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2020 Doctoral Consortium Goes Virtual



The annual BCERC Doctoral Consortium will provide Doctoral Students a unique opportunity to interact with experienced researchers in the field of Entrepreneurship.  25 doctoral students that are intending to pursue research and teaching careers will be selected to participate in this program 

During the BCERC Doctoral Consortium you will:

  • Gain insight into current research issues and methodologies in entrepreneurship through intense interaction with the consortium faculty.
  • Meet leading research scholars in the entrepreneurship field and examine and discuss their latest endeavors.
  • Meet and share strategies, challenges and experiences with other participants.

Application Process

Applicants should be currently enrolled in a program of doctoral studies with a concentration in entrepreneurship. The consortium is open to doctoral students who have completed approximately two to three years of their PhD program. The ideal candidate will have finished any relevant coursework and be engaged in their dissertation work focused on an issue within entrepreneurship. Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic achievements, including publications and conference presentations. Preference will be given to those who are in the process of formulating a dissertation proposal or who will be doing so in 2020. When applying, students should be aware that they will be invited to attend only one BCERC Doctoral Consortium during their doctoral studies. We welcome applications from all countries. The Consortium will be conducted in English.

Details of the Conference

Despite the general conference cancellation, we are delighted to host the Doctoral Consortium the week of June 3-5.   Admitted applicants are expected to attend all sessions. 

Questions can be sent to the Doctoral Consortium Co-Directors, Melissa Cardon (University of Tennessee, Knoxville: and Anna Jenkins (The University of Queensland: