2-6 September 2013 – Abstract submission deadline: 24 June 2013
UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), Istanbul, Turkey
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The oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2013 at the UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), Istanbul, provides PhD students and young scholars working on poverty and sustainable development from an organisational or management perspective a platform to present and discuss their on-going research projects with fellow students and senior faculty.
Research on inclusive business models, market development and sustainability at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) is a promising but challenging field for young researchers and PhD students. It calls for a multitude of methods, combination of disciplines in organisational and management studies and new research designs that appropriately capture the realities in informal and subsistence markets in developing countries.
The 2013 academy focus, “Organising and governing inclusive business”, aims to attract papers fostering new ideas and solutions on organisational and governance structures that promote private sector activities that include the poor in multiple ways and create opportunities for sustainable development. Of particular interest are hybrid business models or structures at the intersection of businesses, governments and other stakeholders that create inclusive markets across sector boundaries. The event aims to advance academic research on inclusive business, development and governance issues, build networks across disciplinary boundaries and to prepare the ground for research that is relevant for both academic and business audiences.
The programme will encompass graduate student presentations, guest lectures, professional development roundtables and social events. Fellow students and internationally well-reputed researchers will give feedback:
To allow in-depth discussions the oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy is always limited to 15 PhD students and young scholars working on poverty and development from an Organization Studies and Management perspective. The fee is CHF 400. The oikos Foundation for Economy and Ecology will cover the total cost of accommodation, food and excursions.
Please note that only applications from PhD students currently enrolled in a PhD programme and young scholars who have already received their PhD and work in post-doc or similar research positions are eligible. Please do not apply when you are not enrolled as a PhD student, or only plan to do so in the future.
Your application should contain:
A limited number of grants (travel, fee and accommodation) are available for outstanding young scholars coming from developing countries. To apply for one of these grants, please provide a Letter of Interest and a Reference Letter from a senior faculty member together with your application to the academy. Preference goes to candidates from developing countries that still work in developing countries. If further grants are still available, candidates from developing countries working in developed countries will be considered.
Please note that the grants only apply for participating in the oikos UNDP Young Scholars Programme - we do not have general funding for attending other seminars or programmes.
For further information please download the full Call for Papers (pdf) or contact Martin Herrndorf at firstname.lastname@example.org.