The 2021 Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division Mid-Career Consortium took place on the morning (Eastern Standard Time) of August 7, 2021. This is the second virtual entrepreneurship mid-career consortium and was conducted via Zoom.
21 scholars who have recently passed a significant milestone in their career (promotion, tenure, or significant service) and 8 of the Division’s senior scholars discussed the many paths available during the next phase of career development. After a plenary session, four 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, research enables and directions, 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 senior scholars who gave of their time. Thank you to Charmine Hartel, Friederike Welter, Jon Carr, Lou Marino, Paul Steffens, Per Davidsson, and Phil Phan.
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 Carina Lomberg. Please contact her at email@example.com if you are considering co-chairing the event.
2021 MCC Co-Chairs - Maw-Der Foo & Carina Lomberg