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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS


BRUSSELS, MARCH 23-27, 2015
INTRODUCING EDEN

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OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the seminar are:

  • to provide an overview of state-of-the-art approaches to studying domestic and cross-border international mergers and acquisitions
  • to discuss specific theoretical and methodological challenges and foster critical thinking
  • to present and discuss various future trends, issues and perspectives on the M&A phenomena, such as strategic, economic/finance, human behavior, organizational and international cultural and others as well as the relationships between these research streams.

 

TOPICS

The seminar will focus on the specific problems and challenges encountered in international and domestic mergers and acquisitions. During the course, we will present and discuss alternative perspectives on these phenomena:

  • strategic
  • human resource
  • cultural
  • knowledge transfer
  • social capital
  • pre-merger planning activities
  • post-merger integration

     

PROGRAMME

The seminar will begin on Monday, March 23, 2015 and end on Friday, March 27, 2015.

  • Days 1-4 will be devoted to lectures and discussions led by the faculty members based on pre-readings done by the participants.
  • Day 5 will consist of research presentations by the participants who are to make power point presentations of either a conceptual model that they have developed or a plan for an empirical study (or one that they have already carried out) within a specific perspective on cross-border mergers or acquisitions.

Programme

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EVALUATION

The seminar will include presentations, discussions, simulations, case studies, and more. Reading materials that also include recent publications by the faculty of the seminar (review, theoretical conceptual, and methodological papers), such as from Journal of Management, Academy of Management Perspectives, California Management Review, Human Resource Management (US, Wiley), Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Business Review, Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions , Best Paper Proceedings of Academy of Management, etc. will be distributed and discussed.
Course certificates will be sent only to those participants that attend the entire seminar and complete the required assignments.

The course merits 4 ECTs.
 

FACULTY

Dr. Shlomo Y. Tarba, Management School, University of Sheffield, U.K. (Programme Coordinator)
Dr. Emanuel Gomes, Business School, University of Birmingham, UK, and Nova School of Business and Economics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Mohammad F. Ahammad, School of Business, Nottingham Trent University, U.K
Dr. Yipeng Liu, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, U.K, and Mannheim University, Germany

 The faculty of the seminar have published books and articles in leading journals, such as Journal of Management, Academy of Management Perspectives, California Management Review, Human Resource Management (USA), Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Studies of Management & Organizations, Advances In Mergers and Acquisitions, and have vast experience in consulting to domestic and international M&As. They were, and currently are, Guest Editors of special issues on M&As in several leading journals.

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than January 20, 2015. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

REGISTRATION & FEES

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1100 € (without VAT). This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lunches and 1 group dinner.

Cancellations made before March 2, 2015 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 600 € (without VAT) per member institution. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the NH Atlanta Hotel
 Boulevard Adolph Max 7 - 1000 Brussels .
The programme will start on March 23, 2015 at 09.00 with registrtaion as of 8.30 and is scheduled to end March 27, 2015 at 17.00.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels, property of the « Citadines Apart’Hotel » group : (10 minutes walk)  - 51 Quai au Bois à Brûler. B-1000 Brussels

Room types & rates :     
Studio (+/- 25 sqm) – for 1 to 2 persons - 119.-€ / room-night
One-Bedroom Apartment (+/- 50 sqm) – for 1 to 4 persons : 158.-€ / room-night

Internet access: included. Breakfast: excluded – at 14.-€ /person. Cleaning: included – Full housekeeping service once a week
To book a room : Direct e-mail to stecatherine@citadines.com  and/or to coralie.carels@citadines.com  - Mention “EIASM” to get the preferential rates 2015* Hotel

Hotel NH Atlanta  ( Seminar venue)
Boulevard Adolph Max 7 - 1000 Brussels - Tel 00800 0115 0116 (free of charge) - reservations@nh-hotels.com

Standard room for single use : €155,00,-/night (breakfast included, without City tax)
Standard double room : €170,-/night  (breakfast included, without City tax)
Including breakfast. Not including the city tax of € 9.28 per room per night.
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation. However, according to the period of the booking, some better rates could be offered by contacting the hotel directly. We advice you to check prices on the internet too !!

Métropole *****
Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles - http://www.metropolehotel.com

During the week :
Superior Single room at € 160 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 190,-/night
Including breakfast. Not including the city tax of € 9.28 per room per night.

During the week-end : (Night of Friday/Saturday & Sunday) :
Superior Single room at € 140 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 170,-/night
Including breakfast. Not including the city tax of € 9.28 per room per night.

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation. However, according to the period of the booking, some better rates could be offered by contacting the hotel directly. We advice you to check prices on the internet too !!

Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424 - Fax : 32 2 2180240
Email : info@metropolehotel.be


Hotel Marivaux (very close to seminar venue)
Boulevard Adolph Max 98 - 1000 Brussels - www.hotelmarivaux.be

Single Club room : € 85.00/night
There is a supplement of € 10.00/night for a double Club room
There is a supplement of € 20.00/night for a Harmony room
All prices include breakfast and city taxes.

To book a room :  reservation@hotelmarivaux.be  (please mention EIASM )

APPLICATION

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