PhD Courses

NEW RESEARCH METHODS

Join to strengthen your methods skills and to be presented with the increasing number of new methods which are developing not least due to major technological innovation.

As SDC-students you must be able to walk on two legs. In other words, you need competences in both quantitative and qualitative methods. Consequently, the course seeks to provide you with strong skills in various forms of methods.

Time

March 2 – March 6 2020

The event will take place at the SDC building at:
Eastern Yanqihu campus of the University of Chinese Academy of Science
380 Huaibeizhuang, Huairou district, Beijing

北京市怀柔区怀北镇怀北庄380号中国科学
院大学雁栖湖校区东区中丹中心大楼

Faculty

Poul Poder, Copenhagen University (KU)

Lars Bo Kaspersen, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Jens Olav Dahlgaard, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Prerequisites

The participants must hold a degree in social science. They must be familiar with theories and methods within social sciences.

It is expected that the participants have read the pre-scribed reading and take part in class discussions. They need to attend the whole course in order to receive the diploma. In particular this course targets doctoral students who work within organizational studies, economic sociology, political economy, international political economy, business history, business studies, and innovation studies. However, everybody who fulfills the requirements is welcome!

The paper

Each of the participants must produce a paper about their PhD projects.

It must be no longer than three pages (first page: your topic, your research question/problem, your structure; second page: choice of theory/methods, method’s relevance for research question. Third page: methodological considerations, relationship between theory and methods).

The paper is due February 15, 2020. Please, send it to Lars Bo Kaspersen lbk.mpp@cbs.dk

Travel Stipends

The course is open to all PhD students on the terms listed above. The Principal Coordinator of the SDC Social Sciences offers 3 travel stipends of 6,000 DDK each. The stipends can be applied by non-SDC financed PhD students enrolled at the course. SDC financed PhD students must cover their cost of travel and accommodation within their overall budgets.

Applications for travel stipends should be send to Lars Bo Kaspersen lbk.mpp@cbs.dk – no later than February 1, 2020.

The Principal Coordinator Stine Haakonsson will shortly after decide on the distribution of the stipends.

Aim

This PhD course aims at providing the PhD students with appropriate skills, knowledge, and capacity to choose and develop the best possible methodological framework for their projects. Furthermore, the course will teach the students how to use different methods. Very few students know both qualitative and quantitative methods, but this course will stress the importance of knowing both traditions.

Teaching style

The teaching style of the course is a mixture of lectures, exercises, and student presentations. A large part of the course consists of dialogues in which students are expected to be active.

Other

PhD level course at 5 ECTS taught in English. 6 – 20 participants. No tuition fee required.

CICALICS PhD Academy 2019

We are delighted to welcome scholars and PhD students to CICALICS on August 20-25!

The initiative of CICALICS (the China Innovation Circles and Academy – Learning, Innovation and Competence Systems) was built several years ago upon academia experience in Europe and North America. This years event will again be hosted by the Sino-Danish Center.

In 2016, the SDC hosted the CICALICS event in Beijing. Following the rotation principles in 2017 and 2018 the event was hosted by our colleagues and friends at Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University respectively. This year the honor to host the event is coming back to SDC.

CICALICS 2019 is scheduled from August 20 to August 25 and this year will feature:

  • CICALICS PhD-course (Academy) (August 20-23)
  • CICALICS Workshop (August 24-25)

CICALICS Academy and Workshop 2019 Invitation Flyer

 

The CICALICS PhD Academy consists of these main activities:
• Lectures on the topics related to innovation research and methodologies used in the field
• PhD projects presentations followed by comments from the academy professors
• Attendance of the CICALICS Academic workshop

CICALICS ACADEMY APPLICATION

The event will take place at the SDC building at:
Eastern Yanqihu campus of the University of Chinese Academy of Science
380 Huaibeizhuang, Huairou district, Beijing

北京市怀柔区怀北镇怀北庄380号中国科学
院大学雁栖湖校区东区中丹中心大楼

 


Rethinking Classical and Modern Theory and Methodology: theorizing and method sensitivity in Social Science

Ph.D. Course September 2017

This PhD-course aims at providing the PhD-students with appropriate skills, knowledge, and capacity to choose and develop the best possible theoretical and methodological framework for their projects. Furthermore, the course will teach the students how to theorize. Very few students know the art of theorizing. The course will stress the importance of the classical tradition within social science theory and methods but the project is to rethink and modernize the classical legacy in order to conceptualize problems and challenges in the 21st century. We need a new mode of theorizing combined with more coherent methodologies. Finally, the course will present some fairly new middle-range theories, and some methods. Throughout the whole course the PhD-students will work on their projects in relation to the theories and methods discussed in class.

The course is structured around five issues:

– What is theory, what is theorizing and how do we increase the ability to theorizing?

– We read and discuss classical texts within organization studies and comparative political economy – how is theorizing understood here?

– We discuss problems and challenges when we want to do comparative studies
(unit of analysis, comparing what?, diachronic comparison, synchronic comparison)

– We read and discuss two types of more recent theory development: 1) substantialist theories (institutional theory and rational choice) 2) relational theory (Bourdieu, Elias, Abbott). How do they theorize? What is theory? Are they all empirical sensitive?

– We are introduced to social network analysis. We discuss problems and prospects of this method.

Coordinator
Lars Bo Kaspersen (CBS)

Time
August 28 – September 01, 2017

Location
Beijing, China

Please find the full programme and course detail on the course page.


Social Network Analysis Ph.D. Course November 2017

The course is intended for researchers and PhD students who are studying networks in business, organization or social life and who wish to acquire this network analytic tool and the skill to map and analyze networks. The course does not presume acquaintance with network analysis (although familiarity with quantitative research methods will be useful).
The course is free.

The aim of the course is to empower the participants to analyze networks and to integrate theory and methodology in the analyses of social networks, specifically business networks.

The course will teach the general theoretical and methodological principles and apply them to business networks. The course has two goals:

  1. First, the participants will be exposed to, and discuss, a variety of conceptual and theoretical perspectives on the study of business networks, along with methods utilized in these theoretical frameworks.
  2. Second, the participants will learn to conduct quantitative analyses of networks.

Instructors

Professor Thomas Schøtt, Dept. of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark,

aided by Dr. Ye Liu from Zhejiang S&T University, and with guest lectures by Chinese network researchers.

Time

From Sunday afternoon, 12 November, to Saturday morning, 18 Nov 2017.

Location
Sino-Danish Center on UCAS Yanqihu campus in north-east end of Beijing, China.

Please find the full programme and course detail on the course page.