Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop
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:
- Better understanding of the changing publication game
- Improving reviewing capabilities
- 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.
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.
- 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.