European Academy of Management (EURAM)

2018 Doctoral Colloquium

17-19 June 2018

University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland


The EURAM 2018 Doctoral Colloquium was held in the University of Iceland on 18-19 June 2018 in Reykjavik, Iceland

We would like to warmly thank all the Doctoral Colloquium Mentors, Speakers and Chairs for their collaboration:

Yochanan Altma

Nelson Antonio

Paolo Aversa

Linda Baines

Jay Barney

Yehuda Baruch

Andrea Caputo

John K. Christiansen

Pablo Collazzo

Laura Costanzo

Diego D’Adda

Jan Dul

Thomas Durand

Ingi Runar Edvardsson

Robert Faff

Vadim Grinevich

David S. A. Guttormsen

Fabian Homberg

Remi Jardat

Shahnaz Ibrahim

Lára Jóhannsdóttir

Eythor Ivar Jonsson

Hamid H. Kazeroony

Erla S. Kristjánsdóttir

Pablo Martin de Holan

Miia Martinsuo

Hamid Mazloomi

Silke Machold

Peter McKiernan

Kathrin M. Moeslein

Ralitza Nikolaeva

Kersti Nogeste

Rögnvaldur J. Saemundsson

Jason Shaw

Marzena Starnawska

Nazli Wasti

Sibel Yamak

Daniel Yar Hamidi

Huriye Yeröz


Chairs of the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium

Professor Mine Karatas-Ozkan, University of Southampton

Professor Francesco Rentocchini, University of Milan

Professor Runólfur Smári Steinthorsson, University of Iceland

Co-organiser and Contact Person for the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium

Luisa Jaffé, Executive Officer

Anil Türer, DEKON


List of accepted Phd Students 

Congratulations to all the applicants who have been accepted on the programme! See you in Reykjavik!

(If you have not sent an application to attend the programme on 24 January 2018, it will not be possible to attend the programme)


(alphabetical order)

Alex Alterskye, United Kingdom

Marlon Alves, Brazil

Ntorina Antoni, The Netherlands

Victor Avlonitis, Denmark

Aseel Bahareth, United Kingdom

Alice Katharina Bauer, Germany

Valentina Beretta, Italy

Tabea Bereuther, Switzerland

Meriç Bıçakcıoğlu, Turkey

Radina R. Blagoeva, The Netherlands

Julian Boha, Germany

Elena Bulmer, United Kingdom

Nathalie Carol, France

Sarah Chahine, United Kingdom

Anne-Claire Chene, France

Dana Chulkova, Poland

Viviana D'Angelo, Italy

Juliano Denicol, United Kingdom

Lien Desmet, Belgium

Jimmy Ebong, Uganda

Joshua Olusegun Fayomi, Lithuania

Jorge Fernando, Brazil

Christelle Fournel, France

Julie Frechette, Canada

Isabel Galvis, Finland

Gabriela Garcia, Canada

Stefan Michael Genennig, Germany

Valentine Georget, France

Fe Amor Guðmundsson, Iceland

Astrid Hainzl, Austria

Amanda Hancock, Canada

Gunther Hasse, South Africa

Christian Hossbach, Germany

Edward Hyatt, Australia

Muhammad Imran, France

Ellen Janssen, Belgium

Evangelos Kalokassis, Greece

Con Kennedy, Ireland

Jade Kim, Ireland

Tanja Kosowski, Poland

Elena Vanessa Krause, Germany

David Larkin, United Kingdom

Mario Le Glatin, France

Inmaculada Macias-Alonso, Spain

Nkosana Mafico, Australia

Matija Maric, Croatia

Aleksandra Mazurek, Poland

Lize-Lotte Joukje Meijer, The Netherlands

Xabier Mendizabal, Spain

Amadeusz Miazek, Poland

Atieh S. Mirfakhar, Spain

Donna Morrow, United States

Marcela Murarova, France

Anastasia Murinova, Czech Republic

Sobia Nasir, Turkey

Miriam Neidig, Germany

Hanh Nguyen, United Kingdom

Khoa Nguyen, Finland

Jessica Niedermair, Switzerland

Elizabeth Norman, Monaco

Bryndís Ólafsdóttir, Iceland

Susanne Pankov, Germany

Patricia Pedrosa, Portugal

Ozge Peksatici, Turkey

Chiara Pellegrini, Italy

Kaisa Penttilae, Finland

Bruno Pereira, Portugal

Jeremie Pernet, United Stated

Stephan Philippi, Germany

Francesco Piobbici, Italy

Anna Plotnikova, United Kingdom

Suzaan Pretorius, South Africa

Gouthanan Pushpananthan, Sweden

Fathiro Putra, Sweden

Richard Puyt, The Netherlands

Audrey Rouyre, France

Julia Schmitt, Austria

Martin Schymanietz, Germany

Azadeh Shomali, France

Fiona Stappmanns, Switzerland

Thorey Thorisdottir, Iceland

Mu Tian, Spain

Jemaine Tsoi, Australia

Melike Tunalioglu, United Kingdom

René Unteregger, The Netherlands

Muhammad Usman, Belgium

Cordi van Niekerk, South Africa

Dina Vasic, Slovenia

Sean White, France

Dominik Zellhofer, Austria

Julia Zufall, Germany



Are you a second or higher year doctoral student?

Would you like to become part of the EURAM research community?

Do you want to engage with doctoral students from different parts of the world?

Do you want to meet the leading scholars in your field face-to-face?

Do you want to become the winner of the “EURAM 2018 Doctoral Colloquium Best Paper Award”?

Then we would like to invite you to the EURAM 2018 Doctoral Colloquium!


Exchange and expand

Exchange knowledge and expand your network and initiate dialogues with leading management scholars!

Experienced management scholars will share their knowledge about undertaking doctoral research and pursuing a career as an academic. Learning from those scholars and asking them all the questions you’ve always wanted to ask is a great opportunity. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the tacit knowledge underlying a PhD process and to get useful insights on how to complete a PhD in a successful way.


Collaborate with your peers and participant mentors!

The largest part of the colloquium is dedicated to the discussion of your papers in small groups – each supervised by an experienced senior researcher, many of them global thought leaders in their field. The aim is not that you shall give a “traditional” paper presentation, but to briefly outline your research and from that engage in intensive interactive sessions aiming at giving you advice and feedback for the particular questions you have. We will circulate the papers of each group member in advance to make sure that each one can read the papers of the others before meeting.


Identify your way of joining the EURAM community of researchers!

You will get useful hints on how to become part of the EURAM research community. We will invite you to become part of, for instance, the European Early Career Community (EECC) and the EURAM Strategic Interest Groups (SIGs). The SIGs are the “heart and soul” of EURAM and SIG representatives will join in – not only with their scientific expertise – but also with information on the scientific development of EURAM that may be of great value for conference newcomers.


Express your talent and win the EURAM 2018 Doctoral Colloquium Best Paper Award!

Our scientific committee will select the winners of the EURAM 2018 Doctoral Colloquium Best Paper Award among all accepted submissions (1st price is 1000 Euro; 2nd price is 500 Euro; 3rd price is 300 Euro). This is an excellent opportunity to advance in your academic career!


How to Apply? 

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions to Doctoral Colloquium: 24 January 2018

Notification of acceptance: 14 March 2018

Deadline for registration: 11 April 2018


Fees (including the 80 € membership fee for 2019)

Participation in the Doctoral Colloquium only: 200 euro

Reduced participation fee for the Doctoral Colloquium & Full Conference
(only open to those accepted to the Doctoral Colloquium):  430 euro

Reduced participation fee for the Doctoral Colloquium & Full Conference & Gala Dinner
(only open to those accepted to the Doctoral Colloquium):     505 euro

IMPORTANT: For all three categories of fees, all payments must be registered at latest 11 April 2018 in order for your notification of acceptance to the Doctoral Colloquium to still stand as valid.


Submission Process

Submit your application at latest 24 January 2018, 2:00pm, Belgian Time. The link to the IT platform for submissions will be announced on 1 December 2017.

Note that the IT platform for submissions is open from November 17, 2017 to January 24, 2018, 2:00pm, Belgian Time.

In order to submit a formally valid application, provide the following four documents in pdf-format:

  1. Your CV which includes a picture
  2. A letter of motivation written on the stationery paper officially used by your university. You must end your letter of motivation with the following statement: "In the case of acceptance for the EURAM 2018 Doctoral Colloquium, I have the funding and will definitely participate in the Doctoral Colloquium” (note that this is a legally binding statement) (Max 2 pages).
  3. A letter of recommendation written on the stationery paper officially used by your university and signed by your main supervisor (including all contact info) (Max 2 pages).
  4. A single authored text (= written by yourself only) on maximum 25 pages named EURAM_DC_2018_[YOUR LAST NAME]_[YOUR FIRST NAME]_TEXT-TYPE_4x. The text should neither be published nor submitted for publication in any form. The text cannot in any version or variant also be submitted to EURAM 2018 Main Conference (Further detail instructions).

Dependent on the type of dissertation you are doing and on how far gone you are, you shall provide one of these three text-types:

a.  A research proposal regardless of what kind of dissertation you are doing (mainly if you are not that far gone in your PhD process yet).

b.  A summary of your conventional monograph dissertation.

c.  A summary of each paper done/planned in your compilation dissertation + a summary of your compilation dissertation as a whole.

Regardless if you choose text-type 4a, 4b or 4c, your text must include the following elements and sections:

  • What text-type you are submitting (either 4a, 4b or 4c, see above)
  • Particular questions/issues that you are encountering on which you would like to get feedback/ advice at the Doctoral Colloquium.
  • Short abstract (max. 300 words)
  • Up to 4 keywords
  • The following outline/headlines of your main text:

    • Introduction (including research gap and associated research questions)
    • Relevance of your dissertation; theoretically, empirically, practically
    • Theoretical framework/Key literature you are building on
    • Methodological approach/es and method/s used
    • Empirical findings (if you write a research proposal, please present expected/intended empirical findings)
    • Discussion and conclusions (not applicable for text-type 4a)
    • (Potential) contributions of your study (theoretical, methodological, practical)
    • References
  • Choose one topic area from the list below that best matches the positioning of your PhD dissertation (these topic areas are identical with the SIGs of EURAM, except for the last one ‘General Management’, which is no SIG in EURAM):

    • Business for Society
    • Corporate Governance
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Family Business Research
    • Gender, Race and Diversity in Organisations
    • Innovation
    • International Management
    • Managing Sport
    • Organisational Behaviour
    • Project Organising
    • Public Management and Non-Profit Management
    • Research Methods and Research Practice
    • Strategic Management
    • General Management (If you work in an area not covered by any of the 13 EURAM SIGs above).



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Who to Contact? 

Chairs of the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium

Professor Mine Karatas-Ozkan, Chair of the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium; Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 

Professor Francesco Rentocchini, Chair of the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium; Associate Professor Innovation, University of Milan, Italy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Professor Runólfur Smári Steinthorsson, Chair of the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium; Professor Strategy and Leadership at the University of Iceland, Iceland (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Co-organiser and Contact Person for the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium

For questions on operational matters related to the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium, please contact Luisa Jaffé, Executive Officer of EURAM, Brussels, Belgium (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Why Apply?


Alex Alterskye, University of Lincoln, UK

Alex Alterskye, University of Lincoln, UK

EURAM is a forward thinking, innovative and most of all supportive group of scholars... being part of the EURAM DC has helped me think about my research in new ways and it has really boosted my confidence.

Sarah Wittman, INSEAD, France

Sarah Wittman, INSEAD, France

I found the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium a great forum to get feedback on my work, learn from others, and make new friends. The feedback that I received both from my mentor and from the other students in my group was relevant and helpful, and has given me some great ideas on ways to move forward with finishing my dissertation and with publishing my work. The organization of the event was exceptional, the sessions very interesting, and the speakers engaging. I've already recommended the event to people in several schools with whom I have contact, and hopefully will be successful in encouraging more students from a diversity of programs to attend.

Maria Albertina Barreiro Rodrigues, Universidade Europeia, Portugal

Maria Albertina Barreiro Rodrigues, Universidade Europeia, Portugal

To participate on the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium is a great opportunity to meet other researchers on the same stage that we are and share expectations, knowledge and experiences. On the other hand, the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium gives us the opportunity to hear several fabulous academics about their perspective of how to develop a good and sustainable research while we get feedback on our work. The EURAM Doctoral Colloquium really represents a good opportunity to think on our approach and to define our research.

Rachel von Kauffman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Rachel von Kauffman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

I'd like to thank the Doctoral Colloquium organizers for an outstanding work. The Doctoral Colloquium program was very enriching, and contributed significantly for my growth both as an academic and as a practitioner. It widened my professional horizons and contributed to my awareness and involvement in the management scholar community EURAM Doctoral Colloquium



With warm wishes,

EURAM 2018 Doctoral Colloquium Team


[**] Further detail instructions: 1) The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document. 2) The maximum length of the paper is 25 pages (including all tables, appendices and references). 3) Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, 1,5 space, and 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around. 4) Number all of the pages. 5) Check that all your submitted documents print correctly and ensure that the files are virus-free. 6) Only submissions in English done via the EURAM 2018 on-line website shall be considered for acceptance.  7) If experiencing technical problems when submitting, contact EURAM asap. 8) NO CHANGES in your text and accompanying documents can occur between submission deadline and registration/payment. 9) IF accepted and WHEN your Mentor starts to organise your group, an UPDATED version of THE VERY SAME MAIN TEXT YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED UPON can be circulated within your group.



 EURAM 2018 Local Organising Team:

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The address of the conference venue is University of Iceland,

Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavík, 

Ssn: 600169-2039