AUGUST 7, 2019
Application Deadline
Notification of Acceptance
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Workshop Confirmation Deadline
OCTOBER 19, 2019
Saturday Workshops
OCTOBER 19-22, 2019
SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis

Application Requirements

An application is required for this workshop. To be considered for this workshop applicant should submit the following materials as a single document through the workshop website by August 7, 2019: 

  • CV
  • A manuscript (max length 40 pages, please)
  • One pager with:
    • Title of the manuscript
    • Authors and affiliations
    • History of the paper
    • 2-3 primary specific aspects of the manuscript to get feedbacks on.
    • 1st and 2nd preferred discussants from the list
    • Current status of the manuscript (ex. First draft, in preparation for submission, currently under review

Accepted applicants will need to confirm their attendance by registering for the workshop by September 17, 2019. Saturday Workshops at the Annual Conference are included in the registration for the Annual Conference. Participants in workshops must be registered for the Annual Conference.

Junior Faculty Professional Development Workshop

Saturday, October 19, 2019
09:00h – 12:00h

(Lunch provided for all workshop participants: 12:00 - 13:00)

Workshop Application Deadline: August  7, 2019

Co-sponsored by Knowledge & Innovation and Entrepreneurship & Strategy Interest Groups

Workshop Information

The goal of the workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide junior scholars with collective insights from a panel of senior scholars operating at the forefront of the field of strategy, and (2) to give junior scholars an opportunity to receive feedback on their current papers in progress on topics related to knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurship. By bringing together two interest groups and inviting panelists and paper discussants with broad expertise, we expect this PDW to be particularly beneficial to junior faculty as they will be exposed to ideas, critical issues, and promising avenues of research.

In the first part of the workshop, panelists will present their thoughts regarding emerging trends and questions in the field. The goal of this part of the workshop is to provide a broad canvas for thought-provoking discussion amongst the panel and junior faculty participants.

In the second part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their current papers in progress from senior faculty as well as to provide their own feedback to their peers. Groups are expected to be 1 faculty and 2 to 3 participants.

The workshop will end with a common lunch.


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Riitta Katila
Stanford University
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Alfonso Gambardella
Bocconi University
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Brian Silverman
University of Toronto


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Anu Wadhwa
Imperial College London
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Brent Goldfarb
University of Maryland
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Francisco Polidoro Junior
University of Texas at Austin
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Marco Ceccagnoli
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Marco Giarratana
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J.P. Eggers
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Isin Guler
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Prithwiraj Choudhury
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Elisa Alvarez-Garrido
University of South Carolina
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Francesco Di Lorenzo
Copenhagen Business School
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Douglas Hannah
Boston University
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Pinar Ozcan
University of Oxford

Call for Applicants