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Are you a doctoral student or a junior faculty member who is interested in learning the craft of reviewing or improving your reviewing skills? If so, the MOC Division is sponsoring “Reviewing in the Rough: A Professional Development Workshop for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty” at this year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston, MA


To reserve your spot, please complete the following steps:

1.      Send an e-mail to [log in to unmask] to request a copy of an original submission of Scott DeRue’s manuscript “A Quasi-experimental Study of After-event Reviews and Leadership Development.

2.      Complete a formal review of this manuscript (i.e., approximately two single-spaced pages).

3.      E-mail your completed review to [log in to unmask].

4.      We will e-mail you the registration code for the PDW.

5.      Register for the PDW at the AOM program website.


Please note that spots in the workshop will be allotted to the first 55 doctoral students and junior faculty members who submit their completed reviews before July 15th.


We look forward to seeing you in Boston!



Jeffrey Bednar

University of Michigan


Kevin Cruz

The University of Texas at El Paso


Doug Lepisto

Boston College




Reviewing is a critical “professional responsibility” and an integral part of participating in the academic community (Trevino, 2008). Yet Tsang and Frey (2007: 129) noted that “there is no formal training for referees who usually pick up their review skills through learning by doing.” This raises a perplexing question for doctoral students and junior faculty members: how can they develop critical reviewing skills when there are so few opportunities for doctoral students and junior faculty members to practice the art of reviewing? This professional development workshop (PDW) provides doctoral students and junior faculty with a rare opportunity to learn and practice the art of reviewing. Prior to the conference, doctoral students/junior faculty will be asked to prepare a formal review of an original submission of Scott DeRue’s manuscript A Quasi-experimental Study of After-event Reviews and Leadership Development”  (DeRue, Nahrgang, Hollenbeck, & Workman, in press). Please note that this manuscript will replace the manuscript listed in the official conference program. The actual workshop will consist of two sessions: (1) a panel session and (2) an interactive session. The workshop will begin with Scott DeRue, who will provide background information about the original manuscript submission. Next, a panel session will provide participants an opportunity to gain key insights about quality reviewing from a former Editor, Associate Editor, and Editorial Board Member. Participants will then break into small groups, facilitated by an experienced faculty member, to discuss and receive feedback on their formal reviews. Jennifer Nahrgang will then discuss the actual reviews of the original submission and how they helped shape the final manuscript. Finally, the PDW will conclude with a question and answer period.

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