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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON HOW TO DESIGN YOUR PHD


BRUSSELS, NOVEMBER 2-6, 2020
INTRODUCING EDEN

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PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Ricardo MoraisCatólica Porto Business School – Programme coordinator & Faculty

Ricardo Morais is Head of the Management Department at Católica Porto Business School, coordinator of the doctoral seminar "How to design your PhD" at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) in Brussels, founder of Idea Puzzle, and alumni of HPI School of Design Thinking in Germany. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, having graduated in Management from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto. His research interests are interdisciplinary, including Philosophy of Science, Strategic Thinking, and Design Thinking. Since 2002, he has published more than 30 academic articles, chapters, and papers about these topics and lectured in over 70 higher education institutions in 17 countries. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Christian Association of Entrepreneurs and Managers. Since 1996, he has founded three start-ups, in Brazil, Finland, and Portugal, and was a consultant in projects for the European Commission, Revenio Group, Sonae Indústria, INESC Porto, Portuguese Government, Deloitte, and Azores Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Eelko Huizingh, University of Groningen - Faculty

Eelko Huizingh is an Associate Professor of Innovation Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, and a fellow of Graduate School and Research Institute SOM (Systems Organisation and Management). He has (co-)authored over 300 articles in a broad range of journals and has been guest editor of over 15 special issues of journals. He has (co-)authored Dutch textbooks on Innovation Management, Marketing Management, the impact of the Internet, the use of SPSS, and Marketing Information Systems. Recently, Sage published his book Applied Statistics with SPSS. Dr. Huizingh is Vice President Scientific Affairs of ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management), the leading innovation management association in Europe with over 5,000 (associate) members.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

This seminar helps early stage PhD candidates design their research project. In particular, participants will:

  • acknowledge process, philosophical, and methodological ambiguities in their research;
  • understand the interplay between theory, method, data, rhetoric, and authorship in their research;
  • apply a framework of 21 questions to focus and design their research;
  • diagnose the current strengths and weaknesses of their research;
  • learn strategies for literature review, theory development, and theory testing;
  • formulate alternative research ideas and research questions;
  • design a literature review;
  • discuss alternative qualitative research designs;
  • discuss alternative quantitative research designs;
  • develop a conceptual model;
  • discuss alternative measurements;
  • design data collection and analysis;
  •  design their thesis project.

EVALUATION & ECTS

Full attendance is required to obtain the certificate.
4 ECTS will be assigned upon completion of the seminar.

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS

Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than September 4, 2020. 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 € (VAT exempt). This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lunches and a group dinner.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a substantial reduction of the participation fee per member institution (1 scholarship per institution). These scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

Cancellations made before October 6, 2020 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

Venue:
EIASM
Passage du Nord 19
1000 Brussels, Belgium

The programme will start on November 2, 2020 and is scheduled to end November 6, 2020

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

You are requested to make your own hotel accommodation.

A list of recommended hotels will be posted.

 

.APPLICATION

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

REGISTER ONLINE

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: payen@eiasm.be