Objective
The workshop provides a limited number of PhD students with a forum for presenting and discussing their research and an opportunity to get feedback from and exchange comments and views with fellow PhD students and experienced researchers in the field.

 

The workshop is open to all doctoral students within all fields of business administration. All topics, pertinent perspectives and methodological approaches will be considered. The workshop is intended to be not only a source of scientific inspiration, but also a social event. Only a limited number of students can be admitted to the workshop. Doctoral students who are about halfway through their projects are most likely to benefit from this workshop and they will therefore be given priority.
Work mode: presentation, discussion and reflection
The workshop will be held in a cooperative, open and friendly atmosphere. In the spirit of this philosophy, participants are required to attend the entire colloquium. All participants are expected to present, discuss, and reflect upon their work to and with fellow students and faculty. Sessions will be organised in smaller groups based on the submitted material with two senior researchers in each group.

Faculty
A faculty of scholars specialised in different fields of business administration will take part in the PhD Workshop, provide support and feedback, share their experiences, and engage actively in the discussions. The emphasis will be on methodological issues. The Faculty will be announced in February, 2013.
The workshop will be coordinated by Professor Runolfur Smari Steinthorsson, School of Business, University of Iceland.

Application
The application deadline is 1. March,  2013.
Notification of acceptance of the abstract will be made by  1. April, 2013. Accepted doctoral students should then submit an extended and revised research proposal through the main NFF conference webpage, not longer than 8000 words, by June 10, 2013. Priority will also be given to doctoral students from NFF member institutions.
Doctoral students who want to present their paper during the main NFF conference must also submit an abstract to a regular track.

Cost and Fees
There will be no fee for participation in the PhD Workshop. Accepted students will also get accommodation one night in double rooms, dinner (Monday), lunch, coffee and refreshments during the PhD Workshop.
PhD students who also want to participate in the main conference must register and pay the main conference fee.