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Call for Participants: 2020 STR Doctoral and Dissertation Consortia

  • 1.  Call for Participants: 2020 STR Doctoral and Dissertation Consortia

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    CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
    Strategic Management Division (STR) Doctoral and Dissertation Consortia 2020

     

    The Strategic Management Division (STR) will again sponsor two consortia for doctoral students during the pre-conference period of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Vancouver: the STR Doctoral Consortium and the STR Dissertation Consortium (please see the table below to identify which consortium is right for you)

     

     

    STR Doctoral Consortium
    Friday-Saturday August 7-8, 2020
    (Welcome dinner on Thursday, August 6th)
    Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

     

    The STR Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who are in the dissertation proposal stage of their PhD programs.  The objective of the consortium is to support doctoral students as they shape their dissertations.  Students will have opportunities to discuss their work in small groups with distinguished faculty and peers, to meet and interact with future colleagues, and to enhance their scholarship, teaching and overall development. The consortium will be held on Friday, August 7 from 8 am to 6 pm and on Saturday, August 8, from 8 am to 1 pm, preceded by a hosted welcome dinner the evening before on Thursday, August 6.

    The 2020 Doctoral Consortium co-chairs are John Joseph (University of California Irvine) and Isin Guler (University of North Carolina). The faculty panel includes (by last name in alphabetic order): Nick Argyres (Washington University), Victor Bennett (Duke University), Guoli Chen (INSEAD), Russ Coff (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Andrea Contigiani (Ohio State University), Sinziana Dorobantu (New York University), Vibha Gaba (INSEAD), Srividya Jandhyala (ESSEC), Sonali Shah (University of Illinois), Bart Vanneste (University College London), and Natalya D Vinokurova (University of Pennsylvania).

    Interested students should apply via the application website no later than May 31, 2020.  All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by the end of June 2020.

    **Application Website: https://tinyurl.com/STRDocConsortium2020

     The application website will request the following information:

    1. Cover Letter.  You will be asked to submit a "cover letter" describing your interest in the Strategic Management division, and why the STR Doctoral Consortium is the best fit for you. Please also indicate the number of years you will have participated in your PhD program by September 2020 and your expected dissertation proposal defense date. Note that when submitting the letter you will be required to confirm that: (a) you are applying to the STR Doctoral Consortium only (and not the STR Dissertation Consortium), (b) your primary division of interest is Strategic Management, (c) you will attend the STR Doctoral Consortium if accepted, and (d) you commit to accept an invitation to only one doctoral consortium at the 2020 AOM meeting.  You should enter the text of your letter in the space provided on the application website (no attachments). 
    2. Nomination Letter.  Have your dissertation chairperson write a nomination letter (on letterhead).  The letter should verify that you are working on your dissertation proposal and state your dissertation proposal defense date.  Please upload as a PDF (only).  Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-Nomination.pdf.  If your chairperson would prefer to send us a nomination letter privately he / she may do so by emailing it to johnj2@uci.edu, but please indicate on the form if that is the case. Space permitting, we will work to accommodate multiple students from a single institution; if space is limited, only one student per institution will be admitted.
    3. Curriculum Vitae.  You will be asked to upload your current CV.  Please upload as a PDF (only).  Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-CV.pdf.
    4. Dissertation Abstract.  You will be asked for a 200 word abstract of your dissertation proposal.  Please identify 3-5 keywords at the end of the abstract.  Note that your abstract will be distributed to other consortium participants. You should enter the text of your abstract in the space provided on the application website (no attachments).       
    5. Dissertation Summary.  You will be asked for a summary of your dissertation proposal (2 page maximum). Please upload as a PDF (only).  Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-Summary.pdf.

    If you have questions about the Doctoral Consortium, please contact consortium co-chairs John Joseph (johnj2@uci.edu) or Isin Guler (Isin_Guler@kenan-flagler.unc.edu).

     

     

    STR Dissertation Consortium: The Job Market and Beyond
    Friday, August 7, 2020 (8 am - 6 pm)
    (Welcome dinner on Thursday, August 6)
    Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

    The STR Dissertation Consortium is intended for those PhD students who are in the advanced stages of their programs and who will be on the job market during the 2020-2021 academic year (i.e., for faculty positions that begin in Fall 2021). The focus of the STR Dissertation Consortium will be on providing participating students with an opportunity to discuss their job market papers in small groups with distinguished faculty and peers.

    The 2020 Dissertation Consortium will be held on Friday, August 7 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, preceded by a hosted welcome dinner the evening before, on Thursday, August 6th.

    The co-chairs of the 2020 Dissertation Consortium are Catherine Magelssen (London Business School) and Luis Ballesteros (George Washington University). The faculty panel includes (by last name in alphabetic order): Theresa Cho (Seoul National University), Ilya Cuypers (Singapore Management University), Andrew Delios (National University of Singapore), JP Eggers (NYU), Javier Gimeno (INSEAD), Ha Hoang (ESSEC), Suresh Kotha (University of Washington), Elena Kulchina (NC State), and Dennis Yao (Harvard Business School).

    Priority for admission to the 2020 Dissertation Consortium will be given to students who: (1) have completed drafts of their job market papers, and (2) have not previously attended the STR Doctoral Consortium. However, any doctoral student who expects to enter the job market and graduate during the 2020-2021 academic year (and who is not applying to the 2020 Doctoral Consortium) may apply.

    Interested students should apply via the application website (link below) no later than May 31, 2020. All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by the end of June 2020.

    ***Application website: http://lbs.eu.qualtrics.com/str2020dissertationconsortium 

    The application website will request the following information:

    1. Cover Letter: Provide a cover letter for your application to the STR Dissertation Consortium, which describes your interest in the Strategic Management division, and explains why the STR Dissertation Consortium is the best fit for you. Enter your letter in the space provided on the application website (no attachments). Note that when submitting the letter, you will also be required to (a) indicate expected academic year to be on the job market, (b) confirm that you are applying to the STR Dissertation Consortium only (and not to the STR Doctoral Consortium), and (c) confirm that you will attend the STR Dissertation Consortium if accepted.
    2. Nomination Letter: Upload your nomination letter. Have your dissertation chair write a nomination letter (on letterhead). The letter should verify that you are expected to enter the job market and graduate during the 2020-2021 academic year. Please upload as a PDF (only). Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-Nomination.pdf.  If your chairperson would prefer to provide a nomination letter privately, he/she can email it to us at cmaglessen@london.edu. If you are choosing that option, please indicate so on the form. Space permitting, we will work to accommodate multiple students from a single institution; if space is limited, only one student per institution will be admitted. Please note that the nomination letter must reach us by May 31st for your application to be considered.
    3. Curriculum Vitae: Upload your current CV. Please upload as a PDF (only). Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-CV.pdf.
    4. Job Market Paper: Upload the current version of your job market paper. You will have the opportunity to provide a revised version of the paper when we get closer to AOM. Please upload as a PDF (only). Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-Paper.pdf.

    If you have questions about the Dissertation Consortium, please contact one of the co-chairs Catherine Magelssen (cmagelssen@london.edu) or Luis Ballesteros (ballesteros@email.gwu.edu).

     


     

    Which STR consortium is right for you?

    (Important note: Students are typically allowed to attend only one consortium during their PhD program, barring special circumstances)

     

    STR Doctoral Consortium

    STR Dissertation Consortium: The Job Market & Beyond

    What Stage of the Doctoral Program Are You In?

    The STR Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who are in the dissertation proposal stage of their PhD programs. 

    The STR Dissertation Consortium is intended for students in the later stage of their programs and who will be on the job market during the 2020-2021 academic year (i.e. for faculty positions that begin in Fall 2021).

    Objectives: Dissertation vs. Job Market

    The objective of the STR Doctoral Consortium is to support doctoral students as they shape their dissertations.  Students will have the opportunity to get feedback on their dissertations in small groups with faculty and peers.

    The focus of the STR Dissertation Consortium is on providing participating students with an opportunity to discuss their job market papers in small groups with distinguished faculty and peers.

    Key Difference

    The STR Doctoral Consortium is focused on issues related to shaping your dissertation. The STR Dissertation Consortium is focused on job-market related issues.

    Pick One!

    Please apply to only ONE of the two consortia in any given year

    Overlap

    Both consortia share a half-day of sessions on Friday afternoon

     



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    Isin Guler
    UNC Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill NC
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