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22ND EIBA/EIASM DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



TALLINN, ESTONIA, DECEMBER 11, 2008
CHAIRPERSONS

The 2008 co-chairs of the Doctoral Tutorial are :

John CANTWELL, Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School, U.S.A.
Udo ZANDER, Stockholm School of Economics, Institute of International Business, Sweden

FACULTY

PROF. ULF ANDERSSON
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY (& COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL)
SWEDEN

PROF. JOHN CANTWELL
(Co-chair)
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY 
U.S.A.

PROF. JEAN-FRANCOIS HENNART
TILBURG UNIVERSITY
THE NETHERLANDS

PROF. LUCIA PISCITELLO
POLITECNICO DI MILANO 
ITALY

PROF. FRANCESCA SANNA-RANDACCIO
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
ITALY 

PROF. UDO ZANDER

(Co-chair)
STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
SWEDEN

CALL FOR PAPERS

For the 22nd consecutive year a Doctoral Tutorial for International Business students will be organized in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). The 2008 Doctoral Tutorial will take place at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia . The Tutorial will be held on 11 December 2008 immediately before EIBA's Annual Conference (11-13 December 2008). All participating students are required to attend the EIBA Conference.

The core faculty for the Tutorial is composed of leading scholars in the field of International Business whose names will be announced later.

The first objective of the Tutorial is to provide an opportunity to doctoral students in International Business to discuss their research plans and their work in progress both with a distinguished international faculty and their colleagues. The second purpose is to get them acquainted with the international EIBA-network of experts and colleagues working in the field of International Business.

The students who are selected to participate in the Tutorial will be requested to present a short paper about their thesis proposal. Participating students are required to also attend the EIBA Annual Conference, immediately following the Tutorial. There is a special registration fee for students. An award of 1000 Eur will be given to the student who presented the most promising thesis proposal.
You can see the complete list of previous winners HERE.

We are particularly keen to encourage applications from doctoral students that, although not yet being close to having completed their theses, have already developed a clear idea of the 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 that are mid-way through the process of research for their thesis. However, despite this preference we do still tend to accept for the tutorial a mix of students at different stages of thesis preparation. We are also keen to encourage applicants from schools that do not as yet have established IB faculty research groups, but again with the aim of ensuring a reasonable mix of participants from different backgrounds in the tutorial.

Since the number of participants is strictly limited, if you are interested, you are urged to send :

by September 1, 2008

  • a three-page abstract of the doctoral research currently being undertaken (Times 12 font, single line spacing, 3-page limit including any figures or tables)
  • your C.V. 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 

We recommend that applicants divide their 3 page abstracts into the following sections in roughly the proportions shown as a guideline: (1) the central research question addressed (to include a brief statement of the topic, 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 remaining concerns or problems to be overcome [10%].

The submission deadline is over.
Notications of acceptance will be sent in the week starting on October 6.

PRACTICALITIES

The Tutorial is open only to the students whose paper has been selected and accepted for presentation. They are requested to attend the 34th EIBA Annual Conference.

Location :
The Tutorial will be held at the Olympia Conference Centre (same as the Conference venue).
The exact address is :
Reval Hotel Olümpia
Liivalaia 33
10118 Tallinn
Estonia

PROGRAMME

Please CLICK HERE to download the tentative programme

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Please CLICK HERE to download the list of participants.

TUTORIAL ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Marion HEBBELYNCK - EIASM Conference 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@eiasm.be