The aim of the course is to apply and further the knowledge acquired in the other SBWL courses in a full research project that students will be part of from beginning to end. Students will work in teams with each team working on a separate research project. The focus of the research projects will vary, depending on availability of projects and the team’s interest.
Consulting projects involve liaising with an industry partner or public institution, in which case the research project will be carried out as a form of consulting project. Students might directly interact with the company, and, in cooperation with the industry partner/ public institution formulate research question and hypotheses, conduct a literature review and analyze data in a way that addresses the research question to be answered.
Academic projects are research projects where student teams work on research questions that they come up themselves or in co-operation with advisors. Projects should focus on specific strategic situations that are observed in businesses, in markets, in everyday interactions between humans or in economies. Students in academic project teams will formulate research questions and hypotheses and conduct a thorough, extensive review and discussion of the existing academic literature. Students will actively search for available data online to test their hypotheses.