Medici Summer School


Medici Summer School

The Medici Summer School is designed to promote doctoral education and research in management studies and contribute to the development of enlightened practice in the management of business organizations. The Summer School advocates a special focus on cross-fertilizing research across North American and European traditions. It is a unique educational program for qualified doctoral students interacting with thought leaders in the management field who have shared their knowledge and wisdom on frontier research topics.

In terms of structure, the Medici School combines lectures and research seminars by prominent international scholars with an active engagement of participant students. Every day of the one-week program is scheduled to end with the presentation of students’ work related to the topic of the School, with a panel of senior faculty providing feedback. There is no fee to participate. Selected candidates are fully covered in their accommodation expenses provided that they stay the full week. The students are only responsible for their transportation costs.

The Medici Summer School is usually held in Florence in the first week of June. In 2014, the Medici Summer School will be held for the 6th time.  In previous editions, the schools welcomed about 125 students from several countries (including the United States, the UK, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Canada), coming from some of the best Ph.D. programs in the world (including HEC Paris, NYU, Bologna, Cambridge, Michigan, Wharton, to name a few).

Click on the links below to access detailed information on each edition of the school:

NEW 6th edition, 2014 Deviance and deviants in Organizational Research

5th edition, 2013 Internationalization strategies old questions, new contexts

4th edition, 2012 “Creativity, Status, and Legitimation”

3th edition of the Medici Summer School June 5-10, 2011

2nd edition, 2010, Managing Rare Events and Learning from the Unexpected

1st edition, 2009 – Categories and Identities in Markets Industries

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