PDMA Doctoral Consortium 2021


University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Deadline 28 Feb 2021


Author: Neeraj Bharadwaj

2021 PDMA Doctoral Consortium

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

July 28-30, 2021

Consortium Co-Chairs: Neeraj Bharadwaj and Yazhen (Sophie) Xiao.

Consortium Website: haslam.utk.edu/pdma2021

The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee and the Product Development & Management Association are co-sponsoring the fifth PDMA Doctoral Consortium from Wednesday, July 28, to Friday, July 30, 2021 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Consortium will be held online if circumstances do not allow for an in-person event. The goal of the consortium is to enhance the development of doctoral students who are conducting dissertation research in the domain of innovation and new product development.

Information for Doctoral Students: Students accepted to the consortium will be honored as doctoral student fellows and have a unique opportunity to network and share ideas with leading innovation scholars and corporate executives in a collaborative setting. Our two-and-a-half-day event will offer a variety of engaging and interesting activities, including faculty presentations, a student speed-networking session, one-on-one mentoring, roundtable research discussions and Oak Ridge National Laboratory tours. In addition, doctoral student fellows will have the opportunity to compete for research support as well as the opportunity to present at the annual PDMA Research Forum.

All meals, housing, social activities and local transportation will be provided free of charge. Students are only asked to cover their transportation costs to and from Knoxville, Tennessee.

How to Apply

Eligibility: To be eligible for participation as a doctoral student fellow, you must be in the dissertation phase in a doctoral studies program related to innovation or new product development.

Procedures: Applicants are asked to submit the following materials to https://haslam.utk.edu/pdma2021/application.

  • Application form
  • A two-page, single-spaced summary of your dissertation. This summary should identify your topic, research question, theory, method, findings and expected contributions.
  • An up-to-date vita.
  • A letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor.

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Questions? Please contact Neeraj Bharadwaj at nbharadwaj@utk.edu.