Mid-Career Consortium 2020 Report
The 2020 Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division Mid-Career Consortium took place in the morning (Eastern Standard Time) of August 8, 2020. This was the first virtual entrepreneurship mid-career consortium and conducted via Zoom.
Approximately 20 of the division’s senior scholars joined 35 scholars who have recently passed a significant milestone in their career (promotion, tenure, or significant service) to discuss the many paths available during the next phase of career development. After a plenary session, six breakout rooms were created to allow participants to discuss a wide range of career opportunities and directions, including exploring mid-career options, enablers to a successful next stage of their career, maximizing research enablers, branching out to other scholarship and education options, and paths to greater service and engagement. The selection of these topics and participants to the breakout rooms were based on feedback from participants which we gathered via email.
Participants in the consortium expressed a great deal of appreciation for the insights and openness of our senior scholars who provided actionable steps on how the participants can proceed on this new and less structured stage of their careers.
We would like to thank the many senior scholars who gave of their time. Thank you to Candy Brush, Charmine Hartel, Daphne Yiu, Dawn DeTienne, Friederike Welter, Garry Burton, Jeremy Short, Jill Kickul, Julio de Castro, Kimberly Eddleston, Lou Marino, Martin Obschonka, Peter Klein, Sara Sarasvathy, Sophie Manigart, Thomas Zellweger, and Tom Lumpkin.
We would also like to thank our mid-career participants, who brought such interesting questions and for experimenting with us on conducting the event virtually.
Next year’s MCC will be chaired by Maw-Der Foo (Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Business School, Singapore). Please contact him at email@example.com
if you are considering co-chairing the event.
2020 MCC Co-Chairs - Rachida Justo and Maw-Der Foo