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PhD Camp 2014

ISBM PhD Student Camp for Research 2014

July 29-30, 2014
San Francisco State University
Downtown Center (Inside the Westfield San Francisco Centre)
835 Market Street, 6th Floor, click for floorplan (.pdf)
San Francisco, California

Camp Directors:

Lisa K. Scheer
University of Missouri

Abbie Griffin
University of Utah

Call for Nominations and Nomination Process
Due April 1, 2014

Acceptance to this program is by a nomination and review process.  Once you have been accepted to the program, you will receive a link to register for this event.
Click for Nomination Process and Selection Criteria.


To increase the number and quality of scholars studying business-to-business markets and marketing by informing PhD students about the area early in their studies and continuing to serve their domain needs along all stages of the dissertation process.

Target Audience

PhD students at any stage of matriculation who are interested in research in business-to-business markets.  While Marketing PhD students are the primary target, students in related areas such as Strategy, Information Systems, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, and Management also are welcomed.

Student Benefit

To develop a better understanding of the barriers and rewards involved in pursuing a PhD in business-to-business markets.  To provide students with connections to potential mentors, committee members, peers, and future coauthors.

Venue and Timing

Tuesday (July 29) and Wednesday (July 30), prior to the ISBM Academic Conference, and the AMA Summer Marketing Educators' Conference, at the San Francisco State University, downtown center, San Francisco.  Click here for more travel and hotel information.


PhD Camp Schedule of Events and Workshops *subject to change


28 July 2014 - Arrive in San Francisco (at the latest)

28 July 2014 - Pre-Camp Workshop on Theory Construction (additional fee)

29 July 2014 - Camp begins with Lunch Buffet at Noon (12:00PM)

30 July 2014 - Camp continues and end with Lunch Buffet

30-31 July 2014 - ISBM Academic Conference (additional fee)

1 August 2014 - Post-Camp Workshop on Communication (additional fee)


  • The Pennsylvania State University's Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM)
  • Hosted by the San Francisco State University
  • MSI

For More Information

Lori Nicolini, Conference Administrator
Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM)
Smeal College of Business
The Pennsylvania State University
484 Business Building
University Park, PA  16802-3603

Phone:  814-863-4911
Fax:  814-863-0413

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