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Doctoral Consortia

As a part of the Kauffman Foundation’s work to improve the quality of research on entrepreneurship, we supported a variety of scholarly training and development activities across the United States. Typically these training opportunities happened 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.

The Doctoral Consortia was part of a group of academic recognition programs established by the Kauffman Foundation that were consolidated into the Kauffman Knowledge Challenge starting in 2018.

* indicates Kauffman Foundation-sponsored doctoral consortia

Known Doctoral and Early Career Training Programs in Entrepreneurship

Meeting / Doctoral Consortium NameLocationConsortium Date
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, 2018
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, 2018
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
European Academy of Management (EURAM) Early Career Colloquium
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Iaşi, Romania
March 15-17, 2021
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, 2018
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, 2018
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) Doctoral Consortium – Academy of Management (AOM) Learning & Education Paper Development & Reviewing Workshop
Babson College, Boston, MassachusettsJune 4, 2019
St. Mary’s University Sobey School of Business International Doctoral Consortium
Bimtech, IndiaJune 6-8, 2018
Doctoral Workshop, SMS Oslo 2018 Sharing Strategies for the Connected World
Oslo, NorwayJune 7, 2018
Social Entrepreneurship Intensive Doctoral Seminar (contact Tom Lumpkin for more info at
Dublin, IrelandJune 10-15, 2018
The Medici Summer School in Management Studies
Bologna, ItalyJune 11–19, 2020
SKEMA KTO Paper Development Workshop
Sophia Antipolis (French Riviera), FranceJune 25-27, 2018
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp (ERBC)*Cambridge, MassachusettsJuly 16-20, 2018
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) Mid-Career 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, 2018
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 10, 2021
European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship PhD Colloquium
Kalamata, Greece
September 19-20, 2019 
Strategic Management Society (SMS) Doctoral Workshop
Paris, FranceSeptember 22-25, 20182
Global Marketing SIG Doctoral ConsortiumTaormina, Sicily, ItalyOctober 2, 2021
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
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, 2017

Known Doctoral/Early-Career Awards in Entrepreneurship

Award NameSponsorDue Date
Illinois Qualitative Dissertation AwardInternational Institute for Qualitative InquiryJanuary 16, 2019
Emerging Scholar AwardAcademy of Management (AOM) ENT DivisionJanuary 31, 2021
Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award in New Enterprise Development**Academy of Management (AOM) ENT DivisionJanuary 31, 2018
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Doctoral Dissertation Award in Entrepreneurship and Independent Business**Academy of Management (AOM) ENT DivisionJanuary 31, 2018
ITC Emerald Best International Dissertation AwardInternational Theme Committee (ITC) of the Academy of Management (AOM) and Emerald Group PublishingJanuary 31, 2018
TIM (Technology and Innovation Management) Best Dissertation AwardAcademy of Management (AOM) TIM DivisionFebruary 2, 2018
Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation AwardAcademy of Management (AOM) Strategic Management (STR) DivisionFebruary 2, 2018
Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award Journal of Management Studies (JMS) and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS)February 28, 2018
Family Firm Institute (FFI) Best Dissertation AwardFamily Firm Institute (FFI) March 1 annually
Family Firm Institute (FFI) Best Unpublished Paper AwardFamily Firm Institute (FFI)April 15 annually
Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation AwardThe Center for Leadership at Florida International UniversityApril 30, 2021
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Best Dissertation AwardOxford University Centre for Corporate ReputationJune 1, 2018
Industry Studies Association (ISA) Annual Dissertation AwardIndustry Studies Association (ISA)December 15, 2018

** [ NOTE: You can only apply to one of these awards ]

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