Doctoral Consortium

Doctoral Consortium

Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division 2021 Doctoral Consortium

The 2021 Entrepreneurship Division Doctoral Consortium (DC) was held virtually on July 26, 28, and 30, 8:30AM to 12:00PM (Eastern Daylight Time). A total of 45 PhD students (20 men, 25 women) from different parts of the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Australia) participated in the DC. Charles Murnieks (University of Missouri-Kansas City) and Marilyn Uy (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) served as DC co-chairs. PhD Student Representative Ashley Roccapriore (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) also helped in organizing the DC. 

The DC program included the following segments: (1) Networking and Breakout Room Sessions where participants had the opportunity to get to know one another and exchange ideas on topics related to challenges and opportunities in academia; (2) Q&A with Howard Aldrich on “How to Write After Graduate School”; (3) Meet-the-Editors session with panel members Denis Gregoire (Academy of Management Journal), Ute Stephan (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice), Andrew Corbett (Journal of Business Venturing) and Keith Hmieleski (Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal); (4) Fireside Chat with Dean Shepherd; (5) Talk by Saras Sarasvathy on “Crafting Research Questions”; and (5) Job Market Panel with Jessica Jones (University of Tennessee-Knoxville), Trey Lewis (Virginia Tech), Matthias Tietz (University of St. Gallen), and Wei Yu (National University of Singapore). 

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: Alex Kier, Ben Warnick, Blake Mathias, Brandon Mueller, Desiree Pacheco, Lily Crosina, Erin Powell, Kim Klyver, Maija Renko, Markus Fitza, Matthias Tietz, Maw-Der Foo, Michael Conger, Michael Gielnik, Mona Mensmann, Nina Rosenbusch, Pankaj Patel, Reddi Kotha, Regan Stevenson, Stella Seyb, Stephanie Fernhaber, Stephen Zhang, and Violetta Gerasymenko.

Despite another year of a virtual DC, participants were overall satisfied with the program. Here are some comments provided by the students: 

“Gaining a peer group of PhD students with shared interests! I've already had twoconversations with potential collaborators since the consortium. The networking session on the first day was invaluable and I cannot wait to spend more time with everyone when we can hold in-person events again.” 

“Listening to every senior scholar was very beneficial. Each one of them touchedon different topics; the three sessions were equally valuable.” 

“I really love how welcoming and supportive everyone in the ENT division is. Thatreally comes through in the consortium.”

Consortium Co-Chairs

Marilyn Uy ( and Charles Murnieks (