Location and dates
The Doctoral Seminar is held once a year, just prior to the EurOMA annual conference. The 14th EurOMA Doctoral Seminar will take place at the University of Neuchâtel on Friday and Saturday June 26 and 27, 2015.
There will be special student accommodation for attendees of the Doctoral Seminar. Information on this will be available here on the website at the same time as the registration for the Doctoral Seminar opens.
The EurOMA Doctoral Seminar provides PhD students with a forum to present and to discuss their research, and an opportunity to get feedback from and exchange comments with fellow PhD students and established researchers in Operations Management.
The Doctoral Seminar consists of two 'classes' or years. In the first year class, participants are invited to present their research design and preliminary results. This seminar is meant for students who are in the first year or early in the second year of their PhD studies.
Students who took part in a previous first year class will be invited to join the second year class, one year after. In that seminar, the discussion will focus on results and preliminary conclusions (contribution to theory, methodology and/or practice of Operations Management).
Students are recommended strongly to attend the EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Research Methodology in Operations Management before participating in the EurOMA series of Doctoral Seminars.
Certification and credits
Upon successful completion of the Doctoral Seminar, first year participants receive a certificate titled 'Research Design in Operations Management'. Second year participants receive a certificate titled 'Research Results in Operations Management'. Each Doctoral Seminar counts for 3 ECTS.
Work Mode: Presentation, Discussion and Reflection
First year participants must submit a written project description as part of their application for the Doctoral Seminar. Second year participants must submit a working paper, as part of their application, covering their initial findings and conclusions. All participants are expected to present, discuss and reflect on their research in collaboration with fellow-students and faculty.
Accepted students participating in the Doctoral Seminar will be sent a link to an online registration form when they receive acceptance notification.
Please note it is not possible to register using the ‘Register Here’ button on the conference website, this registration facility is for the main conference registration fee’s only.
The fee for the Doctoral Seminar includes:
a. Participation in the Doctoral Seminar, the seminar dinner on Friday June 26, lunches, coffee and refreshments;
b. Participation in the EurOMA conference, June 28 to July 1, 2015, including admission to all scientific sessions, registration package and proceedings, lunches and refreshment breaks, welcome reception and conference dinner.
The fees will be:
'Earlybird' fees before April 17, 2015 (including Conference fee and Doctoral Seminar Fee):
Student Members of EurOMA €500
Student Non Members of EurOMA €620
c. Fees from April 18, 2015 onwards (including Conference fee and Doctoral Seminar Fee): Student Members of EurOMA €620 Student Non Members of EurOMA €720
To apply to participate in the 14th Doctoral Seminar, first year applicants must submit a short project description (5 pages) with name, project title, affiliation, and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.
These two documents must be sent by e-mail no later than Friday, February 13, 2015 to Professor Pär Åhlström at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second year participants should confirm their participation by e-mail no later than Friday February 13, 2015 to Professor Pär Åhlström at email@example.com
Notification and preparation
All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their application by Friday February 20, 2015.
Accepted first year applicants will then be asked to prepare and to submit a full paper (max. 25 pages) describing their research design, no later than Friday May 15, 2015.
Accepted second year participants will then be asked to deliver a working paper (max. 25 pages) covering the preliminary results and conclusions of their research, no later than Friday May 15, 2015.
A faculty of established and renowned OM scholars will take part in the Doctoral Seminar, providing support and feedback, sharing their experiences, and engaging actively in the discussions.
Other EurOMA-related teaching activities
Students are recommended strongly to participate in the EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Research Methodology in Operations Management before participating in the EurOMA series of Doctoral Seminars. This seminar is organised by EIASM in close collaboration with EurOMA.
Further information and announcements of seminar can be found at the EIASM website.
Application deadline: February 13, 2015
Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2015
Submission of full paper: May 15, 2015
Seminar dates: Friday and Saturday June 26 and 27, 2015
Professor Pär Åhlström
Department of Management and Organization, Stockholm School of Economics
General arrangements, registration, bookings and accommodation: