Doctoral Consortium

ACERE Doctoral Consortium (DC)

Are you pursuing a PhD on an entrepreneurship-related topic?
Then this is for you!

When: will be updated – 9am-5pm including lunch, morning tea and afternoon, followed by an evening social event.
Where: will be updated

The 2024 ACERE Doctoral Consortium will once again provide a forum for PhD students to learn and develop as scholars. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive developmental feedback from leading scholars on their research, learn about how to develop a publication strategy and broader pathways for impact from early on in their PhDs projects and gain advice on how best to prepare for the job market. The Consortium will be hosted at the University of Technology Sydney and available for participants online.


  • To provide expert advice on research and challenges in the Ph.D. process
  • To gain a deeper understanding of how to develop a publication strategy and build impact pathways from early in the Ph.D. project
  • To support entrepreneurship-related Ph.D. students to further develop their research strategies and portfolio, with a balanced emphasis on publication outputs and societal impact
  • To facilitate and promote networking with others in their field of research from different institutions
  • To meet leading International and Australian Entrepreneurship researchers in an informal setting and learn about where the field has come from and where it’s going
  • To share first-hand experience of the review process, what to expect, and how to manage it
  • To gain deeper insights into the job market, with tips and tricks for finishing, finding a job and thriving through the PhD process


The program provides the opportunity to receive advice on your research and any specific challenges you face in an informal discussion setting with leading scholars in the field. There will be a combination of small group discussions, Q&As, panels, and seminars.

Confirmed Participating Faculty

  • Per Davidsson, Queensland University of Technology and Jönköping University
  • The list will be updated gradually upon confirmation by the guest researchers.


  • Rui Torress de Oliveira, Queensland University of Technology
  • The list will be updated gradually upon confirmation by the guest researchers.

Preparation Requirements

Before the conference, you will need to submit a CV that contains a paragraph-length description of your studies and their status (i.e., writing, data analysis, data collection, working paper, conference paper, Revise and Resubmit etc.) and a 2-slide PowerPoint presentation on your research program. You will actively participate in the discussion of the paper. More details will be provided once your participation is confirmed.

We also encourage all participants to sign-up as reviewers of abstracts for the conference. This is a great opportunity to give back to the field and get an insight into the review process.

Application Process

To apply for the consortium, please fill in the ACERE Doctoral Consortium Submission Form. Applications close on the 1 th of December. We will ask you to provide and upload the following:

  • Name
  • Institution, Faculty, and Department/Discipline
  • a CV that contains any working papers, conference papers, or publications and their status (i.e., writing, data analysis, data collection, Revise & Resubmit, Rejection, etc.), and
  • A 2-slide PowerPoint presentation on your research program.

Important Dates


Abstract submission: 

15 July to 30 September 2023

Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2023

Full Paper submission: 15 November 2023

Final Paper Acceptance Notification: 15 December 2023

Early Bird Registration: 15 December 2023 to 31 December 2023

Late Registration: 1 January 2024 to 15 January 2024

Conference Dates: 5-9 February 2024

PDWs, Educators’ Forum, Industry Forums, and Doctoral Consortium Dates and Deadlines will be updates as soon as they are confirmed.


As a first-time participant and a new doctoral student just 6 months in, the conference has been extremely useful for me in terms of my own personal learning and in meeting new, liked-minded individuals. I would definitely encourage more of my friends to apply the conference in the future.

Participant in 2023 Edition of ACERE