The XIX Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS & The XIV Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems
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ItAIS&MCIS Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium 2022

The ItAIS and MCIS Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium (JFDC) aims to support doctoral students and researchers at the early stage of their careers in the fields of Business, Management, and Information Systems in order to develop effective career plans based on their personal and professional goals. More specifically, the JFDC has three primary objectives:

  • to provide students and early-stage researchers with networking opportunities with peers and faculty members,
  • to support students and early-stage researchers in strategizing about their research, dissertation, teaching, and career plans,
  • to reflect on academic career aspirations and dynamics

The program includes parallel panels, workshops, and plenary sessions. Students and early-stage researchers will be split into small groups according to the nature of the research strategy they are adopting and their career stage in order to promote collaboration. Each panel will involve at least two/three faculty members and two/three students.

The JFDC 2022 will take place at the University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro, Department of Law, Economy and Sociology, on October 13th (Thursday) in the afternoon and October 14th (Friday) in the morning. Details about the JFDC program will be available on this page.

Co-Chairs

  • [ItAIS] Alessio Maria Braccini (University of Tuscia, Italy)
  • [MCIS] Andrea Carugati (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • [MCIS] Joao Vieira Da Cunha (IESEG School of Management, France)
  • [ItAIS] Alessandra Lazazzara (University of Milan, Italy)

JFDC Faculty members [tentative]

  • Alvaro Arenas (IE Business School, Madrid, ES)
  • Francesca Masciarelli (University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara, IT)
  • Luigi Moschera (University of Naples “Parthenope”, IT)
  • Jessie Pallud (Strasbourg Business School, FR)
  • Ilias Pappas (University of Agder, NO)
  • Nancy Pouloudi (Athens Univ. of Economics and Business, GR)
  • Øystein Sæbø (University of Agder, NO)
  • Eusebio Scornavacca (Arizona State University, Tempe, US)
  • Terry Torre (University of Genoa, IT)
  • Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou (University of Agder, NO)
  • Stefano Za (University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara, IT)

Programme (tentative)

Venue: Department of Law, Economy and Sociology, University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro

October 13, 2022

  • 02:00-02:30 PM Registration
  • 02:30-03:00 PM Opening session
  • 03:00-04:30 PM PhD Students’ and Junior Faculty Presentations and Coaching Roundtable with the Faculty (PART 1)
  • 04:30-05:00 PM Coffee break
  • 05:00-06:30 PM PhD Students’ and Junior Faculty Presentations and Coaching Roundtable with the Faculty (PART 2)
  • 06:30-07:00 PM Closing session
  • 08:00 PM Self-financed dinner

October 14, 2022

  • 09:00-10:30 AM Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium Workshop 1 (tbd)
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:15 AM Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium Workshop 2 (tbd)

Fee

The JFDC is free of charge for all doctoral students and junior faculty (within 5 years of PhD completion) registered for the ItAIS and MCIS 2022 Conference. Doctoral students and junior faculty not registered for the Conference will be given the possibility to participate in the JFDC (including panels and plenary workshops) by paying a registration fee of 50 €. This fee is for the JFDC only and does not include participation in the ItAIS and MCIS 2022 conference sessions and coffee breaks.

Application Criteria

Doctoral students wishing to participate in the ItAIS and MCIS 2022 JFDC should be involved in dissertations projects investigating Business, Management and/or Information Systems related topics.

Junior faculty wishing to participate in the ItAIS and MCIS 2022 JFDC should be at the early stage of their career (within 5 years of PhD completion) in the fields of Business, Management, and Information Systems.

The consortium chairs will review each application (DUE DATE: September 5th, 2022 – see application requirements below). The review process will emphasize applicants’ accomplishments and potential. Multiple students applying from the same doctoral school are allowed.

Application Process

Please submit the following documents via email (jfdconsortium@itais.org) by September 5th, 2022 by creating one SINGLE pdf file that includes all of the following three documents. Insert your name and surname in the pdf file name.

  1. Completed application form (download attachment)
  2. Extended abstract of your dissertation [for doctoral students] or current research project (or draft paper – even if it has been already submitted to a conference/journal or is still in progress – ) you would like to discuss (you can also provide a statement of research interests) [for junior faculty]. The text should not exceed two single-spaced pages.
  3. Curriculum vitae

Each student (or junior faculty) is required to read in advance the contribution(s) of the other student(s) (or junior faculty) participating in his/her presentation in order to provide feedback. Faculty members will be responsible for stimulating and managing the discussions. Details on the organization of each panel will be provided timely, prior to the workshop.

Each student and junior faculty should be also prepared to deliver a short presentation (15-20 minutes) summarizing the key points of his/her research. Additional 20/30 minutes will be dedicated to the discussion with the faculty members for each participant.

The number of participants in the Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium is limited to create effective participation and discussion opportunities.

Applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance to attend the Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium by September 13th, 2022.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • From June 23 to July 18, 2022 – interested students please send an informal email (jfdconsortium@itais.org) for notifying their interest in participating in the Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium
  • September 5, 2022 – Deadline for submitting the three documents required (sending an email to jfdconsortium@itais.org).
  • October 13, 2022 (in the afternoon) – Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium
  • October 14, 2022 (in the morning) – Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium Workshop