PhD Program

When preparing for their doctoral research, PhD students are required to attend all of the courses and activities included in the programme of the Paris-Dauphine Doctoral School of Management. 
The presence of visiting professors may open up the opportunity of ad hoc training for the students of Edogest.

In 1st year (D1), the PhD programme includes cross-disciplinary elementary courses focusing on the epistemology and methodology of management research.
In 2nd year (D2), PhD students are asked to choose a research seminar in connection with their thesis subject, either at Paris-Dauphine University within the framework of existing Research Master’s programmes, or in other universities/institutions.
The 3rd year (D3) is devoted to thesis writing.


Objectives of the PhD Programme

Edogest proposes a real PhD programme whose purpose is to:

  • Strengthen support to PhD students and improve their works, as much in terms of quality as of completion time
  • Develop the publications of PhD students during the thesis preparation process.


Content of the PhD Programme

The PhD programme consists of a common-core syllabus (D1), a specialisation seminar (D2), a research work status seminar (D1, D2, D3), as well as an optional writing workshop (D2, D3).


First-Year Programme (D1)

Common-core syllabus (100 hours)
Epistemology & Research Design (30 hours):
Coordinator: Prof. Anne PEZET – 14th-18th January 2008
Epistemology of Action, Research Practices, Research Design…
Qualitative Methods (30 hours):
Coordinator: Prof. Pierre ROMELAER – 17th-21st March 2008
Overview of Qualitative Methods, Historical Research Methods, Semiotic Methods, Interview Dynamics, Co-Constructed Interview, Ethnographical Methods & Life Narrative, Focus Group, Content Analysis in the Construction of Research, Action Research.
Quantitative Methods (30 hours):
Coordinator: Prof. Denis DARPY – 8th-9th April 2008 – 3rd, 4th & 5th June 2008
Quantitative Research Design, Anova & Experimentation, Measurement Scales, Test of Mediator & Moderator Variables, Use of Situations in Management Science, Structural Models & PLS, Event Analysis Method, Logistic Regression.
4 compulsory seminars per course option (possible exemption for those students who already attended these seminars).

Marketing & Strategy:
•      Marketing Theory
•      Consumer Behaviour
•      Strategic Management II
•      Strategic Marketing II
Students are required to choose three courses among the following core subjects:
•      Mathematical Finance & Arbitrage Theory
•      Asset Management
•      Financial Econometrics
•      Corporate Finance
As well as one seminar among the following:
•      Market Microstructure
•      Financial Markets & the Macro-Economy
•      Empirical & Behavioural Corporate Finance
•      Auditing Concepts
•      Financial Accounting Research Trends
•      Audit Research Trends
•      Accounting History
Human Resources Organisation/Management:
•      Organisational Theories
•      Business Policy Theoretical Bases
•      Social Science & General Management
•      Systems Theory & Information Systems
Information Systems:
•      Management & Information Technology 
•      Design Research
•      Information System & ICT Research
•      Strategy & ICT Research


Second-Year Programme (D2)

Optional Seminar (20 hours)
Upon the thesis supervisor’s opinion, PhD students are required to choose one among the range of existing Paris-Dauphine 2nd-year Research Master’s seminars (cf. the eight proposed 2nd-year Research Master’s programmes). This seminar must satisfy the PhD students’ specialisation needs in epistemological, methodological, or thematic terms.
Examples: Game Theory, Industrial Economics, Social Network Analyses, Behavioural Decision Theory, Corporate Finance, Sociology of Innovation, Cross-Cultural Management, Information Systems, etc.
These seminars may also be attended in other universities or institutions (EHESS, Insead, Paris X…).


D1, D2, D3

Research Work Status Seminars
During their thesis years, PhD students are required to attend these compulsory seminars organised by the research laboratories to which they belong.

At least once a year during their course of study, PhD students will be asked to present the progress of their work in front of two professors from their research centre (among whom their thesis supervisor). PhD students may further consult “resource” persons (in Econometrics, Data Analysis, Scales, Qualitative Methods) within the framework of their research work.


D2, D3

Writing workshop (optional)
This non-compulsory seminar is open to all PhD students and teachers/researchers of “Dauphine Recherche en Management” and Edogest who wish to progress in the publication of contributions in peer-reviewed journals (cf. next page/“writing workshops”).

Modes of Assessment

The PhD students’ regular attendance at each seminar is controlled and assessed on a “pass or fail” basis. Students will obtain their PhD provided they have attended all compulsory doctoral seminars.
1.    As regards the common-core syllabus (D1), three weeks are successively reserved in January, March and May, during the first year of thesis work, with the possible intervention of English-speaking visiting professors. The optional seminar (D2) follows the schedule of the various Research Master’s programmes concerned.  
2.   Research work status seminars (D1, D2, D3) are organised by each research centre.