The 2014 edition of the TBRP PhD course took place in Oulu, being hosted by the Oulu Business School. Twelve PhD candidates from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, and Sweden attended this edition of the course.
During the course, the PhD candidates had the opportunity to learn and practice how to theorize and build theories from literature and qualitative data via a mix of lectures, group assignments and presentations, follow-up discussions, and feedback sessions.
Dr. Andy Lowe of the Grounded Research Institute in California, Prof. Nikhilesh Dholakia of theUniversity of Rhode Island, and Dr. Romeo V. Turcan of Aalborg University provided a balanced discussion and learning between (i) inductive and deductive research, and (ii) Grounded Theory methodology and theorizing/theory building methods informed by Grounded Theory methods and techniques.
The PhD candidates had also an opportunity to participate in a 45 min Q&A session with Dr. Barney Glaser, asking questions on various topics related to Grounded Theory.
To learn more about the 2014 edition, please visit PhD candidates' testimonials and take a look at several pictures from the course.
On behalf of the course co-organizers, we acknowledge the financial and organizational support from the Oulu Business School and Martti Ahtisaari Institute of Global Business and Economics. We also acknowledge Dr. Anita Juho's tremendous efforts in coordinating the 2014 edition of the course and making it a success. Last but not least, many thanks to Irina Atkova, PhD candidate at the University of Oulu, who took care of daily operational issues leading up to and during the course.
The 2015 Edition of the course will take place between 4-8 May, being hosted by Halmstad University.