4904 PhD Seminar International Business, CSR and Sustainability
Univ.Prof. Dr. Günter Stahl
Contact details
Eva Basantpreet/Assistant to Prof. Stahl:
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/01/24 to 05/29/24
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 06/06/24 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM D1.5.088
Friday 06/07/24 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM D1.5.088

The purpose of the seminar is to give PhD/doctoral students and habilitation candidates an opportunity to present progress on their dissertation/habilitation research, discuss challenges that they are currently facing, and collect feedback from colleagues (professors) who will be attending. This seminar particularly welcomes the presentation of research with a CSR/ Sustainability/Ethics/Leadership orientation.

To achieve this objective students are required to prepare a 20-30 min. presentation of their work, highlighting one particularly thorny or pressing issue (conceptual, methodological, empirical) that they are currently facing. The presentation should start by giving a brief update on where the PhD/doctoral student stands in his/her research program (be it dissertation, habilitation or otherwise), followed by a relatively detailed description of his/her current challenges and what needs to be done next.

Learning outcomes

The purpose of the seminar is to discuss thorny issues in PhD students` research, to create solutions for current challenges in PhD research and, by doing so, to speed up personal progress in the respective research area. 

The learning outcomes are:

1) Honing presentation skills of current research progress

2) By engaging in discussion with other PhD students presenting their work-in-progress, developing critical thinking in other, less familiar research areas

3) Practicing critical thinking and giving constructive feedback to fellow PhD students

4) Developing skills to explain research progress and justify research choices made

5) Getting quality feedback from colleagues and professors that will help PhD students tackle challenges (conceptual, theoretical, methodological etc.) that they are currently facing in their research program

6) Providing guidance to bring their papers to publication stage

Attendance requirements

Presence is mandatory .It´s not allowed to miss more than 20% of the total seminar time. 

Teaching/learning method(s)

Presentations and discussion.


The assessment will be based on the extent of preliminary preparation (e.g. well thought of challenges and articulated problems), the execution of the presentation and the ability to respond to critical questions during the discussion. In other words, the assessment is based on a concept/ research proposal (30%), presentation (30%), as well as Q&A or ability to answer questions adequately and active participation in the course and discussions (40 %)


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Last edited: 2024-01-09