5312 Research Seminar
Ass.Prof. Dr. Tobias Polzer, Univ.Prof. Dr. Jurgen Willems
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/15/22 to 03/13/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/23/22 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM EA.6.026
Wednesday 03/30/22 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM TC.3.01
Wednesday 04/06/22 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM TC.5.27
Wednesday 04/20/22 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM TC.5.27
Thursday 05/12/22 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM TC.5.27
Wednesday 05/18/22 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM TC.3.01
Wednesday 06/01/22 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.4.01
Wednesday 06/08/22 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.4.01
Monday 06/20/22 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM TC.5.01

This research seminar is designed around a series of research paper presentations by distinguished scholars from our faculty and around the world. It is meant to expose students to diverse management topics, theories, and methodological approaches; and, to provide an opportunity to engage in scholarly discourse and networking. An informal discussion held after each presentation provides students with a more intimate setting to meet with the invited speaker and discuss topics ranging from career paths to theory to the challenges of conducting empirical research.

Each research seminar series also includes a workshop that is intended to provide practical hands-on experience on specific topics such as crafting a CV, navigating the job market, reviewing for an academic journal, identifying a theoretical contribution, and writing a compelling introduction or literature review.

Learning outcomes

The seminar is intended to provide a forum for students to interact with and discuss research with their peers and senior scholars. Students will gain first-hand insights into scientific research and to deepen their knowledge of different approaches to theoretical and empirical research. At the end of the seminar, students will be expected to know:

  • Gain a broad understanding of management theories and conducting academic research
  • Enhance knowledge of how to develop a clear and concise line of research, how to identify and articulate a research question, how to select an appropriate research design and methodology, and how to communicate a research project to an academic audience
  • Develop skills in providing thoughtful and constructive feedback
  • Deepen understanding of what it means to be an “academic” and pursue a career in academia
  • Gain tacit knowledge and learn from the experiences of distinguished scholars
Attendance requirements

Attendance is mandatory for those registered in the course.

Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Presentations
  • Group discussions    
  • Individual reflection
  • Attendance and Participation [25%]
  • Academic Research Workshop [30%]
  • Final Assignment [45%]

Attendance and Participation (25%): Attendance is a firm requirement of the course, as it is designed around engaging in scholarly discussions, being exposed to diverse topics and methodologies, and networking with scholars within and outside the Department. Students are expected to come prepared to actively participate in discussions and to make the most out of every opportunity to interact with colleagues and invited speakers.

Academic Research Workshop (30%): Active engagement in the workshop – including participating in the discussions and completing the in-class activities.

Final Assignment (45%): The purpose of the final assignment is to give students the opportunity to apply what they have learned through the course. The topic and tasks of the assignment will be based on the theme of the Academic Research Workshop. In previous semesters, this has included themes such as crafting a CV, navigating the job market, reviewing for an academic journal, identifying a theoretical contribution, and writing a compelling introduction or literature review.

Last edited: 2021-10-28