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 your reviewing capabilities
- Improving your paper to submit it
This workshop is a two-day event, taking place on Monday (July 4, 2016) and Tuesday (July 5, 2015), prior to the main 32nd EGOS Colloquium in Naples.
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. In 2016, scholars who are convening this pre-Colloquium workshop are: Vincent Mangematin (GEM, France), Stefan Häfliger (Cass Business School, UK), Jean-Pascal Gond (Cass Business School, UK), Gazi Islam (GEM, France) and Garance Marechal (University of Liverpool, UK).
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 11, 2016 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 & 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. We encourage you not to submit the same paper as to the main Colloquium. Do not hesitate to test new ideas, new framing.
- Applications that do not adhere to the applications 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.
- Applicants will be notified on acceptance by February 15, 2016.
- 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, 2016 (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, for example for one of the Paper Development Workshops (PDWs) or for the Women's Network Meeting 2016 offered on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, as well as to consider the submission of a paper to one of the sub-themes of the main EGOS Colloquium. All details are available on the EGOS website.