The 7th Israel Strategy Conference Doctoral Consortium

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Israel 17 December, 2017

Application Deadline to the Thesis Development workshop:

July 1, 2017

The Israel Strategy Conference (ISC) will be holding a Doctoral Consortium at the ISC 2017 meeting at the Technion Haifa, on Sunday, December 17th from 9am – 4pm.

As the world of research tends to be about communicating with a community of scholars with overlapping interests, doctoral consortia generally are most valuable in providing an intimate setting for a cohort of doctoral students to get to know each other and to meet senior scholars in the field. The ISC Doctoral Consortium will be most valuable to Ph.D. students interested in conducting cutting-edge research in strategy and related areas. The consortium will be led by an international panel of senior faculty members who will discuss promising areas for research and provide insights into the publication process.

The consortium coordinators are Gino Cattani (NYU) and Niron Hashai (HUJI).

The Consortium is comprised of three components:

1. "Current and future themes in Strategy" – panelists will present their views of emerging "hot" topics in the general management field, and students will be invited to suggest ideas and jointly speculate how they may play in the wider audience of strategy research.

2. "Getting published in top journals" — a panel discussions aimed at conveying to students some proven techniques of (1) framing research questions, (2) research design, (3) packaging, (4) dealing with editors and reviewers.

3. "Thesis Development workshop" – a select group of doctoral students will have an opportunity to present their research and receive guidance and commentary from senior faculty. Selection for this workshop is highly competitive. Students admitted to this program will receive a 50% discount on the ISC registration fee (the doctoral consortium will be offered at no charge to all attending students).

Application and admission

Admission preference will be given to students whose research is at the dissertation proposal stage. Doctoral students who do not wish to present their research at the thesis development workshop are still invited to apply and attend the doctoral consortium. Only those students wishing to present their research will be required to submit an abstract and a nomination letter. The dissertation ideas should be sufficiently developed to allow for a clear presentation of the theory and research design, but leave significant room for revision based on comments received at the consortium. A nomination letter by a faculty member relating to the state of the applicant’s dissertation research is required as part of the application process. Students attending the doctoral consortium must register to the ISC. Student discount rates apply.

To apply, please visit the doctoral consortium page of the ISC website at , complete the application form and upload the following documents:

· An updated Curriculum Vita.

Students applying to the Thesis Development workshop should also submit:

· A brief abstract of your dissertation research. The abstract should be no longer than two pages of text and one page of references (adhering to the ISC proposal submission guidelines).

· A nomination letter from a supervising faculty member attesting that the student is in good standing and referring to the progress of the applicant’s dissertation research.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for students applying to the Thesis Development workshop is July 1, 2017. Acceptance notification will be sent in late July.

The application deadline for students who do not wish to present their research at the Thesis Development workshop is November 1, 2017.

Students attending the doctoral consortium must register to the ISC. Student discount rates apply. An additional 50% discount will be offered to students presenting their research at the Thesis Development workshop.

If you have questions regarding the doctoral consortium, please contact Gino Cattani (at gcattani) or Niron Hashai (at niron.hashai).