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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON METHODS AND METHODOLOGY IN CROSS CULTURAL RESEARCH


VAASA, JUNE 8-12, 2015
Faculty
HARTMUT HOLZMÜLLER
JORMA LARIMO
EDWIN J. NIJSSEN
THOMAS SALZBERGER
INTRODUCING EDEN

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A JOINT EIASM - KATAJA COLLABORATION

The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Business Studies

and

with the collaboration of

FIGSIB (The Finnish graduate school of international business)

AIM

There is an increasing trend in management research to conduct cross-cultural, cross-national and cross-disciplinary studies. Methods and methodology for comparative studies, however, require special knowledge and special skills. Researchers involved in cross-cultural comparative projects need to be familiar with the cross-cultural research methods and even be able to create novel methods and techniques in order to increase the validity, reliability, and trustworthiness of cross-cultural research. The empirical design becomes even more complicated, when studies are conducted in transitional and developing economies.

The course provides knowledge in:

  • conducting cross-cultural research
  • quantitative and qualitative cross-cultural comparative methodology
  • doing cross-cultural collaborative research
  • doing research in transitional and developing economies
  • doing research outside your own home country

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After the course the participants are familiar with relevant methodological literature on cross-cultural methods. They are able to use the literature as a guideline for their own methodological choices. The participants will understand the difficulties but also the opportunities of conducting cross-cultural research. The participants will receive knowledge, understanding and preparedness to independently develop skills in conducing empirical cross-cultural research.

TARGET GROUP

Doctoral students and post doctoral researchers who are conducting or are aiming to conduct comparative cross-national/cultural or international research.

Maximum 25 participants will be accepted to the course.

FACULTY MEMBERS & COURSE COORDINATOR

Professor Edwin Nijssen, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands: Use of borrowed scales, experiences from cross-cultural research

Professor Hartmut H. Holzmueller, TU Dortmund University, Germany: Multi-centric team management, experiences from cross-cultural research, qualitative research methodology

Professor Thomas Salzberger, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria: Emic and etic methodology, quantitative cross-cultural research

Course Coordinator

The course coordinator is Professor Jorma Larimo (jla@uva.fi) and for practical arrangements, please, be in contact with Yi Wang (wyi@uwasa.fi) at the Department of Marketing of the University of Vaasa

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

In order to pass the course you are required to

  • read literature for each session (see the preliminary program)
  • be active during the sessions
  • send in for all participants one page research proposal with emphasis on methods ONE week before the start of the course
  • prepare 3 ppt slides for your brief research proposal presentation in the beginning of the course
  • hand in a revised research proposal focusing on cross-cultural methods one month after the course that reflects ALL the course literature (articles, books, and slides) as well as other information given during the course (ca. 15 pages)

In order to get credits you need to pass all the above parts of the course

The course is 6 ECTS

PROGRAMME

For a preliminary programme, Please click HERE

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than February 27, 2015. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. 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.

ADDRESS(ES)
PROF. DR. HARTMUT HOLZMÜLLER
TU DORTMUND UNIVERSITY
OTTO HAHN-STRASSE 6
44221 DORTMUND
NRW
GERMANY
hartmut.holzmueller@udo.edu
PROF. JORMA LARIMO
UNIVERSITY OF VAASA
PO BOX 700
65101 VAASA
FINLAND
jorma.larimo@uwasa.fi
DR. EDWIN J. NIJSSEN
EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MARKETING (PAV. L.04)
PO BOX 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN
NETHERLANDS
e.j.nijssen@tue.nl
DR. THOMAS SALZBERGER
WU WIEN
INSTITUTE FOR MARKETING MANAGEMENT
BUILDING D2
WELTHANDELSPLATZ 1
A 1020 WIEN
AUSTRIA
thomas.salzberger@wu.ac.at

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the University of Vaasa, Wolffintie 34 (Tervahovi building) Vaasa, Finland.
The programme will start on June 8, 2015 at 14.00 h. and is scheduled to end June 12 , 2015 at 12.00 h

PARTICIPATION FEE

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

Fees:
 

   
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 May 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 and should make the reservations themselves directly to the hotel..

Please find below a list of recommended hotels:

Radisson BLU Royal Hotel, Vaasa
Located in the city center, 2,5 km from the University.
Contact information:
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 18
65100 Vaasa
Tel: +358-20 1234 700
reservations.finland@radissonblu.com

Omena Hotel Vaasa
Located in the city center, 2,5 km from the University.
Contact information:
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 23
65100 Vaasa
www.omenahotels.com/

Hotel Tekla
Located about 1,3 km from the University and about 3 km from city center.
Contact information:
Palosaarentie 58
65200 Vaasa
Tel: +358-(0)6 327 6411
info@hoteltekla.net

ONLINE SUBMISSION

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

 

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Anne-Laure Marteaux
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 67 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: anne-laure.marteaux@eiasm.be