The Finnish Graduate School of International Business (FIGSIB)

FIGSIB Doctoral tutorial in international business 2024

Call for Papers 

FIGSIB DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS on the 14th of May 2024 at Hanken School of Economics, Vaasa

The Finnish Graduate School of International Business (FIGSIB) Doctorial Tutorial will be organized by Hanken School of Economics (Hanken) as a one-day event on Tuesday, the 14th of May 2024. The tutorial will be held at the Vaasa campus of Hanken (Kirjastonkatu 16, 65100 Vaasa Finland).  


The objective of the tutorial is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students in the field of International Business to discuss their works-in-progress with distinguished faculty members and fellow students. The tutorial will provide the participants with an arena for active thought exchange and networking.  

Keynote will be given by Professor Nicole Coviello, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. 


Admittance to the tutorial is based on the relevance of the topic to International Business. Doctoral students from all Finnish universities are encouraged to submit their research plan or a research paper, introducing the research topic area. The submissions should not exceed 10 pages (all included). Both early stage and more advanced works are welcomed. The presenting students are selected on the basis of their submission. 


Please submit your research plan or research paper in a PDF format via email to by the deadline the 31st of March 2024. Indicate in the submitted document, on the cover page, the following details: 

  • Title of the work 
  • Name of author (and possible co-authors and their role in the paper) 
  • Starting date of doctoral studies 
  • Present situation of the studies 
  • Affiliation 
  • Supervisor(s) of the dissertation 

Contact persons and additional information 

Man Yang 

Sören Kock 

Mika Gabrielsson 

Key Dates 

Submission deadline: 31st of March 2024 

Information on acceptance the latest: 14th of April 2024 

Tutorial 14th of May 2024