Doctoral Seminar

The 15th EurOMA Doctoral Seminar will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Friday and Saturday June 17 and 18, 2016. Note that the application is closed.


The EurOMA Doctoral Seminar provides PhD students with a forum to present and discuss their research, and an opportunity to get feedback from and exchange comments with fellow PhD students and established researchers in Operations Management.


The Doctoral Seminar consists of two ‘classes’ or years. In the first year class, participants are invited to present their research design and preliminary results. This class is meant for students who are in the first year or early in the second year of their PhD studies. Students who took part in a previous first year class will be invited to join the second year class. In that class, the discussion will focus on results and preliminary conclusions (contribution to theory, methodology and/or practice of Operations Management).


A faculty of established and renowned OM scholars will take part in the Doctoral Seminar, providing support and feedback, sharing their experiences, and engaging actively in the discussions.


To apply to participate in the 14th Doctoral Seminar, first year applicants must submit a short project description (5 pages) with name, project title, affiliation, and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor. These two documents must be sent by e-mail no later than Friday February 12, 2016 to Professor Pär Åhlström at

Second year participants should confirm their participation by e-mail no later than Friday February 12, 2015 to Professor Pär Åhlström at

Notification and preparation

All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their application by Friday February 19, 2016.

Accepted first year applicants will then be asked to prepare and to submit a full paper (max. 25 pages) describing their research design, no later than May 13, 2016. Accepted second year participants will then be asked to deliver a working paper (max. 25 pages) covering the preliminary results and conclusions of their research, no later than May 13, 2016.

Certification and credits

Upon successful completion of the Doctoral Seminar, first year participants receive a certificate titled ‘Research Design in Operations Management’. Second year participants receive a certificate titled ‘Research Results in Operations Management’. Each Doctoral Seminar counts for 3 ECTS.

Other EurOMA-related teaching activities

Students are recommended strongly to participate in the EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Research Methodology in Operations Management before participating in the EurOMA series of Doctoral Seminars. This seminar is organised by EIASM in close collaboration with EurOMA. Further information and announcements of seminar can be found at the EIASM website:

Key dates

Application deadline: February 12, 2016 Notification of acceptance: February 19, 2016 Submission of full paper: May 13, 2016 Seminar dates: June 17 and 18, 2016.


Organizer: Professor Pär Ahlstrom Department of Management and Organization Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden Email:

Local support: Associate Professor Lise Lillebrygfjeld Halse Department of Economics, Social Science and Informatics Molde University College, Norway Email: