Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Pre-Colloquium Workshop



Vincent Mangematin, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France


Robin Gustafsson, Aalto University School of Economics, Finland

Call for Papers

PURPOSE. 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 facilitate the academic socialization of junior scholars; emphasize the importance of and offer support in improving junior scholars' publication capabilities and provide an arena to explore issues at the cutting edge of research.


The 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 academia.


CONTENT & OBJECTIVES. This year, the pre-Colloquium Post-Doc workshop focuses on three elements:


  • Better understanding of the changing publication game
  • Improve your reviewing capabilities
  • Improve your paper to submit it


The workshop is a two-day event, taking place on Monday, July 2, and Tuesday, July 3, 2012, prior to the main EGOS Colloquium.


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 scholarly publications, 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, experiences 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 of 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. On Wednesday, participants are invited to participate to one of the other pre-Colloquium workshops (see EGOS website).


The faculty involved in the workshop includes scholars from a variety of geographical and disciplinary backgrounds. Members of the faculty included in the past sessions: Julia Balogun (School of Management, Lancaster University, UK), Frank den Hond (VU University Amsterdam, NL), Vincent Mangematin (Grenoble Ecole Management, F), Christine Teelken (VU University Amsterdam, NL), Stephan Haefliger (ETHZ, CH), Nicolette van Gestel (Nijmegen School of Management, NL), Elke Schüßler (Freie Universität Berlin, D), Alexander Styhre (Gothenburg University, S), and David Wilson (University of Warwick, UK), among others.


APPLICATION. To be considered for participation in the workshop, participants need to have completed their doctoral dissertation in the last three years and submit a single document of application that includes:

  1. A short letter of application containing full details of name, affiliation, contact details (postal address, phone, fax and email), as well as a statement of why the applicant considers their attendace at the workshop as valuable
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A detailed abstract of a paper (4–10 pages). The whole paper will be discussed during the workshop.

Please submit your application via the EGOS website (see links above and below) by Monday, January 16, 2012!


The selection 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. Submitters will be notified of the outcome of their application by February 15, 2012.


Given the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 25–30. Hence, we advise you to register as early as possible.


Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to update their paper by June 1, 2012 via the EGOS website.


Please also send the revised paper to .

Vincent Mangematin is Professor of Strategic Management at the Grenoble Ecole de Management. His key research interest lies within innovation and the evolution of technologies, business models and institutions. He analyses the conditions of change of the dynamics of innovation in different industries: nanotechnology, biotechnology, cultural industry and business education. Vincent is highly involved in the scientific community, sitting at the Editorial Board of "Organization Studies" and "Long Range Planning". He is also guest editor for the "International Journal of Technology Management", "Research Policy", "Technovation", "Journal of Technology Transfer", and "Technology Forecasting and Social Change". Last, but not least, Vincent is the main responsible in charge for the EGOS Colloquia Post-Doc Workshops since 2005.


Robin Gustafsson is Acting Professor and CEMS Academic Director at Aalto University School of Economics, Finland. His research focuses on strategy and institutional entrepreneurship in emergence and renewal of industries, technological fields, and institutions of science. In his research in the domain of strategic management, he takes an institutional sociological and rigorous multi-lens theoretical driven approach for studying mechanisms of persistence and isomorphism of ideas and norms, the triggers, enablers, and determinants of institutional entrepreneurship, and the strategies for enabling productive emergence and renewal of industries and fields. His research has been presented in leading academic conferences and published in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as "Research Policy". He work provides insights and inputs to strategy and policy work, specifically strategic analysis, governance, and planning at the executive, corporate, and business and innovation ecosystem level.