Dr Rob Dekkers delivers IFPR Doctoral Workshop at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dr Rob Dekkers delivers IFPR Doctoral Workshop at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Issued: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:32:00 BST

IFPR Doctoral Workshop

The International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR) recently held their regional AEME (Africa, Europe and Middle-East) conference at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  By bringing together worldwide talented academics the conference encourages the exchange of valuable opinions and contributions among researchers of production systems and processes.

Dr Rob Dekkers, Reader in Industrial Management at the Adam Smith Business School, delivered the IFPR Doctoral Workshop at this year’s event of which he is convenor.  The workshop invited 15 doctoral participants from Morocco, Romania and the UK to follow an intense training programme for three days under the guidance of renowned researchers from around the world who included Professor Bopaya Bidanda, University of Pittsburgh; Professor Anthony Chiu, De La Salle University; Dr Erkan Kabak, Izmir University of Economics; and Professor Veli-Matti Virolainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology.  During the event the PhD students acquired the knowledge and practical skills needed to identify and undertake a research project from objectives through to how to analyse results to defending their theses in the viva voce.  The workshop also provided the students with advice on preparation, drafting and publication in journals with high international visibility of research results and how to transfer them to industry.

Whilst attending the conference Dr Dekkers also gave a keynote entitled ‘Capturing the Dynamics of Production Networks: What’s (Theoretical) Evolutionary Biology Go to Do with It?’  Dr Dekkers discussed both theoretical and practical aspects of collaborative manufacturing networks and the popularisation of networked innovation. 

During the conference Mohammed Aldossary, Adam Smith Business School PhD student, was announced as the winner of the Best Young Researcher award. 

The Adam Smith Business School are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the IFPR annual conference in 2018.

For further information please contact Emma Ferrier: business-marketing@glasgow.ac.uk

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