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The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Business Studies
NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 3, 2014
Professor Aino Halinen, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland (Programme Coordinator & Faculty)
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.
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:
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.
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Full attendance is required to obtain the certificate. 6 ECTS will be assigned upon completion of the seminar.
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:
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Cancellations made before April 28, 2014 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.
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