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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUALITATIVE BUSINESS RESEARCH


BRUSSELS, JUNE 13-16, 2011
Faculty
PÄIVI ERIKSSON
ANNE KOVALAINEN
DAVID SILVERMAN
INTRODUCING EDEN

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OBJECTIVE OF SEMINAR

The seminar has two objectives. The first objective is to broaden the participants’ knowledge and skills concerning various qualitative research approaches (e.g. case studies, ethnographic research, narrative inquiry, discursive research). The second objective is to help doctoral students in identifying the appropriate qualitative methodologies and methods for their own doctoral research projects.

Through theoretical readings, hands-on exercises, joint discussions and individual meetings the course will focus on issues such as: What types of research questions are suitable for various qualitative research approaches? How qualitative data can be analyzed and interpreted? How qualitative research processes can be designed, implemented, and reported in doctoral dissertations?

The seminar is built on action learning and hands-on-experience on how to do qualitative research. Therefore it consists of intensive small group work sessions and guided discussions as well as presentations made by the students. Interactive teaching draws from the student’s point of view, taking into account the participants’ prior expertise, knowledge and experience.

The seminar is targeted at doctoral students in the field of business research and disciplines close to this. It is designed particularly for doctoral students who use qualitative approaches in their own doctoral dissertation. It is suitable for students at the early stages of their doctoral studies although basic knowledge of qualitative research is required in order to be able to follow the seminar.
 

EVALUATION

Upon successful completion of the seminar (full attendance, assignments before and after the seminar), the participants will be given a certificate and granted 6 ECTS.

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Päivi Eriksson, University of Eastern Finland
Anne Kovalainen, University of Turku, School of Economics, Finland

FACULTY

Prof David Silverman BSc (Econ) (LSE), MA Soc (UCLA), PhD Soc (LSE)
Prof David Silverman is Professor Emeritus in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College and Visiting Professor in the Management Department at King's College, University of London. He has authored 15 books and 40 journal articles on qualitative research, ethnography and conversation analysis.
Prof Silverman has hosted workshops on qualitative research for PhD students all over Europe and in countries as far afield as Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

Academy Professor Anne Kovalainen is the Minna Canth Academy Professor and Professor at the School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland. She has served as Vice-Chair and member of the Research Council for Culture and Society at the Academy of Finland, and member of the Standing Committee for Social Sciences at the European Science Foundation. She is presently visiting faculty fellow at Stanford University, Clayman Institute, US, and at London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
Academy Professor Kovalainen is an economic sociologist by education and her research interests range from gender, economy and social theories to methodological questions. Her recent books include Europeanization, Care and Gender (Palgrave 2011, forthcoming) and Qualitative Methods for Business Research (Sage 2008).

Päivi Eriksson is Professor of Management and director of the PhD program in business studies at the University of Eastern Finland, Finland. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the Aalto University Business School in Helsinki and School of Management at the University of Tampere. Professor Eriksson’s research focuses on understanding strategies and management of SMEs, gender issues in management and organizations, and innovation in various organizational contexts. She published her research in books and journals such as European Journal of Marketing, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Consumption, Markets & Culture, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, and Gender, Work and Organization (forthcoming this year).
Päivi Eriksson has been teaching qualitative methods together with Anne Kovalainen in the Finnish National Doctoral Program in Business (Kataja) for more than 15 years. Päivi’s and Anne’s co-authored book on Qualitative Methods in Business Research with Sage Publications (2008) covers all major qualitative approaches used in business research.
 

ADDRESS(ES)
PROF. PÄIVI ERIKSSON
UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND, FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND BUSINESS STUDIES
FINLAND
paivi.eriksson@uef.fi
PROF. ANNE KOVALAINEN
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU, SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
FI-20014 UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
FI-20014 UNIVERSITY OF TURKU TURKU
FINLAND
anne.kovalainen@utu.fi
DAVID SILVERMAN
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON,
GOLDSMITH’S COLLEGE
U.K.
soa02ds@gold.ac.uk

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the EIASM, Brussels
The programme will start on June 13, 2011 and is scheduled to end June 16, 2011

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1500 €. (VAT Excluded). 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 € (VAT Excluded) per night will be charged to you.

Cancellations made before May 25, 2011 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 April 12, 2011. 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. Cristina Setyar
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: setyar@eiasm.be