PhD workshop

In collaboration with the International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business ( that will held at BI in October, we took the initiative to organize our very own workshop to help prepare ourselves for our future careers whether it be in academia or in business.  It also occurred to us that there are limited opportunities to socialize and collaborate across departments, we therefore wanted to take this opportunity to promote networking opportunities and to build our PhD community here at BI. This workshop is free of charge. At 15:00, we will serve food and drinks at our department of leadership and organization. Download the agenda phd workshop v1.


Thursday 11th October 2018 at BI Norwegian Business School (Room C2-040)

11.00 – 11.05 Welcome (PhD Candidate Ann-Mari Lilleløkken & Ellen Kackur)
11.05 – 11.30 Meet & greet (Attendees present themselves)
11.30 – 12.00 Entering the job market (Ass. Professor Marchuk, Tatyana
12.00 – 12.15 Break
12.15 – 12.45 Branding & social media in Academia (PhD Candidate Njål Andersen)
12.45 – 13.30 Social media for professional identity (Round table discussion)
13.30 – 13.45 Break
13.45 – 14.30 Panel discussion (Interview with 3-4 recent PhD graduates about their Job search process including Pengfei Wang, David Guttormsen, and Hannah Snyder)
14.30    Closing Remarks (PhD candidates Ann-Mari Lilleløkken & Ellen Kackur)
15.00 – 18:00 Social networking with food and drinks (Dept. Leader. and Org.)

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Tatyana Marchuk is an Assistant Professor at BI Norwegian Business School. Prior to joining BI in 2017, she received her MSc and PhD in Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt. During her PhD studies she has been a visiting doctoral fellow at Wharton School. Her research mainly focuses on empirical asset pricing  and its connection to financial intermediation and macroeconomics.

Njål Andersen MSc. is a PhD candidate in the Department of Management and Organizational Behavior at the Norwegian Business School BI, Norway. His research interest include expatriate social networks. Prior to his PhD studies, Njål ran his own company, working with expatriates, repatriates and adjustment to a new cultures, for clients including Statoil, Telenor, DNV-GL and Jotun. For better insight into who he is, please see his food blog: and his personal academic blog:

Dr David S. A. Guttormsen is Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Culture, BI Norwegian Business School. He formerly worked as Lecturer in International Management (Coventry) and Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Business (Exeter). He remains an external associate of Warwick Business School and has held various visiting researcher positions at Seoul National University, Waseda University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Helsinki Business School, Leeds University Business School and Peace Research Institute Oslo. David specialises in expatriation, cross-cultural management, global talent management and qualitative research methodology. He has supervised a PhD student to successful completion – and externally examined another. His publications have appeared in Cross Cultural & Strategic ManagementHuman Resource Development InternationalInternational Studies of Management & OrganizationPersonnel ReviewScandinavian Journal of Management; and Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, and serves as an editorial board member of European Journal of International Management andHuman Resource Development International

Dr. Pengfei Wang joined BI at 2017, working as an assistant professor at the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Pengfei obtained his PhD in Strategy from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he won the Best ERIM Dissertation 2017 award. He was also a visiting scholar at Ross School of Business at University of Michigan. His research covers social status, technological innovation, and venture capital financing. His studies have been accepted for publication by journals including Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Research Policy, and Long Range Planning.

Dr. Hannah Snyder is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Marketing. She obtained her PhD in Quality Technology and Management in 2016 at Linköping University. Hannah worked as a Lecturer in Marketing at UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia from 2016 to 2017 and joined BI in 2017. Her research interest relates service marketing with a special interest in service innovation, customer creativity, and deviant customer behaviour. She has published several articles in Journal of Business Research and Journal of Service Management.