AUGUST 24, 2021
Deadline to Apply
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
IG&C Workshops
SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2021
SMS Annual Conference

Virtual Workshop

SMS Workshops will be hosted on the virtual conference platform. Workshops are included in the cost of registration for the SMS 4th1 Annual Conference. 

Early Career/Interdisciplinary Faculty Professional Development Workshop

September 18, 2021 from 10:00h - 13:00h EDT

Sponsored by: Strategic Human Capital Interest Group
Organized by: Shinjinee Chattopadhyay and Jenna Pieper
Application Required by August 24

Workshop Description

This professional development workshop will provide early career and interdisciplinary scholars with 1) insights regarding research in strategic human capital from a keynote speaker and 2) an opportunity to receive feedback from expert scholars on their current papers in progress on topics addressing the role of human capital resources in unit and firm performance. We expect this workshop to be particularly beneficial to early-career faculty and scholars from other interest groups who are grappling with human capital issues as they will be exposed to ideas, critical issues, and promising avenues of research. The workshop will open with a brief networking session, which will include an icebreaker intended to introduce participants to each other. This will be followed by a keynote address regarding emerging trends and questions in the field. There will be a Q&A session following this. In the second part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their current papers in progress from expert scholars as well as to provide their own feedback to their peers in a round-table session format. Groups are expected to be 1 faculty and 3 to 4 participants.


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Matthew Bidwell
University of Pennsylvania

Paper Discussants

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Seth Carnahan
Washington University in St. Louis
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Clint Chadwick
University of Kansas
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Rebecca Kehoe
Cornell University
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David Kryscynski
Brigham Young University and University of Michigan
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Joseph Mahoney
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Dana Minbaeva
King’s College London
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Mahka Moeen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Christopher Rider
University of Michigan
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Minyuan Zhao
Washington University in St. Louis

Workshop Organizers

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Shinjinee Chattopadhyay
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Jenna Pieper
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Application Requirements

Applications will be required for this workshop. To be considered for this workshop applicants should submit the following materials as a single PDF through the workshop website.

Application requirements: 

  1. CV

  2. A manuscript (max length 40 pages, please)

  3. One page with:

    1. Title of the manuscript

    2. Authors and affiliations -

    3. History of the paper

    4. 2-3 primary specific aspects of the manuscript to get feedback on.

    5. 1st and 2nd preferred discussants from the list

    6. Current status of the manuscript (ex. First draft, in preparation for submission, currently under review)

For consideration, please apply by August 24, 2021

Participants must have an accepted application and be registered to attend the SMS 41st Annual Conference to attend the workshop.