Handelns utvecklingsråd

Doctoral Colloquium

The doctoral colloquium will take place on 5 November 2024.

PhD students participate in the colloquium and the conference for a discounted price of 1 950 SEK.

More information about this event will follow.

Questions regarding the doctoral colloquium can be directed to NRWC2024@ism.lu.se.


Key dates

  • Deadline for submissions to doctoral colloquium: 1 September 2024.
  • Notifications of acceptance: 5 September 2024.
  • Deadline for registration: 1 October 2024.


How to apply

Five scholarships for doctoral students to attend NRWC 2024.
The Hakon Swenson Foundation has decided to offer five scholarships of 10,000 SEK each to enable PhD students specializing in retail and wholesale at universities and colleges to attend the Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference (NRWC) 2024 at Campus Helsingborg, Lund University in Sweden on 5th – 7th of November 2024.

The scholarship is intended to cover travel, accommodation and other costs related to participation in the conference.

We are happy to see applicants who are early in their PhD Studies and that you will present during the conference.

If you are interested, email your application to info@hakonswensonstiftelsen.se.
Deadline June 17th, 2024.
We will review all applications and select the five recipients.


Please include the following in your application:

  • The topic/areas of research of your PhD studies, which university you study at and how many years you have studied at doctoral level.
  • Your motivation to participate in the conference.
  • If you have attended NRWC before.
  • A letter of support from your supervisor.


NRWC Doctoral Workshop November 5th 2024

Welcome to a workshop for doctoral students! The overall aim of the workshop is to support the work of doctoral students in all phases of the doctoral education. The workshop is divided into two parts. The first part deals with questions related to ongoing dissertation work. Here doctoral students will give a presentation based on a work-in-progress paper, and identify current challenges or questions for discussion. Doctoral students will be, based on dissertation topic, divided into three groups led by a senior scholar that will facilitate discussion and provide feedback. The second part of the workshop considers the publication process for international, peer-reviewed journals in retailing and consumption. The objective of this part of the workshop is to discuss publishing strategies and paper writing as well as key issues in the review process. The discussion builds on questions submitted by the doctoral students.

To participate in the workshop, doctoral students need to submit an application consisting of a 2000-3000 word description of current work-in-progress and two questions related to the publication process, by email to NRWC2024@ism.lu.se by 1 September. Questions regarding the workshop can be directed to NRWC2024@ism.lu.se.

There is an opportunity to apply for a scholarship, funded by The Hakon Swenson Foundation, that covers costs related to the conference. For more information please visit: https://nrwa.se/nrwc-2024/doctoral-colloquium/


Outline of the workshop

09.30 Welcome and Coffee/fika

10.00 Part 1. Group discussions: Current challenges in the dissertation work process

12.00-13.30 Lunch break

13.30 Part 2. Questions and discussion about the publication process

15.00-15.30 Coffee/fika

15.30-16.00 Summing up and closing discussion

17:00- 19:00 Conference registration at The Town Hall of Helsingborg


Important dates:
September 1: Deadline for doctoral colloquium
September 5: Acceptance notification for doctoral colloquium
October 1: Deadline for registration
November 5: Doctoral colloquium
November 6-7: Conference


To register for the conference, please register here.



The information is available here in PDF format.