Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop

Vincent Mangematin
Grenoble School of Management, France
Stefan Haefliger
Cass Business School, City University London, UK
Djahanchah P. (Sacha) Ghadiri
HEC Montréal, Canada
Jean-Pascal Gond
Cass Business School, City University London, UK
Gazi Islam
Grenoble School of Management, France

Call for Applications



The progress of research in organizational studies relies upon the commitment and creativity of advanced PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and junior scholars who explore new questions, new methods and new phenomena. Therefore, EGOS puts special emphasis on supporting the academic development of younger scholars and their positioning and integration in the academic community(ies). The purpose of this workshop is to help junior scholars to publish and refine their paper, facilitate their academic socialization, emphasize the importance and offer support in improving junior scholars' publication capabilities and provide an arena for explorations of issues on the cutting edge of research in areas. The workshop is an active exchange based on a dialogue among junior and senior academics that seeks to strengthen the junior scholars involvement with the EGOS community and help them in finding their ways in the academia.


Content & Objectives

This year, the pre-Colloquium Post-Doc Workshop focuses on three elements:

  • Better understanding of the changing publication game
  • Improve your reviewing capabilities
  • Improve your paper to submit it


The publication process. Editors of reputable international journals will share insights and practices on the art and craft of a scholarly publication. The module includes lectures, discussions and tutored group work on the participants' proposals for journal articles. Among the topics covered are the academic journal article as a specific genre of a scholarly publication, identification and development of the main argument of an article, choosing the appropriate audience and journal for a specific topic, overcoming typical problems in writing an article, the role of editors, referees and authors in the process of publishing, other practical aspects of writing and publishing, experiences with publishing and how to review other colleagues' manuscripts (discussions within small group with referee).
The reviewing process. Reviewing is the other side of the publication process. Understanding and appreciating the review process will help in reviewing, as well publishing one's own work. Based on a reflexion on your own experience as a reviewer (you will be asked to review a paper), the workshop will examine the process with experienced editors and reviewers.
The faculty involved in the workshop includes scholars from a variety of geographical and disciplinary backgrounds. Members of the faculty included in the past sessions: Julia Balogun (School of Management, Lancaster University, UK), Nicolette van Gestel (Nijmegen School of Management, NL), Stefan Häfliger (ETHZ, CH), Frank den Hond (VU University Amsterdam, NL), Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa (University of Texas, USA), Vincent Mangematin (Grenoble School of Management, France), Saku Mantere (Hanken School of Economics, Finland), Elke Schüßler (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany), Alexander Styhre (Gothenburg University, Sweden), Christine Teelken (VU University Amsterdam, NL) and David Wilson (Warwick Business School, UK), among others.



To be considered for participation in the workshop, participants need to have completed their doctoral dissertation in the last three years.
Please apply for admission via the EGOS website (see links above and below) by Monday, January 14, 2013 at the latest, uploading a single document. This application should be saved as a Microsoft Word file (.docx or .doc) and must contain the following:

  • A short letter of application, including complete contact details (name, affiliation, phone, postal and email address).
  • A statement of why the applicant considers the attendance at the workshop as valuable.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A detailed abstract of a paper (4–10 pages). The whole paper will be discussed during the workshop.

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


Please note!

  • The selection of participants will consider the scientific potential of the project and its match with the faculty ability to discuss it and to provide useful suggestions.
  • Participants will be notified on acceptance by February 15, 2013. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 20–25. Hence, we advise you to register as early as possible.
  • Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to update their papers by June 1, 2013 via the EGOS website.
  • Please also send copies (by June 1, 2013) to

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.

Vincent Mangematin is Professor of Strategic Management and Management of innovation at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. His research focuses on emerging processes (research, innovation, business model innovation) and quality assessment in fast moving environment (signal, reputation, status). He has been focusing on the dynamics of emerging industries, IT during the 1980's, biotechnologies in the 1990's and nano-technologies since 2000. He explores four interrelated areas: (1) technology transfer and management of universities and public sector research organizations; (2) organization of research and Innovation in high-tech industries; (3) role of clusters, geographic agglomeration and networks of firm growth; (4) institutionalisation processes in emerging and changing environments. Vincent published more than 50 papers in leading journals like 'Strategic Management Journal', 'Research Policy', 'Long Range Planning', 'Journal of International Business Studies', 'Technological Forecasting and Social Change', 'Technovation', 'Journal of Technology Transfer', 'International Journal of Technology Management' and 'Small Business Economics'. He received more than 2,300 citations on Google Scholar (according to Publish or Perish), and more than 400 citations on Web of Science (Thompson). He served in the Editorial Board of 'Organization Studies', 'Technovation' and 'Long Range Planning'.
Stefan Haefliger is a Reader in Strategic Management and Innovation at Cass Business School, City University London, UK. Prior to joining Cass Business School, Stefan worked as a researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland where he is currently affiliated as a faculty member (PD) at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics. He received a master's degree in financial economics and a PhD in management science from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Stefan held visiting positions at Università degli Studi di Trento, MIT, Hitotsubashi and Politecnico di Milano. Stefan's research and teaching focuses on co-creation strategies as well as knowledge reuse, creation, and design in innovation processes. Stefan serves as an associate editor for 'Long Range Planning', and his research has appeared in journals such as 'Management Science', 'Research Policy' and 'MIS Quarterly'. Stefan's and his co-authors' work on knowledge reuse and private-collective innovation contributed to a deeper understanding of the development strategies and practices of open source software developers as well as the entrepreneurial consequences of user innovation.
Djahanchah P. (Sacha) Ghadiri is currently Assistant Professor of Management at HEC Montréal, Canada. He received his PhD in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge. His research investigates the social construction of identity within organizations, such as management consulting firms, and in contexts of social and inclusive innovations.
Jean-Pascal Gond is currently Chair Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cass Business School (City University London, UK). His research builds on organization theory and economic sociology and investigates the social construction of corporate social responsibility and responsible investment. His recent works also focus on the performativity of economic forms of rationality. His research has been published in journals such as 'Organization Science', 'Organization Studies', 'Journal of Management Studies', 'Human Relations', 'Business and Society', 'Business Ethics Quarterly', 'Journal of Business Ethics', and 'Revue Française de Gestion'.
Gazi Islam is Associate Professor of Business Administration at Grenoble Ecole de Management. He completed his PhD in Organizational Behavior at Tulane University, where his research focused on organizational identity, voice, and power relations. His current research interests include the organizational antecedents and consequences of identity, and the relations between identity, group dynamics and the production of group and organizational cultures. In addition, he attempts to link identity and organizational culture to wider issues of national culture, ideology, and civil society. His work been published in journals such as 'Organization Studies', 'Leadership Quarterly', 'Organization', 'Human Relations', 'The American Journal of Public Health', 'Group and Organization Management', 'Journal of Management Inquiry', 'Group Dynamics', 'Journal of Business Ethics', and 'American Psychologist'.