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Programme: Doctoral Seminar

Dates: Friday 26th June – Saturday 27th June 2020
Times: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Scarman House, University of Warwick


The EurOMA Doctoral Seminar provides PhD students with a forum to present and discuss their research, and an opportunity to get feedback from and exchange comments with fellow PhD students and established researchers in Operations Management.


The Doctoral Seminar consists of two ‘classes’ or years. In the first year class, participants are invited to present their research design and preliminary results. This class is meant for students who are in the first year or early in the second year of their PhD studies. In the second year class, the discussion will focus on results and preliminary conclusions (contribution to theory, methodology and/or practice of Operations Management). Students who took part in a previous first year class will be invited to join the second year class, although it is of poss.


A faculty of established OM scholars will take part in the Doctoral Seminar, providing support and feedback, sharing their experiences, and engaging actively in the discussions.


To apply to participate in the 18th EurOMA Doctoral Seminar, those applying for the first time must submit a short project description (maximum 5 pages) with name, project title, affiliation, and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor. These two documents must be sent by e-mail no later than Friday 14th February 2020 to Professor Pär Åhlström at par dot ahlstrom at hhs dot se.

PhD students who have previously participated in the seminar, need to confirm their participation by e-mail no later than Friday 14th February 2020 to Professor Pär Åhlström at par dot ahlstrom at hhs dot se.

Notification and preparation

All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their application by Monday 24th February 2020.

Accepted first year applicants will then be asked to prepare and to submit a paper/research proposal describing their research design, no later than May 19, 2019. Accepted second year participants will then be asked to deliver a working paper covering the preliminary results and conclusions of their research, no later than Sunday 17th May 2020.

Certification and credits

Upon successful completion of the Doctoral Seminar, first year participants receive a certificate titled ‘Research Design in Operations Management’. Second year participants receive a certificate titled ‘Research Results in Operations Management’. Each Doctoral Seminar counts for 3 ECTS.

Other EurOMA-related teaching activities

Students are recommended to participate in the EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Research Methodology in Operations Management before participating in the EurOMA series of Doctoral Seminars. This seminar is organised by EIASM in close collaboration with EurOMA. Further information and announcements of seminar can be found at the EIASM website:

Key dates

Application deadline Friday 14th February 2020
Notification of acceptance Monday 24th February 2020
Submission of full paper Sunday 17th May 2020
Seminar dates Friday 26th June – Saturday 27th June 2020


For academic matters: Professor Pär Ahlstrom Department of Management and Organization Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden Email: par dot ahlstrom at hhs dot se