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Doing more interesting and influential research

Professor Jorgen Sandberg - Professor of Organization Studies at the Warwick Business School and Professor in Management and Organization in the UQ Business School at the University of Queensland, Australia.

As researchers, most of us want to produce interesting and influential ideas and theories. Interesting research is beyond the diligent reporting of empirical findings and the validation of established knowledge. Problematization as a methodology for theory development enables the researcher to identify, articulate and challenge different types of assumptions underlying existing literature and, based on that, to formulate research questions that may facilitate the development of more innovative, influential and relevant theories.

The purpose of this workshop

The overall purpose of the workshop is to provide an opportunity to enhance your ability to develop more interesting, influential and citable research ideas and, thus, to increase the chances of getting published in top-tier journals in our field. More specifically, we will in the workshop discuss the mechanism behind problematization, as well as actively work with your own research, trying to make it more interesting and influential through problematization. The main focus in the workshop, therefore, is how to develop interesting ideas and research questions, rather than specific techniques for writing journal articles.

Who is this workshop aimed at?

This workshop is mainly aimed at junior post-doctoral researchers and PhD-candidates.

Practicalities

Lunch and refreshments will be provided with specific dietary needs being catered for.

Information about getting to the University of Warwick can be found here and information about car parking can be found here. Please note that car parking is very difficult on campus and car parks tend to be full before 8am. We strongly recommend that you use public transport if possible. If you do need to drive please allow plenty of time as you may need to circle or use a peripheral car park and walk. Please also note that the pay and display machines often require coins.

Students attending this workshop from ESRC Midlands Graduate School DTP partner institutions may be eligible for a travel bursary. Please request this via the booking form.

Booking your place

Please use the booking form to request your place at this workshop.

Please note that priority will be given to ESRC funded PhD students from Warwick and students of the Midlands Graduate School DTP. Those who have secured a place will be notified with joining instructions in due course.

Speaker's Biography

Jorgen Sandberg is Professor of Organization Studies at the Warwick Business School and Professor in Management and Organization in the UQ Business School at the University of Queensland, Australia. Prior to these he held academic positions at Stockholm School of Economics and at Gothenburg School of Economics in Sweden. Jorgen sits on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organization studies. He is currently doing research on knowing in professional practice, sensemaking in organizations, and the development of more novel and impactful theories within organization studies.

Date: Tuesday 7th May 2019
Time: 9:30 to 4:30
Venue: R2.41 Ramphal Building

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