Business School research Seminar series





Business School Research Seminar Series 2016

Managing the Revise and Resubmit Process: Why and How?

Presenter:
Professor S. Tamer Cavusgil, Visiting Professor UniSA, Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair and Executive Director of CIBER, Georgia State University
Tuesday 18 October 2016
1.30pm - 3.00pm
GK5-15 Sir George Kingston Building, City West 

Publishing our work in credible, refereed journals invariably requires one or more rounds of revisions.  While the revision process may be painful and fairly prolonged, it is essential and beneficial. In this workshop, we will argue that revisions should be viewed as a positive undertaking and be carried out systematically.  

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Philosphy of Research

Presenter:
Professor Ruth Rentschler, Associate Dean: Research Education
Tuesday 20 September 2016
1.30pm - 3.00pm
GK5-15 Sir George Kingston Building, City West 

There are many methodologies and paradigms in research, which makes things confusing. However, there is method to the madness! In this workshop, discussion on ontology, epistemology and methodology will take place to show methodologies that are similar or different based on their underlying assumptions and values. 

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How to Write an Abstract                                                                                

Presenter:
Professor Ruth Rentschler, Associate Dean: Research Education
Friday 26 August 2016
11.30am - 1.30pm
H6-03 Hawke Building, City West

Have you written your research degree abstract yet? Many research degree students find it difficult to write one!
This short, focused workshop provides you with a practical set of guidelines for writing your abstract. Bring along your lap top, tablet or writing materials, your draft abstract and your intellectual capital, and we will craft your abstract in the workshop.

Please bring along your own lunch and refreshments.

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So What's My Research Profile? Building a Brand for Publishing Success!

Presenter:
Professor Susan Freeman, Professor of International Business, School of Commerce
Thursday 11 August 2016
1.30pm – 3.00pm
GK5-15, Sir George Kingston Building, City West

Developing a publishing research profile that builds your expertise across a few critical and interrelated areas, harnesses the PhD foci and supports collegiate networks is an important strategy for building a research profile. These research areas link to key journals and are underpinned by specific topics and research themes, theories and models and dominant methodologies. While each journal has a review process, there are some common aspects that help support successful outcomes. Working across these aspects to develop a pipeline that strategically builds, promotes and supports your research profile, early and quickly, at the beginning of your career, during and post-PhD, is essential in a competitive academic market. 

This presentation will discuss each of these areas, with examples to illustrate and will be both instructive and interactive.

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Crafting Manuscripts for Refereed Journals: The Art, Science, and the Role of Theory

Presenter:
Professor S. Tamer Cavusgil, Visiting Professor UniSA, Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair and Executive Director of CIBER, Georgia State University
Thursday 7 July 016
1.30pm - 3.00pm
H6-12, Hawke Building, City West

Achieving success with refereed journal submissions requires dedicated work and learning from best practice. Experience suggests attention to the art and science of crafting manuscripts pays off.

In this workshop, we will converse about such topics as developing scholarly articles, targeting journals, and submitting manuscripts to business journals. We will also address the issue of how we can formulate theoretically rigorous research papers. In particular, we will share a three-step template for constructing theoretically robust research projects.

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The Publication Process from Start to Finish

Presenter:
Professor Susan Taylor, Smith Chair of Organizational Change and Human Resource Management and Co-Director of the Centre for Leadership, Innovation, and Change, University of Maryland (U.S.)
Tuesday 28 June 2016
10.30am - 11.30am
GK5-24, Sir George Kingston Building, City West

I want to publish in a top journal - where do I start?
I received a revise and submit, now what?
How do I incorporate the reviewers' comments into my paper?
How should I frame and write my responses to the reviewers' comments?

Are you interested in learning more about the publication process? If so, this session is for you. Professor Susan Taylor will share her insights about publishing, with a particular emphasis on the revise and resubmit process.

 


How to Structure Your PhD

Presenter:
Professor Ruth Rentschler, Associate Dean: Research Education
Monday 23 May 2016
1.30pm - 3.30pm
GK5-24, Sir George Kingston Building, City West

How DO you structure your PhD? I have been asked this question many times. The answer is simple: develop a plan and work towards it over time. But how do I know what to put in my plan? This seminar will provide you with an approach to structuring your PhD, providing you with practical and theoretical frameworks that are suitable for various types of PhDs in a Business School. Over a two hour period, you will be introduced to two different models for structuring your PhD, helpful hints on content, sections, and philosophies that may affect your choice about structure.

Come along for an engaging and informative seminar that will help you in your study.

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How to Session: Conducting a Comprehensive Literature Search and Review
Presenters:
Professor Marie Wilson, Pro Vice Chancellor Business School
Professor Cheri Ostroff, Chair in Management
Monday 4 April 2016
12.00pm - 1.30pm
Bradley Forum, City West

Do you know the best way to conduct a literature search? Do you want to know how to analyse the literature related to your research questions and topic?  Are you tired of going off on tangents and losing the thread? Do you get frustrated trying to find a way to summarize the literature? If so, this session is for you!

Professor Marie Wilson, Pro Vice Chancellor Business School and Professor Cheri Ostroff, Chair in Management, will show you it's not rocket science. In this session, we'll focus on how to systematically conduct a literature search and summarize the literature. Come prepared to learn the basic steps with lots of tips and tricks culled from our combined more than 60 years (wow!) of experience. All commencing students and continuing research degree students can benefit from this session and are expected  to attend.

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Business School Research Seminar Series 2015

New and Completing Student Panel Sessions

Monday 25 May, 1.30pm–3.30pm, City West
Facilitated by a panel of students and supervisors
This seminar is for research degree students and supervisors

These sessions will provide the opportunity to engage in an exchange of information and shared experiences from a panel of students and supervisors.

New Student Session Topics:

  • Hints on settling in and completing the first year: Current students will share their experience of what they learned while developing their research proposal
  • What new students should expect in their first year: Supervisors will provide helpful hints and tips on how to get started with your resesarch

Completing Student Session Topics:

  • Hints on completing your thesis: Recently completed students will provide helpful hints about methods they used to complete their thesis on time including how they used milestones and time plans
  • How did you get your students to complete?: Supervisors will provide advice on how they helped their students to complete

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Research Ethics Hypothetical - 'Research Integrity and Ethics: Challenges for Researchers'

Tuesday 16 June, 12.00pm - 1.30pm, City West
Facilitated by a panel of academic researchers
This seminar is for research degree students and supervisors

Each member of the panel will be allocated a role to play in different hypothetical scenarios. Panel members will be asked to comment on each scenario from the perspective of their allocated role. This is a light-hearted approach to real situations that may arise during a research degree student's candidature and has been designed to introduce researchers to the 'Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research' and 'National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research'.

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Developing a Research Program

Monday 6 July, 12.00pm - 1.30pm, City West
Facilitated by Professor Carol Kulik, Research Professor in Human Resource Management
This seminar is for research degree students

Developing a research program is easy. Developing a research program that is personally satisfying, can be sustained over a career, and has external impact—that's a lot harder. Though, ultimately the challenge of developing a research program can be boiled down to two fundamental questions: 'Who am I?' and 'What do I do?'.

In this session, Professor Carol Kulik will present several alternative answers to the 'Who am I?' question and suggest several strategies for responding to the 'What do I do?' question.

Participants should come prepared to engage in some self-reflection and creative expression.


The Balanced Researcher

Thursday 24 September, 12.00pm - 1.30pm, City West
Facilitated by Marie Gardiner, Thinkwell

This workshop will describe the most useful strategies that thousands of researchers have found helpful in balancing the many demands on their time. You will learn:

  • how to be effective with your time
  • specific strategies for coping with email overload
  • to pick the right things to work on
  • to deal with distraction and interruptions
  • how to say NO gracefully
  • to set boundaries
  • looking after me

Presenting your Research with Confidence

Friday 16 October, 12.00pm - 1.30pm, City West
Facilitated by Hugh Kearns, Thinkwell

This workshop will provide a clear step-by-step structure that you can use again and again to give high quality presentations and will cover:

  • how to make your message relevant to your audience
  • how to structure and link parts of your talk
  • preparing materials, notes, handouts, powerpoint
  • practicing
  • delivery
  • how to handle questions
  • dealing with nervousness

 

How to Plan your PhD

Thursday 5 November, 12.00pm - 1.30pm, City West
Facilitated by Maria Gardiner, Thinkwell
This workshop is for research degree students in early to mid-candidature

A PhD is a major undertaking yet many people spend more time planning a weekend away than they do planning the next three years of their life. This generally leads to missing deadlines, running overtime, regular crises and lots of stress. If you want to finish on time and enjoy the process along the way then it is important to have a good plan.

You need some very specific skills and tools to plan a PhD. This workshop will introduce you to the PhD Planning Toolkit. You will learn how to use these tools to:

  • create your big picture thesis plan
  • unpack your thesis down into logical parts
  • create tasks lists for each stage of your thesis
  • estimate times and schedule tasks
  • create a GANTT chart for your thesis
  • keep on track as you implement your plan
  • plan your writing
  • manage the finances
  • identify risks and deal with setbacks

At the end of the workshop you will have your own PhD Planning Toolkit and know how to use it to plan your PhD.

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Interviews: What can we Learn from the Masters of Media?

Thursday 19 November, 12.00pm - 1.30pm, City West
Facilitated by Dr Gerard Stone, School of Commerce

Accomplished television interviewers, such as the legendary Michael Parkinson, use techniques which result in compelling viewing and open and honest discussion. These techniques are of use to researchers and will be the basis of this seminar.

 

 

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