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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS AND NETWORKS


TURKU, MAY 19-23, 2014
INTRODUCING EDEN

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A JOINT EIASM - KATAJA COLLABORATION

The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Business Studies

APPLICATION DEADLINE

NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 3, 2014

REGISTRATION CLOSED

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Professor Aino Halinen, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland (Programme Coordinator & Faculty)
Professor Enrico Baraldi, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Associate Professor Debbie Harrison, BI, Oslo, Norway
Professor Kristian Möller, Aalto University School of Business, Finland
Professor Asta Salmi, Aalto University School of Business, Finland

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Business markets are constituted by networks of companies related to each other in complex patterns. These patterns and the types of networks they represent are crucial for business exchange and innovation. Networks have been found essential for instance for the emergence of new business or even new business fields, for the efficient organization of global production, and for the development of new products and innovations.

In business networks various types of actors interact with each other, engaging in business and innovation activities, and exchanging knowledge and other resources. Actors may be companies or other organizations (e.g. public sector organizations, associations, NGOs) but ultimately these actors are always represented by individual people, which makes business networks socially and culturally embedded, and thereby dependent on social networks (e.g. quanxi or blatt). Business relationships and networks are also temporally embedded, meaning their development is dependent on past interactions (e.g. contracts and technological bonds), yet always oriented towards future opportunities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This course offers a unique opportunity for PhD students to deepen their knowledge of business relationships and networks, their importance, development and management. Students examine the fundamentals of business network theory, current research themes in the field and the methods popular in business network studies.

After completing the course, the students should be able to identify interesting research questions related to current research themes, and to design studies seeking answers to these questions. The course will give students an opportunity to develop their existing research projects through various types of course work and intensive interaction with instructors and other students. As a cooperative effort by EIASM and KATAJA the course will provide an excellent opportunity for personal networking.

Methods of teaching and learning:

Intensive seminar including lectures, group work and different types of class-room interaction. A package of readings will be prepared specifically for the course and must be read in advance. As a final assignment each doctoral candidate will write a course paper showing how she/he will apply course materials and learnings in one’s own research.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The course is targeted for doctoral students interested in doing research on business networks, and majoring for instance in marketing, international business, management, technology management, supply chain management or strategy. The maximum number of participants is 25. If more apply, the selection is based on the course’s relevance to the applicant’s thesis topic and previous studies.
 

PROGRAMME

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EVALUATION

Full attendance is required to obtain the certificate. 6 ECTS will be assigned upon completion of the seminar.
There will be no formal exam. The students will be graded by the faculty based on:

  1. Course paper 70%
  2. Readings-based group work and presentations 30%
     
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APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested doctoral students should register online (and submit the required documents) no later than April 3, 2014 (NEW DEADLINE). Please fill in the application form and enclose the following documents:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research
  • a two-page description of doctoral research proposal,
  • a letter of recommendation from doctoral thesis supervisor
     

SUBMISSION CLOSED

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the Turku School of Economics, Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, Turku, Finland
The programme will start on May 19, 2014 and is scheduled to end May 23, 2014

PARTICIPATION FEE
The normal participation fee for an EDEN seminar is 1.100€.

Thanks to the generous support of the Kataja in Finland, we are able to offer a considerable reduction.

  Fee
Finnish doctoral students Free of Charge
Non-Finnish Doctoral Students 400 Euros


This fee covers participation to the seminar, the course materials, lunches as well as two group dinners.
It does not include travel, accommodation and any additional expenses.

Cancellations made before April 28, 2014 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

APPLICATIONS

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: payen@eiasm.be