Doctoral Workshop and Bursaries
We would like to welcome PhD students to attend the doctoral workshop organized on Sunday 25 March 2018 in Athens.
The objective of the workshop is two-fold: to assist PhD students in building an international network of fellow PhD students and renowned faculty, and to assist PhD students in developing and improving their research projects.
Participating students will have the opportunity to present their research proposals, which will be discussed by their colleagues and senior faculty. The emphasis will be on methodological issues.
In previous years, the Workshop was supported by leading scholars in the field of Purchasing and Supply Management. For example, last year the panel of faculty discussants was composed by:
- Alessandro Ancarani, Università di Catania
- Federico Caniato, Politecnico di Milano
- Steven Carnovale, Portland State University
- Mihalis Giannakis, Audencia Business School
- Jury Gualandris, Ivey Business School
- Thomas Johnsen, Politecnico di Milano
- Joanne Meehan, University of Liverpool
- Gyöngyi Vörösmarty, Corvinus University Budapest
- Davide Luzzini, EADA Business School
- Tobias Schoenherr, Michigan State University
- Wendy Tate, University Of Tennessee
- George Zsidisin, Virginia Commonwealth University
The doctoral workshop will be guided by Davide Luzzini.
Doctoral candidates interested in attending and presenting their research proposals (not results of finished research) should submit a brief statement of interest by November 26, 2017. This statement should contain your name, affiliation, name(s) of advisor(s), project title, project description, and an indication of where you currently are in the process of completing your doctorate.
The statements of interest are for planning purposes only. We understand that your actual participation in the workshop may depend on funding and on the outcomes of conference paper reviews.
A full research proposal (max. 20 pages) has to be submitted before December 31, 2017. The full research proposal will be reviewed. The number of participants in the doctoral workshop is limited. Based on this review process, a maximum of 12 proposals will be accepted for presentation in the workshop. Apart from these 12, there is plenty of room for non-presenting PhD candidates to participate in the workshop as discussants.
Review criteria include:
- Clarity of research purpose (relevance, objectives, and research questions)
- Review of relevant literature
- Thoughtful discussion of research methods
- Stage of the research
The stage of the research is important. It should be a proposal with some level of maturity looking for comments. If it is just an initial idea without plans for execution, there is too little content for our faculty to comment upon. On the other hand, it should neither be a project that is nearly finished, because comments from our faculty would be useless at such a stage. If your doctoral dissertation is designed as a collection of papers, your submission could be a proposal for one of those papers.
We would like to emphasize that we expect all submissions to the doctoral workshop to be research proposals, not finalized manuscripts, conference papers or journal articles.
Costs & Registration
Please note that registration for the conference is separate from registration for the Doctoral Workshop. You should apply directly with Dr. Davide Luzzini for the Doctoral Workshop and after approval you can register for the main conference through the “Registration”.
All applications will be treated confidentially. The deadline for application for these bursaries is 20th January 2018, midnight, Central European time. We will communicate our decisions to all applicants in the first week of February. We are looking forward receiving numerous proposals!
Moreover, the conference provides one additional bursary (sponsored by NEVI Zorg) for students who want to attend at least the IPSERA Doctoral seminar (€200 per bursary). Their research topic should be dealing with Procurement in the Healthcare sector, Care sector (Old aged people and people with disabilities) or Procurement and/or Sourcing for Humanitarian Supply Chains.
We encourage especially students on a need and merit basis to apply for bursaries.
Note that all students receiving reduced rates or bursaries are expected to attend the entire conference
Doctoral Workshop Dates
Submission of brief statement of interest (*)
26 November 2017
Full research proposal submission (*)
31 December 2017
Notification of the review process
10 January 2018
Final research proposal submission (*)
25 February 2018
(*) These should be submitted directly to Dr. Davide Luzzini.