Strategy is not the consequence of planning; but the opposite: its starting point


- Henry Mintzberg -

To work towards accomplishments of its vision and mission, AIROD researchers pursue the following strategy:

Regular meetings

AIROD members usually meet every three weeks (on Mondays). The agenda varies, but typical topics are:

Regular research presentations

  • Presentation and discussion of group members’ research at various stages (from the early stage to almost finished papers or ideas for larger research projects).

Paper writing workshops

  • Paper writing workshops aim at collaborating to make group member’s papers better – either before conference presentations or prior to submitting to journals.
  • One paper is subject to constructive feedback during each workshop. The paper is distributed among the other group members: one person provides feedback on the introduction; another on the theory section; a third on the methodology section, etc.

General discussion of open (and future) calls

  • Sharing of information regarding potential openings.
  • Discussion of potential for collaboration on joint research proposals.


Members of AIROD are committed to:

Excel in research

  • Aim to publish their work in leading international business and management journals.
  • Participate in leading international conferences.
  • Collaborate with leading scholars within their respective fields.

Support young researchers

  • Mentor PhD and junior faculty both regarding teaching and research.
  • Help researchers connect with relevant people in their own network (either nationally or internationally).
  • Where relevant, invite PhD students to participate in current research projects.

Provide research-based teaching

  • Wherever relevant, AIROD members will integrate their own research (or that of colleagues) as part of the curricula.
  • Create a general awareness in students of how research is conducted.

Safeguard the practical relevance of its research projects

AIROD researchers strive to maintain close collaborations with external stakeholders, including private and public enterprises.   

These collaborations can take various forms:

  • Presentation of research results at company meetings, seminars, retreats, etc.
  • Data collection in enterprises.
  • Work on company-initiated projects – either through student projects or own research.
  • Use of company executives as visiting lecturers.