Business and Economics

Doctoral Day Faculty of Business and Economics

Tuesday 17 October 2023


Doctoral Day 2023

The Doctoral Day event is yearly organized by the Faculty of Business and Economics in co-operation with the  Executive PhD programme of the Antwerp Management School. At 17 October 2023, we welcome our PhD-students, as well as their research supervisors, interested Master students and invitees for the thirteenth edition of this research day.

This scientific gathering offers 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 the Faculty of Business and Economics. 

Amongst the submitted papers, the Best Paper Award Committee selects three papers that will be presented during the Doctoral Day, after which the Committee decides who receives the Best Paper Award.

The 2023 edition of the FBE Doctoral Day will take place Tuesday 17 October 2023 at the Cloister of the Grauwzusters. 
You can register as of now.

We hope to meet you 17 October!


Registration for active participation (discussant and/or presenter): 1 September 2023 - open for PhD students enrolled at the Faculty of Business and Economics
Submission of abstracts: 1 September 2023 (together with registration as presenter)
Submission of papers: 13 September 2023
Registration for participation only & workshop: 6 October 2023


Word of welcome 
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
Presentations Short list Best Paper Award
Coffee break
Workshops - Participants choose 1 workshop
Best Paper Award Ceremony  


Participants of the Doctoral Day can choose one of the parallel workshops:

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.

Prof. Dr. Patrick De Pelsmacker

How (not) to use chatGPT as a researcher - David Martens, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics

Prof. Dr. David Martens from the department of Engineering Management will give this lecture on ChatGPT. More info will follow.

How (not) to present your research - Kris Hardies, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics

According to the economist John H. Cochrane (Stanford University) "most seminars are a disaster". In this workshop, Prof. Dr. Kris Hardies will discuss the most important pitfalls when presenting research and how to avoid your research presentations to turn into a disaster. Kris regularly presents his work at conferences and research seminars - so far none of them have ever turned into a disaster.

Best Paper Award

After a first selection made by the session chairs, the Best Paper Award selection committee shortlists three papers which will be presented during the Doctoral Day. Afterwards, the Best Paper Award Committee will deliberate which paper will be awarded.  

For this edition, the committee consists of  Prof. Dr. Tom Van Caneghem, Prof. Dr. Barbara Briers, Prof. Dr. Kim De Meulenaere, Prof. Dr. Elsa Leromain, Prof. Dr. Philippe Nimmegeers and Prof. Dr. Steffi Weil (chair).


We will welcome you at the Cloister of the Grauwzusters.

University of Antwerp - Stadscampus 

Klooster van de Grauwzusters
Building S
Lange Sint-Annastraat 7
2000 Antwerp