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Academic Event

2024 ISBM PhD Camp

Call for Nominations Deadline Extended to February 22, 2024

Penn State’s Institute for the Study of Business Markets is sponsoring its 10th Ph.D. Camp for Research in Business-to-Business Markets.

The Camp is designed to educate students about research opportunities in the B-to-B realm, to introduce students to the network of B-to-B students and scholars, and to help cultivate relationships among those researchers. The Camp enables students to interact with prominent faculty and young, promising scholars, get acquainted with research topics and issues in business-to-business strategy, marketing, and management.

Camp counselors will offer insights on topics such as, but not limited to:

  • Making a compelling case for your research and its contributions
  • Developing and nurturing important academic relationships
  • Obtaining data creatively
  • Building a career while dealing with life’s unexpected twists

 

Camp participants will also get feedback on their own early-stage research ideas!

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Campers are also encouraged to attend the ISBM Academic Research Conference, which offers additional opportunity to network with B-to-B scholars and learn about research-in-progress, research methods, and other important topics. This year there will be a special ISBM Anniversary Celebration and concurrent practitioner Conference.

ISBM Academic Research Conference & Anniversary Celebration – June 5 & 6


ELIGIBILITY & SELECTION CRITERIA

The Camp is open to all doctoral students, but it is  particularly targeted to students in their first three (3) years of study.  The Camp is designed for students who are interested in pursuing research in B-to-B marketing or management. There are no geographic or field restrictions; students studying marketing, strategy, management, R&D management, information systems, business logistics/supply chain management and others will find the Camp attractive and beneficial.

who have completed at least one year of doctoral studies and have interest in pursuing work in B-to-B marketing or management. There are no geographic or field restrictions; students studying marketing, strategy, management, R&D management, information systems, business logistics/supply chain management and others will find the Camp attractive and beneficial.

Each university can submit up to 2 student nominations. E-mail nominations to Lisa Scheer (Scheer@missouri.edu) by February 22, 2024. Those accepted for the Camp will be notified by March 4, 2024. For each nomination, attach a single file (Word, pdf) bearing the applicant’s name as the file name that contains:

  1. Student’s Vita
  1. Faculty Recommendation Letter
    This is used to verify the motivation and ability of the student, along with the student’s interest in the domain of B-to-B.
  1. Student’s Early-Stage Research Idea

 

The Camp features small-group Research Workshops in which students share ideas and get feedback from researchers. Students accepted for the Camp may be invited to share their proposed research idea during a Research Workshop.

Applicants must submit an early-stage B-to-B research idea. Students benefit most from submitting: (1) a new research project prior to initial data collection or (2) an ongoing project for which additional future data collection is planned. Applicants alternatively may submit (3) a research question/issue of interest for brainstorming. Although not essential, applicants may consider ISBM’s Research Priorities (https://isbm.org/research-priorities/), which opens opportunities for future funding or competition proposals.

Applicants should provide a summary of the proposed research idea consisting of (a) maximum 1000-word text description, (b) an illustrative diagram or figure, and (c) maximum 1 page of references.


We also encourage camp participants to take advantage of the optional pre-camp Theory Workshop offered by Professor Ajay Kohl.

Theory Workshop will be offered all day on Monday, June 3, 2024.


 

Camp Sponsor

  • Penn State’s Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM)

Camp Organizers and Directors

Camp Director:

Lisa K. Scheer
University of Missouri  & University of Graz
scheer@missouri.edu

Camp Vice-Director:

Kersi Antia
Western University
kantia@ivey.uwo.ca

For More Information

Camp Administrator:

Lori Nicolini
Institute for the Study of Business Markets
The Pennsylvania State University
LNicolini@psu.edu
Phone:  814-863-4911

DATE(S):

From: June 4, 2024 8:00 am
To: June 4, 2024 8:00 pm

Penn State

Smeal College of Business

Business Building (just off Park Avenue)

University Park, PA 16802