Mid-Career Consortium

Entrepreneurship Division Mid-Career Consortium 2018 - Recap

By Christopher Stevens and Brett Smith

On Saturday afternoon of the 2018 Academy of Management meeting, the Entrepreneurship Division once again sponsored a unique consortium targeted towards mid-career professionals.  The objective of the consortium was to help individuals who have achieved tenure to develop a strategy for the next stage of their careers.

More than 20 mid-career entrepreneurship scholars participated in a series of round-table discussions with eight senior scholars from around the world on a variety of topics, including:

  • Research - keeping your research fresh, grants and opportunities, doctoral students, book authorship
  • Career moves - Mid-career options, joint appointments, sabbaticals, teaching and executive education
  • Service – editorships, conferences, chairs and center directors, and the ENT Division

Approximately half of our mid-career scholars called international universities home, and despite a smaller-than-planned number of senior scholars (due to schedule challenges), our senior scholars provided a variety of perspectives on choices related to international focus, gender, work-life balance, and school affiliation.

The 2019 will seek to engage even more junior and senior scholars in this valuable experience.

Consortium Chairs

Brett Smith
Chris Stevens