Program: PhD Workshop

Monday, July 2, 2012, 13:00–20:30, & Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 9:00–19:00

Hanken School School of Economics

Helsinki, Arkadiankatu 22, Room A21


Markus A. Höllerer, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Australia

Silviya Svejenova, ESADE Business School, Spain,

Hanna Timonen, Aalto University, Finland,



Antti Ainamo (Aalto University, Finland), Richard Badham (Macquarie University, Australia), Florian Becker-Ritterspach (German University in Cairo, Egypt), Haldor Byrkjeflot (University of Oslo, Norway), Jeannette Colyvas (Northwestern University, USA), Douglas Creed (University of Rhode Island, USA), Frank den Hond (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Paul du Gay (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Christian Frankel (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Martin Kornberger (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Ann Langley (HEC Montréal, Canada), Saku Mantere (Hanken School of Economics, Finland), Alan McKinlay (Heriot-Watt University, UK), Renate Meyer (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria), Gerardo Patriotta (University of Nottingham, UK), Mirva Peltoniemi (Aalto University, Finland), Linda Rouleau (HEC Montréal, Canada), Henri Schildt (Hanken School of Economics, Finland), Janne Tienari (Aalto University, Finland)

This workshop provides an enjoyable opportunity for doctoral students to interact with and learn from fellow students and top scholars in our field. It also provides a springboard for successful academic careers by examining important issues such as publishing, reviewing, and collaborative research, among others. Furthermore, the workshop enables participants to approach their doctoral dissertations with renewed vigor by engaging in discussions on research design and novel methodologies with renowned scholars, and by reviewing their dissertation proposals with the help of others – fellow participants and senior scholars who work in the respective area of interest. Finally, through the mix of European and other international students as well as faculty members, participants gain exposure to similarities and differences across countries and continents in how academic processes work. This also enhances their understanding with regard to different career opportunities and career paths.

Please note:

This workshop is organized in parallel tracks, depending on the progress of participants in their doctoral studies (Track A: advanced PhD students; Track B: early PhD students). Detailed instructions will be communicated via email.


Monday, July 2, 2012
12:00 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 14:30

Markus A. Höllerer & Hanna Timonen: Introduction

Tracks A and B
14:30 – 15:00

Renate Meyer & Silviya Svejenova: Welcome on behalf of EGOS

Tracks A and B

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30

Frank den Hond: Reviewing for Academic Journals

Tracks A and B

16:30 – 17:30

Janne Tienari: Getting Published

Tracks A and B

17:30 – 18:30

Saku Mantere & Henri Schildt: Participating in the Academic Community on the Edge of Europe

Tracks A and B, together with the Post-Doctoral and Early Careers Scholar Workshop

19:00 – 20:30


Tracks A and B, together with the Post-Doctoral and Early Careers Scholars Workshop


Tuesday, July 3, 2012
09:00 – 11:00

Ann Langley: Organizational Scholars' Methodological Toolkit

Tracks A and B

11:00 – 12:00

Jeannette Colyvas, Markus A. Höllerer, Martin Kornberger, Mirva Peltoniemi & Silviya Svejenova: Having a Successful Career: Getting a Job and Getting Started

Tracks A and B
12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 17:00

Track A: Discussion of participants' dissertation proposals

Group 1: Janne Tienari

Group 2: Douglas Creed

Group 3: Jeannette Colyvas

Group 4: Gerardo Patriotta

Group 5: Haldor Byrkjeflot

Group 6: Linda Rouleau

Group 7: Antti Ainamo

Group 8: Florian Becker-Ritterspach

13:00 – 15:00

Track B:

Paul du Gay, Alan McKinlay & Martin Kornberger: Identifying a Research Problem Worth Your (and Other People's) While

15:00 – 17:00

Track B:

Richard Badham, Christian Frankel & Martin Kornberger: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Writing

17:00 – 17:30

Coffee break

17:30 – 19:00

Gerardo Patriotta: Keynote: Inspiring Scholarship

Tracks A and B

19:30 – 24:00

Dinner & Party

Tracks A and B, together with the Post-Doctoral and Early Careers Scholars Workshop