EUPRERA Paper Development Workshop (PDW)

Starting from 2021, we will offer a Paper Development Workshop (PDW) during the annual EUPRERA congress. The PDW allows for an engaged environment to discuss and develop papers with a potential towards very strong conceptual/empirical contributions.

The PDW is positioned as a complement for the regular EUPRERA program, covering aspects and encouraging interactions not usually featured in the main program. The PDW will take place during the regular congress (usually as a morning session on the 2nd or 3rd conference day). Selected papers will get a regular spot for presentation in the congress and will then get additional attention during the PDW.

Who can apply?

All scholars are encouraged to apply. In case of high demand, preference will be given to early and mid-career researchers (EMCRs). To be considered as an EMCR, the applicant needs to be in the very final stages of the PhD or have completed the PhD within the last six years.

How can scholars apply?

Submissions are made as standard submissions for the congress through the ConfTool. When submitting, scholars have the opportunity to opt-in to “submit also to the PDW” in the ConfTool. Papers are then considered for the standard program as well as for the PDW.

What is the procedure?

The PDW session is structured as a workshop with a highly interactive format. It provides a forum for exchanging ideas and building relationships in a manner that does not typically fit the constraints of regular congress sessions. Knowledge sharing and interactive participation are key. All PDW participants commit to reading the papers of other PDW participants and provide structured feedback before the congress so that emphasis of the session can be placed on more in-depth discussion.

All participants have the opportunity to share an updated version of their paper two weeks before the congress (email to, then shared with other PDW participants via DropBox). Given the progressive nature of the workshop, we encourage the submission of full draft papers (about 8,000 words) that are to be developed to a publishable stage.

Invited discussants (advanced scholars with strong expertise in the focus area of submitted papers) will attend the PDW to provide feedback and insights based on their experience with a particular emphasis towards competitive publishing in highly ranked journals.


Alexander Buhmann,
BI Norwegian Business School


Sabine Einwiller,
University of Vienna


Sophia Volk,
Leipzig University


More info

For more details please contact Alexander Buhmann:

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