1st CEI Triangular-E3 International Summer School:
Research in Business Administration

(17th – 21st July, 2017)


This summer school is organised by the joint PhD programme on Business Economics (by the Universities of Burgos, León, Salamanca and Valladolid) and is supported by CEI Triangular-E3. It offers you the opportunity to address a number of topics relevant for successfully carrying out empirical research in business administration. It is a hands-on course which will be specially focused on pinpointing common errors both in preparing the empirical analysis and writing/presenting results. The course combines lectures, methodological seminars, research workshops and doctoral meetings.

Topics to be covered include:

  • New trends in research in: project management, marketing sales innovation, the behavioural-based view of the firm, the institution-based view of management, and corporate governance. In the early morning talks, leading researchers in these topics will share with students their point of view regarding the state of the art and future opportunities.
  • Problems arising when collecting data from experiments, questionnaires, collaborative research and panel data will be dealt with in the methodological seminars. The aim of these seminars is to provide students with food for thought regarding empirical preparatory work.
  • Usual concerns when writing a paper, presenting at conferences and positioning your paper will be discussed in our afternoon research workshops. Students will be given useful tips and will have the chance to practise presenting/writing hypotheses and findings in order to enhance their skills.
  • Doctoral meetings, where students will present their own research project and receive feedback and suggestions from professors and participants in order to improve their future work.

Throughout the course, students will be able to interact with professors and other students alike who share their interest in learning how to tackle the difficulties which usually arise when carrying out their research. The evening programme offers the chance to socialise and visit emblematic areas of the city of Valladolid and its university.

Sessions will be held entirely in English.