picture of Robert Salomon Robert Salomon New York University Co-Chair

picture of Niron Hashai Niron Hashai Hebrew University Co-Chair

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact them at the above email addresses.


Faculty Facilitators

picture of Xavier Castaner Xavier Castaner University of Lausanne

picture of Martine Haas Martine Haas University of Pennsylvania


picture of Michael A. Hitt Michael A. Hitt Texas A&M University

picture of Sarah Kaplan Sarah Kaplan University of Toronto


picture of Anita McGahan Anita McGahan University of Toronto

picture of Will Mitchell Will Mitchell University of Toronto


picture of Zur Shapira Zur Shapira New York University

picture of J Myles Shaver J Myles Shaver University of Minnesota


picture of Freek Vermeulen Freek Vermeulen London Business School


Doctoral & Thesis Development Workshop


Generously supported by:
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


The Strategic Management Society will be hosting a special conference in Tel Aviv from March 9-11, 2014. The conference will include a Doctoral & Thesis Development Workshop to be held on Sunday, March 9th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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. This workshop will be most valuable to Ph.D. students interested in conducting cutting-edge research in strategy and related areas. The workshop will be led by an international panel of senior faculty members with proven research records who will discuss promising areas for research and insights into the publication process.

The Doctoral & Thesis Development Workshop will be comprised of three components:

  • "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.
  • "Getting published in top journals" — Panelists will share their thoughts on techniques for (1) framing research questions, (2) research design, (3) packaging, and (4) dealing with editors and reviewers.
  • "Thesis Development" — A select group of doctoral students will have an opportunity to present their research and receive guidance and commentary from senior faculty. Selection to present in this portion of the workshop is highly competitive.

Doctoral Workshop Application and Admissions:

Students that would like to attend the Doctoral & Thesis Development Workshop but do not wish to present during the Thesis Development portion should submit:

  • An updated Curriculum Vita.

The application deadline for students that would like to attend the Doctoral & Thesis Development Workshop but do not wish to present is January 31st, 2014. These students attending must register for the SMS Tel Aviv conference. Student discount rates apply.

Thesis Development Workshop Application and Admissions:

Students that wish to present their research during the Thesis Development portion should submit:

  • An updated Curriculum Vita.
  • A summary of dissertation research. The abstract should be no longer than two pages and adhere to the SMS Tel Aviv 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.

Admission preference will be given to students whose research is at the dissertation proposal stage. 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 workshop.

The application deadline for students applying to present at the Doctoral & Thesis Development Workshop is September 3, 2013. Students presenting at the Thesis Development & Doctoral Workshop must register for the SMS Tel Aviv conference. Due to the generous support provided by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation a 50% reduction on conference registration fees will be offered to students presenting their research at the Thesis Development workshop.

Doctoral & Thesis Development Workshop Timeline

Those Who Wish to Present Thesis:

September 3, 2013
Applications for Thesis Development Due
November 1, 2013
Notifications of Review Committee Decisions
November 15, 2013
Deadline for Accepted Individuals to Confirm Participation

Those Who do NOT Wish to Present Thesis:

January 31, 2014
Applications for Workshop Due
February 14, 2014
Notifications of Review Committee Decisions
February 24, 2014
Deadline for Accepted Individuals to Confirm Participation
March 9, 2014
Doctoral & Thesis Development Workshop
March 9-11, 2014
SMS Special Conference Tel Aviv



To see the complete version of the Doctoral & Thesis Development Workshop Call for Applications, please download the provided PDF.



Strategic Management Society

Tel Aviv