Pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop

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

Call for Applications

The progress of research in organizational studies relies upon the commitment and the 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 to refine their paper, to facilitate their academic socialisation, 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 pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop offers an active exchange, based on a dialogue among junior and senior academics who seek to strengthen junior scholars' involvement with the EGOS community and to help them in finding their ways in academia.


Content & Objectives

The pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars is organized as a two-day event, taking place on Monday and Tuesday prior to the main EGOS Colloquium 2018 in Tallinn. The workshop 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).

Application Guidelines

To be considered for participation in the workshop, participants should have completed their doctoral dissertation within the last five years.
Please apply for admission to the workshop by Monday, January 8, 2018 [23:59:59 CET] at the latest. You should do so by uploading (via the EGOS website) a single PDF file that contains the following information:

  • A short “Letter of Application”, containing your name, affiliation, postal address, phone & email address, plus a statement of how you wish to benefit from attending the workshop.

  • A curriulum vitae.

  • A detailed abstract (4–10 pages). Your paper will be discussed during the workshop. Furthermore, we encourage you not to submit the same paper as the one you will present in one of the sub-themes of the main Colloquium. Do not hesitate to explore new ideas, perspectives or framings in your paper.


Please note!

  • Participants in the workshop will be selected based on the potential contributions of their paper and its fit with the faculty’s ability to discuss it and to provide useful suggestions.

  • Successful applicants will be notified by February 15, 2018. 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.

  • Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to revise and finalize their paper up to June 15, 2018 (fixed deadline) and upload it via the EGOS website.

  • Please note that we expect your full commitment once your application has been accepted and you have agreed to participate: 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) offered on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – 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 Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Kedge Business School, Marseilles, France. He is Professor of Strategic Management and Management of Innovation. His research stands at the intersection of Strategic Management and Innovation. He focuses on emergent phenomenon and on the transformative influence of digital technologies in the society. In the recent years, he has been focusing on business models as an approach to renew strategy. Vincent is Associate Editor at 'Technology Forecasting' and 'Social Change". He is serving in the Editorial Board of 'Organization Studies', 'M@n@gement' and 'Research Policy'. He published more than 100 papers in leading journals like 'SMJ', 'Research Policy', 'Small Business Economics,' or JIBS', edited two books on trust (in French), and published about 20 book chapters and articles in professional journals. Since 2006, Vincent is the main convenor of the EGOS pre-Colloquium pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop.
Stefan Haefliger is Professor in Strategic Management and innovation at Cass Business School, City University London, UK. His research and teaching focuses on co-creation strategies as well as knowledge reuse, creation, and design in innovation processes. Stefan also 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. Her current research interests include diversity management in organizations, stereotype threat, work-family enrichment and family supportive leadership, error reporting behaviors in healthcare. She has authored articles in ‘Journal of Management’, ‘Tourism Management’, ‘Journal of Managerial Psychology’, and other scholarly journals. Filomena 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. She has convened sub-themes 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. Garemce js 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’.