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Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium will provide a rare opportunity for Ph.D. students with an interest in international marketing (broadly defined) to further develop their research ideas, to learn about the challenges of conducting research in international marketing and building a successful academic career in this field. In addition, students will be able to broaden their professional networks, with featured speakers at the conference including:

  • V. Kumar, Georgia State University, Editor, Journal of Marketing

  • Robert Palmatier, University of Washington, Editor, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

  • Costas Katsikeas, University of Leeds, Editor, Journal of International Marketing

  • Dan Bello, Georgia State University

  • Michael Czinkota, Georgetown University

  • David Griffith, Lehigh University

  • Jan Heide, University of Wisconsin

  • Tomas Hult, Michigan State University

  • Neil Morgan, Indiana University

  • Saeed Samiee, University of Tulsa


The goal of the Consortium will be to provide a supportive discussion among Ph.D. students and the participating faculty on topics such as:

  • Trends in international marketing research,

  • Challenges in carrying out high-impact international marketing research aimed at top journals,

  • Managing the dissertation and the job search process, and

  • Starting an academic career.


In addition, students will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their current research projects submitted to the conference as well as ideas and guidance for their future research agenda.

Format of the Consortium

The consortium will consist of a combination of panel discussions with leading scholars in the field, focusing on the topics listed above and small group discussions in which students will share their current projects and receive feedback and guidance.



With the goal of facilitating a constructive dialog on the topics listed above, the ideal candidates for the Consortium are Ph.D. students in marketing or international business who are focusing on developing their research agenda.  


How to Apply:

Students should apply to Kelly Hewett at Please send:

  1. A letter stating your stage in the Ph.D. program and research interests.

  2. Abstract of a current research project focused on international marketing (not to exceed 1 page, single spaced). Please include the title, author information, abstract, keywords, and research summary. Diagrams, tables, and references should be provided at the end of the document but do not count towards the 1-page limit. The abstract should succinctly cover the research question, theoretical background, proposed research design, and intended contribution. NOTE: If any candidates have already submitted papers to the conference via one of the tracks, simply state in the letter the title of the submission and the track to which it was submitted. In these cases it is not necessary to submit a separate abstract in order to apply. Please combine both parts of your application into one file.


​Travel Stipends

A limited number of travel stipends of up to $500 will be available for consortium participants. Please note on your application your need for a travel stipend.

Consortium Details:

The consortium will take place prior to the opening reception on Thursday, April 6 2:30-6:30 pm.


​Application Deadline:

Please submit all applications by December 2, 2016. Notices of acceptance and travel stipends will be provided by December 9, 2016.

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