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38TH EIBA / EIASM JOHN H. DUNNING DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



ESPOO, FINLAND, DECEMBER 12, 2024
CHAIRPERSONS

The co-chairs of the 38th EIBA / EIASM JOHN H. DUNNING DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2024) are:

  • Bent PETERSEN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Arjen SLANGEN, KU Leuven, Belgium

FACULTY

The faculty is composed of prominent figures in International Business, including (in alphabetic order) Jean-François Hennart (Tilburg University), Thomas Lindner (University of Innsbruck and Copenhagen Business School), Randi Lunnan (BI/Norwegian Business School), Sabina Nielsen (University of Sydney), Bent Petersen (Copenhagen Business School), and Arjen Slangen (KU Leuven).

LOCATION

The JHD Doctoral Tutorial will take place at Aalto University in Espoo. Espoo is a neighboring town and suburb of Helsinki.

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 2024 conference – this is a mandatory eligibility requirement. The John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial and Danny Van Den Bulcke 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 38th John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial (JHD-DT) for International Business doctoral students is being organized in conjunction with the 50th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) to be held on December 12-14, 2024 in Espoo, Finland.

The 2024 JHD-DT will take place on Thursday, December 12, 2024, on Day 1 of the EIBA 2024 Conference. The 2024 Doctoral Tutorial is being co-chaired by Bent Petersen and Arjen Slangen.

Applications for participation need to be sent by September 1, 2024 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 18, 2024 following the guidelines listed below. (All accepted students participating in this event must also be fully registered for the EIBA 2024 conference – this is a mandatory requirement.)

An award will be presented to the participating student with the most promising thesis proposal at the 2024 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 are not yet being close to having completed their thesis but have developed a clear idea of their research design - including the theories, methods, and data they will use (or are in the process of collecting).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, 2024

  • three-page abstract of your doctoral project (Times New Roman font size 11 points, 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.


The submission deadline is September 1, 2024

To submit your proposal please CLICK HERE
 

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 (Times New Roman font size 11 points, single line spacing) (excluding bibliography). Tables & figures to be placed in an appendix.
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.

Please remember that you are expected to attend the whole tutorial, not just your presentation.

DOCTORAL TUTORIAL ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Marion HEBBELYNCK 
EIBA c/o EIASM - RUE FOSSE AUX LOUPS 38 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel.: +32 2 226 66 60 
Email: marion.hebbelynck@eiasm.be