Strategic Management Division (STR) Virtual Doctoral and Dissertation Consortia 2021

Starts:  Jul 27, 2021 8:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jul 28, 2021 1:00 PM (ET)
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Strategic Management Division (STR) Virtual Doctoral and Dissertation Consortia 2021
 
 
STR Doctoral Consortium
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 27 and 28, 2021 (8am - 1pm EDT)
Application Deadline: June 7, 2021
 

The STR Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who are in the dissertation proposal stage of their PhD programs.  The objective of the consortium is to support doctoral students as they shape their dissertations.  Students will have opportunities to discuss their work in small groups with distinguished faculty and peers, to meet and interact with future colleagues, and to enhance their scholarship, teaching and overall development.

The 2021 STR Doctoral Consortium will have synchronous and asynchronous components as well as networking components.  The synchronous meetings will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 and Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 8am to 1:00pm EDT.

The 2021 Doctoral Consortium co-chairs are Isin Guler (University of North Carolina) and Metin Sengul (Boston College).  The tentative faculty panel includes (by last name in alphabetic order): Seth Carnahan (Washington University in St Louis), Trey Cummings (John Hopkins University), Caroline Flammer (Boston University), Martin Ganco (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Hyunjin Kim (INSEAD), Marlo Raveendran (University of California, Riverside), Charlotte Ren (Temple University), Violina Rindova (University of Southern California), Robert Seamans (New York University), Matthew Semadeni (Arizona State University), Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh (University of Minnesota), and Todd Zenger (University of Utah).

Interested students should apply via the application website no later than June 7th, 2021.  All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by the end of June 2021.

***Application Website: https://tinyurl.com/STRDoctoralConsortium2021

The application website will request the following information:

  1. Cover Letter.  You will be asked to submit a "cover letter" describing your interest in the Strategic Management division, and why the STR Doctoral Consortium is the best fit for you.  Please also indicate the number of years you will have participated in your PhD program by September 2021 and your expected dissertation proposal defense date.  Note that when submitting the letter you will be required to confirm that: (a) you are applying to the STR Doctoral Consortium only (and not the STR Dissertation Consortium), (b) your primary division of interest is Strategic Management, (c) you will attend the STR Doctoral Consortium if accepted, and (d) you commit to accept an invitation to only one doctoral consortium at the 2021 AOM meeting.  You should enter the text of your letter in the space provided on the application website (no attachments). 
  2. Nomination Letter.  Have your dissertation chairperson write a nomination letter (on letterhead).  The letter should verify that you are working on your dissertation proposal and state your dissertation proposal defense date.  Please upload as a PDF (only).  Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-Nomination.pdf.  If your chairperson would prefer to send us a nomination letter privately he/she may do so by emailing it to Isin_Guler@kenan-flagler.unc.edu, but please indicate on the form if that is the case.  Space permitting, we will work to accommodate multiple students from a single institution; if space is limited, only one student per institution will be admitted.
  3. Curriculum Vitae.  You will be asked to upload your current CV.  Please upload as a PDF (only).  Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-CV.pdf.
  4. Dissertation Abstract.  You will be asked for a 200 word abstract of your dissertation proposal.  Please identify 3-5 keywords at the end of the abstract.  Note that your abstract will be distributed to other consortium participants.  You should enter the text of your abstract in the space provided on the application website (no attachments).    
  5. Dissertation Summary.  You will be asked for a summary of your dissertation proposal (2 page maximum).  Please upload as a PDF (only).  Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-Summary.pdf.

If you have questions about the Doctoral Consortium, please contact consortium co-chairs Isin Guler (Isin_Guler@kenan-flagler.unc.edu) or Metin Sengul (metin.sengul@bc.edu).

 

  

STR Dissertation Consortium: The Job Market and Beyond
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 27 and 28, 2021 (8am - 12pm EDT)
Application Deadline: June 7, 2021

 

The STR Dissertation Consortium is intended for those PhD students who are in the advanced stages of their programs and who are considering the job market during the 2021-2022 academic year (i.e., for faculty positions that begin in Fall 2022).  The focus of the STR Dissertation Consortium will be on providing participating students with an opportunity to discuss their job market papers and 'elevator pitches' about their research identity in small groups with distinguished faculty and peers for high-quality, developmental feedback.  We will also be using breakout groups during coffee breaks to facilitate student networking.

The co-chairs of the 2021 Dissertation Consortium are Luis Ballesteros (George Washington University) and Vanessa Burbano (Columbia University).  The faculty panel includes (by last name in alphabetic order): Rajshree Agarwal (University of Maryland), Xavier Castañer (HEC Lausanne), Christine M.K. Chan (Hong Kong University), Felipe Csaszar (University of Michigan), Teresa Dickler (IE Business School), Sharique Hasan (Duke University), Olenka Kacperczyk (London Business School), Riitta Katila (Stanford University), Weiyi Ng (National University of Singapore), Brian Silverman (University of Toronto), and Yu Zhang (China Europe International Business School)

Priority for admission to the 2021 Dissertation Consortium will be given to students who: (1) have completed drafts of their job market papers, and (2) have not previously attended the STR Doctoral Consortium. However, any doctoral student who is considering to enter the job market and graduate during the 2021-2022 academic year (and who is not applying to the 2021 Doctoral Consortium) may apply.  We understand that this year poses significant challenges for students on the job market.  We therefore intend cover how to maneuver the challenges and considerations of this year's market, crafting your elevator pitch, and also focus on providing developmental feedback for the publication process on student job market papers.

Interested students should apply via the application website (link below) no later than June 7th, 2021.  All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by the end of June 2021.

***Application website: https://luisballesteros.net/str-virtual-dissertation-consortium/

The application website will request the following information:

  1. Cover Letter: Provide a cover letter for your application to the STR Dissertation Consortium, which describes your interest in the Strategic Management division, and explains why the STR Dissertation Consortium is the best fit for you.  Enter your letter in the space provided on the application website (no attachments).  Note that when submitting the letter, you will also be required to (a) indicate expected academic year to be on the job market, (b) confirm that you are applying to the STR Dissertation Consortium only (and not to the STR Doctoral Consortium), and (c) confirm that you will attend the STR Dissertation Consortium if accepted.
  2. Nomination Letter: Upload your nomination letter.  Have your dissertation chair write a nomination letter (on letterhead).  The letter should verify that you are considering to enter the job market and graduate during the 2021-2022 academic year.  Please upload as a PDF (only).  Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-Nomination.pdf.  If your chairperson would prefer to provide a nomination letter privately, he/she can email it to us at ballesteros@gwu.edu.  If you are choosing that option, please indicate so on the form.  Space permitting, we will work to accommodate multiple students from a single institution; if space is limited, only one student per institution will be admitted.  Please note that the nomination letter must reach us by June 8th for your application to be considered.
  3. Curriculum Vitae: Upload your current CV. Please upload as a PDF (only).  Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-CV.pdf.
  4. Job Market Paper: Upload the current version of your job market paper.  You will have the opportunity to provide a revised version of the paper when we get closer to AOM.  Please upload as a PDF (only). Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-Paper.pdf.

If you have questions about the Dissertation Consortium, please contact one of the co-chairs Luis Ballesteros (ballesteros@gwu.edu) and Vanessa Burbano (vanessa.burbano@gsb.columbia.edu).  

 

 

Which STR consortium is right for you?

(Important note: Students are typically allowed to attend only one consortium during their PhD program, barring special circumstances)

 

STR Doctoral Consortium

STR Dissertation Consortium: The Job Market & Beyond

What Stage of the Doctoral Program Are You In?

The STR Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who are in the dissertation proposal stage of their PhD programs. 

The STR Dissertation Consortium is intended for students in the later stage of their programs and considering the job market during the 2021-2022 academic year (i.e., for faculty positions that begin in Fall 2022).

Objectives:

Dissertation vs. Job Market

The objective of the STR Doctoral Consortium is to support doctoral students as they shape their dissertations.  Students will have the opportunity to get feedback on their dissertations in small groups with faculty and peers.

The focus of the STR Dissertation Consortium is on providing participating students with an opportunity to discuss their job market papers in small groups with distinguished faculty and peers.

Key Difference

The STR Doctoral Consortium is focused on issues related to shaping your dissertation.  The STR Dissertation Consortium is focused on job-market and publication related issues.

Pick One!

Please apply to only ONE of the two consortia in any given year.

 



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Metin Sengul
Boston College
Chestnut Hill MA
(617) 554-4277
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