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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUALITATIVE BUSINESS RESEARCH


BRUSSELS, MAY 6-9, 2013
Faculty
PÄIVI ERIKSSON
ANNE KOVALAINEN
DAVID SILVERMAN
INTRODUCING EDEN

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PROGRAMME COORDINATORS

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).

Prof. 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. 
 

FACULTY ADDRESSES

PROF. PÄIVI ERIKSSON
UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND, FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND BUSINESS STUDIES
FINLAND
paivi.eriksson@uef.fi

ACADEMY PROF. ANNE KOVALAINEN
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU, SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
FI-20014 UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
FI-20014 UNIVERSITY OF TURKU TURKU
FINLAND
anne.kovalainen@tse.fi

PROF. DAVID SILVERMAN
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON,
GOLDSMITH’S COLLEGE
U.K.
soa02ds@gold.ac.uk
 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

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.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS

Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than February 22, 2013. 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.
     

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 NH Atlanta Hotel, Brussels.
Venue: NH Atlanta Hotel
Boulevard Adolph Max 7
1000 Brussels

The programme will start on May 6, 2013 at 09.00 a.m. and is scheduled to end May 9, 2013 at approx 16.30 p.m.

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1100 €. This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lunches, and 2 group dinners.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 600 € per member institution. 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.

Cancellations made before April 14, 2013 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
You are requested to make your own hotel arrangement.

Recommended hotel for students

Citadines Sainte-Catherine Bruxelles Apart'hotel (10 minutes walk from the seminar venue)
51 quai au Bois à Brûler - 1000 Brussels
Tel 32 2 221 14 11 - Fax 32 2 2211599 -
To book a room, contact ignacio.sandino@citadines.com and mention EIASM EDEN
Website : http://www.citadines.com/en/belgium/brussels/sainte_catherine/

Studio - Single Room 105 Euros/night
(Breakfast not incl)
Studio - Double/Twin bed (2 persons sharing

105 Euros/night
(Breakfast not incl)

Appartment (2 persons sharing)
(separate sleeping area)
135 Euros/night
(Breakfast not incl)

Breakfast: 14 Euros

Please book your room by latest April 12, 2013 to benefit from special rate.
All bookings coming in after that date will be considered individually depending on availability.

Other Hotels

Hotel NH Atlanta (SEMINAR VENUE) ****
Boulevard Adolph Max 7
1000 Brussels
Tel 00800 0115 0116 (free of charge) - reservations@nh-hotels.com

Special rate (single or double room) 155 EUR (including breakfast) (subject to change)
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

Hotel Métropole *****
Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles
http://www.metropolehotel.com

During the week :
Superior Single room at € 159 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 189,-/night
including buffet breakfast and all taxes

During the week-end :
Superior Single room at € 140 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 170,-/night
including buffet breakfast and all taxes

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation. However, according to the period of the booking, some better rates could be offered by contacting the hotel directly. We advice you to check on the web site first.

Contact : Mr.Chafik HABIB - Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424 - Fax : 32 2 2180240
Email :info@metropolehotel.be

APPLICATION

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

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