Late August
Workshop Registration Opens
September 17, 2019
Workshop Participant Registration Deadline
October 19, 2019
Saturday Workshops
October 19-22, 2019
SMS 39th Annual Conference in Minneapolis

Registration Requirement

No application is required for this workshop.

We kindly ask that if you plan to attend the workshop that you register for the workshop by September 17, 2019. Registration for workshops will open in Late August. 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. Walk-ins are welcomed only if space is available.

Your Tenure Package:
How Do Letter Writers Read and Evaluate It?

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

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

Workshop Registration Deadline: September 17, 2019

sponsored by the Competitive Strategy Interest Group

Workshop Information

When business schools evaluate a junior professor for tenure, the school typically seeks letters from several prominent individuals in the junior scholar’s area of research.  This half-day workshop is intended to help assistant professors and late stage doctoral candidates understand and prepare for the tenure letter process. 

The first half of the workshop will feature presentations by prominent senior faculty who have written tenure letters.  They will describe the letter writing process, explain how they evaluate a tenure case, and provide advice for junior scholars. 

The second half of the workshop will feature small roundtable discussions where junior scholars will describe their intended research program and receive feedback and advice from the senior scholars. 

This workshop is hosted by the Competitive Strategy Interest Group, and it is open to all conference attendees. Pre-registration is required.

Speakers and Panelists

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Juan Alcacer
Harvard University
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Mary Benner
University of Minnesota
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Timothy B Folta
University of Connecticut
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Riitta Katila
Stanford University
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Andrew King
Boston University

Organizers and Facilitators

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Seth Carnahan
Washington University in St. Louis
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Caroline Flammer
Boston University

Call for Participants