The SMS held a Doctoral Workshop on March 30, 2017, preceding the SMS Special Conference in Milan. Attending doctoral students were accepted through an application process.
The main objectives of the Doctoral Workshop were to foster interaction among leading faculty scholars and doctoral students on various aspects of research and on preparing for a professional career in academia. The doctoral student participants broadened their academic network with senior faculty from around the world and developed a better understanding of the particularities of the academic career.
Applicant preference for this workshop was given to doctoral students whose interests and research to date relate to the focus of the SMS Special Conference in Milan: Strategic Human Capital, Management Practices, and Performance. Leading researchers in the field brought their experience into the discussion to further develop participants’ insight into the key themes of this conference.
The format of the workshop was a combination of presentations by and interactive discussions with senior faculty members of major universities from Europe, the United States, and around the world.
All current doctoral students interested in participating in the workshop are invited to submit one file in the below Application Box that includes their Curriculum Vitae (highlighting work in Strategic Human Capital and Management), a signed recommendation letter from their major advisor, and a description of their planned dissertation research (maximum 3 pages, single spaced). The dissertation research document should include the following:
(a) research question(s) and importance
(b) intended contributions to theory and practice
(c) theory or theories to draw from and core constructs of interest (include a conceptual model if possible)
(d) the empirical context and methods, and
(e) stage of your work and expected completion date