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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON BOARDS, GOVERNANCE AND SOCIETY


BARCELONA, SPAIN, MARCH 18-22, 2024
INTRODUCING EDEN

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EDEN IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

The programme in Organizational Behaviour / Strategic Management will include seminars on the following topics :

  • CSR and Politics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship Research
  • Organizational Design
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Economics and Management of Innovation
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Strategic Management

CO-ORGANISED AND HOSTED BY

PROGRAM COORDINATORS

 

Jonas Gabrielsson
Phd
Halmstad University, Sweden 

Wafa Khlif
, PhD
TBS Education, Barcelona, Spain

 

FACULTY MEMBERS

Hans van Ees, University of Groningen, the Netherlands 
Patricia Gabaldon, IE Business School Madrid, Spain
Morten Huse, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Yuliya Ponomareva, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Alessandro Zattoni, LUISS University Rome, Italy

TARGET AUDIENCE

This seminar targets PhDs students and junior faculty in the fields of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, organization behavior, gender/diversity and family firms as well as those using more traditional corporate governance approaches from law, accounting and finance.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

In this seminar, we aim to equip students with the skills necessary to conduct research on boards and governance that can make meaningful contributions, not only in the present but also in the years to come. Contributions, change, dynamics, networks and actors are core concepts. The world and the (corporate) governance landscape is undergoing structural changes, including modifications to rules, social norms, and consequences, and we will explore these changes throughout the different sessions.

This seminar centers on boards, corporate governance and society and aims to encourage students to reconsider these topics from a multi- and transdisciplinary perspective. The objectives include allowing the students to delve into corporate governance research that is grounded in theories and approaches that prioritize reflection as well as reflexivity. We will introduce, explore and discuss different topics, theories and methods, and we will challenge dominant concepts and wisdom regarding boards and corporate governance and how they are embedded in and around organisations and society. The course will be at the intersection of the micro and macro levels.

The topics that we will cover include board processes, composition and team dynamics, board leadership, interactions and influences inside and outside the boardroom, board-management relationships, trust and power, norms and codes, values and value creation, gender and feminism, board capital, diversity, board members’ identities and compensation, ownership types and board structures, contexts and contingencies. These topics will be discussed in light of the behavioural theory of the firm, team production theory, strategy as practice, CSR, sustainability, enterprise à mission, etc.

We will not only examine listed corporations but also family firms, entrepreneurial firms, NGOs, new forms of organizing, etc. We will address the evolution of the corporate governance debate, including insights from recurring (financial) crisis and the era of digital transformation of society. Additionally, we will make comparisons across different countries and systems.
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The learning objectives are: 

• To give the students an understanding of boards, governance and society that may inspire and engage in scholarly, practical and political work in the area.
• To challenge the students to continue studies about (corporate) governance from transdisciplinary perspectives (including but not limited to strategy, entrepreneurship, OB, and critical accounting).

 

DEADLINES

Application deadline: a few places still available. 
Notification: to be announced

TEACHING METHOD & ASSESMENT

The seminar will have three main parts:
 
The first part will begin with an exploration of challenges from practice and existing knowledge about boards and society, and we will present alternative accumulative sorting logics. Through discussions, we will encourage critical thinking and re-evaluation of existing assumptions.
The second part of the course will involve in-depth discussions of selected articles that tackle various issues related to boards and corporate governance. This will provide an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of specific topics and engage in intellectual debates.
The third part of the course will focus on supporting students in writing their own articles and research proposals. We will challenge and guide students to develop their research questions, methodology, and theoretical frameworks. Through this process, students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained throughout the course and contribute to the ongoing conversation on boards and governance.
 
Teaching assessment method:
 
Course evaluation will be done based on two elements: 
Active participation and discussion in class (including group work).
Proposal presentation and argumentation on feedback implementation.

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should apply online (and add the required documents, in English) no later than January 16, 2024. 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 seminar’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.

PROCESS

1 – Apply for the seminar by submitting all necessary documents online by the announced deadline. All documents need to be in English. 
2 – EIASM will notify you of the selection results. If you are accepted to participate, the Institute will inform you at this point if you are eligible for a scholarship and will confirm the amount of scholarship. 
3 – EIASM will ask you to confirm your participation and once this confirmation is received, you will be invoiced for your attendance. 

EVALUATION & ECTS

Full attendance and a term paper are required to obtain the certificate.
4 ECTS will be assigned upon completion of the seminar

REGISTRATION & FEES

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1250 € (VAT exempt).
This fee includes participation to the seminar, access to documents, the planned coffee breaks and lunches, plus a group dinner.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
EIASM provides 3 scholarships per EIASM Academic Council Member for this seminar (50% off the registration fee). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

Important: please double check the validity of your university’s membership. It may run until a specific month of a given year and thus only make you eligible for a discount until the end of that month. For the complete list of members click here

CANCELLATION POLICY
Requests for registration cancellations must be received in writing by the EDEN Team (eden@eiasm.be) before 18 February 2023. Cancellations received before this date are eligible for 90% refund. Cancellations received on or after 18 February 2023 are not eligible for a refund. 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION

TBS Education
Valle Venezuela 116
08019 Barcelona
Spain


The programme will start in the morning of March 18, 2024 and is scheduled to end March 22, 2024, in the afternoon. Full participation is required. 

Apply via the link below.

REGISTER ONLINE

For more information, please contact:
The EDEN Team
EIASM - Rue FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - BOX 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69
Email: eden@eiasm.be