Kent Business School Sibson Building

Kent Business School Socialising Business Research

Connecting and Advancing Knowledge

5-7 June 2017
Kent Business School, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

The PhD Students of Kent Business School (University of Kent) are organising the 1st International Doctoral Conference “Socialising Business Research: Connecting and Advancing Knowledge” (SBR2017). SBR2017 is organised by research students for research students with the aim to connect PhD students from business schools across Europe and beyond. Research socialisation will take place within the interdisciplinary business context, where PhD students across all years of study will be exposed to a wide range of business research topics, developing an appreciation for different perspectives, methods and theories. Formal and informal events will provide opportunities to network with fellow PhDs, academics and industry professionals. Professional Development Workshops (PDW) (both field-specific and generic on research skills) will provide a great opportunity for you to learn more about publishing and research methodologies within fields of study.

Conference benefits for PhD students:

  • Develop confidence and networking skills
  • Establish informal connections with other PhD students and even find a co-author
  • Gain subject-specific knowledge at the Professional Development Workshops (PDW)
  • Learn about publishing, academic writing, funding applications, research methodologies and be informed by field-specific discussions
  • Expert feedback on the submitted extended abstract
  • Formal presentation and informal discussions about your research with peers and academics
  • Entry to Conference awards
  • Opportunities to chair academic sessions

We welcome contributions from all business-related areas included but not limited to the below list:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Education and Development in Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Business and Strategy
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operational Research
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tourism

We encourage participants to chair the sessions with their respective disciplines. Thus, we may ask you to chair a session upon your acceptance email. However, if you want to increase your chances of becoming a session chair, please indicate your interest in your submission.

For a detailed programme and book of abstracts, click here.


Important dates

Submission starts:Monday 13 March 2017
Submission deadline:Friday 5 May 2017
Notification of acceptance:Ongoing until Saturday 20 May 2017
Early registration: Thursday 25 May 2017
Conference: Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 June 2017


Professional development workshops

Publishing in Top JournalsDr Fragkiskos Filippaios - Kent Business School
Common Method BiasProfessor Ben Lowe - Kent Business School
Survey Research DesignDr Paola Madini - Kent Business School
Applied Qualitative Business ResearchDr Mark Hampton - Kent Business School and Professor Jenny Harrow - Cass Business School
Managing Stress & PhD challengesDr Jo Collins - Kent Graduate School
Preparing for the VivaDr Matthew Copping - University of Kent
Publishing in top journals (Reviewer Prospective)Dr Fragkiskos Filippaios - Kent Business School
Mixed-Method Research and Critical RealismProfessor John Mingers - Kent Business School
Recurrent Event Data Analysis and ApplicationsDr Shaomin Wu - Kent Business School
Publishing in top-tier ABS journals. Editorial PerspectiveDr Shlomo Tarba - University of Birmingham
Research Culture, Network and Exemplary ProjectProfessor H.R. Kaufmann - University of Nicosia and University of Applied Management Studies Mannheim
These workshops may be subject to change.