10th CINet PhD Seminar
Doctoral seminar on researching continuous innovation
31 March - 4 April 2014, Budapest, Hungary
One of the great challenges for PhD student is to develop publishable results from their research. The objective of the CINet PhD seminar on “researching continuous innovation” is to help students mastering the process of getting from a research idea, through a robust research design, qualitative and/or quantitative data, to a publishable theoretical and/or managerial contribution, in the field of (continuous) innovation.
Continuous innovation, the basis for sustainable success, requires companies to combine continuity and innovation in several different ways. World-class companies:
Thus, continuously innovative companies successfully combine strategic, innovation and operational excellence or, as James March would put it, exploration and exploitation.
The seminar provides a unique platform for doctoral students to present and discuss their research, and to get feedback from and exchange comments and views with fellow students and experienced researchers in the field.
The seminar offers space to max. 20 doctoral students or other researchers developing a PhD thesis, who are researching continuous innovation or a related topic, and are in a relatively early phase of their studies.
Date and place
The seminar takes place on 31 March - 4 April 2014 and is hosted by Dr. Krisztina Demeter of Corvinus University, Budapest.
Upon successful completion of the seminar, the participants are given a certificate and granted 5 ECTS.
The faculty involved in the seminar consists of widely-published authors on continuous innovation and related areas.
The seminar features a combination of faculty teaching and student presentations, plenary sessions, and small-group work. The program is highly interactive and includes ample opportunity for exploring emerging themes in continuous innovation, related theory and methodology, background and seminal contributions.
Each morning a specific topic, a related challenge and relevant methodological issues will be addressed based on the lecturer's own research. During the afternoon, the students will discuss their own and others' work in view of the topics addressed in the morning.
Monday 30 March 2014
Student presentations and assignment
Tuesday 1 April 2014
Epistemological positions in management research
: Seminar Dinner
Wednesday 2 April 2014
Thursday 3 April 2014
Case studies, Action Research
Student presentations and assignment
Friday 4 April 2014
Writing scientific articles
Student presentations and assignment, Wrap-up and closure
Application & fees
The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the core faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:
Applicants will be notified of acceptance or reject of their application by 1 March 2014.
Application deadline: 10 February 2014
Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2014
The seminar is hosted by the Corvinus University of Budapest, in Budapest (Hungary). It will be held in the main historical building of the university, located at the bank of the Danube:
Main Buiding – Room 297
Fővám tér 8.
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Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating nightlife increasingly appreciated among European youth and, last but not least, an exceptional offer of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to the exceedingly scenic setting and its architecture, it is nicknamed "Paris of the East". The local pronunciation can be approximated by "boo-dah-pesht". In 1987 Budapest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List for the cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue.
Material needed to prepare yourself is available for download from the members area.
ECTS credits: 5