Call for Applications
The progress of research in organizational studies relies upon the commitment and creativity of advanced PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and junior scholars who explore new questions, new methods and new phenomena. Therefore, 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 refine their paper, facilitate their academic socialization, 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 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 the 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 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 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).
The reviewing process. Reviewing is the other side of the publication process. Understanding and appreciating the review process will help in reviewing, as well publishing one's own work. Based on a reflexion on 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.
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), Nicolette van Gestel (Nijmegen School of Management, NL), Stefan Häfliger (ETHZ, CH), Frank den Hond (VU University Amsterdam, NL), Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa (University of Texas, USA), Vincent Mangematin (Grenoble School of Management, France), Saku Mantere (Hanken School of Economics, Finland), Elke Schüßler (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany), Alexander Styhre (Gothenburg University, Sweden), Christine Teelken (VU University Amsterdam, NL) 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.
Please apply for admission via the EGOS website (see links above and below) by Monday, January 14, 2013 at the latest, uploading a single document. This application should be saved as a Microsoft Word file (.docx or .doc) and must contain the following:
- A short letter of application, including complete contact details (name, affiliation, phone, postal and email address).
- A statement of why the applicant considers the attendance at the workshop as valuable.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- A detailed abstract of a paper (4–10 pages). The whole paper will be discussed during the workshop.
Applications that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be accepted!
- 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.
- Participants will be notified on acceptance by February 15, 2013. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 20–25. Hence, we advise you to register as early as possible.
- Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to update their papers by June 1, 2013 via the EGOS website.
- Please also send copies (by June 1, 2013) to Vincent.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants are strongly encouraged to apply to other pre-Colloquium activities offered on Wednesday (July 3, 2013) as well as to consider the submission of a paper to one of the sub-themes of the EGOS main Colloquium. All details are available on the EGOS website.