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2023 Who Went Where Report

The 2023 WWW survey results are now available in the 2023 WWW Final Report. For the past 21 years,
AMA DocSIG has conducted surveys on doctoral students in the job-seeking stage, providing insights
into the job market. Reports from 2003 to 2021 can be downloaded here.

Despite the pandemic’s impact on the job market from 2019 to 2021, we encouraged students to share
their job search experiences, resulting in variations in the 2020-2021 report compared to previous ones.
Our survey had two parts: Part 1 collected basic information, including the candidate’s name and
institutions, while Part 2 anonymously gathered data on job market experiences, teaching, publications,
and salary.

We promoted survey participation through AMA DocSIG and ELMAR listservs, as well as social media
platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn. If your school wasn’t contacted, please provide your marketing
department doctoral program coordinator’s contact information to Reza Pedarpour,

Md Fourkan and Reza Pedarpour from Kent State University designed and administered the surveys,
with input from our volunteer review team to continually enhance the Who Went Where (WWW)
survey and report.

Congratulations to the new Assistant Professors of Fall 2023! The highly anticipated Who Went Where
report is proudly presented by AMA DocSIG.

DocSIG Summer AMA Grant Winners

This year, DocSIG had the opportunity to offer financial support to its members to help them partially fund their attendance to the 2023 AMA Summer Academic Conference. We received quite a few applications and we are happy to announce the winners. DocSIG reiterates its commitment to help and support our doctoral student community in as many ways as possible.

Congratulations to the winners!

Dr. Matthew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award

Every year, Dr. Mathew Joseph in collaboration with the AMA DocSIG honors one doctoral student who displays exemplary scholarship and a bright future in the academic discipline.

On behalf of DocSIG, I would like to thank all the DocSIG members who applied and continue to participate and support this wonderful doctoral community.

We had many candidates, each one of them more than worthy of this prestigious award. We had a select panel of three top scholars in the marketing field view the entries. Two rounds of assessment were performed based on the nominees’ publication records, novelty and relevance of research. After a thorough assessment and detailed evaluation of all nominations, a final and unanimous decision was recently made.

The AMA DocSIG is pleased to announce that Rodrigo da Silva Dias from Duke University is the winner of the 2023 DocSIG “Mathew Joseph” Emerging Scholar Award!

Congratulations Rodrigo!

Please stay tuned to the DocSIG website, Facebook, and LinkedIn for details on how to apply for the Mathew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award in 2024.

The 2023 JPIM Annual Research Forum, powered by the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), seeks various types of conference submissions from scholars from all disciplines who share a common interest in new product development and innovation management research. The JPIM Research Forum is part of the PDMA conference and will offer networking opportunities with scholars, practitioners, the JPIM’s Editorial Team and the PDMA community.

A Best Doctoral Student Paper will be awarded!

Please visit their website here for more information or contact the conference co-chairs, Dr. Ruby Lee at Florida State University (rlee@business.fsu.edu) or Dr. Magda Hassan at Alliance Manchester Business School (magda.hassan@manchester.ac.uk) if you have any questions.

Journal of Consumer Behavior invites submissions July 15-August 15, 2023 for a special issue entitled Marketing to Evolving Consumers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Click here for more information.

View highlights from the 2023 AMA Winter Academic Conference here.

“Mathew Joseph” DocSIG Mentorship Award Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Maura L. Scott (FSU) on winning the 2023 “Matthew Joseph” DocSIG Mentorship Award. The award will be presented at the 2023 Winter AMA Academic Conference during the DocSIG Mentor’s breakfast session. We want to thank the DocSIG community for the numerous nominations and Dr. Matthew Joseph for sponsoring the 2023 award.

Recruiting Writers for JMR Scholarly Insights

We are currently recruiting participants for our upcoming September issue which covers five recent JMR articles and we are looking to fill slots by Friday, September 30th, 2022. Interested students can sign up for one of the September articles. You can either sign up solo and another person will sign up to become your partner OR if you have a colleague with whom you would like to work, feel free to recruit them to work with you. 

Please visit our DocSIG Features page here for more information.

If you are interested in participating in this opportunity, please reach out to Brandon Holle (hollebr1@broad.msu.edu) and Narek Grigorian (Narek.Grigorian@bayes.city.ac.uk), our current DocSIG officers of JMR Scholarly Insights, who are always at hand for any help or clarification that you might need!

The results for the 2022 Who Went Where survey are out!

For more details, click here. For the full report, click 2022 WWW Final Report.

For the last 18 years, the American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Special Interest Group (AMA DocSIG) has surveyed students who are in the job seeking stage of their doctoral programs. Based on their responses, we compile a report that describes the current job market. Reports from 2003 through 2021 can be downloaded from the AMA DocSIG website (docsig.org).

Sparring with your Research Question Before You Go Into the Ring: A Key Milestone in the Journey from Research to Publication

Presentation for the DocSig AMA Academic Winter Meetings 2022, Las Vegas by Dr. Linda L. Price. Click here to read more.

Top 10 Journals in Marketing: Beyond the Financial Times Big 6 

Beyond theses six journals (i.e., JCR, JCP, JM, JMR, JAMS, & MS), what do you think are the next top 10 journals for young scholars to target their research?  This question was answered by 104 expert reviewers in the field of marketing. Click here to find out who made the list!

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.

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!