What is the Doctoral Colloquium

The EURAM Doctoral Colloquium (DC) is one of the most established and high-profile events in the academic community, aligned with our key values for engaged and inclusive scholarship. This two-day programme is one of our flagship events preceding the EURAM annual conference every year. If you are a second or higher year doctoral student, it is an opportunity to become part of a highly motivated international community of like-minded young researchers and to meet the leading scholars in your field. You will also be able to join the conference at a reduced rate for PhD students. Finally, the DC provides opportunities to network during social events as well, which is crucial for academic career development.


EURAM DC provides doctoral students with the opportunity to present their work to their peers and mentors, who are experienced supervisors and leading scholars in their field, and engage with one another in a setting that is relatively informal but that allows for meaningful and constructive scholarly exchanges. The aim of the Doctoral Colloquium is to contribute towards a transformative journey for doctoral students, who will not only receive feedback on their doctoral research but also learn about fundamentals of a doctoral journey including research methods related matters, publishing from a PhD and reviewing for journals, and obtain advice on academic career paths. DC is an entry point into joining a wider community of peers and engaged management scholars.

General Information

Information will be posted on the conference website available from EURAM’s homepage. To apply, you will need to send a single authored text of maximum 20 pages together with your CV, a letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation. Authors of best papers are awarded with prize money of 1.000 Euro for the best paper, 500 Euro for the 2nd best paper and 300 for the 3rd best paper.

Should you require more information, do not hesitate to contact Professor Mine Karatas-Özkan, University of Southampton, mko@soton.ac.uk, Chair of the Doctoral Colloquium.

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Doctoral Colloquium testimonials

Alex Alterskye, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

EURAM is a forward thinking, innovative and most of all supportive group of scholars... being part of the EURAM DC has helped me think about my research in new ways and it has really boosted my confidence.

Jane Dowson, LJMU, United Kingdom

The Programme was organised and delivered with the current and future needs of PhD students in mind and echoed the values of the EURAM community. The mentoring sessions were extremely useful, highly supportive and provided a reflexive opportunity to develop and grow. Meeting other PhD students from around the world was also a particular highlight.

Olive Maitha, Dublin City University, Ireland

2019 was my first EURAM conference and it was an incredible experience. Not only did I get to hear from seasoned academics but I also got the opportunity to have my work reviewed by my peers. The doctoral colloquium was the perfect platform for me to share my research and receive very constructive feedback from my mentors and other PhD students. The mentor groups met twice, the first time to discuss the student papers and to offer feedback. The second meeting (the next day) was for the student to ask further questions or to seek clarification on the feedback given after giving it some reflection. At the end of the doctoral colloquium, I had connected with peers from across the world in very diverse fields of research within management. These chats over the breaks allowed me to give elevator pitches on my research to different audiences and based on how it was received, I learnt to adapt the pitch based on who I was talking to and their area of research interest. It was a very rewarding experience.

Maria Albertina Barreiro Rodrigues, Universidade Europeia, Portugal

To participate on the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium is a great opportunity to meet other researchers on the same stage that we are and share expectations, knowledge and experiences. On the other hand, the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium gives us the opportunity to hear several fabulous academics about their perspective of how to develop a good and sustainable research while we get feedback on our work. The EURAM Doctoral Colloquium really represents a good opportunity to think on our approach and to define our research.

Maria Skordia, Sheffield University Management School, United Kingdom

I really enjoyed the EURAM 2019 Doctoral Colloquium! I met some great people from all over the world and received valuable guidance from senior academics. The mentoring sessions were very helpful. The Colloquium helped us create an international network of researchers, while the organizers were amazing; they made us feel welcome from the very beginning till the end!

Rachel von Kauffman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

I'd like to thank the Doctoral Colloquium organizers for an outstanding work. The Doctoral Colloquium program was very enriching, and contributed significantly for my growth both as an academic and as a practitioner. It widened my professional horizons and contributed to my awareness and involvement in the management scholar community EURAM Doctoral Colloquium

Sarah Wittman, INSEAD, France

I found the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium a great forum to get feedback on my work, learn from others, and make new friends. The feedback that I received both from my mentor and from the other students in my group was relevant and helpful, and has given me some great ideas on ways to move forward with finishing my dissertation and with publishing my work. The organization of the event was exceptional, the sessions very interesting, and the speakers engaging. I've already recommended the event to people in several schools with whom I have contact, and hopefully will be successful in encouraging more students from a diversity of programs to attend.