The Entrepreneurship Division Doctoral Consortium was held on August 10th and 11th at the Academy of Management meeting in Chicago. It was co-directed by Reddi Kotha (Singapore Management University) and Phillip Kim (Babson College). This year, there were 80+ applicants and 35 were accepted into the ENT division doctoral consortium, all attending in full. There was an even gender split (47% females, 53% males) and strong international representation with students from Europe, Asia and North America.
During the two-day consortium, attendees had met with several senior scholars, including Michael Freese, Howard Aldrich, Anna Brattström, Linda Edelman, Jonathan Sims, Melissa Cardon, Jennifer Jennings, Jeff McMullen, Dimo Dimov, and Bill Gartner, discussing key topics, including writing, the reviewing process, and teaching. There was also a panel discussion with editors from the major journals, such as Marc Gruber of AMJ, Sharon Alvarez of AMR, Chris Tucci of AMD, Johan Wiklund of ET&P, Jeff McMullen of JBV, and Melissa Graebner of SEJ. In the last session, attendees had the opportunity to get personal feedback from several faculty members on developing their papers.
Overall, attendees express high satisfaction with the consortium this year. Followings are some feedback of the attendees this year.
The whole consortium as such was extremely valuable. I considered most valuable were (1) the inputs from scholars like Professor Aldrich and Professor Cardon on how to make the writing and revising process more straightforward, (2) the individual break-out sessions with two students and one Professor and (3) the great networking opportunities with other participants that really allowed for an exchange of ideas.”
(The most valuable experience included) meeting new people (fantastic!), having a senior scholar review my paper (this is turning into a longer term relationship), and the writing tips from Howard Aldrich.
The teaching elements offered practical advice from experience and the publishing sessions provided examples and practical advice on navigating the process.
The quality of the consortium was great. I appreciated how openly and candidly people were willing to speak to us about every aspect of academia.