PhD Program

AREAS

The PhD Program equips a new generation of academics and researches with cornerstones in methodology and in seven different areas, always from the point of view of research. The program takes participants beyond these essential foundations to build a career in Academia.

Key research areas

Auditing
Compensation
Executive
Financial reporting
Management control

Selected research questions

What is the effect of managers’ choices on financial reporting?
How institutions and organizations use accounting and how these accounting practices impact on society?
What is the impact of accounting information on the functioning of financial markets?

Key research areas

Corporate entrepreneurship
Decision-making
Family firms
Innovation
Investors
Informal businesses
Organization evolution
Opportunity
Social entrepreneurship

Selected research questions

What drives entrepreneurial activity by those at the base of the pyramid?
How human factors influence in the evolution of organizations?
How multiple venture signals affect decisions of public investors?
What makes corporate innovation efforts successful?
How family owners make strategic decisions under uncertainty?
How to create a business that successfully achieves both economic performance and social value?

Key research areas

Blended workforce
Careers
Emotions
Ethical behavior
Leadership
Managerial decision making
Motivation
Regulatory focus
Social networks
Online learning
Organizational change
Organizational structure and processes
Power and influence
Team dynamics
Turnover

Selected research questions

What are the effects of social mechanisms on learning, worker performance, and employee retention?
What are the drivers of top executive career success and how have top executive careers changed in the past 30 years?
What is the effect of online learning technologies and online learning innovations on corporate development practices?
How do followers experience organizational change and how can leaders motivate, engage and galvanize followers during this process?
What individual- and organization-level factors drive unethical behaviors, prosocial and giving behaviors and advice-taking behavior?

Key research areas

Digital innovation
Knowledge management
Data analytics, Big Data
Enterprise information systems
Information security, cybersecurity and privacy
Health informatics
Information Systems
Economics Gamification and serious games
ICT for development

Selected research questions

How security, risk and trust influence in today’s digital world?
What is the influence of organizational networks of IT outsourcing firms?
How to design electric vehicle charging algorithms and market mechanisms applicable to smart grids?

Key research areas

Branding
Consumer behavior
Corporate social responsibility
Goal-directed behavior
Impact of economic cycles on consumer behavior
Judgment and decision making
Marketing models
Sensory marketing
Social networks

Selected research questions

What are the cognitive and affective underpinnings of goal-directed behavior?
How do they differ from various goal types?
What biases do consumers display when making decisions?
What are the effects of CSR on consumer perceptions and sales?
How do tactics in branding influence consumers’ perceptions, attitudes, and emotions under various circumstances?
When and why do such strategies backfire?
How do specific visuals, textures, odors, sounds and imagery change the way we think about brands and products?
Do individual interactions, both within and across groups, affect diffusion of innovative products and their performance?

Key research areas

Decision Making and Risk Analysis
Global Supply Chain Management
Healthcare Operations
Knowledge-Intensive Operations
New Product and Service Innovation
Retail Operations

Selected research questions

How to manage geographically dispersed operations effectively?
When can operations be a source of innovation?
How do digitalization and big data affect operations design, strategy, and performance?
How do managers make decisions under risk and uncertainty?
How can organizations operationally mitigate financial and supply chain risks?

Key research areas

Competitive strategy in platform markets
Innovation strategy
International Business
M&A and Diversification
Social categories and market structure
Strategic alliances

Selected research questions

How to compete in platform markets?
When does corporate diversification create value?
What is the impact of product-market categories on firm organization & strategy?
How/when do firms profit from innovation?
How to design the strategy of a multinational company?
How do firms benefit strategically from interfirm collaborations (alliances, M&A)?

STRUCTURE

  • YEAR 1

    OCT-DEC                                                       JAN-MAR
    Quantitative Methods I                                   Quantitative Methods II
    Organizational Theory                                    Research Methods I
    Economics / Psychology                                  Principles of Major

    APR-JUN
    Paper Crafting
    Research Methods II
    Topics of Major

    Research Assistance and Research Seminars

  • YEAR 2

    OCT-DEC                                                   JAN-MAR
    Ethics & Humanities                                    Seminar of Major
    Research Project                                            Research Project
    Quantitative Methods III                             Principles of Minor

    APR-JUN                                                     JUL-SEPT
    Research Methods III                                    Comprehensive Exams Preparation
    Readings of Major                                          Exams in September
    Seminar of Minor

  • Comprehensive Exams

    This examination will be taken, after the second year. The examination will last three days and will cover those topics defined as Core or major, minor and methodology. The exam will be set and evaluated by the professors of the subjects.

  • YEAR 3 & 4

    This period is formally devoted to work on research leading to the student’s doctoral dissertation. The program is completed after successful submission and defense of the dissertation.

PhD Course Description

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