Special Notice

picture of Sendil Ethiraj Sendil Ethiraj London Business School Co-Chair

picture of Atul Nerkar Atul Nerkar University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Co-Chair


Doctoral Workshop



The Strategic Management Society is pleased to announce our 10th annual Doctoral Workshop to be held Saturday, September 28th, preceding the Strategic Management Society Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Doctoral Workshop will be held at Omni Hotel, site of the SMS Conference.

We are also proud to announce that 25 scholarships will be funded partially through the generous support of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (suppliers of the Journal of Management Studies). These scholarships will be offered through competitive entry and review of students for the Doctoral Workshop. The scholarships will cover costs of the Doctoral Workshop, as well as the SMS Conference Registration Fee.

Nominate a Doctoral Workshop Candidate

You can submit your nomination online or via mail. Click here for more information.

The workshop will be led by Atul Nerkar (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Sendil Ethiraj (London Business School) as co-chairs. Names of additional faculty members taking part in the workshop will be made available in future correspondences as well as in announcements on the SMS website.

The Doctoral Workshop is intended for doctoral students at the early stage of their dissertation research. The Workshop will be highly interactive and will includes a variety of panels as well as, practical sessions on developing dissertation proposals and launching academic careers, and a meet-the-editors session.

Nominees must have completed the initial comprehensive examination and coursework (or equivalent) of their doctoral program; preference will be given to those just commencing the formal work on their doctoral topic. Acceptance of a paper at the main Strategic Management Society conference is not required, but attendance at the conference is expected.

Application materials should include:

Other things being equal, preference will be given to nominees

* Only one (1) nominee per school will be accepted to the Doctoral Workshop; schools should only nominate one (1) student. While self nominations are accepted, we encourage each institution to pre-select a candidate and nominate that individual.

As an international organization with a widely distributed membership, we aim to have the workshop attendee composition reflect this international representation.

All application materials should be submitted online to the conference website atlanta.strategicmanagement.net by June 4, 2013. The Doctoral Workshop Application Review Committee’s decisions will be sent to nominees at the end of June 2013.

Doctoral Workshop Timeline

June 4, 2013
Submission Deadline for Nominations
September 28, 2013
Doctoral Workshop
September 28 - October 1, 2013
SMS 33rd Annual International Conference



Doctoral Workshop

To see the complete version of the Doctoral Workshop Call for Nominations please download the provided pdf.

Please contact the SMS Executive Office, Atul Nerkar or Sendil Ethiraj if you have questions about this exciting opportunity. We hope to see you in Atlanta!



Strategic Management Society

Atlanta