4638 Developing Contributions: Paper Positioning and Research Design
Univ.Prof. Dr.habil. Christopher Lettl
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/01/24 to 02/29/24
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 03/07/24 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.5.019
Tuesday 03/19/24 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D5.5.019
Thursday 03/21/24 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.5.019
Tuesday 04/16/24 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM D2.0.030
Thursday 04/25/24 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.5.019
Tuesday 05/07/24 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM D5.5.019
Thursday 06/06/24 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.5.019
Tuesday 06/11/24 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.4.18
Thursday 06/13/24 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.5.019
Thursday 06/20/24 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.5.029
Thursday 06/27/24 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.5.019

This research course aims to provide participants with insights on how to develop academic papers (positioning, theory, methods, findings, discussion) with relevance and rigor.

The course includes three different parts of content:

Research Topic Presentations and Discussions. Current research projects at the intersection of Strategy, Technology and Organization and methods of empirical social research will be presented and discussed. These research projects presented include both dissertation projects from PhD students as well as presentations by visiting professors or other invited researchers.

Speaker Series. The Institute of Strategy, Technology, and Organization in collaboration with the Strategy Subject Area at the University of Vienna regularly organize a joint speaker series – focusing on strategic decision-making, organizational design, and technology and innovation. Some selected sessions of the Speaker Series, which will feature the presentations of renown external researchers, will take place during this research course.

Editorial Insights. During the course, we elaborate on the publication process in international top journals (positioning of papers, academic writing, review process).

Overall, this research course is oriented on international top journals as well as top conferences in management (for example, AoM, SMS). In its highly interactive approach, it provides an excellent opportunity – especially for junior researchers – to get more familiar with the standards of academic writing and of publishing in top journals.

    Learning outcomes

    Participants will gain knowledge about

    - developing a dissertation/scientific paper

    - quantitative and qualitative research methods

    - insights into current research project during the Speaker Series

    - editorial processes of academic journals.

    Attendance requirements

    A minimum attendance of 80% is required to pass the course.

    Teaching/learning method(s)

    Presentations and discussion.


    Ongoing participation (40%), quality of presentation documents (30%) and quality of oral presentation (30%).


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    Last edited: 2024-01-19