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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN CSR AND POLITICS:
CORPORATE POWER, LEGITIMACY AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

HELSINKI, MAY 18-22, 2015
INTRODUCING EDEN

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PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Course coordinator and contact information: Nikodemus Solitander, solitander@hanken.fi
Instructors: Martin Fougère, Nikodemus Solitander
Confirmed faculty: Frank den Hond
 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE & LEARNING GOALS

The aim of the course is to deepen the critical understanding of how multinational corporations and business interest groups impact national, transnational and global governance. It interrogates the often uneasy relationship between business and politics and makes explicit connections to corporate social responsibility (CSR) discussions such as political CSR and extended corporate citizenship.

The course approaches the subject from a cross-disciplinary perspective, bringing together faculty from management and organization, business and society, world politics, political economy, and supply chain management.

LEARNING GOALS
Upon completion of the course you will be able to critically analyze the role of business in relation to national, transnational and/or global governance; combine insights from various disciplines to research the politics of CSR; identify various challenges this poses in terms of democracy
 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Instruction: Lecturing & work in class (5 days)

Examination: Precourse work; article analysis, presentation of findings (30%), Final paper; research paper (70%)

Credits: 6 ECTS

Grading: Excellent, Good, and Satisfactory

Prerequisites: The course is designed as cross-disciplinary. It is targeted to PhD students doing research on CSR, corporate citizenship, social movements, stakeholder management and transnational/global governance. This can target students majoring in, among others, international business, management, supply chain management, and world politics.
 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Admittance: The maximum number of participants is 25. If more apply, the selection is based on the course’s relevance to the applicant’s thesis topic as well as previous studies.

APPLICATION
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than February 27, 2015. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.
The programme will start on May 18, 2015 and is scheduled to end May 22, 2015

PARTICIPATION FEE
The normal participation fee for an EDEN seminar is 1.100€.
Thanks to the generous support of the Kataja  in Finland, we are able to offer a considerable reduction.
 

   FEE
Finnish doctoral students

Free of Charge

Non-Finnish Doctoral Students 400 Euros

This fee covers participation to the seminar, the course materials, lunches as well as two group dinners.
It does not include travel, accommodation and any additional expenses.

Cancellations made before April 18, 2015 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Participants will have to cover their own hotel accommodation.
A list of recommended hotels accommodation in Helsinki will be posted:

APPLICATION

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: payen@eiasm.be