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2021 PDMA Doctoral Consortium

Providing practical guidance and mentorship in research, teaching and service activities to doctoral students who are conducting dissertation research in the domain of innovation and new product development (NPD).

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About the Consortium

Through paper development workshops and other types of workshops, the Product Development and Managment Association (PDMA) Doctoral Consortium aims to strengthen young researchers’ interests and skills for conducting quality NPD-innovation studies. The event will conduct a research competition where students present their research over multiple rounds and gain feedback. The winners will receive support (financial and non-financial) to continue their promising research endeavors.

During this two-and-a-half-day event, doctoral students will get an opportunity to interact with and receive guidance from invited faculty on conducting impactful research on innovation and new product development. We encourage third-year and fourth-year doctoral students to apply, and 25 students will be accepted for this consortium. There is no registration fee for the selected doctoral fellows. 

Please apply by February 28, 2021

The Consortium will be held online if circumstances do not allow for an in-person event


July 28-30, 2021

University of Tennessee, Knoxville


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Questions or Comments?

Contact the consortium co-chairs


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