Date and Time
28th Apr 2014 09:00 –– 29th Apr 2014 17:00
University of Stirling

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science welcomes postgraduate research students to the following advanced training event:


Business and Management Pathway Colloquium Spring 2014

28-29 April 2014

University of Stirling


The Business and Management pathway of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) are delighted to announce their first pathway colloquium on April 28th-29th at the University of Stirling. The event will strengthen the Business and Management doctoral community in Scotland enabling PhD scholars the exciting opportunity to present their work to one-another, receive feedback from peers and academic staff from across the pathway, and to network with other PhD scholars and academics from across Scotland. The conference will also contain workshops around the theme of ‘viva and beyond’ looking at the viva process, publishing from your PhD and career/opportunities post PhD. Key note speakers include Dr Patrick Watt and Rosie McCready from Skills Development Scotland a key policy body that funds PhDs and works with academic researchers. 

This colloquium is open to all PhD students researching Business and Management related topics at Scottish Universities and we strongly encourage you to submit an abstract. Accommodation will be provided at the conference venue, the Stirling Management Centre, which is on the University’s campus. The cost of attendance is £164.25, including meals and overnight accommodation on the 28th. Although the Scottish Graduate School has provided funding which is put towards each student (reflected in the £164.25 rate) you will have to approach your own institutions regarding covering your attendance and travel costs for the colloquium. Instructions for how and when to pay will be added when available. 

To attend the conference, students need to submit a short abstract to either present a poster (250 words) or give a formal conference style presentation in break out streams (500 words). There is no conference theme and research on any area within the fields of study, indicated below, will be considered. Space to give formal presentations is limited and we may suggest that some who apply for this route present a poster instead. Students at all levels of PhD study can submit and the papers do not have to include empirical work. The abstracts will be reviewed by academics and PhD student volunteers 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. There will be prizes and runners up prizes (of £200 and £100 respectively) for the best poster and best presentation, voted for by conference attendees.

The deadline for submitting abstracts has now passed. Final decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated by 14th of March 2014. The presentations and posters will be organised around the following fields of study:

  • Human Resource Management and Organisation/Employment Studies.
  • Healthcare.
  • Marketing.
  • Ethics/CSR.
  • International Business.
  • Strategy.
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Operations Management/Management Science. 

Please indicate your field of study and preference for slide or poster presentation on your abstract. Should you have any queries please contact the director of your institution’s doctoral programme and/or your DTC pathway representative. We look forward to seeing you at Stirling in April!


Dr Scott Hurrell (Stirling - event organiser). Dr Philip Roscoe (St Andrews pathway convenor). On behalf of the DTC Business and Management pathway



To register for this event please email Please note that participants will receive an evaluation email from the SGS office after the event.


Last updated 24 Feb 2014 3:58pm