Pre-conference Doctoral Colloquium Proposal

General Information

We solicit submissions to the Doctoral Colloquium (DC) for INDAM 2024. The DC is a half-day, invitation-only event taking place the day before the INDAM conference i.e. January 10th, 2024. Participating Doctoral scholars from across the management institutes will get an opportunity to present their proposed dissertation work and receive feedback from leading senior scholars.

The colloquium will allow Doctoral scholars at different stages of their dissertation to discuss their research directions in a supportive atmosphere with a panel of distinguished scholars and with their peers. Students can expect helpful feedback and fresh perspectives on their research topics and will have the opportunity to interact closely with expert researchers in their field. The colloquium will support community-building by connecting early-career and established researchers in a welcoming and mentorship-forward environment. 


The colloquium will consist of both parallel round-table discussion sessions with the expert panellists and the specially curated Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) useful for the Doctoral scholars in imparting skills related to research as well teaching useful for their academic career. Only selected applicants will be allowed to participate in the colloquium and those selected will be expected to attend all the events during the DC.

A roundtable discussion session will give student participants the opportunity to interact more informally with all panellists and their contemporary scholars. This will give the scholars an opportunity to receive guidance reflecting a broader set of perspectives. 

Apart from the roundtable sessions, the DC will also organize PDWs focusing on the arts of publication and case writing, vital for these scholars in transforming them to a holistic academe.

Event Schedule:

10th January 2024

Workshop on Research and Publication Process

Eminent expert will address the doctoral students on the research and publication process.

*Please note that only accepted applicants are entitled to participate in this workshop!

Session facilitator

Doctoral scholars will be split into coherent clusters as per the topics of their research. In parallel round table sessions, each cluster will be guided by a group of established Management scholars like

Anup Varma

Ashish Malik

Nagaraj Sivasubramaniam

Paresha Sinha

Pawan Budhwar

Richa Saxena

Shubhabrata Basu

Sumit Kundu

Surinder Munjal

Sushanta Mishra

Workshop on “Case Writing in Management”

Established case writers from different Management domains will give inputs on writing impactful cases in their respective fields.

*Please note that only accepted applicants are entitled to participate in this workshop!


The DC is ideally suited for Doctoral scholars in all stages who are actively working on shaping their research agendas. Applications should be submitted via the EasyChair conference management system and should include:

  • A letter stating your stage in the Ph.D. program and research interests.
  • An extended abstract of a research project (approx. 1500 words).
  • Please include the title, author information, abstract, keywords, and research summary. Diagrams, tables, and references should be provided at the end of the document. The abstract should succinctly cover the research question, theoretical background, the proposed research design, and intended contribution.

Submission window closes

December 15, 2023

Important Dates

Acceptance notifications

December 20, 2023

Doctoral consortium

January 10, 2024

Organizing Committee

Conference Venue