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Main Conference: July 2, 3, 4, 2012
Doctoral Consortium: June 29 - 30, 2012
Welcome Reception: July 1
Optional Excursion, July 5

Young Scholars workshop

The EurOMA Young Scholars Workshop is targeted at young OM academics in general and alumni of the EurOMA Doctoral Seminar in particular.

This activity is conceived as a way to support the career development of young scholars in the field of Operations Management by teaching and sharing with them the major skills needed in an academic career, such as supervising Master and PhD students, reviewing and writing papers, networking, teaching, etc. Each year one of the above subjects is developed on a rolling base. At the same time, the initiative is aimed at developing the community of young OM scholars, keeping the network alive and providing opportunities to meet and discuss relevant topics.

The workshop
- Date: Sunday 1 July 2012
- Theme: Career Development - managing your way through academia
- Time: 13.00 – 17.30
- Location: to be announced
- Cost: included in the conference fee

As a young academic, you may go many different ways, into teaching/research, consultancy, business, of course, or a more administrative role at your university. Each of these options represents different challenges. In addition, different countries have different ways of approaching, and different expectations regarding, the development of their junior staff.
The workshop features presentations from more experienced academics with a background in Operations Management, in different stages of their careers, from different countries, following different career paths, and representing both genders. In addition, a wider and even more diverse group of scholars will take part, as a panel, to engage in a Q&A-like discussion, allowing you to learn about their experiences. Of course there will be ample opportunities for networking, one of the key overall objectives of the Young Scholars Workshops.

The presentations will be given by:
* Paul Coughlan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Cristina Giménez, ESADE, Barcelona, Spain
* Dmitrij Slepniov, Aalborg University, Denmark
* Sofia Salgado Pinto, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto, Portugal

The panel will consist of:
* Kate Blackmon, Oxford University, UK
* Harry Boer, Aalborg University, Denmark
* Krisztina Demeter, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
* Cipriano Forza, University of Padova, Italy
* Zoe Radnor, Cardiff Business School, UK
* Margaret Taylor, Bradford School of Management, UK

The number of participants is limited to 30 people. Professor Harry Boer from Aalborg University is responsible for the organization of the workshop.

Target group and eligibility
The target group of the workshop is young OM academics that aim at a continued academic career. Priority is given to EurOMA Doctoral Seminar alumni. At least two years involvement in academic job activities is required, e.g. supervising and teaching, apart from the applicant’s own PhD research project.
The 2012 workshop is open to EurOMA members participating in the 2012 annual conference, who have presented their PhD thesis in or after 2007.

Application process
Young scholars who participated in the 2011 workshop will receive an invitation and have to confirm their participation in the 2012 workshop by sending an e-mail to hboer(at) before April 13, 2012.
First time applicants are requested to send a CV and proof of their EurOMA membership by e-mail to hboer(at) before April 13, 2012.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out not later than May 11, 2012.

Professor Harry Boer, Center for Industrial Production, Aalborg University
E-mail: hboer(at)


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