Doctoral Consortium

Foster School of Business, University of Washington
September 12, 2018

Doctoral students are invited to submit applications to attend this one-day workshop prior to the 16th West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship.

The application for the 2018 Doctoral Consortium is open.

Click here to apply.

About the Doctoral Student Workshop

The Doctoral Workshop, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, focuses on technology entrepreneurship with an emphasis on contemporary work in the field. It offers an intellectually stimulating experience, maps the theoretical domain of technology entrepreneurship, and builds community. Workshop participants will have opportunities to present their own research interests, to interact with each other, and to get acquainted with faculty members. This is a great opportunity for doctoral students to learn from leading scholars and contemporary work in the field. Applicants focusing on the nexus of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship will be given preference.

Doctoral Student Workshop Tracks

The doctoral student workshop offers two separate tracks. (The two tracks will join together for selected workshop sessions/panels and for all meals.)

Track 1 is designed for doctoral students who have not yet defended a dissertation proposal and who may still be in the process of selecting a dissertation topic. This track will devote attention to the selection of a dissertation topic, research design, and sources of data.

Track 2 is intended for students who have defended dissertation proposals (or who are close to doing so). This track will devote attention to completing the dissertation, publishing the dissertation, and early career considerations.

Meals and Lodging

Each student selected to attend the Doctoral Workshop will be provided with all meals and three nights accommodation (double occupancy).

2017 Faculty Mentors:

  • Warren Boeker (University of Washington)
  • Robert Eberhart (Santa Clara University)
  • Chuck Eesley (Stanford University)
  • Joel Gehman (University of Alberta)
  • Vern Glaser (University of Alberta)
  • Tim Hannigan (University of Alberta)
  • Ralph Heidl (University of Oregon)
  • Shon Hiatt (University of Southern California)
  • C.R. Bob Hinings (University of Alberta)
  • Manuela Hoehn-Weiss (Oregon State University)
  • Dev Jennings (University of Alberta)
  • Suresh Kotha (University of Washington)
  • Michael Lounsbury (University of Alberta)
  • Alan Meyer (University of Oregon)
  • Andrew Nelson (University of Oregon)
  • Dan Olson (University of Washington)
  • Violina Rindova (University of Southern California)
  • Marc-David Seidel (University of British Columbia)
  • David Tan (University of Washington)
  • Madeline Toubiana (University of Alberta)

West Coast Research Symposium

All students chosen for the workshop will be invited to attend the two-day West Coast Research Symposium. This annual symposium showcases cutting-edge work by technology entrepreneurship researchers from the West Coast and around the world.

The 2018 WCRS and Doctoral Workshop is being hosted by the Foster School of Business, at the University of Washington in Seattle.