2021 Doctoral Consortium

2021 OSCM Division Joint Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium at the Academy of Management

The OSCM Division is proud to announce a joint Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM). This event will be held over two half-day sessions on Friday, July 30th, 2021, and Saturday, July 31st, 2021 (both 08:00 - 11:30 am EDT). This consortium has been a regular feature of the division’s conference professional development workshop (PDW) program, and has been instrumental in assisting doctoral students and junior faculty in furthering their research and building their professional network with peers and senior faculty.

The primary focus of the joint consortium involves an intensive Research Incubator session for doctoral students and junior faculty. Doctoral students are asked to give a short (15 minute) breakout room presentation about their research proposal to a panel of senior and junior faculty who then provide feedback and guidance on each proposal. Subsequently, the junior faculty will have an opportunity to present their research programs describing how they are extending their dissertation research and/or starting new research streams. The doctoral students are expected to ask questions and learn about building a research identity. In addition to the research incubator session, several sessions will further elaborate on publishing and the development of research streams. This includes a panel discussion with various faculty from universities in multiple countries who will share their tips and advice on how to successfully negotiate the job market, a Learning from the Giants session with a distinguished OSCM scholar, who will honestly share her pathway to publishing papers, as well as an Ethical Dilemma Game. To help doctoral students and junior faculty to navigate the difficult task of integrating into the academic community in socially distanced pandemic conditions, scholars in our discipline will engage consortium participants in a Virtual Reception.

Doctoral students and junior faculty doing research on any OSCM topic may participate. However, preference will be given to students and junior faculty employing empirical research techniques. Students who have attended other conferences’ doctoral consortia find this consortium uniquely beneficial due to its intensive focus on developing research. In our small-group format, junior faculty are put in a unique position of receiving advice from senior faculty as well as acting as mentors for doctoral students.

If you are interested in attending the Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium, please send your application by e-mail to the relevant coordinator by June 21st, 2021 (final call). Applications will be acknowledged via email by end of June. The consortium is a pre-registration event; all attendees must pre-register in accordance with instructions we will send out to accepted participants. Because of the special circumstances of this year’s virtual edition, the OSCM division will grant 25 waivers of the 2021 AOM conference fee for participants (on a first come, first served basis). Waiver awards will be communicated by the end of June.

Applications should include: (i) a cover letter including full contact information, your advisor’s contact information (doctoral students only), and a one-sentence statement on your stage in the doctoral program (doctoral students only), (ii) a current vita, and (iii) a one-page summary of your dissertation research (doctoral students only) / research prospectus highlighting one main research proposal (junior faculty only). For any questions, please contact either of this year’s consortium coordinators:

Any senior faculty interested in mentoring please contact either coordinator listed above.

We very much look forward to this year's virtual edition and to offer you the networking and knowledge sharing opportunities in the best way possible. Although things will be different as compared to previous years, we hope this new set up still enables you to further develop your work. Thank you for applying, and, meanwhile: Stay safe and take care!

2020 Consortium Group Picture (first-ever virtual edition)

2019 Consortium Group Picture (Boston)

2018 Consortium Group Picture (Chicago)

2017 Consortium Group Picture (Atlanta)


Past Doctoral Consortium Organizers

John Macdonald (Colorado State University, USA – consortium coordinator 2019 & 2020)
Kai Förstl (German Graduate School of Management & Law, Germany
 – consortium coordinator 2018 & 2019)
Stephanie Eckerd (University of Tenessee, USA – consortium coordinator 2017 & 2018)
Finn Wynstra (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands – consortium coordinator 2016 & 2017)
Dina Ribbink (University of Western Ontario, Canada – consortium coordinator 2015 & 2016)