2020 Doctoral Consortium


2020 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) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This virtual event will be held on Friday, August 7th, 2020, 8:00-11:00 AM (EDT). As the AOM conference will be held online this year due to the global pandemic crisis, as announced by AOM's leadership, we would like to give junior faculty and doctoral students the opportunity to participate in a shortened virtual edition of the consortium.

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 shortened virtual joint consortium involves an intensive research incubator session for doctoral students and junior faculty. Doctoral students are asked to give a short (15 minute) round table 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. Besides this we will also facilitate an interview and Q&A with an experienced OSCM scholar who will honestly share his pathway to publishing papers.

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.

So far, we are excited to have received close to a normal amount of applications (about 80%), and have tendered acceptances to those that applied by the deadline. Some of you weren’t sure about applying for the consortium due to the uncertainty of our plans. Additionally, we are now not constrained by room size as in a physical conference. Therefore, we are pleased to provide an extended application timeline! 

  • June 17th - Extended 1st round application due date
  • July 10th - The due date for longer abstracts from accepted participants
  • July 24th - Incubator group matches will be completed and sent out to mentors
  • August 7th - The Consortium!

Thus, 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 17, 2020. Applications will be acknowledged via email end of June. The consortium is a pre-registration event; all attendees must register to the AOM conference (http://aom.org/annualmeeting/registration/) and then pre-register in accordance with instructions we will send out to accepted participants.

For any questions, please contact either of this year’s consortium coordinators:

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 (junior faculty only).

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!

2019 Consortium Group Picture (Boston)
2018 Consortium Group Picture (Chicago)

2017 Consortium Group Picture (Atlanta)


Past Doctoral Consortium Organizers

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)