Welcome to AMA DocSIG

Calling all 2024 Graduates: Participate in the Who Went Where? Survey!

If you were in the job market during Summer 2023 or are still in the process of job-searching, DocSIG would like to hear about your job market experience.

Survey link: https://kent.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eWkKJprAiQReUn4

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We encourage all candidates, regardless of their job search status, to participate in the survey. Please consider completing this survey even if you have not yet received a job offer, not yet accepted a job offer, or even if you have accepted a non-academic job offer. Your responses will give future candidates a better idea of what to expect when they enter the job market.

Previous WWW reports are available on the DocSIG website. Thank you for your time and participation!

We sincerely thank Reza Pedarpour (DocSIG Vice Chair of Research)andย  Gang Yi (Assistant Vice Chair of Research) from Kent State University for their exceptional work in creating and managing the 2024 Who Went Where? (WWW) Survey.

If you have any questions, please email DocSIG Chair, Brittany Beck and Chair-elect, Julia van de Sandt.ย 


Become a DocSIG Officer!

AMA DocSIG is inviting doctoral students in marketing to apply for 4 officer positions for 2024-25. For full details, click here.

We are looking for enthusiastic, proactive, and dedicated doctoral students who can join our team in the following positions:

  • Assistant Vice Chair of Communications: In this position, you will manage our extensive email listserv and execute media campaigns provided by the DocSIG leadership. Your responsibilities will include managing email data and occasionally rewriting texts to fit specific email campaigns. This role requires a time commitment of 2-3 hours per month, with increased activity before Winter and Summer AMA conferences and during officer rotations.
  • Assistant Vice AND Vice Chair of Content Management: In this position, you will update the official AMA DocSIG website with content beneficial to doctoral students. While prior experience in website creation and management is preferred, it is not required. This role requires a time commitment of 2-3 hours per month, with increased activity before Winter and Summer AMA conferences and during officer rotations.
  • Assistant Vice Chair of Special Projects & Partnerships: In this role, you will assist the Vice Chair of Special Projects and Partnerships in selecting restaurants for the DocSIG dinner and aid the Chair in organizing DocSIG events at both Winter and Summer AMA conferences. Additionally, you will leverage our partnerships with other SIGs, JM and JMR to plan, coordinate, and implement activities (e.g., webinars) of interest to our doctoral student community. 

How to Apply:

We will receive applications until July 31, 2024, but earlier applications will be prioritized. International applicants are welcome. Terms start and end after SummerAMA (mid-August each year).

Send your CV with an email outlining:

1. Why you want to join DocSIG as an officer.

2. Which DocSIG officers you know personally.

3. Which past DocSIG event has impacted you the most.

To julia.vandesandt@grad.moore.sc.edu and inagpal1@gsu.edu 


AMA Academic Council Survey

AMA Academic Council is requesting participation in a survey to assess conference travel, inclusivity, and engagement. You do NOT need to be an AMA member to respond โ€“ we want to hear from everyone, regardless of their AMA membership.

Take the survey here!

The AMA Academic Council is a 12-member council that represents the diversity of scholarly interests in managerial, behavioral, modeling, and public policy perspectives with attention to strategic marketing implications. The AMA strives to be the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing around the world; an essential community for marketers. 

In support of that mission, the AMA Academic Council advocates for the AMA academic membership and provides stewardship of Academic Special Interest Groups (SIGs), events, and related initiatives. Currently, the council is chaired by Prof. Dr. Karen Winterich

Please forward this email to your mentors, coauthors, and friends in marketing academia as well as colleagues and doctoral students at your institution or even to smaller group listservs you may be on if it has not yet been shared. The Academic Council is hoping to get responses from as many people in the field as possible. 

As a thank you, two people who choose to enter their name in a separate link at the end will be randomly selected to receive free registration to an AMA conference in the coming year.

Full survey link: https://tuck.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9QUVViyUHWhnPzU


SummerAMA Travel Grant

The AMA New Horizons Faculty Consortium will be held August 14-16, preceding the Summer AMA Conference in Boston, MA. The Consortium will explore scholarly research and industry trends impacting professional selling and sales management. Historically, the New Horizons Faculty Consortium has been held every six to seven years. The last New Horizons consortium, held in 2018, brought together 120 leading sales scholars. The event was integral in sparking research focused on timely issues for sales (e.g., AI, the digital selling transformation).

The theme for the 2024 New Horizons Faculty Consortium is The Power of People in the Digital Sales Transformation. Sessions will focus on the human aspects of the digital sales transformation and the role that salespeople and managers play in sales today.

The Baylor University Center for Professional Selling has generously supported the designation of doctoral students as Baylor Fellows for this event, providing $1,000 travel grants for doctoral students with an interest in sales research and teaching to attend the Consortium. Selected students must register for the event at the $50 doctoral student cost, and then they will receive a travel grant disbursed to them through AMA. 

The application deadline is June 15th. Recipients will be notified by July 1 of decisions in order to make their travel arrangements. Links are below for event registration and grant application.

To be eligible, you must:

* be actively enrolled in a doctoral program
* be engaged in or interested in pursuing sales research and teaching
* attend the New Horizons event in Boston, MA, August 14-16

Registration information and Travel Grant Application

Please direct questions to Stephanie Mangus at stephanie_mangus@baylor.edu.


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.

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.

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,
rpedarpo@kent.edu.


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.



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!