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Pre-Doctoral Workshop: The Secrets to a Successful PhD Completion

  Jun 10, 2016

Strathmore University Business School will hold a five day pre-doctoral workshop to orient Ph.D. aspirants to the fundamental principles of research.

The workshop set to take place from 27th June – 1st July 2016 is an initiative by the Strathmore University Business School Doctoral scheme with partner schools aimed at enhancing access for graduates to pursue doctoral degree with the institution’s partner schools. These schools include IESE Business School, Barcelona (Spain); Sauder School of Business, Vancouver (Canada); St. Gallen Business School, St. Gallen, Switzerland and Nanyang Business School, Singapore.

The pre-doctoral workshop facilitated by Dr. Africa Ariño, Strategic Management – IESE Business School, will expose participants to the fundamental principles and methods of research in social sciences. As such, the workshop has a dual aim: at a broad level, it aims at providing participants a basic understanding of what research at the doctoral level entails; and at an operational level, the workshop aims at familiarizing participants with the tools needed to develop a successful concept paper.

For more information about the workshop and registration, click here.

About Dr. Africa Ariño

Dr. Ariño received her Ph.D. in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is professor in the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School, University of Navarra (Spain). In the past, she served as Deputy Dean for Faculty, and as Director of the Ph.D. Program. She is specialized in Strategic Alliance Management, particularly in their structural design, process issues and evolutionary aspects of the inter-partner relationship.

Her research has been published in first world level academic journals such as Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Management, among others. Also, she is author of numerous contributions in publications aimed at a managerial audience, such as California Management Review or The Academy of Management Executive. She is the co-author of the book Entrepreneurial Alliances (with Jeffrey J. Reuer and Paul Olk), co-editor of two other volumes: Strategic alliances: Governance and contracts (with Jeffrey J. Reuer) and Creating value through international strategy (with P. Ghemawat and J.E. Ricart).

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