Open Workshop by Prof. Helle Neergaard and Prof. Brent McKenzie

PhD students, their supervisors, other scholars, policy makers and industry representatives are all welcome to attend the workshop by two distinguished scholars in entrepreneurship and management research. Workshop is free of charge and run as a part of pre- doctoral conference of ASBBMC 2017 ( Workshop is run in English.

14:20 - 17:00 Wednesday 26/04/2017

SSE Riga, Strelnieku 4a, Room W32

Number of attendees for this workshop is limited. Please kindly register by filling in the form below.

Workshop will consist of two parts. In the first part Prof. Helle Neergaard (Aarhus University, Denmark) will share her extensive experience in conducting qualitative studies. In particular, presentation will focus on how PhD students and more senior scholars can benefit from using qualitative methods in their doctoral dissertation/ journal articles. Prof. Brent McKenzie (University of Guelph, Canada), however, will focus on discussing key findings from- and major challenges within- management education debate. Using insights from Canada, Prof. McKenzie will draw on his extensive involvement in researching this topic within the Baltic States which in turn will facilitate discussion on development of management education in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Programme of the workshop

14.20 - 15.30
Helle Neergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark
Benefiting from a Qualitative Approach in Entrepreneurship and Management Studies.

15.30 - 16.40
Brent McKenzie, University of Guelph, Canada
Conceptualization? Application? A Management Education Debate: Insights from Canada

16.40 - 17.00
Q&A moderated by Arnis Sauka, SSE Riga

Helle Neergaard is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Aarhus University, Denmark. Her present research interests include: entrepreneurship education, existential learning, effectuation, entrepreneurial identity, gender and narratives. Among other major journals, she sits on the editorial review board of the Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice; International Small Business Journal, andInternational Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.  She has received several awards for her work on female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship education. Helle is also the lead editor of two Handbooks in Qualitative Research Methods/Research Techniques both published by Edward Elgar. Since 2008, Helle has been a board member of the European Council for Small Business (ECSB), responsible for the Doctorial Programme and she was president of the organization from 2013-2015. She has organized numerous PhD courses on qualitative methodology and successful publication.

Brent McKenzie, MBA, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, in the College of Business and Economics, at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada. Dr. McKenzie is an expert on management and business related issues in the Baltic States, and the former Soviet Union. He has engaged in extensive research fieldwork, and conducted a number of academic and industry workshops, presentations, and seminars in this region. His research has been widely published in both academic and practitioner journals. Dr. McKenzie is an Associate Editor for Baltic Journal of Management; an Associate Editor for the Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research, and Regional Editor – Eastern Europe, for the International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets.

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