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Doctoral Seminar in Operations Management Research

Course code
Course type
Doctoral Program Lecture
Weekly Hours
HS 2021
Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.

Almost any doctoral student has difficulties with i) focusing on an appropriate research topic, ii) making sure that state-of-the-art methodology is utilized and ii) getting started with writing of an article aimed at a top academic journal. This course challenges students to complete their first working paper on one of a select group of research topics within a period of three months. The instructor provides weekly detailed feedback on early drafts of the paper.

The following list of academic topics is not exhaustive:

  • Production and Service Operations Management, including Supply Chain Management
  • Management Quality for Industrial Excellence
  • Management Science
  • Business & Retail Analytics/OM-Marketing Interface
  • Sustainability
  • Supply Chain Finance/OM-Finance Interface
  • Real Options Theory

In our experience, doctoral students who participated in this seminar become much more productive and more effective and have more fun while submitting their papers successfully.

Date Time
Thursday, 02.09.2021 09:45 - 11:15
Kick-off meeting where we discuss the basics of good academic writing, weekly meetings and rounds of feedback.
Students are expected to submit a 32-page working paper.
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