The Services Special Interest Group (SERVSIG) of the American marketing Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the 25th Annual SERVSIG Doctoral Consortium, preceding the Frontiers in Service Conference, to be held in Austin, Texas.
The Consortium will begin with a welcome reception on Wednesday Sept 5th (2018) and will take place on Thursday Sept 6th (2018). The Consortium is designed to help Doctoral students and new faculty succeed in their careers. By promoting an intimate and collegial atmosphere, the Consortium provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to interact with leading service scholars, and to get feedback from them in a series of breakout sessions.
This session will discuss how to develop an impactful teaching agenda and how to deal with service/administrative requirements. Speakers will share their insights regarding: 1) selecting courses to teach at different levels (e.g. graduate and undergraduate), 2) preparing and developing courses, 3) integrating research into your courses, 4) stimulating student participation, 5) utilizing online learning platforms, and 6) engaging in and managing service tasks.
This session will explore the best practices to publish with different methodologies in service research. We invited researchers who possess different methodology expertise (i.e., experiments, field studies, meta-analyses, archival, access to archival data). Drawing upon their own publication journeys speakers will reflect on the state-of the art in their domain, the DO’s and DON’Ts, how to best position the work, how to deal with reviewer comments, and how to ensure that you are contributing to the field.
This Session will discuss how to manage career expectations successfully while also living a fulfilling life outside of the office. Speakers will share insights regarding 1) balancing a partner with a career, 2) balancing a family with a career, and 3) trying to mantain a fulfilling life while trying to get tenure.
Two or three doctoral students will be assigned to two or three faculty fellows. Each doctoral student will be required to submit a brief document prior to the consortium which summarizes the preferred research topic to be discussed during the breakout session. During the session, each doctoral student will provide a brief presentation of their selected research topic and will receive feedback from both faculty fellows and other doctoral students.
Doctoral Consortium participants must first register for the Frontiers in Services Conference in order to participate in this event. To register, please clearly indicate on the registration form that you plan to participate in the Doctoral Consortium. Importantly, if you would like to participate in the breakout sessions at the Consortium, you will have to submit a short summary (2-4 pages) of your research before July 31st, 2018.