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Call for Participants 2021 OSCM Division Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium

  • 1.  Call for Participants 2021 OSCM Division Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium

    Posted 03-31-2021 08:08
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    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 that will be scheduled sometime between Friday, July 30th, 2021, and Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 (exact dates will follow end of April, see 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 May 17th, 2021. Applications will be acknowledged via email by the end of May. 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.

    Desirée van Dun
    Assistant Professor
    University of Twente
    The Netherlands