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SEI Consortium
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Doctoral Consortium &
Faculty Workshop
30 Sep 2022 - 2 Oct 2022

Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University

Sebastian Hoenen Research Prize

In memory of Sebastian Hoenen

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The SEI Consortium is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural Sebastian Hoenen Research Prize. The prize seeks to recognize early-career scholars working at the forefront of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship who have conducted adventurous, creative, and rigorous research. Nominations are open to graduates of European institutions within five years after the completion of their thesis.

The prize is named in memory of Sebastian Joseph Hoenen, who passed away on March 31, 2019 at age 31. Before his illness, Sebastian had started his post-doctoral studies at Rotterdam School of Management, following the completion of his doctoral degree in management studies at Wageningen University. During his doctoral studies, Sebastian visited Bocconi and the University of Bath. He presented his formative work at the SEI conference in ETH in 2016, and his research appeared in Industrial and Corporate Change, Organization Science, Research Policy, and Review of Economics and Statistics.

The prize is accompanied by a 2000 EURO award, provided generously by his surviving family and by former colleagues, collaborators, and employers.

Candidates for the award:

  • Must be a doctoral graduate of a European institution (including those in countries outside the European Union). 

  • Graduated or submitted their thesis after January 2018.

  • Make a personal nomination for consideration for the award.


The candidates will be assessed on scientific merit alone. Normally, the prize will be awarded to a single individual, although individuals may have published in teams. Applications will be assessed based on their (formative) track record in conducting research that is original, significant, and rigorous. Particular attention will be placed on the ability to generate new insights and understanding, and on using new data and methods. 


Applicants must submit an application to the Prize Committee chair, Christos Kolympiris at by August 1, 2022. The heading of the email submitting the application should be titled “Sebastian Hoenen prize application”. The application must include: 1) a 2 max page academic CV, 2) a research statement of a maximum of 500 words, 3) a commitment to attend SEI 2022, and 4) up to three nominated outputs (unpublished manuscripts or published papers) for consideration. All documents should be in PDF.


The prize will be awarded during SEI 2022 at the Rotterdam School of Management.


The award committee is composed of: 

Thomas Astebro (HEC), Stefano Brusoni (ETH), Paola Criscuolo (Imperial), Peter G. Klein (Baylor), Christos Kolympiris (Warwick, Chair), Taco Reus (RSM), Ammon Salter (Bath), Orietta Marsili (Bath), and Valentina Tartari (CBS). 

Faculty Workshop

Paper submission deadline: June 15th, 2022

This workshop brings together top scholars from European institutions whose research focuses on strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation. It provides a venue to present work in development and receive constructive feedback from leading scholars in the field, including several members of editorial boards of journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Research Policy, and Industrial and Corporate Change, among others. Several papers presented in the past workshops have later been published in these outlets. Both junior and senior scholars are encouraged to participate.

Each paper will have about 45 minutes for presentation and discussion. All participants are expected to read the papers and contribute to the discussion. The submitted papers should contribute to one or more of the following broad areas: strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Since the aim of this developmental workshop is to help prepare articles for submission to top journals, papers must not already be already published or forthcoming. Preference will be given to papers by junior faculty. 

The deadline for the submission of papers is June 15th, 2022. Please use the link below to submit your paper. Please submit your paper with names and affiliations on the first page, separate from the paper itself. A selection committee will blind review all submissions and rank all papers. The top-scoring papers will be selected for inclusion in the program. No feedback will be provided at this stage. We aim to inform authors of accepted papers by late August 2022.

The hosting institution will arrange and pay for flights (economy) and two night stay for all invited speakers. There is no registration fee for the workshop.

The submission window is now closed. We aim to inform authors of accepted papers by late August 2022.

Doctoral Consortium

Student nomination deadline: June 15th, 2022

The SEI Doctoral Consortium provides doctoral students at European institutions with a unique opportunity to present their dissertation-stage research to, and receive developmental feedback from, leading strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship scholars, including the editors of many of the top journals in the field. Ample opportunities for informal mentoring and networking will be provided outside the formal student presentations, including coffee breaks, lunches, and dinners. Participants in the Consortium join a supportive community of alumni.

Nominations should be made by a faculty member (rather than the student) and should be coordinated at the institution level. The deadline for nominating students is June 15th, 2022. Since the Consortium is designed to help students develop their research, we prefer nominees whose research is beyond the thesis proposal stage. A selection committee will evaluate all nominees, and only a select group of Ph.D. students will be invited to attend. Priority will be given to students who have not presented at a previous SEI consortium and students whose thesis advisor commits to participate in the event. All participants are expected to be based in Europe. Please use the link below to nominate a student. We strive for diversity in institutions, participants, and research topics. We aim to inform accepted Ph.D. students by late August 2022.


The hosting institution will arrange and pay for flights (economy) and two night stay for all invited Ph.D. students. There is no registration fee for the workshop.

The submission window is now closed. We aim to inform accepted Ph.D. students by late August 2022.

Local Organizers

With its mission to be a force for positive change in the world, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has firmly established its reputation over almost 50 years as one of Europe’s most international and innovative business schools.

RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class portfolio of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage people to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

World-class research is the backbone of all our educational programmes. Our faculty aims to combine innovative teaching, engagement with business and societal leaders, and rigorous research, to provide a rich source of novel thinking on a wide variety of critical topics ranging from strategic organization, strategic consulting, strategic entrepreneurship, corporate governance, knowledge and innovation, strategic decision-making to global strategy. 



The hosting institution will reimburse the cost of transportation, such as flights (economy), and arrange the accommodation (two nights stay) for all invited Ph.D. students and faculty. There is no registration fee for the workshop.


We aim to host the event on-campus, provided that this is feasible given the restrictions imposed by the Dutch government and local authorities. If we cannot host the event on-campus, then the event will be hosted virtually for everyone.

Getting to the venue

The workshop will take place at Rotterdam School of Management’s Woudestein Campus, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam.

Get in Touch

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