2017 PDMA-UNH Innovation Doctoral Consortium 

    The University of New Hampshire | July 19 - 21, 2017 

    *The submission deadline for the 2017 Doctoral Consortium has passed.

    Submissions are no longer being accepted at this time.* 

    Application Deadline for Doctoral Students Extended: March 5, 2017

    Consortium Co-Chairs: Ludwig Bstieler (University of New Hampshire) & Tom Gruen (University of New Hampshire)

    The University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) are co-sponsoring the third triennial PDMA-UNH Doctoral Consortium from Wednesday, July 19 to Friday, July 21 2017. The Consortium focuses on enhancing the development of doctoral students conducting dissertation research on innovation and new product development.

    Students who are accepted into the Consortium will be honored as Doctoral Student Fellows and have a unique opportunity to network and meet and discuss ideas with leading innovation scholars and corporate executives in a collaborative, open, and sociable setting at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

    Renowned scholars and editors of leading journals in the field of innovation and new product development will attend the Consortium as Faculty Fellows, including:

    Gloria Barczak, Barry Bayus, Tony DiBenedetto, Abbie Griffin, Tom Hustad, Praveen Kopalle, Cheryl Nakata, Charlie Noble, Gina O’Connor, Aric Rindfleisch, Jelena Spanjol, Gerard Tellis, Mark Houston, and several UNH faculty. Other Faculty Fellows will be added as well.

    Doctoral Student Fellows will compete for PDMA sponsored research support via access to PDMA’s membership to collect data, as well as the opportunity to present at the Annual PDMA Research Forum.

    All meals, housing, social activities, and local transportation will be provided free of charge to participating students. Students are only asked to cover their transportation costs to and from UNH, which is located about 70 miles from Boston and 30 miles from Manchester, NH.

    The past Consortia were a great success as evidenced by the feedback from participants:

    “… a fantastic conference bringing together most prominent scholars, practitioners, and students … sessions were most stimulating and thought-provoking.” – Student Fellow

    “The Consortium was amazing … The best experience I have had until now.” – Student Fellow

    How to Apply

    1. To be eligible for participation, doctoral students must be in their dissertation phase in a field related to innovation or new product/service development.
    2. Applicants submit only the following materials:
      • A cover letter indicating the current dissertation stage (e.g., pre-proposal defense) and expected stage (e.g., completed data analysis) at the time of the Consortium.
      • A two-page single-spaced summary of their dissertation, covering elements such as research questions, motivation for research, method, expected contributions.
      • An up-to-date CV (including completed doctoral coursework).
      • A letter of recommendation from the student’s dissertation or department chair.
    3. The application deadline is March 5, 2017. Students will be notified within three weeks regarding acceptance.

    Submission Website

    Please submit applications to:

    For further questions, please contact Ludwig Bstieler at

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