STR 2019 Managing Your Dissertation Workshop

STR 2019 Managing Your Dissertation Workshop

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Pre-registration Deadline: July 15, 2019

The STR Managing Your Dissertation Workshop will be offered as a pre-conference activity for doctoral students in strategy at the 2019 Academy of Management Meeting in Boston. The workshop takes place from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 10. 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 STR Outstanding Dissertation Award share the coordination of the workshop. These finalists are: Colleen Cunningham (PhD Duke), Jin Hyung Kim (PhD Harvard), Yong Kim (PhD Michigan), Cameron Miller (PhD Minnesota), Koen van den Oever (PhD Tilburg), and Sruthi Thatchenkery (PhD Stanford). 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 STR Outstanding Dissertation Award.  The following is a partial list of faculty members who have agreed to participate in the workshop: Ashish Arora (Duke), Jerry Davis (Michigan), Xavier Martin (Tilburg), Jordan Siegel (Michigan), and PK Toh (UT-Austin).

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.

Interested doctoral students should pre-register at The deadline to pre-register is July 15th, 2019. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. If you have any questions, please contact Sruthi Thatchenkery (

Sruthi Thatchenkery
2019 Managing Your Dissertation Workshop Chair