Paper Development Workshop for Early Career Scholars in the Arab Middle East and North Africa
November 7-8, 2019
Hosted by Olayan School of Business | American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Sponsored by the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) and Organization Studies (OS)
W.E. Douglas Creed | U. of Rhode Island, USA & University of Melbourne, Australia
Barbara Gray | Pennsylvania State University,USA
Markus A. Höllerer | UNSW Sydney & WU Vienna; Chair of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
Charlotte M. Karam | American University of Beirut,Lebanon
Trish Reay | University of Alberta, Canada; Outgoing Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies
Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic | Sciences Po, France
Yusuf M. Sidani | American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Kamal Munir | University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Farah Kodeih | Aalto University, Finland
Randa Salamoun| American University of Beirut, Lebanon
This Paper Development Workshop (PDW), organized and sponsored by the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) in collaboration with Organization Studies (OS), seeks to provide first-class developmental opportunities for early career scholars (and later stage doctoral candidates) who are based in the Arab Middle East and North Africa region and broadly engaged in research in the field of organization and management studies. The PDW is led by a team of senior scholars with a track record of research excellence.
The aim of the workshop is to help participants develop their own current working papers and research projects, as well as their general academic writing skills. The PDW also seeks to increase participants’ awareness of the requirements, expectations, and procedures involved in the review processes at top-tier, peer-reviewed academic outlets through presentations and first-hand discussions with established scholars who also serve in various capacities on the editorial boards of such journals. Please also note that in addition to the benefits of attending the PDW, high potential participants might qualify for a stipend to attend the EGOS Colloquiumin Hamburg in 2020, covering the colloquium registration fee and 1-year EGOS membership. To be considered for the PDW, please develop an application package thatincludes:
a) Extended abstract: The abstract (about 2,000 words max.) should be for a manuscript that you would like to develop further during the workshop. The abstract will include at least an explanation of the paper’s purpose and motivation, theoretical background and, for empirical papers, the methodological approach and firstfindings.
b) Motivation letter: An accompanying letter should briefly explain why you think you are an excellent candidate for the workshop; how you fit into the overall aim(s) of the planned PDW; what your career stage and research interests are; and what the top two objectives are that you hope to gain from theworkshop.
All applications should be sent by June 15, 2019
to Charlotte Karam (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Submitters will be informed whether they have been accepted for participation in the PDW by July 15, 2019
. Priority is given to applicants based in the Arab MENA region. Please note that the PDW is entirely free of charge and meals will be provided to all accepted participants. Although participants will be responsible for covering their travel and accommodation cost, EGOS will sponsor a limited number of stipends of up to 250 EUR
to help defray costs of travel and accommodation. These stipends are available to individuals who do not have sufficient institutional support for travel.To be considered for this support, please include an extra section in your application called “Stipend Consideration
” in which you provide a brief explanation of why you would like to be considered for such support.