PhD Pre-Colloquium Workshop

Markus A. Höllerer
University of New South Wales, Australia
Silviya Svejenova
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Alexandre B. Bitektine
HEC Montréal, Canada

Call for Applications


EGOS strongly encourages PhD students to become active members of its diverse community of organizational scholars. This pre-Colloquium Workshop provides a platform for students working toward their doctorates to interact with – and learn from – fellow students and top scholars in various areas of research. It is also a springboard for successful academic careers by examining important issues, such as research design and publishing, and providing a number of networking opportunities. The PhD Workshop is offered to students in the advanced stages of the dissertation journey, primarily involved in qualitative or mix-method doctoral research. This two-day event covers the following topics, among others: 

  • Publication process. Participants will examine the publication process together with experienced scholars and journal editors in order to learn from cases of success and failure in formulating, writing, submitting, and revising papers for top-journal publication.
  • Art of reviewing. Experienced scholars and journal editors will also offer insights into the art of reviewing, as an essential part of the publication process. Understanding and appreciating the review process will help in writing high-quality reviews as well as in successfully addressing reviewers' comments and publishing one's own work.
  • Dissertation journey. The workshop will enable participants to approach their doctoral dissertations with renewed vigor by engaging in in-depth discussions on research design and methodologies with renowned scholars, and by reviewing their projects with the help of fellow participants and senior scholars who work in the respective area of interest.
  • International academic career. The international mix of students and faculty from diverse academic institutions is a key strength of EGOS as well as of this workshop. Participants will gain exposure to similarities and differences across countries and continents in how the academic processes work. They will also learn about different career paths and opportunities.


What to expect

The EGOS PhD Workshop is organized primarily around participative interaction. Students are expected to prepare assigned readings carefully ahead of the workshop in order to be informed and contribute actively. They will, however, not be asked to present their work formally; students will exchange feedback on their dissertation projects in small groups, under the guidance of a senior academic as facilitator. The faculty involved in the workshop includes renowned scholars from a variety of geographical and disciplinary backgrounds.



Please apply for admission by Monday, January 14, 2013 at the latest, uploading a single document via the EGOS website (see links above and below).

Your application should be saved as a Microsoft Word file (.docx or .doc) and must contain the following:

  • Complete contact details, including name, university affiliation, email address, and phone number.
  • A sentence describing your stage in the doctoral program (e.g., 2nd year approaching data collection).
  • A paragraph on how you would benefit from this workshop. Please clearly indicate your specific developmental needs (e.g., publishing, reviewing, collaborative research, methods, career issues, getting your first job, etc.).
  • A summary of the doctoral dissertation project, including title, research question, theoretical framing, and research design. This should also clearly and concisely convey the field to which the thesis aims to contribute, and how data has been – or will be – collected and analyzed. This summary will be the basis for the discussion in the feedback sessions at the workshop.
  • The entire document must not exceed three pages.

Applications that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be accepted!


Please note! 

  • The number of participants in this PhD Workshop is limited and therefore the applications may outnumber the final admissions. The quality of the proposal and the student's potential benefit from the workshop are, thus, the primary criteria for selection.
  • Participants will be notified of the convenors' decision by the end of February 2013.

Participants are strongly encouraged to apply to other pre-Colloquium activities offered on Wednesday (July 3, 2013) as well as to consider the submission of a paper to one of the sub-themes of the EGOS main Colloquium. All details are available on the EGOS website.


Markus A. Höllerer is at the School of Organisation and Management, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests include the dissemination and local adaptation of global managerial concepts, in particular the heterogeneous theorizations and local variations in meaning, and the relationship between different bundles of concepts and their underlying governance and business models.
Silviya Svejenova is Associate Professor at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark. Her research focuses on novelty, creativity and business models, institutional entrepreneurship in creative industries, and executives' work and careers. It has appeared, among others, in the 'Journal of Organizational Behavior', 'Journal of Management Studies', 'Journal of International Business Studies', 'Organization', and the 'Academy of Management Perspectives'. Her co-authored book – "Sharing Executive Power" (Cambridge, 2005) – was a top-3 finalist for the Academy of Management Terry Book Award to best book in Management for 2007.
Alexandre B. Bitektine is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management at HEC Montreal, Canada. His research interests include social judgments, institutional theory, corporate social responsibility, and non-market strategies, as well as application of experimental methods in organizational studies. His research has appeared in several leading journals in the field of management. He currently serves on the editorial review boards of the AMR and the JMS.