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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON PERSPECTIVES ON PROJECTS
NOVEL APPROACHES TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT RESEARCH

LILLE, AUGUST 24-26, 2015
INTRODUCING EDEN

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PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Prof. Rodney Turner, SKEMA Business School, Avenue Willy Brandt, 59777 Lille, France.
E-mail: rodneyturner@europrojex.co.uk ;

FACULTY

Prof. Rodney Turner, SKEMA Business School, Avenue Willy Brandt, 59777 Lille, France.
Prof Laurence Lecoeuvre, SKEMA Business School, Avenue Willy Brandt, 59777 Lille, France.
Prof Carole Daniel, SKEMA Business School, Avenue Willy Brandt, 59777 Lille, France.
Prof Pierre Daniel, SKEMA Business School, Avenue Willy Brandt, 59777 Lille, France.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

The seminar has two aims:

1.   To provide a forum for doctoral students in project management from Europe and around the world, where they can share experiences in studying project management, exchanging information on:

  • research and theoretical paradigms appropriate for project management
  • research methodologies appropriate for research in project management
  • literature on project management to inform their studies

2.   To explore with doctoral students new directions and new approaches for research in the field of project .management.

This year the theme of the annual EDEN Doctoral Seminar will be novel approaches in project management research.  Project management research stands accused of using very conventional research methods.  At the annual EURAM conference, papers presented in the Project Organizing track tend to use very conventional qualitative or quantitative research methods, based on surveys, case studies or interviews.  It has been suggested that this is one of the reasons why the subject of project management fails to receive greater acceptance as a leading discipline in management research, and why papers in project management are not published in top journals.

On the first two days of the seminar, leading researchers from the field of project management will be asked to present research they have done using novel approaches.  On the third day, practitioners will be asked to say how novel methods may enlighten their understanding of the work they do.

As in previous years doctoral students will be given an opportunity to share their own research topics.  The mentoring workshop on Thursday and Friday will be reserved for students from SKEMA who wish to defend their research proposal or practice their thesis defence.  All attendees can share their research ideas and receive feedback on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

At SKEMA Business School we have run a research seminar in project management in August every year since 2001, so this will be the 15th in a continuous series.  This will be the 8th time we have aligned this successful series with EIASM and the EDEN initiative.

Drouin, N., Müller, R., and Sankaran, S., (eds.), (2013), Novel Approaches to Organizational Project Management Research: translational and transformational, Copenhagen Business School Press.

 

PROGRAMME

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APPLICATION PROCESS


Interested doctoral students should register by sending the application files to Frédérique O'Brien frederique.obrien@skema.edu  no later than June 18, 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.

REGISTRATION FEES

The participation fee is 1100 €. This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lunches,

We will be happy to waive the registration fees to any applicant referring to one of the following network of colleagues & partners: EIASM, EURAM, AoM, Rethinking PM Network, IRNOP, APM academic network, PMI academic & research network and GACPM colleagues; GAPPS, International Center for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), IPMA research network & Young crews, PMAJ. (In case doubt, just contact us). Participants will just have to cover the accommodation and travel expenses.

Cancellations made before July 30, 2015 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION

The seminar will be held at the SKEMA Business School, Lille, France.
The programme will run from August 24th to August 26th 2015.

Address: Skema Business School
Avenue Willy Brandt
Euralille

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CONTACTS

For more information, please contact

SKEMA Business School
Ms. Frédérique O’Brien
e-mail: frederique.obrien@skema.edu 
telephone: +33-3-20 42 4370

EIASM

Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager,
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 -
1000 BRUSSELS -
BELGIUM
Tel: 32 2 2266661 - Fax: 32 2 5121929
Email: payen@eiasm.be