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    9th Nordic Workshop on Relationship Dynamics - NoRD2016

    September 28-30, 2016

    The NoRD2016 organizers invite submissions to the 9th Nordic Workshop on Relationship Dynamics. NoRD workshops are open to all researchers in the areas of Marketing and Management (or related areas); the ‘Nordic’ title simply refers to the locations and people organizing the workshops.

    NoRD focuses on dynamics in buyer-seller relationships (both b-to-c and b-to-b relationships). As a concept, relationship dynamics refers to any type of changes taking place in relationships; their beginnings, their ups and downs, their endings, including ongoing efforts to stabilize relationships.

    The main purpose of the workshop is to give researchers at all levels (i.e. from doctoral students to professors) interested in the field of relationship dynamics an opportunity to present, discuss, and develop their research. An important feature of NoRD is that the papers to be presented will be made available to the participants a week before the workshop. At NoRD, each participant (and paper) will benefit from quite extensive comments from two discussants (who have read the paper in advance) as well as other participants during 45 minutes presentation/discussion slot. NoRD appreciates all kinds of papers related to the relationship dynamics theme, conceptual explorations, empirical studies, and literature reviews. NoRD welcomes papers that are nearly there, but still need some help to jump over a journal publication threshold and in particular work-in-progress papers. The fundamental purpose of participating is not so much to present findings from concluded studies, but rather to embrace, contribute to and benefit from a complex research topic and to get help and new ideas and inspiration.

    In addition, to enhance co-operation and dissemination of ideas, NoRD includes teamwork on specific themes that are of current interest (suggestions will be invited beforehand). The goal is to generate new research themes and build research links around the challenging field of relationship dynamics. To guarantee fruitful, constructive, and personal interaction, the number of participants is restricted to about 25 persons.

    More about NoRD at Marketing Theory and NoRD pages:

    Deadlines for submissions

    • Submission of abstracts (1-3 pages) 6th June (earlier submissions are also welcome)


    • Notification of acceptance before 20th June

    • Final registration 19th August

    • Final paper submission 14th September

    Workshop venue, organizer and fee

    The workshop will be co-hosted by Pori Unit of Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, Finland and Hanken, Helsinki. It will take place in beautiful premises near Pori at Ahlström manor, Noormarkku

    It is assumed that participants will stay at the workshop venue during the workshop. The aim is to keep the workshop fee as low as possible (more information will be provided at a later stage), usually less than 100 euros (including meals & coffees, etc.). The accommodation; single rooms 190 €/2 nights, shared rooms (2 persons) 90 €/2 nights.

    NoRD Scientific committee

    • Professor Jaana Tähtinen, Turku School of Economics, Pori Unit

    • Professor Maria Holmlund, Hanken School of Economics, Finland

    The above mentioned are the NoRD2016 chairs,

    • Professor Bo Edvardsson, CTF, Karlstad University, Sweden

    • Associate Professor Debbie Harrison, Norwegian Business School, BI, Oslo, Norway

    • Professor Virpi Havila, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

    • Professor Tore Strandvik, Hanken School of Economics, Finland

    You are warmly welcome to attend NoRD2016!

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