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Doctoral Consortium Program

Doctoral Consortium Program

AMA Global Marketing SIG Doctoral Consortium

May 21, Santorini, Greece




2:30: Welcome/overview – Global SIG board member(s)


2:45: Panel discussion:  Managing your career and building your academic brand equity. Leading scholars will discuss common mistakes junior scholars make and provide advice on how to approach the career management process.


Format: Approximately 5-7 minutes of prepared comments each. If participants would like to bring prepared materials, we suggest a maximum of 8 slides; then allow time for questions and an interactive discussion.


Participating faculty:

  • Moderated by Annie Cui, University of West Virginia


  • Rajesh Chandy, London Business School

  • Jan Heide, University of Wisconsin

  • David Stewart, Loyola Marymount University

  • V. Kumar, Georgia State University


3:45: Break


4:00: Breakout sessions: Student presentations followed by round-table discussions, paired with faculty based on common interests.


Format: Each student gives a 5-minute presentation of his/her research. This is followed by round-table discussions with input from faculty and other students.


Participating faculty:

  • Moderated by Costas Leonidou, University of Leeds


  1. Josko Brakus, University of Leeds

  2. Rajesh Chandy, London Business School

  3. Annie Cui, University of West Virginia

  4. Adamantios Diamantopoulos, University of Vienna

  5. Dan Flint, University of Tennessee

  6. Peter Gabrielsson, University of Vaasa

  7. David Griffith, Lehigh University

  8. Jan Heide, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  9. Kelly Hewett, University of Tennessee

  10. Satish Jayachandran, University of South Carolina

  11. Costas Katsikeas, University of Leeds

  12. Thomas Kramer, University of California Riverside

  13. V Kumar, Georgia State University

  14. Bryan Lukas, University of Manchester

  15. Peter Magnusson, University of Alabama

  16. Bulent Menguc, Kadir Has University

  17. Neil Morgan, Indiana University

  18. Aysegul Ozsomer, Koç University

  19. Nicholas Paparoidamis, NEOMA Business School

  20. Matthew Robson, University of Leeds

  21. Randall Rose, University of Tennessee

  22. Linda Shi, University of Victoria

  23. Christina Sichtmann, University of Vienna

  24. David Stewart, Loyola Marymount University

  25. Felipe Thomaz, University of Oxford

  26. Kevin Zhou, University of Hong Kong


5:15: Break


5:30: Panel discussion: The challenges of conducting international marketing research and how to build a high-impact research program in international marketing.


Format: Approximately 5-7 minutes of prepared comments each. If participants would like to bring prepared materials, we suggest a maximum of 5 slides; then allow time for questions and an interactive discussion.


Participating faculty:

  • Moderated by Peter Magnusson, University of Alabama


  • Adamantios Diamantopoulos, University of Vienna

  • David Griffith, Lehigh University

  • Kelly Hewett, University of Tennessee

  • Kevin Zhou, University of Hong Kong


6:30: Consortium concludes


7:00: Opening reception for the main conference



Ph.D Student Participants


  1. James Adeniji, University of Leeds

  2. Vicki Andonopoulos, University of New South Wales

  3. Orhan Bahadir Dogan, Georgia State University

  4. John Balabanis, University of Leeds

  5. Nilay Bicakcioglu, Dokuz Eylul University

  6. Arinze Christian Nwoba, University of Leeds

  7. Pamela Dhosi, University of Leeds

  8. Francis Donbesuur, University of Leeds

  9. V.G.Gamithri Gayana Karunasena, University of New South Wales

  10. Ranjitha GP, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

  11. Sabrina Heix, TU Dortmund

  12. Reika Igarashi, University of Leeds

  13. Su Jin Yeon, Chungbuk National University

  14. Jacqueline Jing You, Durham University

  15. Hyeyoon Jung, University of Alabama

  16. Samuel Kusi, University of Vaasa

  17. Luciano Lapa, Brock University

  18. Eva Mavroudi, University of Leeds

  19. Mowshine McChamp, Chang Jung Christian University

  20. Mark Mills, University of Leeds

  21. Iuliia Mykhailiuk, University of Agder

  22. Cezara Nicoara, University of Leeds

  23. Oluwaseun Olabode, University of Leeds

  24. Christina Papadopoulou, University of Leeds

  25. Yi Peng, University of Alabama

  26. Ieva Puke, University of Latvia

  27. Karen Tejedor Bowen, University of Leeds

  28. Annette Tower, University of Tennessee

  29. Jenny Tran, IESEG

  30. Merve Turgut, University of Leeds

Doctoral Consortium Information

We would like to draw your attention to the Doctoral Consortium that is currently being organized as part of the Global Marketing SIG Conference in Santorini, Greece. The Consortium will take place prior to the opening reception on May 21, 2018.


This 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 in the area.


The goal of the Consortium will be to provide a supportive discussion among doctoral 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.


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 doctoral students in marketing or international business who are focusing on developing their research agenda.


Students should submit their papers electronically via the EasyChair  Conference Paper Submission System. Please include:


  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.


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

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