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MMA Doc Student Teaching Consortium, Outstanding Doc Student Competition Submission Deadline May 22, 2015

The uSamp Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Student Competition  is held concurrently with the Marketing Management Association Fall Educators’ Conference September 16-18, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This conference focuses on research and new developments in teaching marketing – a great fit for those interested in developing teaching skills as part of a complete candidate package. The consortium also provides individual training to develop your teaching.
The student conference registration fee is $90 and includes lunch and dinner onThursday as well as lunch on Friday. See full conference details at mmaglobal.org, select Fall Educators’ Conference from the Conferences tab.
Also consider submitting for the uSamp Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Student Competition – winner receives a $1,000 cash prize as well as up to two free nights at the conference hotel and conference registration fee paid.
The deadline to apply for the consortium and the competition is May 22, 2015 although the consortium will close once capacity is reached.

Announcing the AMA Transitions Guide for Job Market Prep

AMA_Transitions_GuideDocSIG is pleased to announce a brand new publication in collaboration with the American Marketing Association and 21 great marketing scholars.

AMA Transitions Guide: Navigating the Progression from Doctoral Student to Marketing Professor is a resource designed to provide an overview of the traditional job preparation and placement process in marketing. It includes codified standard practices (and best practices) that address areas such as:

  • Job search
  • C.V. and packet organization
  • Summer AMA interviews
  • Fly-outs and research presentations
  • Negotiating offers
  • Preparing for success as a new faculty member

We encourage students and departments to take advantage of this new resource. We also extend our sincere thanks to Lynn Brown-Reyes at the American Marketing Association, editors, designers, DocSIG officers, and the faculty who contributed their experience and expertise toward the compilation of this guide:

Ali Besharat, University of Denver
Laurel Cook, West Virginia University
Andrea Dixon, Baylor University
Dave Hardisty, University of British Columbia
Conor Henderson, University of Oregon
Ronald Hill, Villanova University
Mark Houston, Texas Christian University
Ginger Killian, University of Central Missouri
Son Lam, University of Georgia
Cait Lamberton, University of Pittsburgh
Kristy McManus, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Dave Norton, University of Connecticut
Ethan Pew, Stonybrook University
Teresa Preston, University of Arkansas
Jessica Rixom, Florida International University
Jim Salas, Pepperdine University
Robin Soster, University of Arkansas
Clay Voorhees, Michigan State University
Jeremy Wolter, Auburn University
Marie Yeh, Loyola Maryland University
César Zamudio, Kent State University

Hard copies of the guide will be available at the AMA Winter Educators’ Conference in San Antonio and at subsequent AMA conferences.

It’s Been a Great Couple of Years

When I applied to be a part of the DocSIG Executive Board two years ago, I had no idea how positively it would impact my life. Over the past couple of years, DocSIG has planned and implemented a variety of well-attended conference programs, including pre-conference symposia, networking breakfasts, special sessions, and dinner socials. We have also significantly increased our online presence, completely revamping our website, and growing our Facebook and Twitter engagement by leaps and bounds. I’ve had tremendous experiences as Chair Elect and as Chair, much due to the wonderful people I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with along the way.

To my fellow board members over the past couple of years – Scott Cowley, Hillary Mellema, Christopher Ling, Robert Allen King, Keith Smith, Ryan Langan, Rebecca Dingus, Paul Mills, Liwu Hsu, Lei Song, Stephen Hampton, and Aaron Gleiberman – thank you for all of your hard work; it was a true pleasure to work with each of you. Special thanks to Kimberly Whitler for her mentorship along the way, to Jennifer Martinez Hutchins for initially encouraging me to apply for what ended up being an incredibly rewarding experience, and to the AMA staff, especially Matt Weingarden, Bill Stanton, and Lynn Reyes-Brown, who have been so helpful and such a pleasure to work with. Thank you to the many faculty members who supported our programs as mentors; your participation and insights offered great value to our attendees. Finally, thank you to the marketing doctoral student community for supporting our conference programming, networking opportunities, and online resources; DocSIG would not be possible without your continued support.

As DocSIG transitions to new leadership, with Scott Cowley as the new Chair and Brian Taillon as the new Chair Elect on September 1, 2014, I look forward to its continued success and growth. DocSIG is a unique organization that offers great opportunities to the marketing academic community, and I’m very proud to have been a part of it.

Sincerely,
Alexa Fox

The Doctoral Student SIG (DocSIG) is a special interest group of the American Marketing Association designed specifically for marketing doctoral students. DocSIG offers opportunities for students to develop professional skills and seeks to provide a supportive and friendly environment for students of marketing to interact. Alexa Fox is a Marketing Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Memphis. Her research interests include digital marketing, neuromarketing, online reviews, and online privacy.

Call For Submissions: 2014 John A. Howard / AMA Doctoral Dissertation Award

Call for Submissions for the
John A. Howard/AMA Doctoral Dissertation Award
Submissions Due: October 15, 2014
Recognizing Excellent Marketing Dissertations for Over 50 Years

Eligibility

Students completing the requirements for their doctoral degrees in marketing and consumer behavior-related topics between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014, are invited to enter the annual John A. Howard/AMA Doctoral Award Competition. Graduates from doctoral programs in any part of the world are invited to participate.

The Award and its History

In 1960, the AMA invited top doctoral candidates to present their papers at the annual Marketing Educators’ Conference. In 1967, this recognition process was formalized with the establishment of the Doctoral Dissertation Awards.

The John A. Howard/AMA Doctoral Dissertation Endowment was established in 1992 with the initial gift from Dr. Jagdish Sheth of Emory University in honor of his advisor. The purpose of the endowment is to both assure the continuity of the program and to further promote the importance of the dissertation process.

John Howard was the George E. Warren Professor Emeritus of Business at Columbia University. He was a recognized innovator in the application of basic research in marketing, and consumer and buyer behavior. His numerous marketing texts and articles contributed to the development of the profession for nearly 40 years, before his death in 1999. Howard also taught at the Universities of Illinois, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Western Ontario and Stanford. His leadership in directing doctoral candidates through the dissertation process influenced both the quality of the research and the preparation of current marketing faculty across the country.

Sheth, also internationally recognized for his contributions to marketing and the academic community, developed his dissertation under the guidance of Howard while at the University of Pittsburgh. According to Sheth, “John Howard was a major influence on me both personally and professionally. His devotion to the discipline of marketing and his hard work were an inspiration to all of us who have had the honor and the privilege of working with him. He was a true scholar because he was always eager to learn, challenge, and innovate new concepts and perspectives.”

For a list of previous winners of the John A. Howard/AMA Doctoral Dissertation Award, please visit http://www.themarketingfoundation.org/howard_recipients.html.

Selection Criteria

A team of reviewers will be appointed by the award co-chairs, Professors Klaus Wertenbroch (INSEAD, Europe Campus) and Susan Fournier (Boston University School of Management) to review the submissions. A double-blind review procedure will be followed to review the papers based on the following criteria:

  • Importance of the research question/issue to marketing
  • Conceptual rigor
  • Methodological rigor and technical competence in the execution of the research
  • Value of the findings in contributing to knowledge in marketing
  • Value of the findings to marketing practitioners and other stakeholders
  • Originality of the research

Authors will be notified in mid-January regarding the status of their submission.  Winner(s) will be recognized at the 2015 AMA Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference on February 14, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.

Submission Details (Due date: October 15, 2014)

The submission should describe the research questions/issues, propositions and/or formal hypotheses (if appropriate to the method), relevant literature, data, research and analytic methods, findings, limitations of the study, conclusions, the contributions of the study for theory and practice, and suggestions for future research. The literature background, design, methods, analysis, and findings should be presented in enough detail and clarity to provide a theoretical grounding for the study and to allow the proper assessment of its methodology and findings.

When printed, the submission must be no more than 30 double-spaced pages in 12-point type; this limit is inclusive of all pages (e.g., text, references, figures, tables, and appendices). The manuscript guidelines for the Journal of Marketing should be used as a style guide. Submissions beyond the page limit or inconsistent with the style guidelines will not be sent out for review.

Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically as email attachments (one file only) in MS Word to Professors Klaus Wertenbroch and Susan Fournier by way of Julie Schnidman, Foundation Manager at jschnidman@ama.org. The letter to the award co-chairs (see below) must be included in the email message itself.

Please note that the single file submission must be complete (text, references, figures, tables) and shared as one file only. We cannot accept submissions sent as multiple file attachments or with incomplete information. Please do not mail hard copies.

Because the review process will be double-blind, candidates making submissions should not include author names and schools on the paper itself.

The accompanying email letter to the co-chairs should include all of the following information: author’s name, telephone numbers, fax number, e-mail address, telephone number, the school awarding the degree, the date the dissertation defense was successfully completed, the name of the faculty member(s) chairing the dissertation committee, and the candidate’s current and future positions.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact:

Klaus Wertenbroch

Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, Europe Campus
klaus.wertenbroch@insead.edu

Susan Fournier

Professor of Marketing, Questrom Professor in Management, and Faculty Director of the MBA Program at Boston University
fournism@bu.edu

Open DocSIG Leadership Positions for 2014-2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

DocSIG has a couple of openings for leadership roles for the 2014-2015 school year. These roles will allow you to expand your professional network of students and professors and contribute meaningfully to the academic community. The term for officers begins September 1, 2014.
If you are interested in applying for either of these positions, please send an e-mail to scott.cowley@asu.edu by Tuesday, July 15, specifying which position(s) you’re interested in and a few words explaining your interest.
Thanks,
Scott Cowley
Arizona State University

 

1.  Chair Elect
Responsibilities:
·  Work closely with the DocSIG Chair and members of the DocSIG leadership team to (1) develop and execute quality programs and networking opportunities at the Summer and Winter AMA conferences, and (2) assist in communicating these opportunities to doctoral students.
·  Coordinate with other DocSIG officers about the responsibilities involved in their roles.
Time commitment:
·  Two-year commitment to DocSIG (September 1, 2014 – September 1, 2016).  The nominated candidate will serve as Chair Elect in the first year, followed by an appointment as Chair of DocSIG in the second year.
·  The Chair Elect and Chair play key roles in planning DocSIG events at the Winter and Summer American Marketing Association conferences. As such, it is suggested that the nominated candidate attends the Winter and Summer AMA conferences. Some travel funding is provided by the American Marketing Association.
Benefits:
·      The position of Chair Elect is a high-visibility position allowing the officer the chance to meet students and faculty and work with AMA representatives in planning student events.

 

2.  Vice Chair of Information
Responsibilities:
·  Work with the Chair and other officers to expand the value provided by DocSIG online.
– Help coordinate the creation of new knowledge resources to aid current and future PhD students and coordinate with the Vice Chair of Communication to market these resources.
– Contribute to DocSIG’s social media presence if desired.
Time commitment:
–  Weekly time commitment depends on specific projects, but should be manageable
– One-year commitment to DocSIG (September 1, 2014 – September 1, 2015).
Benefits:
·      This Vice Chair position allows the officer to network with faculty, students, and AMA through collaboration on DocSIG’s information resources. It includes editorial control over DocSIG’s content strategy.