Tutorials and workshops

The tutorial and workshop program will be updated according to the information received from the organizers during the year.  

 Below you will find information about the following tutorials:





FIGSIB (The Finnish Graduate School of International Busines) Doctorial Tutorial will be organised as an online event this year. The tutorial will take place on Teams platform on Tuesday the 10th of November 2020. It will be one-day event, and there will be sessions both in the morning and afternoon. 


The purpose of the tutorial is to introduce and evaluate on-going doctoral thesis projects at different universities and business schools in Finland. The forum also aims at encouraging collaboration between doctoral students across institutional boundaries. Each doctoral student will receive feedback from two commentators/discussants who are faculty members in different Finnish universities and business schools. 


Doctoral students interested in international business (IB) topics, and carrying their research in IB domain are encouraged to participate. There is also a possibility to take part without a paper (and watch recorded presentations and listen to the live discussion in the sessions). The presenting students are selected on the basis of the information provided in the registration form. 

The commentators (i.e. faculty members) should also register by using online registration form, as we use the registration information to establish a Teams project for the tutorial. 


Please register to the tutorial via the following link by the 19th of October: 


The information about accepted presentations as well as guidelines concerning the paper submission will be provided on the 20th of October (the link to the Teams page will be provided). Full papers and ten-minute pre-recorded video presentations shall be uploaded by the 26th of October. These will then be shared to the participants on the platform.


How the tutorial will work 

We will use the Teams project as a repository of the papers and videos, and will also share session links on the platform. The language of the papers and presentations must be English. If  you present, you need to prepare a video clip beforehand (maximum 10 minutes, you can use slides in presenting your paper in the video, and you can also send maximum of 10 slides for others to look). 

Commentators will read the papers and watch the video presentations before the actual tutorial. We plan to send information to the commentators about the students who they will comment by the 27th of October. Also other participants will be encouraged to watch the videos beforehand: the actual 30 minute per student paper live sessions on the 10th of November will contain comments from commentators (discussants) as well as the general Q&A session. This format will enable the live sessions to be interactive and you can familiarise yourself with the paper beforehand at your own pace between 27th of October and 10th of November. 

The actual live sessions will be formed by preparing Teams meeting invitations (links will be provided for session presenters and commentators, and will also be available on Teams platform for others to join). 

Contact persons and additional information 

The online tutorial will be coordinated by LUT School of Business and Management. For more information please contact the organising team: 

Chukwuka Obiora Igboanua: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Olli Kuivalainen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Key dates: 

Registration dl: October 19 

Acceptance and paper and video submission guidelines announced: October 20 

Deadline to upload papers and video clips: October 26 

FIGSIB Doctoral tutorial: November 10



Doctoral Colloquium in Marketing 1-2.10.2020 - Update!

The Department of Marketing at the University of Vaasa will host the Doctoral Colloquium in Marketing, financed by KATAJA (Finnish Doctoral Programme in Business Studies). The objective of the tutorial is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students in the field of marketing to present and discuss their dissertation research with faculty members and fellow students. We welcome new and advanced doctoral students to send a paper on their doctoral dissertation for presentation at the colloquium. The papers will receive feedback from experienced researchers in marketing.

The submitted paper can be a prolonged research proposal, or a paper that will form one essay/article in your thesis. In the latter case, one page (at least) must present the relationship between the paper and your whole thesis. The length of the paper is maximum 20 pages (Times New Roman 12pt, line spacing 1.5) including figures and tables, but excluding references. The papers will be made available only to discussants.

Please, mark the event in your calendar! This is an important national event for networking with doctoral students and faculty from all over Finland.

NOTE! Due the restrictions and recommendations concerning COVID-19, the Colloquium will be  organized in virtual format. More information will be provided later on.

Important dates

28.08.2020: Doctoral Students: Submission deadline for the paper
28.08.2020: Doctoral Students: Signing up for the Colloquium
28.08.2020: Faculty and other participants: Signing up for the colloquium
03.09.2020: Doctoral Students: Information on acceptance to present at the colloquium
11.09.2020: Program available and papers sent out to discussants
25.09.2020: Paper presentation deadline so it can be pre-uploaded and available
01-02.10.2020: Session organized in virtual format via Zoom or Teams (link will be sent to participants later on)

Link to submit a paper and signing up for the Colloquium CLICK HERE!