Workshop Dates

January 15, 2019
Submission Deadline for Applications
Early February 2019
Notification of Application Decisions
March 28, 2019
Doctoral and Junior Faculty Workshop
March 28-30, 2019
SMS Special Conference in Las Vegas

Application Requirements

Applications are required for this workshop. To be considered for this workshop, applicants should submit the following materials as a single document through the workshop website by January 15, 2019: 

  • 100-200 word research statement 
  • CV 

Applicants will be notified in Early February 2019 of their application status by the workshop organizers. Particpants in the workshop must  be reigstered for SMS Special Conference in Las Vegas. 


Early Career Workshop

for Doctoral and Junior Faculty
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 – 16:30 h 

sponsored by Strategic Leadership and Governance Interest Group

Workshop Information

The Strategic Leadership and Governance Interest Group is sponsoring an early career workshop at the upcoming Strategic Management Society Special Conference in Las Vegas. The workshop is designed to be an interactive session where doctoral students and early-career faculty members will interact with faculty in a set of small group discussions on critical issues for early career scholars. This workshop is open to all conference attendees who are either currently in their doctoral program or in the pre-tenure years of their faculty career. The objective of the workshop is to facilitate networking and discussion around the professional challenges, problems and opportunities scholars face as they embark on their career and start to build their presence in the community.

At the workshop, we will begin with a panel discussion of the key lessons the faculty panelists have on successfully managing early career phases. We will then have two panel discussions on staking out an identity as a scholar and methods in leadership research. We will also have a series of breakout table discussions to delve into critical topics for early career scholars. Some table discussions will center on issues relevant specifically to doctoral students, such as the job search process and managing your dissertation. Other tables will focus on issues that are relevant to both doctoral students and junior faculty, such as managing career transitions, building your profile in the community, keys for effectively framing a research question, and managing an R&R. Each table will be led by one or two faculty panelists. Participants will have an opportunity to choose the table discussions over a series of three discussion periods. The table discussions will be followed by a session in which participants can ask any relevant issues that were not discussed at the tables.


Participants will interact with a panel of faculty members including the following:

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Christine Shropshire
Arizona State University
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Michael Mannor
University of Notre Dame
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Karen Schnatterly
University of Missouri
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Gerry McNamara
Michigan State University
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Steven Boivie
Texas A&M University
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Lingling Pan
University of Pittsburgh
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Timothy Hubbard
University of Notre Dame

Workshop Organizers

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Gerry McNamara
Michigan State University
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Lingling Pan
University of Pittsburgh

Call for Applicants

Apply Here