Welcome to AMA DocSIG

Two-part Virtual Panel Series: Navigating the Current Job Market

AMA DocSIG is conducting a two-part virtual panel series focused on helping students navigate the current job market.

Part 2 of the series will be conducted on 3 August, 10 am – 11 am CST. This session will focus on fine-tuning doctoral students’ job market talk, provide advice and tips on handling the interviews and campus fly-outs/virtual fly-outs, presenting themselves to departments at the universities, and other details of the process after the Summer AMA/first-round interviews. The session will have different faculty members (a mix from consumer behavior, strategy, and quantitative modeling) who have been involved with search committees at universities. Click here to see the agenda for this session.

We encourage interested students to sign up at the following link: https://forms.gle/hBVvzVcMUAoabdU9A. Details about joining the session will be shared only with students who register for the session at this link. Students can sign up until 6 pm EST on 2 August, 2021.

Please reach out to AMA DocSIG Chair, Divya Ramachandran (dramachandran1@gsu.edu) and AMA DocSIG Chair-Elect, Louis J. Zmich (ljz001@latech.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

Two-part Virtual Panel Series: Navigating the Current Job Market

AMA DocSIG is conducting a two-part virtual panel series focused on helping students navigate the current job market.

Part 1 of the series will be will be conducted on 29 July, 10 am – 11 am CST, as a kind of workshop where the faculty panel can work with a smaller group of doctoral students to help them craft their job market package/portfolio in preparation for part 2 of the series. The session would inform students with different focus in consumer behavior, strategy, quantitative methodology to craft their portfolio. Since this is a smaller group of students, we encourage interested students to sign up at the following link: https://forms.gle/veSHhFnE9RkHtDWv7. Details about joining the session will be shared only with students who register for the session at this link.

Students who would like the panelists to provide feedback on their CVs/cover letters/research statements should sign-up by 23 July and provide their materials using the “Click to submit your CV for feedback” button on the agenda PDF (click here to access PDF). Students may choose to mask their identifying information in their submitted materials, if they would like to keep their identity anonymous (“Redact” on Adobe Acrobat Pro DC).

Students who are not looking for feedback on their materials and only want to attend the event can sign up until 25 July.

Please reach out to AMA DocSIG Chair, Divya Ramachandran (dramachandran1@gsu.edu) and AMA DocSIG Chair-Elect, Louis J. Zmich (ljz001@latech.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

Call for Submissions

Special Doctoral Student Research Session at 2022 Winter AMA Focusing on The Future Trends in Consumer Behavior

The Marketing for Higher Education SIG would like to call for submissions for a special doctoral student research session focusing on “The Future Trends in Consumer Behavior” at the 2022 Winter AMA conference (February 18-20 in Las Vegas, NV, in-person and virtual). The deadline for submission to the HigherEd SIG special research session is October 04, 2021. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously and the authors will be notified whether their paper will be included in the special session by mid-November.

Papers accepted for the special research session must be presented during the 2022 Winter AMA conference and will be published as extended abstracts in the conference proceedings. Dr. Jacqueline Eastman, Journal of Consumer Behaviour co-editor, and special issue co-editors (Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast and Dr. Prachi Gala) will attend the doctoral student special research session and provide feedback to presenting authors. Moreover, the top papers will be invited for consideration in the the special issue of Journal of Consumer Behaviour. 

Eligible submissions must meet the following criteria: 
•    First author should be a current doctoral student or a PhD graduate during/after Spring 2020.
•    The submissions need to clearly specify how their research contributes to consumer behavior theory and practice.
•    One of the coauthors must attend and present the paper at the 2022 Winter AMA Conference. 

Visit the Marketing for Higher Education Sig’s website here for more details.

6th Annual Young Scholar Research (YSR) Competition

2022 OFR Symposium, February 17, 2022 Las Vegas, NV (in-person/virtual)* (co-located with 2022 AMA Winter Educators’ Conference)

Symposium Co-Chairs:  Detelina Marinova and James G Maxham III

*The Organizational Frontlines (OF) Interest Group has held a research symposium to precede the AMA Winter Educators conference for four of the past five years, with last year’s competition being “virtual” in nature. This year, in accord with the format for the 2022 Winter AMA, our goal is to host a “hybrid” Symposium where winners will be encouraged to present in-person at a dedicated Symposium session.  Option to present via video conferencing is possible. 

Organizational Frontlines (OF) is broadly defined as the study of interactions and interfaces at the point-of-contact between an organization and its customers that promote, facilitate, or enable value creation and exchange (Singh, Brady, Arnold and Brown 2017).  Topics of OF interest span several fields of inquiry and disciplines of research.  Past winners include CB, OB, retail, sales, service and strategy scholars.

We welcome submissions from any field or discipline as long as it tackles issues of organizational frontlines. 

Submissions (15-page limit) are invited by November 15, 2021 that…✹ Address any topic of frontlines interest, as broadly defined above. 

✹ Are authored or co-authored by Doctoral Student or Assistant Professor (< 3 years from graduation) – if co-authored, Young Scholar must be lead researcher.

✹ 15 pages (maximum, all-inclusive), double spaced detailing research questions & significance, theory & hypotheses, research design/methodology, (expected) results and references. Please include a separate title (author) page with your submission (does not count as part of the 15-page submission). 

✹ Papers accepted for publication or at advanced stages of review (2nd, 3rd round, etc.) are not eligible.

✹ Multiple Awards, Cash prize, and Recognition from OF community.

✹ Finalists honored in a recognition ceremony involving invited, prominent OF scholars. Presentation date February 17, 2022.

✹ Access to OFR network to support research. Priority invitation to future OFR Symposia. 

✹ Deadline for submission:  November 15, 2021 with winners notified by early January, 2022.

Submissions sent via email to Todd Arnold at Oklahoma State University (todd.arnold@okstate.edu).

Supported by… ● Center for Services Leadership (ASU), ● Center for Sales Excellence at the University of Nebraska, ● Stephen Stagner Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston, ● Center for Business Analytics, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, ● Reynolds & Reynolds Sales Leadership Institute, Texas A&M University, and ● Center for Sales and Service Excellence, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

*Pending decision of OFR co-chairs to hold a physical symposium. If necessary, winning presentations will be virtual only.

Mathew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award Winner 2021

Gizem Yalcin

Dr. Mathew Joseph honors one doctoral student each year who displays exemplary scholarship and a bright future in the academic discipline. This year, three faculty judges were tasked with choosing one doctoral student from a large pool of extremely talented candidates. After tallying student scores, AMA DocSIG is pleased to announce that Gizem Yalcin, from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, has been awarded the 2021 Mathew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award! Gizem will receive a plaque, $250, and free registration to the 2021 AMA Summer Educators’ Conference.

Congratulations Gizem!

Please stay tuned to the DocSIG website and social media for details on how to apply for the Mathew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award in 2022.

Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium

Registration is currently open – Doctoral Scholars and Young Faculty members can apply to attend the event here. See the graphic below or visit the website here for further details.

The 9th annual event will be held via zoom, June 25-30, 2021.

Winners Announced!

The 2021 AMS Review-Sheth Foundation Annual Doctoral Competition for Conceptual Articles generated an enthusiastic response from doctoral students all over the world. In total, the competition received 41 submissions of which the six most promising were selected for recognition. Click here for a complete list of winners and topics.

Building a Strong Publication Record

What does it take to build a strong publication record over the years? The top-ranking scholars talk about their productivity and consistent presence in the Most Published lists. Read their insights here.

2020 AMA DocSIG Research Productivity Report is now available! Click here for more details!

PDMA invites applications to the 2021 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition. Click here for more details!

The results of the 2020 Who Went Where Survey are out – Find more details here.

And don’t forget to check out our social media accounts!

AMA DocSIG is the American Marketing Association’s special interest group for marketing doctoral students.

We provide opportunities in which marketing PhD students develop professional skills in the areas of research, writing, teaching, presenting, reviewing, and other areas that aid in job placement and career development.

Check back soon for updates!