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The 24th EGOS Colloquium 2008  

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Postdoctoral pre-colloquium workshop

PhD pre-colloquium workshop

Roland Calori Prize

EGOS Best Paper Award
EGOS Best Student Paper Award

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European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

Post-doctoral and early career scholars pre-colloquium Workshop

at the EGOS Colloquium

VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

July 7–9, 2008


The progress of research in organisational studies relies upon the commitment and creativity of advanced PhD students, post doctoral fellows and junior scholars who explore new questions and advance both theoretical and empirical work on them. They play essential role in the development of EGOS as an academic community that critically reflects on and examines a variety of topics at the forefront of knowledge about organizations.

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 stimulate interactions amongst EGOS community members and reinforce the dialogue within the community of organization scholars from different parts of Europe and the world.

In particular, the workshop seeks to:

  • Facilitate the academic socialisation of junior scholars by offering information and insight inton the behaviors and practices in the organization theory fields, and the opportunities for a meaningful career there.
  • Emphasise the importance and offer support in improving junior scholars' publication capabilities as a means to strengthening their publication record and contributing to the advancement of the scientific community. The workshop is a forum of exchange and dialogue between senior and junior scholars on scholarly writing and reviewing.
  • Provide an arena for explorations of issues on the cutting edge of research in areas, such as comparative studies of economic organisation, network analysis, innovation, technology and organistaion, etc.

The workshop is not a forum dedicated to junior scholars. It 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 the academia.

Content and format

The Workshop is a two-day event (beginning on Monday afternoon) that precedes the annual EGOS Colloquium, thus allowing participating scholars to take part in both the Workshop and the Colloquium.

The programme consists of three modules: (1) Writing for Scholarly Publication, (2) Shaping Agenda on the Cutting Edge of Research, and (3) Designing a Post-doc or a New Research subject.

(1) Writing for Scholarly Publication

In this module, 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 a scholarly publication, 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 group with referee).

(2) Shaping Agenda on the Cutting Edge of Research

This module offers insights into the state of the art and future development of vibrant areas of scholarly activity by leading scholars in the field of organizations. It consists of a lecture from a leading scholar in the field and a discussion of participants' research projects related to these areas.

(3) Designing the Next Research Subject

This module aims at exploring different ways of designing new research subjects for post docs and as a new faculty member. It also emphasises the role of contractual research, based on firm contracts or national or international call for tenders

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 (Cass Business School, London, UK), Stefano Brusoni (Bocconi University, Italy), Marie Laure Djelic (ESSEC, France), Peer Fiss (Queen's School of Business, Ontario, Canada), Philippe Larédo (University Marne la Vallée and Manchester Business School), Vincent Mangematin (GEM and GAEL, France), Amalya Oliver (Hebrew University, Israel), Sigrid Quack (Social Science Research Center, Germany), Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson (Uppsala University, Sweden), Silviya Svejenova (ESADE Business School, Spain), Hari Tsoukas (ALBA, Greece and Warwick Business School, UK) and David Wilson (Warwick Business School, UK), among others.


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 Letter of Application containing full details of name, affiliation, address (mail, phone, fax and email), as well as a statement of why the applicant considers valuable to attend the Workshop + curriculum vitae;

(2) A short description (2–3 pages) of the avenues of research after the PhD, which presents the research question and the research design;

(3) A detailed abstract of a paper (4–10 pages). The whole paper will be discussed during the workshop.

To make the workshop as useful and lively as possible, you will be asked to circulate before June 10, 2008 two documents:

1. a paper that you would like to improuve before submission;
2. an up-dated research agenda to be discussed.

The Application should be submitted by January 10, 2008 through the EGOS website.

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. Please note that Workshop registration must be submitted separately from application and registration for the EGOS Colloquium (see further details below).

Participants will be notified on acceptance by February 15, 2008. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 25–30. Hence, it is advisable to register as early as possible.

Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to update their research agenda and paper up to June 10, 2008 (fixed deadline). Send to by June 10, 2008.

Please note that you should be able to circulate a working paper at least two weeks before the workshop.