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Webinar: Balancing Act of the Academic Career: September 20

AMA Doctoral SIG is inviting you to a webinar by Dr. Nita Umashankar, Associate Professor of Marketing at Fowler College of Business, San Diego State University, the ‘Balancing Act of the Academic Career’ on the preparing for a career in academia after securing an academic job. The session will be conducted at attentive 2 pm CST (8 pm UK time) on 20th September 2021.

This seminar is a valuable opportunity for doctoral students and early career researchers to learn more about the skills required and the decisions that need to be made to grow and thrive in their academic career after securing an academic position.

Sneak peek into the webinar:

  1. Research:
    1. Creating a research pipeline
    2. Learning more about what journals seem to be looking for (e.g., methods)
    3. Balancing research, teaching, and service responsibilities as a young faculty”?
  2. Career-building:
    1. Building an effective network
    2. Working towards upward mobility as an early career academic
    3. Understanding and avoiding commonly-made mistakes in an academic career

Please sign up for the webinar on the link below and save the zoom link presented for the event.

Sign-up Sheet: https://leedsubs.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_88L65Hz0v8YNPue

Join Zoom Meeting https://latech.zoom.us/j/93344968269?pwd=UzFaMTcvb3c0TE1LMXpPVnB4TERlUT09

Meeting ID: 933 4496 8269

Passcode: 399424

We urge you to attend this webinar live as it will not be available as a resource after the webinar is conducted. Please note, this webinar is exclusive to AMA DocSIG members who sign up with AMA Doctoral SIG. Students who are not AMA DocSIG members need to have an AMA Registration, and then sign up for AMA DocSIG.

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Call for Submissions: Deadline October 4!

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: Deadline November 15!

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.

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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.

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