Centre for Service Management

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7 Dec 2017

CSM presents at Let's Talk About Service 2017

Thorsten at the LTAS workshop

Prof Thorsten Gruber, Director of CSM, was invited to present at the 6th Let’s Talk About Service  (LTAS) Workshop, hosted this year by the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

LTAS is a two-day event that aims at guiding young scholars (PhD students to early career academics), to develop academically rigorous service research to tackle business problems and to further inspire them through their PhD or early career journey. For this edition, a workshop with service companies was developed, in which each company suggested challenging emerging research topics. Business and academic mentors guided attendees in constructing a practice-driven academically rigorous research proposal.

Professor Gruber gave a  keynote speech on the topic of how to conduct academic research with companies.  He also acted as an academic coach for a group of early career academics who worked on a research proposal for a large Belgian financial institution.

Next year’s LTAS will be hosted by the University of Ghent, Belgium.