picture of Laurence Capron Laurence Capron INSEAD Co-Chair

picture of Joe Mahoney Joe Mahoney University of Illinois-Urbana Co-Chair

Doctoral Workshop



The Strategic Management Society is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Doctoral Workshop to be held Saturday, October 11, preceding the Strategic Management Society Conference in Cologne, Germany.

The Doctoral Workshop will be held at the Maritim Koeln Hotel, site of the SMS Conference.

Again, up to 25 scholarships will be funded through the generous support of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (Journal of Management Studies). These scholarships will be awarded through competitive entry of students nominated for the Doctoral Workshop. They will cover costs of the Doctoral Workshop, with all meals including a Saturday evening reception and dinner, as well as a waiver of the SMS Conference Registration Fee. Travel and accommodation costs remain responsibility of the participants.

The workshop will be led by Laurence Capron (INSEAD) and Joe Mahoney (University of Illinois-Urbana). Names of additional faculty members taking part in the workshop will be made available in future correspondences as well as in announcements on the SMS conference website.

The Doctoral Workshop is intended for doctoral students at the early stage of their dissertation research. The Workshop will be highly interactive and includes panels on the future of competitive strategy and corporate strategy, practical sessions on developing dissertation proposals and launching academic careers, and a meet-the-editors session.

Nominees must have completed the initial comprehensive examination and coursework (or equivalent) of their doctoral program; preference will be given to those just commencing the formal work on their doctoral topic. Acceptance of a paper at the main Strategic Management Society conference is not required, but attendance throughout the program is expected.


Application materials should include:

Other things being equal, preference will be given to nominees

Click here to submit a nomination.

* Only one nominee per institution will be accepted and schools should only nominate one student.

Doctoral Workshop Timeline

June 6, 2008
Submission Deadline for Applications
June 23, 2008
Notification of Review Committee Decisions
Oct 11, 2008
Doctoral Workshop
October 12 - 15, 2008
SMS 28th Annual International Conference



Doctoral Workshop

To see the complete version of the Doctoral Workshop Call for Nominations, please download the provided PDF.

Please contact the SMS offices, Laurence Capron or Joe Mahoney if you have questions about this exciting opportunity. We hope to see you in Cologne!



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