars. Some representative comments are listed below:
Thank you for having me in the doctoral consortium. It was an exciting experience learning in person from Howard Aldrich and Dean Shepherd, interacting with top-tier journal editors, and discussing my paper with the ETP editor in my research interest (Marilyn Uy) as a mentor. I am grateful for all the effort you and other organizers put into organizing this wonderful consortium to make these happen. It was also great talking with you, and I look forward to seeing you at future conferences!
Many thanks for organizing the ENT Doctoral Consortium – it was very helpful and truly inspirational to hear about the reflections and experiences of such eminent scholars.
Thank you for organizing this year’s consortium. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet my peers and receive advice from editors and luminaries in the field. I also appreciated the feedback I received on my paper from Marcus, it will definitely help me progress the paper forward.
Many many thanks for the consortsium! It was truly unique and very valuable.