BPS Managing Your Dissertation Workshop

Reminder to register for the 2017 BPS Managing Your Dissertation Workshop. Space is limited, so register now!


Saturday, August 5, 2017
12:00PM – 4:00PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Hanover Hall C, D

The BPS Managing Your Dissertation Workshop will be offered as a pre-conference activity for doctoral students in strategy at the 2017 Academy of Management Meeting in Atlanta. The workshop is open to all doctoral students. The workshop offers practical advice to advanced doctoral students on completing their dissertations and transitioning to their first academic positions. Pre-registration from students is required.

The workshop will be conducted in an informal setting where students will be able to interact with faculty and other students in small groups. The finalists for last year’s BPS Outstanding Dissertation Award share the coordination of the workshop and will provide their perspectives on managing the dissertation process and preparing for the job market. These finalists are: Vanessa Burbano (Ph.D., UCLA), Bo Cowgill (Ph.D., UC Berkeley), Ramakrishna Devarakonda (Ph.D., Purdue), John Mawdsley (Ph.D., U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Marketa Rickley (Ph.D., Boston U.), and Ulya Tsolmon (Ph.D., Duke U.).

In addition, several senior faculty members (the finalists’ advisors/committee members) will discuss their perspectives on outstanding dissertation research. The format of the PDW will mix plenary presentations by senior faculty followed by Q&A’s, and breakout discussion groups led by last year’s finalists for the BPS Outstanding Dissertation Award. The following faculty members have agreed to participate in the workshop: Sharon Belenzon (Duke University), Jeff Furman (Boston University), Samina Karim (Northeastern University), Will Mitchell (University of Toronto), and Jeffrey Reuer (University of Colorado), and Deepak Somaya (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign).

If you are a doctoral student in strategy, you are encouraged to attend. Small group discussion will allow for interaction of people at similar stages. Topics to be covered include: (a) managing a dissertation committee, (b) considerations on research design, (c) practical and technical issues associated with data collection, (d) seeking a job and preparing the job talk, (e) writing and defending the dissertation, and (f) carving up the dissertation into papers for publication.

****Doctoral students interested in the workshop should pre-register. Space is limited, so please register now. If you have any questions, please contact Ulya Tsolmon at utsolmon@wustl.edu. ).