Doctoral Consortium Program

09:30:          Registration for doctoral consortium participants


10:00:          Welcome/overview – Global Marketing SIG board member(s)


10:10:          Developmental workshop: Undertaking scholarly research in international marketing: dealing with key challenges


Format: Approximately 25 minutes of prepared comments each, followed by an interactive discussion and participant questions.

Participating faculty:

Moderated by Lopo L. Rego, Indiana University


David A. Griffith, Texas A&M University

Zeynep Gürhan Canli, Koç University

Satish Jayachandran, University of South Carolina

Robert W. Palmatier, University of Washington


12:30:           Networking lunch


13:30:           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: 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 Saeed Samiee, University of Tulsa


Jan Heide, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lisa K. Scheer, University of Missouri

David Stewart, Loyola Marymount University

Gerard Tellis, University of South California


15:15:           Coffee break and refreshments


15:45:           Breakout sessions with student presentations followed by round-table discussions, paired with faculty based on common interests.


Format: Each student gives a 6-8 minute presentation of his/her research. This is followed by round-table discussions with input from faculty and other students.


Consortium faculty:

Moderated by Annie Cui, West Virginia University 

Kelly Hewett, University of Tennessee 

Constantinos Leonidou, University of Leeds 

Peter Magnusson, University of Alabama


Abdul Ashraf, Brock University

Seigyoung Auh, Arizona State University

Zeynep Gürhan Canli, Koç University

Douglas Dow, University of Melbourne

Anton Fenik, Grant Valley State University

Peter Gabrielsson, University of Vaasa

David A. Griffith, Texas A&M University

Jan Heide, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Douglas Hughes, University of South Florida

Satish Jayachandran, University of South Carolina

Irina Kozlenkova, University of Virginia

Thomas Kramer, University of California-Riverside

Bülent Mengüç, Kadir Has University

Ayşegül Özsomer, Koç University

Kay Peters, University of Hamburg

Lopo L.Rego, Indiana University

Randall Rose, University of Tennessee

Saeed Samiee, University of Tulsa

Babis Saridakis, University of Leeds

Lisa K. Scheer, University of Missouri

Bodo Schlegelmilch, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Francesca Sotgiu, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Andrew Stephen, University of Oxford

David Stewart, Loyola Marymount University

Felipe Thomaz, University of Oxford


17:15:           Consortium concludes


18:00:          Registration for main conference participants


19:00:          Opening reception for the main conference

Doctoral student participants


John Balabanis, University of Leeds

Yauheniya Barkun, Bialystok University of Technology

Karen Tejedor Bowen, University of Leeds

Marina Christofide, University of Leeds

Hung Dao, University of Leeds

Volkan Dogan, University of Missouri-Columbia

Essbaa Elmehdi, University of Casablanca

Anna Górska, Kozminski University

Müge Güzel, Koç University

Abbie Iveson, University of Leeds

Recep Karaburun, New York University

Aikaterini Karamoutsou, University of Leeds

Volkan Koçer, University of Passau

Fang Fang Li, Unviersity of Vaasa

Yang Liu, University of Leeds

Anna Matwiejczyk, Bialystok University of Technology

Sara Monsalve, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Onur Osmanoglu, Koc University

Ana Maria Parente-Laverde, Universidad EAFIT

Stefania Pareti, Universidad Alcalá de Henares

Massiel Henriquez Parodi, University of Agder

Emmanuel Silva Quaye, University of the Witwatersrand

Danielle S. Testa, Iowa State University

Shiva Vaziri, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Chuanqi Xu, University of Leeds

Eleni Zantidou, University of Leeds

Ziyan Zhu, Renmin University of China

Doctoral Consortium Information

The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world and will take place prior to the opening reception on May 17, 2021.

This Consortium will provide a rare opportunity for Ph.D. students with an interest in international and cross-cultural 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 international marketing or business who are focusing on developing their research agenda.


Students should apply via the EasyChair conference management 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 these don’t count towards the 1-page limit. The abstract should succinctly cover the research question, theoretical background, the proposed research design, and the 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 is required for a travel stipend. The submission deadline is TBD. 

Doctoral Consortium Organizers

Kelly Hewett

Associate Professor of Marketing

Haslem College of Business

University of Tennessee


Costas Leonidou

Professor of Marketing

Leeds University Business School

University of Leeds


Annie Cui

Associate Professor of Marketing

College of Business and Economics

West Virginia University


Peter Magnusson

Associate Professor of Marketing

Bennett Fellow of International Business

University of Alabama


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