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Invitation to OMT Doctoral Student and Junior
Faculty Research Development Workshop


OFEL Conference, Dubrovnik, April 13-14, 2018


Dear fellow scholars,

We are proud to announce that the OFEL conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, will host a Doctoral Student and Junior Faculty Research Development Workshop organized in collaboration with the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) division of the Academy of Management, on April 13 and April 14, 2018.

The workshop will be led by Davide Ravasi (Cass Business School, City, University of London), OMT Division Chair elect, former Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Studies and member of the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal, Nelson Phillips (Imperial College Business School), Editor-in-Chief of Innovation: Organization and Management, editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal, and former OMT Division Chair, and Ileana Stigliani (Imperial College Business School), editorial board member of the European Management Journal and of Innovation: Organization and Management.

Doctoral students and junior faculty at all levels are encouraged to participate, especially if they are in the process of submitting, or are planning to submit a paper to an academic journal. The main objectives of the workshop are to strengthen participants’ capacity for designing a high quality research paper, get feedback on their work, foster collaboration among doctoral students and junior faculty from Central and Eastern Europe, and to transfer the essential know-how on publishing in top journals.

During the first part of the workshop, the speakers will illustrate and discuss how the editorial process works in top academic journals, and share their experience – as authors, reviewers, and editors – in doing and publishing research in these journals. A particular emphasis will be made on how to claim a theoretical contribution.

The second part of the workshop will focus on how to structure a paper, and how to write a good introduction. Considering the importance of introduction as that is the part of the paper editors get in touch first when reading your paper, participants will learn about “what makes a good introduction”, and how to shape your paper for publication. Every participant who has one, will receive other participants’ research paper introduction, and offer feedback. Participants who wish so are also invited to present their papers in the conference format (10 minutes), upon which they will be given friendly feedback on their presentations.

We receive applications for the workshop until February 15th, 2018.

Participants that would like to present a paper, and get feedback on their work, should send their papers by March 1st 2018 the latest.

The attendance at the workshop is free of charge. All participants will be offered lunch and light refreshments throughout the day. The conference also includes extracurricular activities like a gala dinner, the closing ceremony, and trips to explore the beauties of the city of Dubrovnik and its region, which you can take part in for a small fee.

The workshop will be held at the University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics (Address: Lapadska obala 7, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia).

For more information please contact workshop organizers  Mislav Radic, PhD candidate at Cass Business School at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,  and/or  Assistant Professor Tanja Sliskovic from University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Economics and Business,  at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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