26 th EurOMA Conference

Operations adding value to society

17th - 19th June 2019, Helsinki, Finland

Doctoral Seminar

The 18th EurOMA Doctoral Seminar will take place in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday and Sunday June 15 and 16, 2019.


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. In the second year class, the discussion will focus on results and preliminary conclusions (contribution to theory, methodology and/or practice of Operations Management). Students who took part in a previous first year class will be invited to join the second year class, although it is of poss.


A faculty of established 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 18th EurOMA Doctoral Seminar, those applying for the first time must submit a short project description (maximum 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 15, 2019 to Professor Pär Åhlström at par.ahlstrom@hhs.se.

PhD students who have previously participated in the seminar, need to confirm their participation by e-mail no later than Friday February 15, 2019 to Professor Pär Åhlström at par.ahlstrom@hhs.se.

Notification and preparation

All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their application by Monday February 25, 2019.

Accepted first year applicants will then be asked to prepare and to submit a paper/research proposal describing their research design, no later than May 19, 2019. Accepted second year participants will then be asked to deliver a working paper covering the preliminary results and conclusions of their research, no later than May 19, 2019.

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 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: www.eiasm.be.

Key dates

Application deadline: February 15, 2019

Notification of acceptance: February 25, 2019

Submission of full paper: May 19, 2019

Seminar dates: June 15 and 16, 2019.


For academic matters: Professor Pär Ahlstrom Department of Management and Organization Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden Email: par.ahlstrom@hhs.se