Summer Research Academy 2018

27th EDAMBA Summer Research Academy
Athens, Greece, July 23-27, 2018

Deadline for application: Some seats still available -
please contact Nina Payen

The EDAMBA Summer Research Academy 2018 is aimed at giving an analysis and some important perspectives on the challenges facing management and business research in a postmodern knowledge economy. It will position management and business research in relation to the moral and normative issues, the methodological issues and issues concerning new theoretical developments.

Doctoral students face many such issues both in relation to what their intellectual identity as researchers now and in the future is, and in relation to their function as members of the research and business communities.

The general the aims of the EDAMBA Summer Research Academies are to

  • provide a forum for dialogue on research paradigms and methodologies in the field of management and business research
  • allow participants to present their own research with a focus on its place in the research landscape in business and management
  • give young researchers means to motivate them to continue with their research and find a role and intellectual identity in today’s research landscape
  • build scholarly networks among young researchers from the various fields of management and business research


The focus of the summer research academy is on recent issues for management and business research focusing on research challenges connected to interdisciplinarity, forms of research and important developments in research methods, such as the relation between qualitative and quantitative methods, as they has been seen in recent developments. Issues in innovation and innovation research, and new uses of narrative methods, will be presented. The aim is to give the participants an overview of some of the most important research challenges facing the field of management and business research. There will be workshops on the challenges of doing case studies and presentation on what it means to develop new theory in the field.

A central part of the academy will be the presentation and discussion of the projects of the participating doctoral students. Each participant should write a short presentation of her or his project focusing on challenges and problems connected to relevant research methods and/or developments of theory. The aim is to get an overview and understanding of the issues connected to the implicit or explicit philosophy of science involved.

The understanding of the central value challenges in our field of research will be discussed with a focus on contributing to the development of an intellectual identity for the ethically responsible researcher in management and business.

The format of the research academy will consist of lectures, workshops and participant presentations. Lectures will both present important issues and introduce themes that are treated in the workshops. Workshops are more interactive and participants should expect to contribute.

There will be two evenings available for meetings and consultations between faculty and participants.

ECTS: 5 ECTS are assigned to the Summer Academy

More information on the programme will be posted shortly


  • Professor em. Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Professor Eduard Bonet, ESADE Barcelona, Spain
  • Professor Pierre Batteau, University Aix-Marseilles, France
  • Professor John Ulhøi, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Professor Dimitris Assimakopoulos, EM Lyon, France
  • Professor Knut Ingar Westeren, Nord University, Norway
  • Acting Head of Department Stephen Gourlay, Kingston Business School, Great Britain (not yet confirmed)
  • Professor Gillian Wright, Manchester Metropolitan University, Great Britain
  • Professor Hans Siggaard Jensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark (organizer



In the continuous effort to enhance doctoral education and as an additional support to our member institutions EDAMBA has implemented a new fee structure for the Summer Academy:

I. For students from EDAMBA Member Institutions:
- Participation fee for 1 or 2 students: the normal member fee applies.
   Participation fee per student: 750 Euros

For 3 students and more: Discount of 250 Euros.
  Participation fee per student as of the 3rd student: 500 Euros

  Early Registration Fee (until May 1, 2018) : 750 euros incl. Vat.
  Late Registration Fee (as of May 2, 2018): 850 euros incl. Vat.

II. For students from Non-EDAMBA member Universities :
- Early Registration Fee (until May 1, 2018): 1200 euros incl. Vat
- Late Registration Fee (as of May 2, 2018):  1400 euros incl Vat

Fees include participation to the seminar, the seminar documentation, 5 nights hotel accommodation, lunches and 2 group dinners

Note:    Hotel accommodation will be provided for 5 nights from Sunday 22 July 2018 to Friday 27 July 2018. (Friday night not inclusive)

Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the participants or their institution.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations made before May 15, 2018 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.


To submit your application

1. Fill in the submission form

Click  HERE download the application form

2. Submit your application form online (APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ONLY ONLINE)



Deadline for application: Some seats still available - please contact Nina Payen

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