Doctoral Consortium

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 18, 2020.

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 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. The submission deadline is November 1, 2019. 

Doctoral Consortium Organizers

Kelly Hewett

Associate Professor of Marketing

Haslem College of Business

University of Tennessee

Email: khewett@utk.edu

Costas Leonidou

Professor of Marketing

Leeds University Business School

University of Leeds

Email: C.Leonidou@leeds.ac.uk

Annie Cui

Associate Professor of Marketing

College of Business and Economics

West Virginia University

Email: Annie.Cui@mail.wvu.edu

Peter Magnusson

Associate Professor of Marketing

Bennett Fellow of International Business

University of Alabama

Email: pmagnusson@cba.ua.edu

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