Pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop 2019

Stefan Haefliger
Cass Business School, United Kingdom
Garance Marechal
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mehdi Safavi
University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom
Vincent Mangematin
KEDGE Business School, France
Christine Moser
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 socialization. We emphasize the importance of open debate and offer support in improving junior scholars’ publication capabilities and provide an arena for explorations of issues on the cutting edge of research in multiple areas.
The workshop is an active exchange, based on a dialogue among junior and senior academics that seeks to strengthen junior scholars' involvement with the EGOS community and to help them in finding their ways in academia.


Content and Objectives

In 2019, the pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop will focus on presentations, discussions and small-group workshops, dedicated to:

  • Developing a better understanding of the changing publication game with inputs from current and former editors and senior faculty covering a diverse ground of methods, fields, geographies and personal experiences

  • 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 sessions 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 in constructive ways. 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. Each participant will share their review and suggestions for improvements with the authors of the paper in small-group workshops.

Application Guidelines

To be considered for participation in the pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop, participants should have completed their doctoral dissertation within the last five years.
Please apply for admission to the workshop by Monday, January 14, 2019 at the latest and upload (via the EGOS website) a single PDF file that contains the following information:

  • A short “Letter of Application”, containing name, affiliation, postal & e-mail address, plus a statement of how the applicant wishes to benefit from attending the workshop.

  • A curriulum vitae.

  • A detailed abstract (4–10 pages). Your paper will be discussed during the workshop. 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.

  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 1, 2019. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 20–25, so it’s advisable to register as early as possible. – Please keep in mind that registration for the workshop must be submitted separately from your registration for the main EGOS Colloquium.

  • Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to revise and finalize their paper up to June 1, 2019 (fixed deadline) and upload it via the EGOS website.

  • Between June 1 and the workshop (July 1 & 2), each participant will be asked to review at least one paper by another participant.

  • 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 workshops offered on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, as well as to consider the submission of a short paper to one of the sub-themes of the main EGOS Colloquium. All details are available on the EGOS website.

Stefan Haefliger is Professor in Strategic Management and Innovation at Cass Business School, City University of 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 (PD) at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics. He received a master’s degree in financial economics and a PhD in management science from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Stefan 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 served as an Associate Editor for ‘Long Range Planning’, and his research has appeared in journals such as ‘Management Science’, ‘Information Systems Research’, ‘Research Policy’, and ‘MIS Quarterly’.
Garance Marechal is a Lecturer in Strategic Management at the University of Liverpool Management School, UK. Her PhD thesis, which she defended in 2006 at Paris-Dauphine University (Paris), 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 also holds an MBA (Grande Ecole diploma) from ESC Tours (now ESCEM), a MRes in Marketing and Strategy from Paris-Dauphine University and a MA in Sociological Research from Lancaster University. She has 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. Garance 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’.
Mehdi Safavi is a Lecturer in Strategy and Organisation at the University of Edinburgh Business School, UK. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Edinburgh, an MSc in Information Technology Management from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. His current research is focused on change and stabilization of organizational routines during major organizational changes in various institutional settings. He has authored articles in/serves as a reviewer for various academic journals, including ‘British Journal of Management’, ‘Organization Science’, ‘Studies in Higher Education’, and ‘European Management Review’.
Vincent Mangematin is Dean at KEDGE Business School, 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 100 papers published in leading journals, for example, ‘Strategic Management Journal’, ‘Research Policy’, ‘Long Range Planning’,’ Technological Forecasting and Social Change’, to name just a few. He served at the Editorial boards of ‘Organization Studies’, ‘Research Policy’, and ‘Long Range Planning’. He is Associate Editor of ‘Technological Forecasting and Social Change’.
Christine Moser is an Assistant Professor of Organization Sciences at the Faculty of Social Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In her research, she focuses on knowledge flows at the intersection of offline and online collaboration networks. In addition, she is interested in corporate social responsibility in the context of food (waste). Her research has been published among others in ‘New Media and Society’, ‘Research in the Sociology of Organizations’, and ‘Information Systems Journal’. She is a guest editor for ‘Organization Studies’ and has recently co-edited a volume of ‘Research in the Sociology of Organizations’.