Doctoral Workshop: Saturday, September 17

9:00 - 16:00


June 19, 2016
Workshop Nomination Deadline
Mid-July, 2016
Notification of Decisions
SEPT 17, 2016
Doctoral Workshop
SEPT 17-20, 2016
Annual Conference

Call for Nominations


The Strategic Management Society is pleased to announce our 13th annual Doctoral Workshop to be held Saturday, September 17, preceding the Strategic Management Society Conference in Berlin. The Doctoral Workshop will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel Berlin, which is the site of the SMS Conference.

We are also proud to announce that 25 scholarships will be awarded to workshop participants. These scholarships will be offered through competitive entry and review of students for the Doctoral Workshop. The scholarships will cover costs of the Doctoral Workshop, as well as the SMS Conference Registration Fee.

The workshop will be led by Xavier Martin (Tilburg University) and Kyle J. Mayer (University of Southern California).

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

Applicants 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 at the conference is expected.

Submission Guidelines

Only one (1) nominee per school will be accepted to the Doctoral Workshop; schools should only nominate one (1) student. While self-nominations are accepted, we encourage each institution to pre-select a candidate and nominate that individual.

As an international organization with a widely distributed membership, we aim to have the workshop attendee composition reflect this international representation.

Application materials should include:

  • Nomination/recommendation letter from a faculty member (with contact information)
  • A one-page summary of the applicant’s career to date
  • A 300-word description of the applicant’s research interests

To apply, please upload one PDF document through the online submission system that is found on the Doctoral Workshop webpage.

All application materials should be submitted online to the conference website by June 19, 2016. The Doctoral Workshop Application Review Committee’s decisions will be sent to nominees in July.

Other things being equal, preference will be given to nominees

  • who are current members of the SMS
  • who have their nomination letter from a current member of the SMS

Workshop Chair

picture of Xavier Martin
Xavier Martin
Tilburg University
picture of Kyle J. Mayer
Kyle J. Mayer
University of Southern California