Early Career Development Consortium 2020 Report
The Entrepreneurship Division Early Career Consortium was held virtually on August 7th for the Academy of Management Meeting. The consortium was coordinated by Desiree Pacheco (IESE Business School) and Rob Mitchell (Colorado State University).
This year, 31 participants were accepted into the ENT division early career consortium, with early-career faculty attending from Canada, China, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Mexico, Spain, the UK, and the United States.
The consortium was designed to help early-career scholars think through the challenges they are likely to face as assistant professors seeking to earn tenure. Topics addressed how to: effectively craft manuscripts, select good research questions, build a ‘manageable’ pipeline, get through the R&R process, and become a great reviewer. The primary format was a series of synchronous virtual small-group discussions with mentors and a synchronous round of ‘Mentor Jeopardy’ with all attendees.
Each participant was also assigned a mentor to meet with virtually outside the official meeting schedule. The attendees had the opportunity to engage with and learn from established scholars, including Alex McKelvie, Jean Clarke, Maija Renko, Greg Fisher, Matt Wood, Robert Nason, Sam Garg, Siri Terjesen, Stephanie Fernhaber, Trent Williams, and Ute Stephan. Overall, attendees indicated that they very much enjoyed the virtual sessions!
Desirée Pacheco and Rob Mitchell
Entrepreneurship ECDC Chairs