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How to craft good theory and logic that gets research papers published and cited

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Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue: FL6231 Frank Lampl building, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Jared Hansen

How to craft good theory and logic that gets research papers published and cited

This doctoral seminar workshop is designed to help participates improve their crafting of new original research papers for submission to journals spanning several fields of business study. Theory construction is an important topic for both conceptual and empirical research in any research area. While significant attention is given by doctoral programs in many leading universities to memorising concepts from seminal articles, very little time is usually spent on the following question: what is it about certain theories that lead to them being used and cited more by other researchers and practitioners? Related to this question, this seminar workshop will cover:

  • Best practices in theory construction across business disciplines (ie cross-discipline approach).
  • Review of several successful theories from information systems, organisational science, finance, economics, strategy, marketing, and other business related areas.
  •  Picking apart several journal award winning theory papers to create templates for in-class exercises in which students will have opportunities to work on improving their own research papers (ie any papers they created in prior classes or for conferences or dissertation/thesis drafts in progress).
  • Real-time feedback on anonymous exercise submissions within the workshop so that participants benefit from practicing shared skillsets.

Day 1 workshop topics – 2 June 2015

Time 
10.00am
What makes a scientific contribution & what is good theory vs what is not
10.30am Exercise in finding the two big research questions/topics that matter most to you personally
10.45am Morning short break for coffee/light refreshments/facilities
11.00am Strategies/frameworks that make theory more interesting and novel
12.00pm Lunch break
1.30pm Picking apart recent award winning conceptual articles - what makes them tick
2.00pm Crafting more persuasive logic and better hypothesis formulation
2.15pm Afternoon short break for coffee/light refreshments
2.30pm Guided exercise in practicing hypothesis revision/improvement
3.00pm Adjourn for the day

Day 2 workshop topics – 3 June 2015

Time 
10.00am
Surviving the journal review gauntlet - best practices in replying to reviewers' comments
10.30am Guided exercise in practicing better journal reviews and replies to reviewers
10.45am Morning short break for coffee/light refreshments/facilities
11.00am How to write scientific definitions and their antecedents and consequences
11:30am Guided exercise in practicing writing better definitions
12.00pm Lunch break
1.30pm Increasing your research's reach and citations: how to connect you to big ideas to seminal theories in marketing and management research
2.00pm Afternoon break and coffee/light refreshments/facilities
2.15pm Increasing your research's reach and citations: how to connect you to big ideas to seminal theories in finance and economics research
3.00pm Adjourn for the day

Day 3 workshop topics – 4 June 2015

Time 
10.00am
Lessons learned in how to craft a cohesive paper and developing a research stream
10.15am Guided exercise in using templates from day 1
10.45am Morning short break for coffee/light refreshments/facilities
11.00am Increasing your research's reach and citations: how to connect you to big ideas to seminal theories in other fields/topics (eg TCE, Agency, Theory, CSR cross-discipline research)
12.00pm Lunch break
1.30pm Increasing your research's reach and citations: how to connect you to big ideas to seminal theories in information systems and technology research
2.00pm Afternoon break and coffee/light refreshments/facilities
2.15pm
Lessons learned in how to craft a cohesive paper & developing a research stream
3.00pm
Adjourn for the day

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: George Saridakis
Email: g.saridakis@kingston.ac.uk

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