7th Edition

Let’s Talk About Service (LTAS) Workshop

5-7 DECEMBER 2018

GHENT (Belgium)

LTAS 20182018-11-10T13:23:39+00:00

2018 Theme: “Smart Use of the Extant Literature”

FORMAT

  • Meta-Analysis (Quantitative) Workshop & Content Analysis (Qualitative) Workshop
  • Advice from keynote speakers and Journal Editors
  • Coached literature review projects: Participants will be coached by senior scholars and academic mentors, and will start working on a topic of mutual interest from the service management literature that will be assigned prior to the meeting.

BENEFITS

  • Participants will not only learn how to deal with their literature wealth in a more efficient way, they will learn methodologies to write papers based on both quantitative and qualitative literature reviews
  • Participants will also be given the opportunity to continue collaborating afterwards and writing papers together based on the methodological skills they will acquire during the workshop
  • Participants will have a chance to submit their collaborative work that comes out from this workshop to the Journal of Service Management (Special Issue)

DATES

  • Application Deadline: September, 30 – 2018 (5:00 P.M. – CET)
  • Notice to selected applicants: October, 9 – 2018
  • Conference Dates: December, 5-7 – 2018

APPLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief statement of why attending the workshop would be beneficial for you and your career
  • One paragraph about your area of expertise: the research topics that you are focusing on and/or interested in
  • Abstract of a recent research paper or PhD topic (published or work-in-progress) authored or co-authored by the applicant (500-750 words)

Participation in the workshop is contingent upon notification of acceptance by the workshop chairs. Applications should be submitted in one pdf via e-mail to Kaat.DePourcq@UGent.be

MORE INFO ABOUT APPLICATION

INVITED SPEAKERS

Mike Brady
Florida State University – More info

Chiara Orsingher
Università di Bologna – More info

Melissa De Regge
Ghent University – More info

Jay Kandampully
The Ohio State University – More info

Nicola Bilstein
Bielefeld University – More info

Katrien Verleye
Ghent University – More info

Yves Van Vaerenbergh
KU Leuven – More info

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Bart Larivière  (Ghent University) – More info

Wafa Hammedi (University of Namur) – More info

Sertan Kabadayi (Fordham University) – More info

Annouk Lievens (University of Antwerp) – More info

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
(Ghent University)

Bart Larivière
Paul Gemmel
Katrien Verleye
Bieke Henkens
Kaat De Pourcq

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