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31ST EIBA / EIASM JOHN H. DUNNING DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



MILAN, ITALY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
CHAIRPERSONS

The co-chairs of the 31st EIBA / EIASM JOHN H. DUNNING DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2017) are:

  • Gabriel R. G. BENITO, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
  • Jean-François HENNART, Center for Research in Economics and Business, Tilburg University, Netherlands

FACULTY

Timothy DEVINNEY, Leeds University Business School, U.K.
Lars HÅKANSON, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Elizabeth ROSE, University of Otago, New Zealand

BACKGROUND

The first objective of the John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial in International Business is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students in International Business (IB) to potentially discuss their research plans and works-in-progress with a distinguished international Faculty. A secondary purpose is to acquaint them with an international network of professionals linked to the IB field and EIBA. The core faculty of the Doctoral Tutorial is composed of leading scholars in International Business.

The number of student participants accepted for the annual Doctoral Tutorial is strictly limited to ten (as this EIBA doctoral event involves a considerable amount of faculty feedback and discussion; therefore, the current one-day format cannot accommodate more students). The doctoral thesis project with the most potential (as selected by the Faculty immediately following the event) is awarded the EIBA Best Doctoral Thesis Proposal in International Business Award, consisting of a certificate and money prize.

Students participating in the EIBA doctoral events (at no extra cost) are expected to also attend the main conference – and are required to register and pay for the respective EIBA Annual Conference. (Note that there are lower registration fees available for bona fide PhD student delegates.) The Doctoral Tutorial and Doctoral Symposium are closed and complimentary pre-conference events intended for fully-registered PhD student delegates who have previously applied for and been accepted to one of the EIBA doctoral events.

ATTENTION: Submissions not accepted for the EIBA 2017 Doctoral Tutorial may be considered for the EIBA 2017 Doctoral Symposium; however, there is no implied guarantee of acceptance for any doctoral or other event (i.e., the final decisions rest solely with the respective event organisers).

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 31st John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial (JHD-DT) in International Business for PhD students is being organized in conjunction with the 43rd Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), Milan, Italy, December 14-16, 2017.

The 2017 JHD-DT will take place at Politecnico di Milano (Bovisa Campus) on Thursday, December 14, 2017, prior to the official opening session and welcome reception of the EIBA Annual Conference. The 2017 Doctoral Tutorial will be co-chaired by Jean-François Hennart and Gabriel R.G. Benito.

Students who are selected to participate in the JHD-DT will be requested to present a short paper about their thesis proposal – and required to submit an updated ten-page version of their thesis proposal by November 14, 2017 – according to the guidelines listed below. (Please note that all accepted students participating in this event must also be fully registered for the EIBA 2017 Milan conference – this is a mandatory requirement.)

An award will be presented to the participating student with the most promising thesis proposal at the 2017 JHD-DT. (Click HERE to view the complete list of previous JHD-DT award winners.)

We are particularly keen to encourage applications from doctoral students who, although not yet being close to having completed their thesis, are already at an advanced stage and have developed a clear idea of the theories, methods, and data they will use (or are in the process of collecting) – and of their intended research design. That is, we welcome especially applications from doctoral candidates who are mid-way through their thesis. (Those in the early stages may be interested in applying for the EIBA Doctoral Symposium instead.) We also encourage applicants from schools that do not as yet have established IB faculty research groups.


As the number of students accepted for the JHD-DT is strictly limited, those interested in applying for this event are urged to send:

by September 1, 2017

  • a three-page abstract of your doctoral project (Times Roman 12 font, single line spacing, 3-page limit including any figures or tables, excluding references)
  • your CV in which you are kindly requested to mention:
    • the number of months (years) you have been working on your doctoral thesis
    • the name of your main thesis advisor

Applicants should divide their three-page abstracts into the following sections – in roughly the proportions shown below as a guideline:

  1. the central research question addressed (to include a brief statement of the topic – the topic must clearly relate to international business – and of the issue or problem that motivates the research) [10%];
  2. theory and literature review [20%];
  3. research design, data, and methodology (to include hypotheses in the case of quantitative methods, and the methods of measurement and the generative questions that will guide grounded theory building in the case of those using qualitative methods) [30%];
  4. expected results and summary of the evidence of the study thus far (to include if applicable an outline of any preliminary findings) [20%];
  5. expected contribution and its significance to scholarship in the IB field [10%]; and
  6. conclusions, and any remaining concerns or problems to be overcome [10%].

NOTE: If your thesis is made up of several papers, it may make sense to introduce the theme and then to focus on one of the papers so that you can provide sufficient details.


The submission deadline is September 1, 2017

To submit your application please CLICK HERE


ATTENTION: The submission deadline for the main EIBA 2017 conference is July 16, 2017. (See http://eiba2017.eiba.org/ for more details.)

DOCTORAL EVENT ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Marion HEBBELYNCK – EIASM Event Manager
EIBA c/o EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE PLEIN 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel.: +32 2 226 66 60 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: marion.hebbelynck@eiasm.be