EUPRERA Paper Development Workshop (PDW)

Join an engaged environment to discuss and develop
research papers for competitive journals.

About the PDW

The PDW is positioned as a complement for the regular EUPRERA congress program, covering aspects and encouraging interactions not usually featured in the main program. Selected papers are presented in a regular congress session before the PDW and authors can then get additional feedback and a deeper discussion of their paper during the PDW.

The PDW is structured as a workshop with a highly interactive format focused on developing paper towards publication in top academic journals. It provides a forum for exchanging ideas and building relationships in a manner that does not typically fit the constraints of paper presentations in regular conference sessions. Knowledge sharing and interactive participation are key in the PDW.

The PDW will take place around mid-day on the final conference day so that papers can be presented in a regular congress session before the PDW.

All PDW participants commit to reading the papers of other workshop participants and provide written feedback before the congress so that emphasis of the session can be placed on more in-depth discussion. Further, each paper is paired with an invited discussant (an advanced scholar with strong expertise in the focus area of the respective paper) who provides feedback based on their experience and with a particular emphasis towards publishing in highly competitive journals.

The Paper Development Workshop was such a rewarding experience for me. I really appreciated to have in-depth feedback and discussion with senior scholars and colleagues.
Hui Zhao, Senior Lecturer, Lund University

Who can apply?

We encourage submission of papers with a potential towards very strong conceptual/empirical contributions. All scholars are invited to apply. In case of high demand, preference will be given to mid-career researchers (MCRs). To be considered as an MCR, the applicant needs to have completed their PhD within the last eight years.

How to apply?

Submissions for the PDW are made during standard paper submissions for the EUPRERA congress through the ConfTool. When submitting, applicants have the opportunity to opt-in to “submit also to the PDW”. When ticking this box, papers will be considered for the standard program as well as for the PDW. Conditional on acceptance to the main congress, papers are then considered in a subsequent and separate review process by the PDW committee and are evaluated based on the original congress reviews, the quality of the paper and the career stage of the applicant(s).

EUPRERA follows a two-step submission process with abstract submissions in February and full paper submissions in June. When submitting the full paper in the ConfTool, applicants will be asked to also include a short bio (150 words), and information regarding the position and affiliation of co-authors (if applicable). In addition, they should indicate two prospective target journals for their manuscript.

Given the progressive nature of the PDW, we encourage submissions for the June deadline to be fairly “mature” full papers (of about 8,000 words) that are to be developed to a publishable stage.

More info

For more details, please contact Alexander Buhmann:


Alexander Buhmann,
BI Norwegian Business School

Sophia Volk,
University of Zurich


Chiara Valentini,
University of Jyvaskyla


The PDW is sponsored by #NORA – The Nordic Alliance for Communication & Management

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