Business School research Seminar series





Business School Research Seminar Series 2017

Idea Generation And Research Lifecycle

Presenter: Prof. Kevin Zhou, University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor UniSA
Thursday 13 July 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
GK5-15 Sir George Kingston Building, City West

What is most challenging in research project development? Lack of novel ideas may be one of the most critical ones, given the rich literature in most subject areas. How can we generate new ideas?  How can we make sure that our new ideas are novel and significant enough? How can we offer novel insights in a mature area? This workshop will share a strategy for idea generation during various stages of the research lifecycle.

 


 

Incorporating Theory Into Your Research Projects And Papers

Presenter: Prof. S. Tamer Cavusgil, Georgia State University and Visiting Professor UniSA
Thursday 13 July 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
GK5-15 Sir George Kingston Building, City West

We all get those letters from journal reviewers and editors suggesting that "the conceptual contribution is lacking." What do they mean by 'theoretical contribution?' How can you conceive theoretically rigorous research papers? How can you ensure that theoretically meaningful papers also address substantive managerial issues? In this workshop we will go through a three-step template for constructing theoretically robust research projects, and we will also offer suggestions for positioning and crafting manuscripts.

 


 

Getting Published In Academic Journals: What You Need To Know

Presenter: Prof. Pervez N. Ghauri, University of Birmingham, UK and Visiting Professor UniSA
Friday 14 July 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
GK5-15 Sir George Kingston Building, City West 

In this workshop, you will learn how to position your paper to the journal and in the field of your research. How can you utilize earlier studies for this purpose? How can you explain and argue for the methodological choices you make so that it fulfills the criteria of robustness? How to spell out the newness in your paper? How can you excite the editor and the reviewers so that they see the potential in your paper? How can you make your paper internally consistent? We will discuss these questions as well as the importance of the abstract and the writing style.  

 


 

Addressing Reviewer Comments In The R&R Process

Presenter: Assoc Prof. Leigh Anne Liu, Georgia State University and Visiting Professor UniSA
Friday 14 July 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
GK5-15 Sir George Kingston Building, City West

You received a Revise & Resubmit. Congratulations! Now what? In this session, we discuss issues and strategies of addressing reviewer comments that improve the quality of the manuscripts. We will share examples and specific ideas of dealing with conflicting reviewer comments, using reviewer comments to strengthen theoretical and empirical contributions, and navigating the complexity of the R&R process.

 

If you are interested in attending any or all of the above listed seminars, register here.