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35TH EIBA / EIASM JOHN H. DUNNING DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



MADRID, SPAIN, 10TH DECEMBER 2021
CHAIRPERSONS

The co-chairs of the 35th EIBA / EIASM JOHN H. DUNNING DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2021) are:

  • Jean-François HENNART, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Bent PETERSEN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

FACULTY

Ruth Aguilera, Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A. and ESADE Business School, Spain
Timothy Devinney, University of Manchester, U.K.
Elizabeth Rose, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

BACKGROUND

The first objective of the EIBA / EIASM John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial in International Business (JHD-DT) is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students in International Business (IB) to discuss their research plans and works-in-progress with a distinguished international Faculty. A secondary purpose is to acquaint them with an international network of professionals linked to the IB field and EIBA. The core faculty of the Doctoral Tutorial is composed of leading scholars in International Business.

The number of student participants accepted for the annual Doctoral Tutorial is limited to ten (as this EIBA doctoral event involves a considerable amount of faculty feedback and discussion; therefore, the current one-day format cannot accommodate more students). Please note that attendance to the whole tutorial is mandatory. The doctoral thesis with the most potential (as selected by the Faculty immediately following the event) is awarded the EIBA Best Doctoral Thesis Proposal in International Business Award, consisting of a certificate and money prize.

Please note that all accepted students participating in the doctoral events must be duly & fully registered for the EIBA 2021 conference – this is a mandatory eligibility requirement. The JHD Doctoral Tutorial and DVDB Doctoral Symposium are closed and complimentary pre-conference sessions intended for fully-registered PhD student participants who have duly applied for and been accepted to one of the EIBA doctoral events.

ATTENTION: Submissions not accepted for the Doctoral Tutorial may be considered for the Doctoral Symposium; however, there is no implied guarantee of acceptance for any EIBA doctoral event – the respective organisers reserve the right of making final decisions.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 35th John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial (JHD-DT) for International Business doctoral students is being organized in conjunction with the 47th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) to be held on December 10-12, 2021 in Madrid, Spain.

The 2021 JHD-DT will take place on Friday, December 10, 2021, on Day 1 of the EIBA 2021 Conference. The 2021 Doctoral Tutorial is being chaired by Jean-François Hennart.

Applications for participation need to be sent by September 1 using the template described below. The ten selected participants will then be asked to submit an updated ten-page version of their thesis proposal by November 16, 2021 following the guidelines listed below. (All accepted students participating in this event must also be fully registered for the EIBA 2021 conference – this is a mandatory requirement.)

An award will be presented to the participating student with the most promising thesis proposal at the 2021 JHD-DT. (Click HERE to view the complete list of previous JHD-DT award winners.)

We are particularly keen to encourage applications from doctoral students who, although not yet being close to having completed their thesis, are already at an advanced stage and have developed a clear idea of the theories, methods, and data they will use (or are in the process of collecting) – and of their intended research design. That is, we welcome especially applications from doctoral candidates who are mid-way through their thesis. (Those in the early stages may be interested in applying instead for the Danny Van Den Bulcke Doctoral Symposium.) We particularly encourage applicants from schools that do not as yet have established IB faculty research groups.

As the number of students accepted for the JHD-DT is strictly limited, those interested in applying for this event are urged to send:

 

by September 1, 2021

  • a three-page abstract of your doctoral project (Times Roman 12 font, single line spacing, 3-page limit including any figures or tables, excluding references)
  • your CV in which you are kindly requested to mention:
    * the number of months (years) you have been working on your doctoral thesis
    * the name of your main thesis advisor

Applicants should divide their three-page abstracts into the following sections – in roughly the proportions shown below as a guideline:

  1. the central research question addressed (to include a brief statement of the topic – the topic must clearly relate to international business – and of the issue or problem that motivates the research) [10%];
  2. theory and literature review [20%];
  3. research design, data, and methodology (to include hypotheses in the case of quantitative methods, and the methods of measurement and the generative questions that will guide grounded theory building in the case of those using qualitative methods) [30%];
  4. expected results and summary of the evidence of the study thus far (to include if applicable an outline of any preliminary findings) [20%];
  5. expected contribution and its significance to scholarship in the IB field [10%]; and
  6. conclusions, and any remaining concerns or problems to be overcome [10%].

NOTE: If your thesis is made up of several papers, it may make sense to introduce the theme and then to focus on one of the papers so that you can provide sufficient details.


The submission deadline is September 1, 2021

NOTE: The submission deadline has passed (September 1) – it is therefore no longer possible to make a submission or apply for this event.

 

GUIDELINES FOR THE FINAL PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Guidelines to participants of the Doctoral Tutorial for the preparation of their paper and presentation.

Papers should be a maximum of 10 pages (10 point Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing) (excluding bibliography).

You will have 20 minutes to present. Your PowerPoint presentations should therefore consist of a maximum of 10 slides.

We strongly advise to divide the 10 pages of your paper and the 10 slides of your presentation into 6 sections as follows: (1) the central research question addressed (including a brief statement of the topic, and of the issue or problem that motivates the research) [1 page or 1 slide]; (2) theory, literature review, and hypotheses [2 pages or 2 slides]; (3) research design: method (qualitative, quantitative or mixed) and rationale for choosing this method; dependent variable and main independent variables; data sources; and analysis techniques [3 pages or 3 slides]; (4) expected results and summary of the evidence of the study thus far (including any preliminary findings) [2 pages or 2 slides]; (5) expected contribution and its significance to IB scholarship [1 page or 1 slide]; and (6) conclusions, and remaining concerns or problems to be overcome (including any specific questions for the faculty panel) [1 page or 1 slide].

40 minutes are set aside for your presentation + the comments from the faculty/panellists. Please keep in mind that we have a tight time schedule, so if your presentation exceeds 20 minutes this implies that there is less time for comments to you.

PROGRAMME

Please CLICK HERE to download the programme

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Please CLICK HERE to download the list of participants

DOCTORAL TUTORIAL ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Marion HEBBELYNCK 
EIBA c/o EIASM - PASSAGE DU NORD 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel.: +32 2 226 66 60 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: marion.hebbelynck@eiasm.be