Pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop 2019

Renate E. Meyer
WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Silviya Svejenova
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom

Call for Applications

Please note!

The pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop will be taking place on Monday, July 1, 2019 (12:00–21:00), and on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 (9:00–22:00).

EGOS strongly encourages doctoral students to become active members of its vibrant and diverse community of organization scholars. The pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop provides a platform for students working towards a doctorate in organization studies to interact with, and learn from, fellow students and top scholars in various areas of research and scholarly inquiry. It is designed as a springboard for successful academic careers by examining important issues such as publishing, reviewing, and collaborative research; the event also provides a number of networking opportunities.

What to expect?

The EGOS pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop is offered to a limited number of students in advanced stages of the dissertation journey (selection based on quality of application), and best suits the needs of those working with qualitative or mix-method designs. It is organized as a two-day event, taking place on Monday and Tuesday prior to the main EGOS Colloquium. The workshop covers the following topics, among others:

  • Publication process. Participants will examine the publication process together with experienced scholars and journal editors in order to learn from cases of success and failure in formulating, writing, submitting, and revising papers for top-journal publication.

  • Art of reviewing. Experienced scholars and journal editors will also offer insights into the art of reviewing as an essential component of the peer-reviewed publication process. Understanding and appreciating the review process will help in writing high-quality reviews as well as in successfully addressing reviewers’ comments and publishing one’s own work.

  • Dissertation journey. The workshop will enable participants to approach their doctoral dissertations with renewed vigor by engaging in discussions on research design and methodologies with renowned colleagues, and by reviewing their dissertation proposals with the help of others – fellow participants and more senior researchers who work in the respective area of scholarly inquiry.

  • International academic career. The mix of scholars from diverse academic backgrounds and institutions from around the globe is a key strength of EGOS, as well as of this workshop. Participants will gain exposure to similarities and differences across countries and continents in how academic processes work. This will also enhance their understanding with regard to different career opportunities and career paths.

The EGOS pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop is organized primarily around participative interaction. Students are expected to prepare assigned readings carefully prior to the workshop in order to be able to act as informed and active contributors. They will, however, not be asked to formally present their own work; rather, students will extensively comment on their dissertation projects in small roundtable sessions, with a senior academic as a facilitator and discussant.


Application guidelines

Please apply for admission to the workshop by Monday, January 14, 2019 at the latest. You should do so by uploading (via the EGOS website) a single PDF file that contains the following mandatory sections:

  • Name and contact details, including e-mail address, and phone number.

  • Doctoral program, including affiliation, main area(s) of studies, name(s) of your supervisor(s), and stage of your PhD work (e.g., “3rd year finalizing data collection; initial data analysis ongoing; all coursework completed”). – Please indicate if you have previously applied to the EGOS PhD workshop (when) and have not been offered a place.

  • Motivation. A paragraph on how you will benefit from this workshop. Please clearly indicate your specific developmental needs (e.g., publishing, reviewing, collaborative research, career issues, getting your first job, methods, etc.).

  • Dissertation summary. Approx. three pages’ description of your doctoral dissertation project, including title, a precise research question, theoretical framing, empirical research design and preliminary findings, and references. Your description should also clearly convey how data have been collected/analyzed, and concisely indicate the academic field to which the thesis aims to contribute. [Your summary will serve as the basis for your assignment to a roundtable and the discussion in the feedback sessions at the workshop. You will get an opportunity to update your summary closer to the event.]

Please note

  • The entire application document should follow the above mentioned sections and must not exceed four pages.

  • Applications that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be accepted; no late submissions will be allowed.

  • The number of participants is limited (applications in recent years by far outnumbered admissions). The quality of the proposal and the student’s potential benefit from the EGOS pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop are the primary criteria for admission.

  • You should not apply if you already participated in the EGOS PhD workshop in one of the previous years. Please also make sure you actually are able to attend: A late cancellation effectively blocks an opportunity for one of your colleagues.

  • Successful applicants will be notified by the end of February 2017. For all administrative inquiries, please contact:

Participants are strongly encouraged to apply for other pre-Colloquium workshops offered on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 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.

Renate E. Meyer is Full Professor for Organization Studies at the Department of Management at WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. She is also a part-time Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and a visiting scholar at UNSW, Sydney, Australia. She focuses on meaning structures and has studied structural forms of institutional pluralism, institutions as multimodal accomplishments, novel organizational forms, and patterns of management ideas mostly in areas of urban governance challenges. Renate has been a member and Chair of the EGOS Executive Board.
Silviya Svejenova is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. She is Guest Professor at WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, and Adjunct Professor at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. Her most recent work delves into city identity, the politics of new executive roles, as well as the material, visual and temporal dimensions of innovation. Silviya has been a member and Chair of the EGOS Executive Board.
Neil Pollock is Professor of Innovation and Social Informatics and Director of the Doctoral Programme at University of Edinburgh Business School, UK. Neil, who was originally trained in computing, is a founding member of the Edinburgh Social Informatics Cluster and the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI). He is primarily known for his interdisciplinary research on IT that sits at the intersection between science and technology studies, information systems, innovation studies and economic sociology.