Diamonds in the Rough

It's the 11th Annual Diamonds in the Rough PDW!!!

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 expert facilitators are Michel Anteby (Boston University Questrom School of Business), Stephanie Bertels (Simon Fraser University),  Devasheesh Bhave (Singapore Management University), Shelley Brickson (University of Illinois at Chicago), Arran Caza (U. of North Carolina, Greensboro), Sandra Cha (Brandeis University), Theresa Cho (Seoul National University), Niranjan Srinivasan Janardhanan (London School of Economics), Jason Kanov (Western Washington University), Tanya Menon (Ohio State University),  Alex Michael Murray (University of Oregon), Samir Nurmohamed (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Maxim Sytch (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan), Phillip S. Thompson (Virginia Tech), Jennifer Tosti-Kharas (Babson College), and David T. Wagner (University of Oregon).

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.

The PDW is broken into a virtual and in-person component to support junior scholars as they contemplate their market/career opportunities in 2023 and beyond. 

1) The in-person session in Boston (open to all, no registration required) will feature presentations and networking opportunities for facilitators and attendees. The topic of the 11th DIR is mental health and well-being, and the keynote speaker is Sally Maitlis. Sally Maitlis talk will be followed by a panel with Caroline Bartel, Frances J. Milliken, Michele Williams, and Spencer Harrison.

2) Personalized Feedback Sessions (registration required): Registrants will be paired with an influential scholar and 2-3 other registrants for a friendly chat and feedback on their individual portfolios. These personalized sessions may be held in Boston or virtually before or after the conference at the convenience of the facilitating scholar and their designated registrants. Participants who complete this session receive an MOC division “Bright Diamonds” certificate. Registration link:


Where: Westin Copley Place Boston in Great Republic | When:  Saturday, Aug 5 2023 12:15PM - 1:45PM ET

Open for submission – now; Close date – JULY 15, 2023

We look forward to receiving your applications!