STR 2019 Doctoral And Dissertation Consortia

STR 2019 Doctoral And Dissertation Consortia

The Strategic Management Division (STR) will again sponsor two consortia for doctoral students during the pre-conference period of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston: the STR Doctoral Consortium and the STR Dissertation Consortium (please see the table below to identify which consortium is right for you!)

STR 2019 Doctoral Consortium

Friday-Saturday August 9-10, 2019

(Welcome dinner on Thursday, August 8th)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

 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 consortium will be held on Friday, August 9 from 8 am to 6 pm and on Saturday, August 10, from 8 am to 1 pm, preceded by a hosted welcome dinner the evening before on Thursday, August 8.

The 2019 Doctoral Consortium co-chairs are Maggie Zhou (University of Michigan) and John Joseph (University of California Irvine). The faculty panel includes (by last name in alphabetic order): Joel Baum (University of Toronto), Vanessa Burbano (Columbia University), Caroline Flammer (Boston University), Je-Ho Lee (Seoul National University), Denisa Mindruta (HEC Paris), Frank Nagle (Harvard Business School), David Tan (University of Washington), Govert Vroom (IESE), and Tieying Yu (Boston College).

Interested students should apply via the application website no later than May 31, 2019.  All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by the end of June 2019.

 ***Application Website: STR_Doctoral_Consortium_2019_Application.

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 2019 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 2019 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 ymz@umich.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 Maggie Zhou (ymz@umich.edu) or John Joseph (johnj2@uci.edu).


STR 2019 Dissertation Consortium

The Job Market and Beyond

Friday, August 9, 2019 (8 am – 6 pm)

(Welcome dinner on Thursday, August 8th)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

The STR Dissertation Consortium is intended for those PhD students who are in the advanced stages of their programs and who will be on the job market during the 2019-2020 academic year (i.e., for faculty positions that begin in Fall 2020). The focus of the STR Dissertation Consortium will be on providing participating students with an opportunity to discuss their job market papers in small groups with distinguished faculty and peers.

The 2019 Dissertation Consortium will be held on Friday August 9 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, preceded by a hosted welcome dinner the evening before, on Thursday August 8.

The co-chairs of the 2019 Dissertation Consortium are Ram Ranganathan (University of Texas at Austin) and Catie Magelssen (London Business School). The faculty panel includes (by alphabetic order of last name): Natarajan Balasubramanian (Syracuse), Jasmina Chauvin (Georgetown), Alfonso Gambardella (Bocconi), Gwendolyn Lee (Florida), Tomasz Obloj (HEC), Violina Rindova (USC), Frank Rothaermel (Georgia Tech), Margarethe Wieresema (UC Irvine), Aks Zaheer (Minnesota).

Priority for admission to the 2019 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 (formerly BPS) Doctoral Consortium. However, any doctoral student who expects to enter the job market and graduate during the 2019-2020 academic year (and who is not applying to the 2019 Doctoral Consortium) may apply.

Interested students should apply via the application website (link below) no later than May 31, 2019. All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by the end of June 2019.

***Application website: STR Dissertation Consortium 2019 Application

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 expected to enter the job market and graduate during the 2019-2020 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 ram.ranganathan@mccombs.utexas.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 May 31st 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 Ram Ranganathan (ram.ranganathan@mccombs.utexas.edu) or Catie Magelssen (cmagelssen@london.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 who will be on the job market during the 2019-2020 academic year (i.e. for faculty positions that begin in Fall 2020).
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 related issues.
Pick One! Please apply to only ONE of the two consortia in any given year
Overlap Both consortia share a half-day of sessions on Friday afternoon