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2ND COST-EIBA / EIASM DOCTORAL THINK TANK



BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, DECEMBER 8-10, 2011
CO-ORGANIZER

COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology

CHAIRPERSONS

The 2011 co-chairs of the 2nd COST– EIBA / EIASM Doctoral Think Tank are:

  • LUCIA PISCITELLO,  Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • DANIEL VAN DEN BULCKE, University of Antwerp, Belgium

FACULTY

PROF. JEREMY CLEGG
LEEDS UNIVERSITY
U.K.

PROF. LUCIA PISCITELLO (Co-chair)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO 
ITALY 

PROF. RAVI RAMAMURTI
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
U.S.A.

PROF. GRAZIA SANTANGELO
UNIVERSITY OF CATANIA
ITALY

PROF. DANIEL VAN DEN BULCKE  (Co-chair)
UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP
BELGIUM

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

For the second time, a Doctoral Think Tank (DTT) for PhD students will be jointly organized by COST and EIBA / EIASM. Unlike  the regular annual Doctoral Tutorial organized by EIBA for international business students, each COST–EIBA / EIASM Doctoral Think Tank will have a special theme. 

- The proposed Action seeks to develop and sustain an international research network to study the impact of the emergence of Southern Multinationals for Europe and its stakeholders.

- The Action builds on a recent ESF exploratory workshop on this topic.

- The network originated from the interest of 13  COST Member States (BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, HU, NL, SE, SII, TR, UK), and has involved participation from developing/emerging economies (Brazil, China and Russia).

- The ACTION has been proposed by the School of Business at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Louis Brennan is the current chair of the COST Action Project

The DTT is organized in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). The 2011 DTT will take place in BucharestRomania on 8 December 2011, beginning with an intensive Think Tank meeting, and will be followed by paper sessions on December 9-10. For this latter purpose the participating students are expected to register for the conference. The students who are selected to participate in the DTT will be requested to present a short paper about their thesis proposal.

The first objective of the DTT is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their research plans and their work in progress, both with a distinguished international faculty as well as their colleagues. The second purpose is to get them acquainted with an international network of experts and colleagues working in the field of International Business, with a focus on issues related to emerging and transition economies. The core faculty for the Tutorial is composed of leading scholars in the field of International Business who specialize in the theme of the Doctoral Think Tank. (The names of the Faculty will be announced as soon as possible after the submission deadline.)

COST-EIBA is  particularly keen to encourage applications from doctoral students who, although not yet being close to having completed their thesis, 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 why, especially applications from doctoral candidates who are mid-way through the process of research for their thesis are welcomed.

However, despite the above preference, the organizers strive for a mix of students at different stages of thesis preparation. Therefore COST-EIBA is 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 for the DTT.

Participation is limited to students from or studying in countries that are members of COST and whose country representatives participate in the COST Action research project ‘The Emergence of Southern Multinationals and their Impact on Europe’. Students from or studying in the following countries are eligible: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. It is likely that some other countries may join this COST Action Project in the future.

Financial support will be offered to those students selected to participate.

Since the number of DTT participants is strictly limited, if you are interested in this year’s event, you are urged to send to the DTT administration listed below:

by September 1, 2011

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

It is recommended 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 any remaining concerns or problems to be overcome [10%].

The deadline (September 1st, 2011) is over. Therefore it is no longer possible to submit.

GUIDELINES FOR THE FINAL PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Guidelines to be issued to applicants accepted for the DTT, in preparing their papers and presentations for the event.

We require that papers should be a maximum of 10 pages long (excluding bibiography), and that PowerPoint presentations for the Doctoral Think Tank itself consist of a maximum of 10 slides. We strongly advise students that their 10 pages and 10 slides in each case should be divided into 6 mandatory sections in the following proportions: (1) the central research question addressed (to include a brief statement of the topic, and of the issue or problem that motivates the research) [1 page or 1 slide]; (2) theory and literature review [2 pages or 2 slides]; (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) [3 pages or 3 slides]; (4) expected results and summary of the evidence of the study thus far (to include if applicable an outline of any preliminary findings) [2 pages or 2 slides]; (5) expected contribution and its significance to scholarship in the IB field [1 page or 1 slide]; and (6) conclusions, and remaining concerns or problems to be overcome (to include any areas in which help would still be useful, and any questions for the faculty panel) [1 page or 1 slide].

 

PRACTICALITIES

The 2nd  COST–EIBA / EIASM Doctoral Think Tank is open only to the students whose papers have been selected and accepted for presentation this year, and who have agreed to attend the 37th EIBA Annual Conference in Bucharest.

Venue:
The event will take place in the Board room, first floor of the Academy of Economic Studies, 6, Romana Square, district 1, Bucharest. 

PROGRAMME

Please CLICK HERE to download the programme

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Please CLICK HERE to download the list of participants.

DTT ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Marion HEBBELYNCK
EIASM Event Manager
DTT COST-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