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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUALITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS RESEARCH


BRUSSELS, MAY 14-17, 2018
INTRODUCING EDEN

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A JOINT EIASM KATAJA COLLABORATION

The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Business Studies

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Prof. Anne Kovalainen, University of Turku (Programme Coordinator & Faculty)
Adj.Prof. Seppo Poutanen, University of Turku
Prof. David Silverman, University of London

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

Learning goal and objectives:

The objectives are three-fold: to broaden the participants’ basic knowledge and skills within the qualitative research, to show the variety within the existing qualitative approaches and to identify methods and methodologies suitable for doctoral research projects.

The course consists of readings, hands-on exercises, individual consultation, dialogue and collective learning. Teachers’ will tackle each participant’s methodological and methodical questions through consultations.

The course has several educational objectives. The first objective is to broaden the participants’ knowledge concerning the various qualitative approaches, as well as to outline their potential for doctoral dissertations in the area of business research in various European countries. The third objective is to help students to identify appropriate qualitative methodologies and methods for their own doctoral research projects. The objective of enhancing publication process based on doctoral thesis is among the educational objectives on the course.

COURSE WORK

Instruction and examination:

The course is built on prior reading, on-site action learning, consultative discussions and hands-on-exercises on how to do qualitative research. The course consists of intensive small group work sessions and discussions, individual consultations, some lectures and also of presentations made by the students. The course will be helpful for doctoral students by assisting in decision making, and selection concerning methods and methodologies, data gathering and analyzing.

Literature

1. Eriksson & Kovalainen (2015) Qualitative Methods in Business Research. 2nd edition. Sage.
2. Doctoral dissertations specified by the teachers.
3. Other possible materials specified by the teachers

Assignments

1. Individually performed analysis and a written report of max 10 pages. The report is based on analysis of a pre-assigned doctoral dissertation;

Reports are due prior to course and all participants need to read all reports.

2. An exam based on pre-reading material.

3. Dissertation analysis and evaluation as a group work. Small exercises on data collection and analysis based on the materials provided during the course.

4. Presentations prepared by the students on various qualitative approaches

5. Individual consulting is based on a short presentation by the student.

6. Active participation in small group sessions and general discussions during course.

7. Writing a field diary during the course.

8. A learning diary (max. 10 pages), submitted after the course (based on the field diary notes).

Credits: 6 ECTS

Grading: The course will be graded on a scale from excellent, very good, good, satisfactory to sufficient. Evaluation is based on individual assignments.

Prerequisites: The course is designed particularly for doctoral students who use qualitative approaches in their own doctoral dissertation. The course is suitable for students at the early stages of their doctoral studies although basic knowledge of qualitative research is required in order to be able to follow the course. 

EVALUATION

Grading: The course will be graded on a scale from excellent, very good, good, satisfactory to sufficient. Evaluation is based on individual assignments.

6 ECTs will be assigned to the seminar.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested doctoral students should register online and submit the required documents no later than February 15, 2018. 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

The number of participants will be limited to 25 to create a stimulating environment.

REGISTRATION & FEES

The normal participation fee for an EDEN seminar is  1100 € (VAT exempt). This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lunches and a group dinner.
It does not include travel, accommodation and any additional expenses.

As part of the collaboration between KATAJA and EIASM, the participation fee is waived for a maximum of 10 students from the KATAJA Finnish member universities. KATAJA supports these students by paying the fee with the help of a Finnish trust fund. Students need, however, to cover accommodation and travel costs. No additional student funding, on top of the fee, is covered by KATAJA. The students are requested to make their own hotel arrangement.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a substantial reduction of the participation fee per member institution (one scholarship 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.

Cancellations made before April 18, 2018 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the EIASM.
EIASM (2nd Floor of the Hotel Metropole)
Place de Brouckère 31
1000 Brussels
Belgium

The programme will start on May 14, 2018 and is scheduled to end May 17, 2018.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

You are requested to make your own hotel arrangement.

EIASM 
c/o Hotel Métropole ***** 

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

During the week :
Superior Single room at € 155 ,-/ night  (Vat included)
Superior Double room at € 183 /night (Vat included)
Including buffet breakfast / Not including the city tax (€ 4.24 per room per night)

During the week-end : (Nights of Friday/Saturday & Sunday) :
Superior Single room at € 140 ,-/ night
Including breakfast / Not including the city tax (€ 4.24 per room per night)

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation.
Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424 - Fax : 32 2 2180240
Email : info@metropolehotel.be

 

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

Standard room for single use : €160,00,-/night
Standard double room : €180,-/night
Including breakfast. Not including the city tax of €4.24 per room per night.

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation.



* Hotel Marivaux (very close - 3 mins walk from Seminar venue)

Boulevard Adolph Max 98 - 1000 Brussels - www.hotelmarivaux.be

Monday-Thursday incl.: € 135.00/night (breakfast and city tax included )  - single Club room
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: € 85.00/night (breakfast and city tax included ) - single Club room

There is a supplement of € 10.00/night for a double Club room (breakfast and city tax included )
There is a supplement of € 20.00/night for a Harmony room (breakfast and city tax included )

To book a room: send an e-mail to reservations@hotelmarivaux.be (mention EIASM).
 

You can also check 'booking.com for other hotels.

ONLINE APPLICATION

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

The maximum number of participants has been reached.
Please contact the EDEN manager.

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