Diamonds in the Rough

It's the 9th Annual (and virtual) Diamonds in the Rough!!!

DIR offers early-stage, career-based content for emerging scholars across methodologies. MOC prides itself in being a ‘bridging division’ and we consider DIR the ultimately opportunity to build intra- and inter-divisional mentoring networks in a welcoming and inclusive environment. This year’s two PDW components seek to support junior scholars as they contemplate their market/career opportunities in 2021 and beyond:

Virtual panel discussion (1 hour– 12pm EST): “Career Advice in the Time of Covid”. Be treated to a conversation about how three influential MOC scholars- Michelle Duguid (Cornell), Erik Gonzalez-Mulé (Indiana), Davide Ravisi (University College London), - forged their paths and the obstacles they faced, as well as what they think the future will hold for hiring in our field. This panel was put together specifically to capture a diverse set of perspectives on job and post-doc opportunities around the world in 2021.

Virtual breakout table (1 hour– asynchronous). Be matched with one facilitator and other participants to workshop your portfolio/research identity and receive personalized feedback. This year’s facilitators are Caroline Bartel (The University of Texas at Austin), Henrik Bresman (INSEAD), Tiziana  Casciaro (University of Toronto), Amy  Colbert (University of Iowa), Michelle Duguid (Cornell University), Erik Gonzalez-Mulé (Indiana University), Dan Halgin (University of Kentucky), Emily Heaphy (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Elaine Hollensbe (University Of Cincinnati), Andrew Knight (Washington University in St. Louis), Frances  Milliken (New York University), Davide  Ravasi (UCL School of Management), Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks (University of Michigan), JP Stephens (Case Western Reserve University), Kenneth Tai (Singapore Management University), Paul  Tracey (University of Cambridge), Eero Vaara (University of Oxford), and Michele Williams (University of Iowa)


DIR welcomes junior faculty who are in their first three years on the job, post-docs, and doctoral students who are in their final two years.

Pre-registration is required as this consortium has limited space. Please go to for registration.

Open for submission – now; close date – JULY 15, 2021 (extended deadline)

Your supporting documentation should include:

  1. Your current vita
  2. An overview of your research identity: tell us about who you are, what you study, and where you hope to go in one page or less. You may also an additional figure highlighting the connection between your research projects (this will not count towards the one page).

Acceptance notices will be sent on a rolling basis. 

We look forward to receiving your applications!