Sponsored by the Mack Institute at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Beginning December 1st 2023, we will accept online applications for a webinar launching the second annual Collective Impact Doctoral Workshop on Choosing an Impactful Dissertation Research Topic, to be held on January 18th 2024 (9-11 am US Eastern Standard Time). The webinar will be led by Jerry Davis (U of Michigan) and Phanish Puranam (INSEAD).
The workshop is meant to help Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Macro-OB doctoral student entering the dissertation stage to select research topics that are impactful while still being feasible and rigorous research projects. It is aimed at students who have completed their coursework and comprehensive exams but have not yet finalized the topic for their thesis.
By impactful research we mean "relevant to important contemporary problems that our societies face"- another way to operationalize that would be to say, "of interest to audiences in addition to the readers of our academic journals". Much like any doctoral PDW, the workshop is an opportunity for students to explore topic selection and development in consultation with faculty members outside their home institutions. However, it has two distinct features:
Please note that the link for registering for the inaugural webinar on January 18th will open on December 1st, and we are only able to accept the first 100 applicants.
Hope to see you there!
Lori Rosenkopf and Dan Levinthal (Wharton)
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