The chairs of the 6th EIBA / EIASM DANNY VAN DEN BULCKE DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2017) are:
The main objective of the EIBA / EIASM Danny Van Den Bulcke Doctoral Symposium in International Business (DVDB-DS) is to provide an opportunity for young doctoral students in the field of International Business (IB) to potentially discuss their research plans and works-in-progress with a distinguished international Faculty as well as with their fellow students. A secondary purpose is to acquaint them with an international network of professionals linked to the IB field and EIBA.
Students whose papers are not selected or are not quite ready for the more forrmal and rigourous John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial in International Business are encouraged to nonetheless submit their research proposals (by the deadline date communicated for the annual EIBA doctoral events, and according to the relevant posted guidelines) to be considered for acceptance to the EIBA / EIASM Danny Van Den Bulcke Doctoral Symposium in International Business – both events are typically scheduled to take place immediately prior to the start of the EIBA Annual Conference.
The Symposium consists of several parallel 1½-2 hour sessions, monitored by a panel of 2-3 Faculty. Up to three students are allocated to each session and are asked to give short presentations of their research work, after which they receive constructive feedback from the Faculty panellists. (Please note that there is no winner or money prize linked with the Danny Van Den Bulcke Doctoral Symposium.)
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 DVDB Doctoral Symposium and JHD Doctoral Tutorial 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 6th Danny Van Den Bulcke Doctoral Symposium (DVDB-DS) for doctoral students in IB 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 DVDB-DS takes place at Politecnico di Milano on Thursday, December 14, 2017 – prior to the official opening session and welcome reception of the EIBA Annual Conference. The 2017 Doctoral Symposium is being organized by Rebecca Piekkari, Elizabeth (Yi) Wang, and Igor Kalinić.
Students selected to participate in the DVDB-DS are expected to present a short paper about their thesis proposal – and are asked to submit any updated versions, if applicable, 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.)
The EIBA 2017 Doctoral Symposium welcomes thesis proposals from doctoral candidates who are at an early stage and are currently in the initial phases of defining their research design – including the selection of theories, methods, and type/source of data, etc. Those at a more advanced stage may be interested in applying instead for the EIBA 2017 Doctoral Tutorial. (Please note that – if deemed appropriate – applications not accepted for the Doctoral Tutorial may be considered for the Doctoral Symposium.)
As the number of students accepted for the DVDB-DS is limited, those interested in applying for this event are urged to submit:
by September 1, 2017
In line with the EIBA Doctoral Tutorial Submission Guidelines, applicants for the Doctoral Symposium should also divide their 3-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.
Ms. Marion HEBBELYNCK – EIASM Event Manager