Submission of PhD proposals is now closed and PhD students have received notifiaction.

The aim of the IMP Doctoral Colloquium is to create a forum for in-depth, informal discussions between PhD students interested in the IMP approach and experienced IMP researchers. The Colloquium is organized by Nina Hasche and Catherine Sutton-Brady.

New for next year’s Colloquium in Örebro is that the reduced fee paid by PhD students also allows them to submit a paper for presentation at the main conference, giving you the added opportunity of additional feedback from conference attendees.

About the Doctoral Colloquium

PhD students’ proposal presentations and discussions will take place in small groups comprising of four students, with two senior researchers assigned as discussants to each student. Students will have 30 minutes to present their work with 30 minutes for feedback and discussion. This Colloquium is unique in the fact that you get an hour dedicated to your research, an opportunity you should not miss.

If your paper proposal was accepted you will be required to submit a full proposal (up to 20 pages) by June 1st 2020 to Nina Hasche (nina.hasche @ This proposal will be reviewed by the discussants assigned to your session and feedback will be provided at the Colloquium.

 All submissions of full paper proposals should include the following aspects:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction (outlining the project, the research area and research question)
  • Literature /theory
  • Methodology
  • Description of the empirical study (or the planned study)
  • Provisional analysis of the empirical study
  • Discussion

Submit a full version of your PhD proposal

Please note: At City Hotel Örebro, additional rooms are reserved already from August 31, 2020 for the duration of the doctoral colloquium as well as the main conference.
See “
Accommodation” for more information.

Conference and Doctoral Colloquium Organising Committee

Nina Hasche

Assistant Professor – Örebro University School of Business

Nina Hasche is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in Örebro University School of Business. Her research focus on change and development processes in business relationships and networks, with recent projects looking at business collaborations and the creation of trust, value and legitimacy. Her research has been published in outlets such as Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, IMP Journal, European Journal of Innovation Management, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Catherine Sutton-Brady

Associate Professor – The University of Sydney Business School

Catherine Sutton-Brady is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the University of Sydney. She holds a PhD from Western Sydney University and her research interests lie in the area of business-to-business marketing especially focussing on relationships and networks. Her current research focuses on relationship dynamics. She has published in these areas as well as in the area of higher education and assessment. Her research has been published in outlets such as Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, and Journal of Marketing Education.