2020 Doctoral Consortium

2020 OSCM Division Joint Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium at the Academy of Management

The Operations and Supply Chain Management 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 event will be held from 8:45 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday, August 7th, 2020. This includes a breakfast, lunch and a closing drink. Note that all OSCM Division members are welcome to join the closing drink from 5:00 until 6:00 PM.

This consortium has been a regular feature of the division’s conference 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) 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 panel sessions will further elaborate on publishing and the development of research streams. Experts in the field are invited to provide their input and engage participants in Q&A sessions.

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 format, junior faculty are put in a unique position of receiving advice from senior faculty as well as acting as mentors for doctoral students.

The consortium coordinators are John Macdonald (john.macdonald@colostate.edu) for the junior faculty and Desirée van Dun (d.h.vandun@utwente.nl) for the doctoral students. If you are interested in attending the Joint Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium, please send your application by e-mail to the relevant coordinator by the 15th of April, 2020. Applications will be acknowledged via email by mid May. The consortium is a pre-registration event; all attendees must pre-register in accordance with these instructions.

Applications should include: (i) a cover letter including your full contact information, your advisor’s full 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).

If you are in need of a travel grant, please include a paragraph to your application which outlines an estimate of what you will need, the expected use of any awarded travel funds, and why you are in need of them. Please note that our budget is small and may need to be shared among a couple of applicants. Funding awards will be communicated by the end of May, but please note that AOM holds the funds and only reimburses the grants after the conference. If interested, see the details in the OSCM Endowment Charter.

Any senior faculty interested in mentoring please contact either coordinator.

For any questions, please contact John Macdonald (john.macdonald@colostate.edu) or Desirée van Dun (d.h.vandun@utwente.nl).

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)