Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop

Vincent Mangematin
Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Stefan Häfliger
Cass Business School, UK
Vareska van de Vrande
Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands

Call for Applications


The progress of research in organizational studies relies on the commitment and creativity of advanced PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and junior scholars who explore new questions, new methods and new phenomena. 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 socialisation; emphasize the importance and offer support in improving junior scholars’ publication capabilities and provide an arena for the exploration of issues on the cutting edge of research in areas.

The Post-doctoral and Early Career Scholoars pre-Colloquium 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-doctoral Workshop focus on three elements:

  1. Better understanding of the changing publication game
  2. Improving reviewing capabilities
  3. Improving papers before submission


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, experience with publishing and how to review other colleagues’ manuscripts (discussions within small groups 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 as 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 have in the past included: Julia Balogun (School of Management, Lancaster University, UK), Frank den Hond (Hanken School of Economics, Finland), Vincent Mangematin (Grenoble Ecole de Management, France), Christine Teelken (VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Stefan Häfliger (ETHZ, Switzerland), Nicolette van Gestel (Nijmegen School of Management, The Netherlands), Alexander Styhre (Gothenburg University, Sweden), and David Wilson (Open University, UK), Jean Pascal Gond (Cass Business School, London, UK), Gazi Islam (Grenoble Ecole de Management, France), among others.


Application guidelines

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 to the workshop by Monday, January 13, 2014 at the latest. You should do so by uploading (via the EGOS website) a single PDP file of application that includes:

  • A short letter of application containing full details of name, affiliation and address (postal address, phone, fax and email)
  • A statement of why the applicant considers it valuable to attend the workshop + curriculum vitae
  • A detailed abstract of a paper (4–10 pages). The full paper will be discussed during the workshop.


Please note! 

  • Applications that do not adhere to the guidelines above will not be accepted; no late submissions will be allowed.
  • The selection process 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.
  • Submitters will be notified of the outcome of their application by February 15, 2014 at the latest. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 20 to 25. Hence, it is advisable to apply as early as possible.


Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to update their paper by June 1, 2014 (fixed deadline!) via the EGOS website.

Please note that when you are accepted and when you agree to participate, this counts as your commitment to come to and to attend the workshop!


Last, but not least: Participants are strongly encouraged to apply for other pre-Colloquium activities and Paper Development Workshops offered on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, as well as to consider the submission of a full paper to one of the sub-themes of the main EGOS 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 Häfliger 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.
Vareska van de Vrande is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, The Netherlands. She joined RSM in 2007 after completing a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her expertise focuses on the areas of corporate entrepreneurship and external technology sourcing through corporate venture capital investments, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Other research interests include open innovation and corporate venturing. Vareska has published articles in leading academic journals, including 'Strategic Management Journal', 'Journal of Product Innovation Management', 'IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management' and 'Journal of Business Venturing'.