The co-chairs of the 31st EIBA / EIASM JOHN H. DUNNING DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2017) are:
Timothy DEVINNEY, Leeds University Business School, U.K.
The first objective of the EIBA / EIASM John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial in International Business (JHD-DT) 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 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 thus required to register and pay for the respective EIBA Annual Conference. (Note that there are lower registration fees for PhD students with valid proof of status.) The JHD Doctoral Tutorial and DVDB Doctoral Symposium are closed and complimentary pre-conference sessions intended for fully-registered PhD student participants who have duly applied for and been accepted to one of the EIBA doctoral events.
ATTENTION: Submissions not accepted for the Doctoral Tutorial may be considered for the Doctoral Symposium; however, there is no implied guarantee of acceptance for any EIBA doctoral event – the respective organisers reserve the right of making final decisions.
The 31st John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial (JHD-DT) for International Business doctoral students is being organized in conjunction with the 43rd Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) in 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 is being co-chaired by Jean-François Hennart and Gabriel R.G. Benito.
Students selected to participate in the JHD-DT are expected 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. (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 instead for the EIBA 2017 Doctoral Symposium.) We particularly encourage applicants from schools that do not as yet have established IB faculty research groups.
by September 1, 2017
Applicants should divide their three-page abstracts into the following sections – in roughly the proportions shown below as a guideline:
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.
NOTE: The September 1st deadline has passed – it is therefore no longer possible to make a submission or apply for this event.
Guidelines to participants of the Doctoral Tutorial for the preparation of their paper and presentation.
We strongly advise to divide the 10 pages and 10 slides into 6 sections as follows: (1) the central research question addressed (including a brief statement of the topic, and of the issue or problem that motivates the research) [1 page or 1 slide]; (2) theory, literature review, and hypotheses [2 pages or 2 slides]; (3) research design: method (qualitative, quantitative or mixed) and rationale for choosing this method; dependent variable and main independent variables; data sources; and analysis techniques [3 pages or 3 slides]; (4) expected results and summary of the evidence of the study thus far (including any preliminary findings) [2 pages or 2 slides]; (5) expected contribution and its significance to IB scholarship [1 page or 1 slide]; and (6) conclusions, and remaining concerns or problems to be overcome (including any specific questions for the faculty panel) [1 page or 1 slide].
To download the programme of the JHD Doctoral Tutorial please CLICK HERE
To download the list of participants please CLICK HERE
Ms. Marion HEBBELYNCK – EIASM Event Manager