Pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral & Early Career Scholars Workshop 2017

Vincent Mangematin
Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Stefan Haefliger
Cass Business School, UK
Gazi Islam
Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Filomena Buonocore
University of Parthenope, Naples, Italy
Garance Marechal
University of Liverpool Management School, UK

Call for Applications

The Pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop will be taking place on Monday, July 3, 2017 [12:00–21:00], and Tuesday, July 4, 2017 [9:00–22:00], 2017!


The development and renewal of organizational studies research is driven by the commitment and creativity of advanced PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and junior scholars who often explore new research questions, new methods and new phenomena of interest. In line with EGOS special emphasis on supporting the academic development and integration of younger scholars in the academic community(ies), this workshop aims to help junior scholars to publish and refine their writing in progress to facilitate their academic networking; to offer support in improving junior scholars’ ability to publish; and to provide arena space for exploring  emerging issues on the cutting edge of research in different areas. The workshop will strengthen junior scholars’ involvement with the EGOS community and help them to find their way in academia by offering an opportunity for an active exchange and dialogue with senior academics.


Content & Objectives

This year, the Pre-Colloquium Post-doctoral and Early Creer Scholars Workshop’s activities will focus on:

  • Developing a better understanding of the changing publication game
  • Suggesting ways to improve your reviewing skills
  • Exploring ways to improve a paper you are working on with a view to submitting it to a high quality peer-reviewed academic journal


Submitting for publication and the editorial process

Ongoing and past editors of reputable international journals will share insights and practices on the art and craft of writing a scholarly publication. The session will include presentations, discussions and tutored group work focusing on the participants’ draft proposals for academic journal submissions. The topics covered will include: the academic journal article as a specific genre of scholarly publication; how to identify and develop scholarly arguments; how to choose the appropriate audience and journal when developing a specific topic; how to overcome typical problems when writing an academic paper; the roles of editors, referees and authors in the publishing process; discussions of experiences with publishing; and how to review other colleagues’ manuscripts. Many of these activities will take the form of facilitated discussions within small groups.


The reviewing process

Understanding and appreciating the review process helps scholars both as authors and as potential reviewers. You will be asked to review a paper and reflect on your experience as a reviewer (in discussion with experienced editors and reviewers).



Time period for application:

  • Start: Saturday, November 26, 2016
  • End:  Monday, January 9, 2017, 23:59:59 CET

To be considered for participation in the workshop, you (1) should have completed your doctoral dissertation within the last five years and (2) have to apply for admission to the workshop by uploading (via the EGOS website) a single PDF file that contains the following information:

  • A short letter of application, containing name, affiliation, address (mail, phone & email), and a statement of how you wish to benefit from attending the workshop
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A detailed abstract (4–10 pages). Your full paper will be discussed during the workshop – and we encourage you not to submit the same paper as the one you will present at the main Colloquium!
  • Please do not hesitate to explore new ideas, perspectives or framings in your paper!

Please note!

  • Applications that do not adhere to the above-mentioned guidelines will not be accepted; no late submissions will be allowed.
  • Participants to the workshop will be selected based on the potential contributions of their papers and its fit with the faculty’s ability to discuss it and to provide useful suggestions.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by February 15, 2017. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 20–25, so it is advisable to register as early as possible. – For all administrative inquiries please contact:
  • Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to revise and finalise their papers up to June 1, 2017 (fixed deadline!) and upload it via the website. Please note that we expect your full commitment once your application has been accepted and you have agreed to participate. Therefore, please make sure you actually are able to attend: a late cancellation effectively blocks an opportunity for one of your colleagues.

Participants are strongly encouraged to apply for other pre-Colloquium activities – e.g., for one of the Paper Development Workshops (PDWs) or the Women’s Network Meeting 2017, offered on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – as well as to consider the submission of a paper to one of the sub-themes at 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 published more than 70 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 2,800 citations on Google Scholar (according to Publish or Perish), and more than 500 citations on Web of Science (Thompson). Vincent served at the Editorial Boards of 'Organization Studies', 'Research Policy', and 'Long Range Planning'. He is also Associate Editor of 'Technovation' and of 'M@n@gement'.
Stefan Haefliger is Professor 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 at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics. He 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.
Gazi Islam is Associate Professor of Business Administration at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. 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'.
Filomena Buonocore is Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resource Management at University of Parthenope, Naples, Italy. She reiceved a Phd in Management and Organization from Parthenope University and held visiting positions at Arizona State University and Columbia University. She has taught undergraduate courses and master's and PhD level courses on Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. Her current research interests include diversity management in organizations, stereotype threat, work-family enrichment and family supportive leadership, error reporting behaviors in healthcare. Filomena has authored articles in 'Journal of Management', 'Tourism Management', 'Journal of Managerial Psychology'; and other scholarly journals. She is founder and member of the Scientific Board of ASSIOA, the Italian Association of Organization Studies.
Garance Marechal is a Lecturer in Strategic Management at the University of Liverpool Management School, UK. In her PhD thesis, which she defended in 2006 at Paris-Dauphine University (Paris), she analyzed decision-making, learning and strategizing processes at a major global management consulting firm. It was designed as a radical constructivist methodological journey based on both ethnographic and autoethnographic fieldwork. Garance convened streams and workshops at various international conferences, including the EGOS Colloquium, the EURAM Conference, the Academy of Management Conference and the Art of Management and Organization Conference, and chaired a conference on the Dark Side of Organization in 2008. She has published in high quality peer-reviewed academic journals such as 'Organization Studies' (where she edited a Special Issue on "The Dark Side of Organization"), 'Human Relations', 'Culture and Organization' (where she edited a Special Issue on "The Territorial Organization"), 'Qualitative Inquiry' and 'Ephemera'.