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12TH EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON HOW TO DESIGN YOUR PHD


BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, NOVEMBER 4-8, 2024
INTRODUCING EDEN

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TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS EDITIONS

"Apart from an attractive syllabus and good reputation of this course, I have received numerous recommendations from my faculty members and other PhD students that have taken the course as well as encouragement from my supervisor to participate."

“The seminar was a great surprise because it was very embracing, but it did not fail to address any of the issues in depth. The seminar week allowed me to learn a lot, to think outside the box about my doctoral topic, but also to structure it with a great tool, the Idea Puzzle. I enjoyed a lot this seminar and recommend it to all PhD students.”

“This seminar was very useful! This kind of preparation should be mandatory for every PhD student! I have learned a lot about how to formulate a research design. In addition, the personalised feedback regarding to my research was very useful. The atmosphere of the seminar was professional, but at the same time very familiar.”  

“This seminar was well structured with professors’ presentations as well as group discussions and individual presentations. Each participant was given the opportunity to share his/her PhD research and receive suggestions from both professors. It was interesting to know the software Idea Puzzle, which is a very useful tool to reflect on the research design. The participants also had the chance to talk to each other and learn from peers in groups. All in all, a very great seminar! I would recommend it to every PhD student.”

“The seminar week allowed me to have a better idea of my own research and I learned a lot, to think like a researcher and structure my own research with this great tool, the Idea Puzzle. I am already recommending this seminar to other PhD students.”

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Ricardo Morais
Catolica Porto Business School
Portugal   
Programme Coordinator & Faculty

Ricardo Morais, married and father of three daughters, is Assistant Professor of Management at Católica Porto Business School and Director of Idea Puzzle. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, having graduated in Management from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto. He is also an alumnus of HPI School of Design Thinking in Germany. His research interests are interdisciplinary, including Philosophy of Science, Strategic Management, Design Thinking, and Spirituality in Management. Since 2002, he has published more than 30 academic articles, chapters, and papers about these topics and lectured in 109 universities from 27 countries. He is a member of the Philosophy of Science Association, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of Management.

dr. K.R.E. Huizingh

 

                      Eelko Huizingh
                      University of Groningen
                      The Netherlands
                      Faculty

 

Eelko Huizingh is an Associate Professor of Innovation Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, and a fellow of the FEB Research Institute. He has (co-)authored over 500 articles in a broad range of journals and has been guest editor of over 40 special issues of various academic journals. Springer published his book on Academic Talent Development, and Sage his book Applied Statistics with SPSS. He has (co-)authored Dutch textbooks on Innovation Management, Marketing Management, the impact of the Internet, the use of SPSS, and Marketing Information Systems. Dr. Huizingh was Vice President Scientific Affairs of ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management, 2007-2023), the leading innovation management association in Europe with over 5,000 (associate) members.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

This seminar helps early stage PhD candidates design their research project. In particular, participants will:

  • acknowledge process, philosophical, and methodological ambiguities in their research;
  • understand the interplay between theory, method, data, rhetoric, and authorship in their research;
  • apply a framework of 21 questions to focus and design their research;
  • diagnose the current strengths and weaknesses of their research;
  • learn strategies for literature review, theory development, and theory testing;
  • formulate alternative research ideas and research questions;
  • design a literature review;
  • discuss alternative qualitative research designs;
  • discuss alternative quantitative research designs;
  • develop a conceptual model;
  • discuss alternative measurements;
  • design data collection and analysis;
  •  design their thesis project.

Download the tentative detailed programme HERE

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should apply online (and add the required documents, in English) no later than 19 September 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 the 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 is 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 14 October 2024. Cancellations received before this date are eligible for 90% refund. Cancellations received on or after 14 October 2024 are not eligible for a refund. 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held in the centre of Brussels (location to be announced).
The programme will start on November 4, 2024 in the morning and is scheduled to end November 8, 2024 in the afternoon around 4 PM.

APPLICATION

TO APPLY CLICK ON 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