"Social Scientists at Large: Achieving Impact in and outside of Academia"
King's College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen, 9th-10th April 2015
The Business and Management Pathway of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences
Doctoral Training Centre is delighted to announce a second cross-pathway PhD colloquium
on April 9th-10th at the University of Aberdeen.
Building on the success of the previous colloquium, the event will work to further
strengthen the Business and Management doctoral community in Scotland. It will provide
doctoral researchers with an exciting opportunity to present their work to, and receive
feedback from peers, and academic staff from across the pathway, as well as to network
with other PhD scholars and academics from across Scotland. The colloquium will feature
paper presentations in parallel sessions and a poster presentation session.
In recognition of a growing emphasis on the societal impact of social research, and the
increasing diversification of post-doctoral careers, the colloquium will include a series of
workshops on the theme of “Social Scientists at Large: Achieving Impact in and outside of
Academia”. Workshop sessions will address such topics as developing a publishing strategy;
applying for research funding; engaging with media; building a consultancy career.
Professor Huw Davies (University of St Andrews) will give a keynote address on the topic of
policy impact in social science.
The colloquium is open to all PhD students researching Business and Management related
topics at Scottish Universities, as well as those from relevant disciplines outside of Business
and Management. The cost of attendance is £65, including meals. Participants will need to
make their own accommodation and travel arrangements. Participants should approach
their own institutions with regard to covering attendance, travel and accommodation costs
for the colloquium.
We invite students to submit a short, 250-word abstract to present a poster or give a
conference-style presentation. We welcome submissions in any research area within the
broad field of business and management, including but not limited to the following
- Human Resource Management and Organisation Studies
- Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility
- International Business
- Operations Management/Management Science
Submissions are welcome from students at any stage of PhD study. The abstracts will be reviewed by academics from within your field of study. As a guide, we would suggest those earlier in their studies (e.g. first year) present posters and those who are more advanced give formal presentations. Space to give formal presentations is limited and we may suggest that some who apply for this route present a poster instead.
Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 February 2015. Final decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated by 27th February 2015.
Please indicate your field of study and preference for slide or poster presentation at the top of your abstract and in the accompanying email.
We look forward to seeing you in Aberdeen in April.
Dr Karolina Kazimierczak, University of Aberdeen (Lead Organiser)
Dr Philip Roscoe, University of St Andrews (Pathway Convenor)
On behalf of the DTC Business and Management Pathway