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Call for Conference Papers: Generative AI: Promises and Perils

Florida State University is hosting the Frontiers in Service Conference and Doctoral Consortium on Amelia Island, Florida. We would love for you to join us!

A central goal of this year’s conference is to support the research of early career scholars. To do so, in addition to the doctoral symposium preconference, we will also have a special developmental research track as part of the main conference program. The special developmental research track is open to both doctoral students and early career faculty.

To get involved in the Special Developmental Research Track, submit your research (only a 450 word abstract). Accepted participants would receive developmental feedback as part of their conference paper presentation. Participants will also have the opportunity to compete for the prestigious 2024 Frontiers in Service Best Junior Scholar Presentation Award.

The extended deadline for this special program is January 31, 2024. If you are interested, please submit your abstract here. Important: In your submission indicate “Early Career Track” as one of your keywords. (If you’ve already submitted to the main conference, you can modify your submission to update the keywords).

Maura Scott, Martin Mende, Mike Brady, and Harrison Pugh

The Rockwood School of Marketing / Florida State University

Winter AMA Pre-Conference: Drive for Marketplace Inclusion: An Opportunity for Marketing Innovation

Held February 22-23 before the AMA Winter Conference, this pre-conference brings together a panel of industry and research thought leaders in a conversation about significant opportunities for marketing innovation arising when addressing inclusion comprehensively. We aim to create a space for dialogue and knowledge co-creation on pertinent areas for diversity and inclusion-engaged marketing between marketing practice and academe.

Scholarships are available. For more information, click here.

DocSIG Scholarly Insights!

January 2024 call for blog posts!
For those unaware of this initiative, the AMA DocSIG Scholarly Insights works with the Journal of Marketing Research (JMR) and recruits doctoral students to interview the authors of recent publications. Doctoral students have a unique opportunity to connect with top researchers in the field of marketing, gather deeper insights into recently published articles, and prepare a summary article of their findings. Previous blog posts are available here.

This month, we are looking for authors to cover the following articles:
Words Meet Photos: When and Why Photos Increase Review Helpfulness
Ceylan, Gizem (contact); Diehl, Kristin; Proserpio, Davide

How Consumers Resolve Conflict over Branded Products: Evidence from Mouse Cursor Trajectories
Fisher, Geoffrey (contact); Woolley, Kaitlin

Wheels to Meals: Measuring the Impact of Micromobility on Restaurant Demand
Kim, Kyeongbin (contact); McCarthy, Daniel

The Art of Slowness: Slow Motion Enhances Consumer Evaluations by Increasing Processing Fluency
Stuppy, Anika (contact); Landwehr, Jan; McGraw, Peter

If you are interested in any of the articles and want to write a blog post, please write your name next to the article in the Google Sheet here. You can either sign up on your own 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.

If none of the articles pique your interest but you would like to participate in this project, please look out for our upcoming emails with new article lists every month or add your name to the waitlist.

We look forward to working with you and wish everyone a great day!

Feel free to contact us with questions at Sameed_Khan@uml.edu or dko005@email.latech.edu.

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.

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.

“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.

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!