JULY 1, 2018
Workshop Application Deadline
Notification of Application Decisions
DECEMBER 16, 2018
India Doctoral Workshop
DECEMBER 15-18, 2018
SMS India Special Conference in Hyderabad

SMS India Special Conference in Hyderabad Doctoral Workshop

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Academic Centre, Level 2, AC8 LT

Workshop Overview

The Doctoral Workshop aims to convene, and engage with, doctoral students with an aspiration of conducting impactful, context-inspired strategy scholarship. Applicants interested in participating in this workshop should have completed their coursework, or should be expecting to do so by December 16.

The following panels have been organized for participants of the doctoral workshop:

  • Crafting Theory in Strategy
    Talks on the opportunities, and pitfalls of, crafting theory in strategy research.
    Panelists: Marjorie Lyles (Indiana University), Ravi Madhavan (University of Pittsburgh), Andrew Van de Ven (University of Minnesota), and Aks Zaheer (University of Minnesota)
  •  Managing the Dissertation, Managing Yourself
    Wide-ranging conversations on issues salient in the life of an advanced doctoral student: wrapping up the dissertation, engaging with the review process in top journals, thinking about a research agenda, and finding a job.
    Panelists: Shubha Patvardhan (University of Delaware), Anish Sugathan (IIM Ahmedabad), Manikandan KS (IIM Trichy), and Snehal Awate (ISB)
  • Interactive Roundtables
    Small group discussions, led by invited scholars, on dissertation proposals submitted by the participants.
    Senior Scholars: Raveendra Chittoor (University of Victoria), Rajiv Krishnan Kozhikode (Simon Fraser University), Sumit Kundu (Florida International University), Marjorie Lyles (Indiana University), Ravi Madhavan (University of Pittsburgh), Shubha Patvardhan (University of Delaware), Ram Ranganathan (University of Texas at Austin), Andrew Van de Ven (University of Minnesota), and Aks Zaheer (University of Minnesota)


Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please submit the following to the conference website:

  • Letter of nomination from a faculty member at your school / university
  • One-page resume
  • Abstract of research proposal (3-5 pages)

To apply, please upload one (1) PDF document through the online submission system that is found on this page.

All application materials must be submitted by July 1, 2018. Decisions will be communicated by September 1, 2018.

Workshop Directors

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Sabina Nielsen
Copenhagen Business School
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Anirvan Pant
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
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Deepak Somaya
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Welcome & Introductions
Crafting Theory in Strategy Panel
Coffee Break
Interactive Poster Session
Interactive Roundtables
Managing the Dissertation, Managing Yourself Panel