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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD

BRUSSELS, OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 3, 2006
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

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Dr. Gemma Donnelly-Cox, Trinity College Dublin

FACULTY

Professor Dennis R. Young, Georgia State University, U.S.A.
Dr. Gemma Donnelly-Cox, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Filip Wijkström, Sockholm School of Economics, Sweden

TARGET AUDIENCE

This seminar is aimed at doctoral students of non-profit organisation and management.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

This seminar will

  • offer doctoral students an intensive tutorial in field-defining studies and methodologies
  • provide students with a supportive forum for the presentation of their own studies and methodologies
  • contribute to the ongoing institutionalisation of this emerging field, both through the seminar itself and through the subsequent development of a network of scholars in nonprofit organisation and management studies

PROGRAMME

Monday, October 30
Session 1:            Introduction to the workshop – A Roadmap
                                Introductions, conceptual framework; expectations and outcomes
Session 2:            Disciplinary Contributions to the field
Charting the development of analysis from economic theory to multidisciplinary organizational studies
Session 3:            Levels of analysis
Reviewing themes in the field of study at individual, organization and environment level
Session 4:            Participant Forum: Where do I fit in?
 
Tuesday, October 31
Session 1:            The Johns Hopkins project I: An overview
                                A concise review of the study – theory, method and data
Session 2:             The Johns Hopkins project II: A Critique
                                Constructive criticism of the study, addressing the limitations and challenging core
                                assumptions
Session 3:            The Distinctiveness project
Project overview and critical consideration of nonprofit sector distinctiveness
Session 4:            Participant Forum: Conceptualising distinctiveness
Alternative approaches to capturing distinctiveness
Wednesday 1 November
Session 1:            The World Values Study: An overview
                                A concise review of the study – theory, method and data
Session 2:             The World Values Study: A Critique
                                Constructive criticism of the study, addressing the limitations and challenging core
                                assumptions
Session 3:            Action Research method
Tutorial in action research methods
Session 4:            Participant Forum: case study
 
Thursday 2 November
Methods sessions
Session 1:                 Discourse Analysis

Session 2:                 Evaluation

Session 3:                 Emerging Debates

Session 4:                 Presentation Preparation

Friday 3 November

Parallel Presentations by participants

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the EIASM, Brussels.
The programme will start on October 30, 2006 and is scheduled to end November 3, 2006

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1500 €. This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lodging and full board.
Doctoral students will be assigned rooms for two. Should you wish a single room, an extra fee of 25 € per night will be charged to you.
Cancellations made before October 13, 2006 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 700 € each. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than September 15, 2006. 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.
   For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  RUE FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - BOX 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax:
Email: payen@eiasm.be