Doctoral day

The Doctoral Day 2019 will take place on Wednesday 27 November 2019.

The Doctoral Day event takes place annually and welcomes all our PhD-students, as well as their research supervisors, interested Master students, and invitees.

This scientific gathering offers all our PhD students a platform to present their doctoral work and receive comments from a discussant. The Doctoral Day is also meant to offer opportunities to 'meet and greet' and exchange ideas with fellow students, faculty, and Master students. Finally, the annual Doctoral Day wants to contribute to the visibility of the growing research environment of our Faculty of Business and Economics.

Doctoral Day 2019 - 27 November 2019


9:30-9:50 Registration
9:50-10:00  Word of welcome
10:00-12:00 Parallel sessions
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Parallel sessions
14:30-15:15 Presentations papers Short list Best Paper Award
15:15-15:45   Coffee break
15:45-16:45 Workshops - Participants choose 1 workshop
16:45-17.00 Best Paper Award Ceremony  
17:00-18:00 Reception


  • Publishing and reviewing –  Patrick De Pelsmacker, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics
    ​​The purpose of the workshop is to provide guidelines, tips and tricks, do’s and don’t’s when preparing a paper for submission to an academic journal and when performing a peer review of a paper that was submitted for publication. Attention will be devoted to demonstrating relevance and fleshing out the contribution of an article, developing a conceptual framework, research questions and hypotheses, developing and describing a research method and the results of empirical work, and writing a compelling discussion section. The purpose of peer reviewing will be explained, and the duties and tasks of an academic peer reviewer will be discussed. All these principles and guidelines will be illustrated by means of real-life examples. Participants are expected to actively contribute to the discussion and are invited to share their own publishing and reviewing issues with the other participants.
  • How to be a good discussant? – Roland Winkler, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics
    Discussing a paper at a conference is something economists are often asked to do. The purpose of this workshop is to provide guidelines and tips for being a good discussant at a conference. Developing the skills of being a good discussant pays off not only because discussants play an important role in conferences, but also because the same skills will be used when reviewing a paper. Moreover, learning how to read other papers from the critical perspective of a discussant or a journal referee will help you improve your own academic writing. 


  • Managing your supervisor – Sara Rosengren, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
    Being a doctoral candidate is weird. But, so is supervision. This workshop deals with how to manage your supervisor(s) in a way that ensures that you’re both contributing to the ultimate goal: completion.
    Sara Rosengren is Professor at the Center for Retailing at Stockholm School of Economics. She is also a board member of European Advertising Academy. Sara’s completion track record this far includes successfully managing three supervisors (her own!) and eight doctoral candidates, resulting in a grand total of nine completed PhDs.

Detailed programme parallel sessions

The programme of the parallel sessions can be downloaded as pdf.

Best Paper Award committee

Walter Aerts, Annouk Lievens (chair), Herwig Mannaert, Sunčica Vujić


Please register through the online registration form.

for active participation (discussant and/or presenter): deadline is 27 September 2019.

for general participation & afternoon workshops: deadline is 15 November 2019.

Workshop registration : Participants register online for 1 out of the 3 workshops offered . Please register for the doctoray day first! Deadline is 15 November 2019.

Submission deadlines

Submission of abstracts:  deadline is 27 September 2019.

Submission of papers: deadline is 23 October 2019.


The Doctoral Day takes place at the University City Campus at The Grauwzusters Cloister.

University of Antwerp
Grauwzusters Cloister

Stadscampus – Building S
Lange Sint-Annastraat 7
2000 Antwerpen