BPS Mid-Career Consortium

The Business Policy and Strategy Division will once again sponsor a Mid-Career Consortium for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. The Mid-Career Consortium is for BPS faculty members who completed their dissertation before August, 2012 and have at least five years of academic experience. The objective of the workshop is to facilitate networking and discussion around the unique professional challenges, problems and opportunities facing BPS faculty moving into their “Associate Professor Years.”

At the 2016 BPS Mid-Career Consortium in Vancouver, twenty-one participants interacted with a panel of senior faculty members including Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern University), Ansgar Richter (U. of Liverpool), Zeki Simsek (U. of Connecticut), and Anthea Zhang (Rice University). Some of the topics discussed by panelists and participants included managing competing demands, changing your outlook/emphasis post tenure, launching a new or reorienting your research focus, and taking on leadership roles. The discussions were followed by an informal cocktail reception and further conversations.  The 2017 BPS Mid-Career Consortium will follow a similar format.

The 2017 Consortium will be chaired by Gerry McNamara (Michigan State). Look for additional details in the Spring BPS Newsletter and on the BPS Division web page at (http://bpsdiv.org/). For more information regarding next year’s consortium, or to express interest in participating, contact Gerry (mcnamara@broad.msu.edu).