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Doctoral Consortia

As a part of the Kauffman Foundation’s work to improve the quality of research on entrepreneurship, we support a variety of scholarly training and development activities across the United States. Typically these training opportunities happen as a part of academic annual meetings or at smaller, regional meetings with a heavy focus on doctoral scholars.

The list below consists of all entrepreneurship doctoral and early career training programs of which we are aware, both sponsored and non-sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

* indicates Kauffman Foundation-sponsored doctoral consortia

Known Doctoral and Early Career Training Programs in Entrepreneurship

Meeting / Doctoral Consortium NameLocationConsortium Date
(Updated Quarterly)
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Doctoral Consortium
St. Pete Beach, Florida
January 23-27, 2019
Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship Workshops
Leuphana University of Lüenburg, Lüenburg, Germany
January 18-20, 20182019 date TBD
European Academy of Management (EURAM) Early Career Colloquium
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Bavaria, Germany
February 27-March 1, 2019
Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference Junior Faculty & Doctoral Consortium (JFDC)
Washington, DC
March 1-3, 2019 
Consortium for Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC) for Doctoral Student Research*
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
March 2-4, 20182019 date TBD
Southwest Academy of Management Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortia
Albuquerque, New MexicoMarch 7-10, 20182019 date TBD
Academy of Management (AOM) Perspectives (AMP) Paper Development Workshop
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
March 13, 2019
The Business History Conference – Academy of Management (AOM) Learning & Education Paper Development & Reviewing WorkshopCartagena, ColumbiaMarch 14, 2019
Academy of Management (AOM) Perspectives (AMP) Paper Development Workshop
Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
March 2020 
Entrepreneurship as Practice (EaP) Conference & PhD Consortium
Audencia Business School, Nantes, France
April 3-5, 2019
Academy of Management (AOM) Learning & Education Paper Development & Reviewing WorkshopUniversity of Bath, Bath, United KingdomApril 8, 2019
Journées PhD Days
Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
May 9-10, 2019
Canadian Council for SMEs and Entrepreneurship Annual Meeting PDW by the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaMay 3-5, 20182019 date TBD
Professional Development Workshop (PDW) for Early Career Scholars, Industry Studies Association (ISA)*Nashville, TennesseeMay 30, 2019 
George Washington University’s Center for International Business Education & Research (GW-CIBER) Summer Doctoral Institute (SDI)
George Washington University, Washington, DCMay 30-July 25, 20182019 dates TBD
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) Doctoral Consortium – Academy of Management (AOM) Learning & Education Paper Development & Reviewing Workshop
Babson College, Boston, MassachusettsJune 4, 2019
Graduate Student Research Conference in Business and Economics (GRADCONF 2018)
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida
June 4-8, 20182019 date TBD
St. Mary’s University Sobey School of Business International Doctoral Consortium
Bimtech, IndiaJune 6-8, 20182019 date TBD
Doctoral Workshop, SMS Oslo 2018 Sharing Strategies for the Connected World
Oslo, NorwayJune 7, 20182019 date TBD
Social Entrepreneurship Intensive Doctoral Seminar (contact Tom Lumpkin for more info at lumpkin@ou.edu)
Dublin, IrelandJune 10-15, 20182019 date TBD
The Medici Summer School in Management Studies
Bologna, ItalyJune 11-15, 20182019 date TBD
SKEMA KTO Paper Development Workshop
Sophia Antipolis (French Riviera), FranceJune 25-27, 20182019 date TBD
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp (ERBC)*Cambridge, MassachusettsJuly 16-20, 2018 2019 date TBD
Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship – American Marketing Association Marketing and Entrepreneurship SIG International Doctoral Consortium*
Boston, Massachusetts
August 7, 20182019 date TBD
Academy of Management (AOM) ENT (Entrepreneurship) Doctoral Consortium*
Boston, Massachusetts
August 9-13, 2019 
Academy of Management (AOM) TIM (Technology and Innovation Management) Doctoral Consortium
Boston, MassachusettsAugust 9-13, 2019 
Iberoamerican Academy of Management Conference PDW
Boston, Massachusetts
August 9-13, 2019 
Academy of Management (AOM) Midcareer Development Consortium* (BPS, ENT, TIM)Boston, Massachusetts
August 9-13, 2019 
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Annual Symposium PDW
Oxford University, Oxford, United KingdomAugust 30, 20182019 date TBD
West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship (WCRS) Doctoral Consortium*Stanford University, Stanford, California
September 11, 2019
SEI (Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation) Doctoral Consortium
Bath, United KingdomSeptember 15-16, 20172019 date TBD
European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship PhD Colloquium
Kalamata, Greece
September 19-20, 2019 
Strategic Management Society (SMS) Doctoral Workshop
Paris, FranceSeptember 22-25, 20182019 date TBD
Academy of Management (AOM) Perspectives (AMP) Paper Development Workshop
University of Bergamo, Bergamo, ItalyOctober 18, 2018
Academy of Management (AOM) Discoveries Paper Development WorkshopMichigan State University, Lansing, MichiganOctober 23, 2018
Academy of Management (AOM) Discoveries Paper Development Workshop
Boston College, Boston, MassachusettsOctober 26, 2018
Euromed Academy of Business Annual Conference Doctoral Seminars
Cyprus
October 29-November 3, 2018
Academy of Management (AOM) Discoveries Paper Development Workshop
Texas A&M University, College Station, TexasNovember 3, 2018
Southern Management Association Annual Meeting – Academy of Management (AOM) Learning & Education Paper Development WorkshopLexington, KentuckyNovember 6-10, 2018
Academy of Management (AOM) Discoveries Paper Development Workshop
University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CaliforniaNovember 9, 2018
Doctoral Workshop, SMS Hyderabad 2018 Special Conference on Rethinking Corporate Strategy in the Age of ParadoxHyderabad, IndiaDecember 16, 2018
AOM Specialized Conference: From Start Up to Scale Up – Academy of Management (AOM) Perspectives (AMP) Paper Development Workshop
Tel Aviv, IsraelDecember 17, 2018
Israel Strategy Conference Doctoral Consortium
Technion, Haifa, IsraelDecember 17, 20172018 date TBD

Known Doctoral/Early-Career Awards in Entrepreneurship

Award NameSponsorDue Date
(Updated Quarterly)
Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award
International Institute for Qualitative Inquiry
January 16, 2019
Emerging Scholar AwardAcademy of Management (AOM) ENT Division
January 31, 20182019 date TBD
Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award in New Enterprise Development -OR- National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Doctoral Dissertation Award in Entrepreneurship and Independent Business [ NOTE: You can only apply to one of these awards ]
Academy of Management (AOM) ENT Division
January 31, 20182019 date TBD
Best International Dissertation Award
International Theme Committee (ITC) of the Academy of Management (AOM) and Emerald Group Publishing
January 31, 20182019 date TBD
TIM (Technology and Innovation Management) Best Dissertation Award 
Academy of Management (AOM) TIM Division
February 2, 20182019 date TBD
Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award
Academy of Management (AOM) Strategic Management (STR) Division
February 2, 20182019 date TBD
Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award 
Journal of Management Studies (JMS) and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS)February 28, 20182019 date TBD
Family Firm Institute (FFI) Best Dissertation Award
Family Firm Institute (FFI) March 1 annually
Family Firm Institute (FFI) Best Unpublished Paper Award
Family Firm Institute (FFI)
April 15 annually
Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award
The Center for Leadership at Florida International University
May 1, 20182019 date TBD
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Best Dissertation Award
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
June 1, 20182019 date TBD
Industry Studies Association (ISA) Annual Dissertation Award
Industry Studies Association (ISA)December 15, 2018

Please contact us if any of the above information is incorrect or if you know of other doctoral trainings or awards in entrepreneurship.