Research Development Workshop

For most of its existence, ACAC has preceded the main ACAC conference with a Research Development Workshop. This workshop has been designed to help authors of research papers take their manuscript the final leg to a successful publication. In 2012 the National Science Foundation became a co-sponsor of the ACAC Research Development Workshop. The workshop was expanded, and sessions designed to address challenges for Ph.D. students transitioning to academic positions and establishing their research networks were added to the program.

View the 2014 ACAC program for details on last year’s Research Development Workshop »

With the support of NSF, the ACAC Ph.D. Research Development Workshop is able to underwrite all food and lodging costs for participants in the workshop. In addition, these students were granted registration fee waivers and given food and lodging support for their attendance at the main ACAC conference, which immediately follows the Research Development Workshop at the same locations. Students are responsible for their transportation costs to and from the conference site and for dinner on Wednesday, May 20. The NSF covers all other meals from lunch on Monday, May 18 through lunch on Thursday, May 21. NSF also covers lodging at the conference hotel for up to three nights.

The Research Development Workshop is open to Ph.D. students doing research related to competitive advantage with emphasis given to research focusing on technology strategy, search and learning in organizations, knowledge management, strategic entrepreneurship, and dynamic capabilities. Submitted research papers should be targeted to top academic journals in the student’s relevant field. Papers may be taken from the student’s dissertation work, but dissertations are not to be submitted. Ph.D. students wishing to be considered for the workshop should submit their paper through the main ACAC submission portal »

The National Science Foundation and ACAC strongly encourage submission of papers in the above listed areas by women and members of groups underrepresented in the sciences.