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1 What is KATAJA? KATAJA is a Finnish doctoral program in business studies and a network doctoral program The central function of KATAJA is to offer education with high international standard to the students of KATAJA s member universities => courses and events that the universities are not able to offer on their own, due to insufficient resources, both financial as well as educational, and/or due to limited amount of students KATAJA aims to support the doctoral programs of the universities, as well as the function of the Graduate Schools make doctoral education more efficient makes national and international networking possible among the students and with a faculty => KATAJA offers doctoral students courses/workshops/tutorials in addition to those of their own university

2 Member universities are: 1. Aalto University School of Economics 2. University of Jyväskylä 3. Lappeenranta University of Technology 4. University of Oulu 5. Hanken School of Economics 6. University of Tampere 7. University of Turku 8. University of Vaasa 9. Åbo Akademi University Associate members are: 1. University of Helsinki 2. University of East- Finland (2010, Kuopio + Joensuu) 3. University of Lapland

3 Within KATAJA there are seven Graduate Schools: The Finnish Center for Service and Relationship Management (FCSRM) Director: professor Maria Holmlund-Rytkönen (Hanken) The Finnish Graduate School of International Business (FIGSIB) Director: professor Jorma Larimo (VY) The Finnish Graduate School of Marketing (FINNMARK) Director: professor Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi (OY) The Graduate School of Management and Information Systems Studies (GRAMIS) Director: professor Martin Lindell (Hanken) The Graduate School of Accounting (GSA) Director: professor Juha-Pekka Kallunki (OY) The Graduate School of Finance (GSF) Director: Ph.D. Mikko Leppämäki (HSE) The Graduate School of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (L&SCM) Director: Ph.D. Anu Bask (HSE)

4 Courses and other events The KATAJA course curriculum is planned on a calendar-year basis two years ahead. Post graduate courses Approx. 25 courses / year General courses Special courses Method courses International faculty Subject specific tutorials Internal workshops of the graduate schools KATAJA finances external supervision for doctoral students KATAJA finances attendance to the KATAJA courses abroad

5 Kauppatieteiden tilastolliset sovellutukset 2011 Laadulliset aineistot ja analyysit 2011/2012 Laadullinen tutkimus 2011 Mixed methods approaches to social inquiry 2011 Measurement modelling and structural equation modelling with LISREL 2011 Methodological options in international business research 2011 Methods and methodology in cross-cultural and comparative research 2011 The successful qualitative Ph.D. research training workshop 2011 Small business management and entrepreneurship research: theories and qualitative interpretation 2011 Doctoral tutorial in international business 2011 GSF summer research workshop in finance 2011 Laskentatoimen tohtoritutoriaali 2011 Markkinoinnin valtakunnallinen tutoriaali 2011 FCSRM workshop 2011 GRAMIS summer workshop 2011 GSA workshop in management accounting 2011 GSF winter workshop 2011 Johtamisen valtakunnallinen tutoriaali 2011 GSA research workshop 2011 GSF workshop 2011 Empirical corporate finance 2011 Liikkeenjohdollinen ajattelu ja organisaatiotutkimus 2011 Organization theory course 2011 Theories and research in international business 2011 Theories and research in international purchasing and supply chain management 2011 Different approaches and methods in management accounting research 2011 Interaction of industrial organization and finance 2011 Theories in international merger and acquisitions 2011 Trade and transportation facilitation methods and theories 2011 Corporate social responsiibility 2011

6 How to participate in KATAJA courses? Every student who is accepted as a post graduate student to any of the member universities has the right to attend a KATAJA course Courses that are very popular -> full -> application Full time students and members will be privileged A good application is important Free of charge even if the course is associated for example with EIASM

7 Membership benefits: Possibility to full time doctoral scholarships Wider range of doctoral courses Financed external mentoring and advising Peer networking in workshops and tutorials Networking with international/national faculty Kataja is financing for members to attend Kataja courses abroad (Shanghai and Bryssels) Membership obligations: Performance in terms of credit units and thesis writing Yearly performance reporting

8 Membership and vacancies in KATAJA Call for application for membership in a KATAJA Graduate School is once a year in May-June The dead line for applying next time is June Call for application for vacancies is every year in October- November and membership can be applied at the same time

9 More information Join the KATAJA list by sending your address to Contact persons Coordinator Peggy Björkenheim (HSE) Gsm Director Pia Polsa (HANKEN) Gsm ,

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