Workshop Dates

January, 29, 2018
Application Deadline
early February
Notification of Decision
March 15, 2018
Doctoral Workshop
March 15-17, 2018
SMS Special Conference Sao Paulo

SMS Sao Paulo Doctoral Workshop

The Strategic Management Society is pleased to announce a Doctoral Workshop will be held at the SMS Special Conference in Sao Paulo on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The Doctoral Workshop will take place at the FGV Berrini building, located walking distance from the conference venue, the Sao Paulo World Trade Center.

The workshop will be led by Rodrigo Bandeira de Mello (Merrimack College and FGV-EBAPE), Olivier Bertrand (FGV-EBAPE), and Sandro Cabral (INSPER) as co-directors. Names of additional faculty members taking part in the workshop will be available soon on this website.

Workshop Overview

The workshop will include guest speakers who will give advice on how to develop a good dissertation and research program, how to be competitive in the job market, and how to publish in top journals. Senior strategic management scholars will provide feedback on dissertation proposals in roundtable discussions.

The workshop is intended for doctoral students, preferably at the early stage of their dissertation research. Applicants must have completed the first year of their doctoral program; preference will be given to those commencing the formal work on their doctoral topic. Acceptance of a proposal in the competitive program of SMS Special Conference in Sao Paulo is not required, but all students interested in participating in the doctoral workshop must be registered for the conference. Students that are not awarded a scholarship (described above) will receive a discounted registration rate when registering for the conference.

Workshop Schedule

We are happy to share additional details for the Workshop: 

9:00-9:10: Welcome from Workshop Organizer 

9:10-9:50: Frontiers in Strategic Management with Jay Barney 

9:50-10:40: International Job Market with Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Sergio Lazzarini, and Bertrand Quelin

10:40-11:00: Coffee Break 

11:00-12:40: Feedback on Participant Projects

12:40-13:00: Wrap-up of the Doctoral Workshop 

13:00-14:00: Lunch 


We are proud to announce that 15 scholarships will be awarded to workshop participants. These scholarships will be offered through competitive entry and application review and will cover the conference registration fee. Students that are not awarded a scholarship will receive a discounted registration rate when registering for the conference.

Application Guidelines

Please submit your doctoral workshop application on the SMS website as a single document (PDF or Word). Application Materials should include:

  • Recommendation letter from the supervisor or a faculty member from the applicant’s institution (with contact information)
  • One-page summary of the applicant’s career-to-date
  • 300-word description of the applicant’s research interests

Other things being equal, preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Are current members of the Strategic Management Society
  • Have their recommendation letter from a current member of the Strategic Management Society
  • Have a dissertation topic focused on relevant strategic management topics

Workshop Directors

picture of Rodrigo Bandeira de Mello
Rodrigo Bandeira de Mello
Merrimack College
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Olivier Bertrand
Getulio Vargas Foundation

Call for Applicants

Please Submit Full Papers Here