The Ph.D in Business & Behavioural Sciences was born within the context of the latest behavioural and experimental shift that has revolutionized economics and management.
Set with an interdisciplinary approach, the Ph.D aims at giving students the opportunity to learn the founding elements – from an epistemic, theoretical and methodological point of view – of the behavioural sciences and of their application in all of the areas of business (economics, finance, management, accounting, marketing, leadership, organizational behaviour).
In the specific, as regards the ERC descriptors, the Ph.D combines two research fields:
- “The Human Mind and Its Complexity” (SH4: ¬¨ Cognitive science, psychology, linguistics & philosophy)
- “Individuals, Markets and Organizations” Area (SH1: ¬¨ Economics, finance & management)¨.
The PhD program in Business and Behavioural Sciences includes two types of courses:
Methodologies and Tools:
– Organizing a research paper and writing the doctoral dissertation
– Management of databases, research tools, and bibliographic references
– Observational, cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental design
– Econometric and statistical methods for research and software for data analysis
– Scientific dissemination, open science, design, Enhancement of research and intellectual property
An overview of the scientific fields of the Ph.D
- First year: all students are expected to do the teaching activities. At the end of the first year, the doctoral student is expected to be able to submit his or her research proposal.1. First year: students are expected to attend all teaching activities. At the end of the first year, the doctoral student is expected to be able to submit his or her research proposal.
- Second year: by the end of the second year, all students are expected to have produced at least one paper on the research carried out. At the same time, they are to be asked to submit a second research proposal.
- Third year: by the end of the third year all students are expected to have produced at least three papers-published or under submission/evaluation. The doctoral course concludes with the writing and discussion of a paper presenting the research activities in their entirety.
The Department of Neurosciences and Imaging sponsors a variety of seminars for the presentation and discussion of current research in Business and Behavioural Sciences.
Speakers include faculty and doctoral students from the University of Chieti-Pescara and other Universities.
These seminars comprise an essential element of the PhD program, and students at all stages of the program are encouraged to participate.