Business Theory and Thought

This academic year 2019-2020 the course is organized as a three-day intensive course with lecturers from Finland and abroad between 5 – 7 November, 2019

Date Time Venue                Seminar/Topic                                              Lecturer
Tue  5.11.               9:00-12      Tellus Stage   1. General
Multidisciplinarity in scientific practice
Prof. Juha Tuunainen,
  13:00-16 Tellus Stage 2. Accounting
Crossing academic boundaries – Importing from and exporting to other research domains
Prof. Erik Strauss,
University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany
Wed 6.11. 9:00-12 Tellus
Frost Club
3. Marketing
Interdisciplinary aspects of research in marketing
Dr. Annmarie Ryan,
Limerick University, Kemmy Business School 
  13:00-16 Tellus
Frost Club
4. Economics
Sustainable energy system
Prof. Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen
OBS and Finnish Environment Institute
Thu 7.11. 9:00-12 Tellus
Frost Club
5. Management and International Business
Topic modeling and visualization for big data in business research
Prof. Vesa Puhakka                              
                       13:00-16 Tellus
Frost Club
6. Finance
Topics in Finance (and Economics)
Dr. Pentti Pikkarainen, Professor of Practice

(This year the course is jointly organized by Oulu Business School and UniOGS Human Sciences Doctoral Programme) 

Registration is open in WebOodi.

722010J Business Theory and Thought
Language of instruction
: English
Timing: B
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the course, the student has developed analytical and interdisciplinary thinking by reading scientific articles, discussing and commenting on them. The student has acquired a deeper understanding of diverse business phenomena and research methods, approaches. The student has acquired the skill of critical scientific literature reading and evaluation.
Contents: Six topic specific seminars organized by all departments of OBS.
Mode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching, seminar discussions.
Learning activities and teaching methods: 18 hours of seminars, independent studying 142 hours.
Target group: Doctoral students of OBS and other doctoral students of the University of Oulu.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: Background in business studies.
Recommended optional programme components: There is an option of taking seminars one by one. Each seminar equals one credit (granted only after completing entire course). To pass the whole course (6 ects) and to be evaluated student must have taken all the seminars and write a final report, which covers all six topic specific seminars.
Required reading: List of reading material after or prior to each seminar.
Assessment methods and criteria: Active participation in seminars, special assignments of each individual seminar and learning diary upon completion of all six seminars.
Grading: Pass/Fail
Person responsible: Tiina Henttu-Aho
Other information: The number of students is limited.

Viimeksi päivitetty: 20.12.2019