Business and Economics

Doctoral Day Faculty of Business and Economics

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Doctoral Day 2022

The Doctoral Day event takes place annually and welcomes all our PhD-students, as well as their research supervisors, interested Master students and invitees. The Doctoral Day is organised in co-operation with the Executive PhD programme of the Antwerp Management School.

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. 

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 2022 edition of the FBE Doctoral Day took place Tuesday 18 October 2022 at the Cloister of the Grauwzusters. 


Registration for active participation (discussant and/or presenter): 31 August 2022
Submission of abstracts: 31 August 2022 (together with registration as presenter)
Submission of papers: 14 September 2022
Registration for participation only & workshop: 7 October 2022


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

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 ten doctoral candidates, resulting in a grand total of eleven completed PhDs.

International Mobility - Gertjan Verdickt, KULeuven and Joris Beckers, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics

An international research stay gives researchers the opportunity to gain experience in international research groups, to network with colleagues in your field and to learn new skills and insights. It is an excellent opportunity to develop yourself as a person and as a researcher.

The organization of an international research stay however comes with some challenges.

From their own experiences, Prof. Dr. Gertjan Verdickt (Stanford, Columbia, Notre Dame) and Dr. Joris Beckers (Leeds University) will discuss some of the most pressing questions, such as:

  • Why should I conduct an international research stay?
  • How to set-up an international research stay?
  • How to contact foreign Professors and choose a destination?
  • How to fund an international research stay?
  • How can I get the most out of my stay?

Best Paper Award

After a first selection made by the session chairs, the Best Paper Award selection committee shortlisted the papers of  Joel Carr, Sahar Salehi & Michiel Van Roy and Peter van de Goorberg. They presented their paper during a separate presentation, after which the Best Paper Award Committee made their final decision. The 2022 Best Paper Award went to Joel Carr for his paper entitled BLM Protests and Anti-Black Hate Crime in the United States.

For this edition, the committee consisted of Prof. Dr. Lukar Thornthon, Prof. Dr. Sven Damen, Prof. Dr.  Joris Beckers, Prof. Dr. Elsa Leromain, Prof. Dr. Jan Wynen and Prof. Dr. Steffi Weil (chair).