Doctoral Consortium

ACERE 2024 Doctoral Consortium (DC)

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

When: Monday, 5 February 2024, from 9:30am to 5:00pm, including lunch, morning and afternoon tea, followed by an evening social event.

Where: University of Technology Sydney, UTS Business School

The 2024 ACERE Doctoral Consortium is a forum for doctoral students to learn and develop as scholars. Attendees can receive feedback from senior faculty on their research, learn how to develop a publication strategy and broader pathways for impact, and learn how best to prepare for the job market. The Doctoral Consortium is in-person and hosted at the iconic UTS Business School.


      • To provide PhD candidates with expert feedback on their research and advice on key challenges in the dissertation process

      • To learn how to develop a publication strategy and build impact pathways from early in the PhD project

      • To support PhD candidates in developing their research portfolio, emphasising balancing publication outputs and societal impact

      • To learn about the academic job market and opportunities in industry and government

      • To facilitate and promote networking and meet leading Australian and international entrepreneurship researchers as well as other PhD candidates in an informal setting,


    The day is organised as a combination of small group discussions, Q&As, panel sessions and informal opportunities to connect with other participants.

    Confirmed Participating Faculty


        • Dr. Jan Henrik Gruenhagen, University of Technology Sydney

        • A/Prof. Jochen Schweitzer, University of Technology Sydney

        • Dr. Saskia De Klerk, University of Sunshine Coast

        • Deepa Subhadrammal, University of Technology Sydney

      Confirmed Faculty and Mentors:

          • Prof. Mathew Grimes, University of Cambridge

          • Prof. Sophie Bacq, International Institute for Management Development

          • Prof. Per Davidsson, Queensland University of Technology & Jönköping International Business School

          • Prof. Karl Wennberg, Stockholm School of Economics

          • A/Prof. Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu, University of Technology Sydney
          • Prof Ajai Gaur – Rutgers Business School
          • Prof Lorraine Uhlaner – Prague University of Economics and Business
          • Prof Danielle Logue – UNSW

        *The list will be updated upon confirmation of further faculty and mentors. 

        Application Process

        Applications open online on 10 November and close on 10 December. 

        Please provide:

            • A summary of your PhD project

            • The stage you are at with your PhD project

            • Your motivation for participating in the Doctoral Consortium

          Registration has been closed.

          Important Dates

          Full paper submission deadline: 20 November

          Educational Forum/Industry Forum Submission Deadline: 10 December

          Application for Doctoral Consortium: 10 December

          PDWs Submission Deadline: 10 December

          Registration Early-Bird Price: 21 December


          ACERE 2024 Program Schedule

          Doctoral Consortium (Monday 5th February all day)

          Paper Development Workshops (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

          Educators/Industry Forum (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

          Main Conference (Tuesday 6th (from 3:30 pm), Wednesday 7th (all day), Thursday 8th (all day) – Conference begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday 6th)

          Social events

          Welcome Drinks at The Old Clare Hotel, Tuesday 6th February, 5:30-7:00 PM

          Gala Event and Awards at MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)- Wednesday, 7th February, 6:30-10:30 PM

           Closing drinks at Aerial Conference Centre Thursday 8th February 5-6 PM


          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