JULY 30, 2018
Workshop Application Deadline
AUGUST 15, 2018
Notification of Acceptance
SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
Workshop Participant Registration Deadline
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
Saturday Workshops
SEPTEMBER 22-25, 2018
Annual Conference in Paris

Application Requirement

Applications are required for this workshop. To be considered for this workshop, applicant should submit the following materials as a single document through the workshop website:

  • CV
  • Three keywords describing your research interests
  • Year of PhD graduation

Preference will be given to those in the first three years of their faculty career, though any faculty member who does not yet have tenure is welcome to apply. Accepted applicants will need to confirm their attendance by registering for the workshop by September 1, 2018. 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.

Developing a Research Identity

Saturday, September 22, 2018
09:00 - 16:00 h

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche -  Studio A+B

sponsored by Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group

Workshop Information

The Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group, with support from the co-editors of SMJ and SEJ, is pleased to offer a workshop on “Developing Your Research Identity” for junior faculty at the 2018 Strategic Management Society Conference in Paris, France.

The objective of the workshop is to help junior faculty build a distinctive research identity. As junior faculty move towards tenure, it is important for them to look beyond individual papers and start to shape a substantive yet coherent research agenda. Questions such as how to build a stream of papers in an area, which set of journals to target, how to craft related papers, and how to identify and communicate their identity become increasingly pertinent.

The workshop will begin with presentations by senior scholars. They will share their insights, personal experiences, observations, and general guidelines on building research identities. This will be followed by a general discussion, after which junior faculty will have the opportunity to develop their own individual ‘Research Identity Plans’. In the second half of the workshop (after lunch), junior faculty will share their plans with senior discussants as well as other junior faculty through round table discussions, and receive one-on-one feedback.

Workshop Panelists and Discussants


  • Gary Dushnitsky, London Business School
  • Alfonso Gambardella, Bocconi University
  • Melissa Graebner, University of Texas Austin
  • Connie Helfat, Dartmouth College
  • Chris Zott, IESE Business School


  • Rajshree Agarwal, University of Maryland
  • Stefano Brusoni, ETH Zurich
  • JP Eggers, New York University
  • Sendil Ethiraj, London Business School
  • Glenn Hoetker, Arizona State University
  • Anne Marie Knott, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Catherine Maritan, Syracuse University
  • Will Mitchell, University of Toronto

Proposed Workshop Schedule

09:00 - 11:00  Presentations by Senior Scholars, followed by Q&A
11:00 - 12:00  Time for participants to work on their individual plans
12:00 - 13:00  Lunch provided by SMS
13:00 - 15:30  Round table feedback on individual plans
15:30 - 16:00  General debrief


Workshop Organizers

picture of Aseem Kaul
Aseem Kaul
University of Minnesota
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Mahka Moeen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Call for Applicants