Associazione Italiana di Organizzazione Aziendale

Capri Summer School – VIII Edition

12-16 September 2022

Call for Participation


Capri Summer School was born on the impulse of AIDEA (the Italian Academy of Business Administration and
Management). The overall aim of the summer school is to enhance participants’ research capabilities.

Capri Summer School provides a chance for doctoral students and early career researchers to develop their understanding of research methods in management studies, benefiting from an interdisciplinary setting, under
the guidance of a panel of internationally renowned scholars.

The school is organized by the University of Naples Federico II and is proudly in partnership with the British
Academy of Management (BAM), the Italian Academy of Business Administration and Management (AIDEA), and the University of Salerno.

Audience and Method

The course is aimed at doctoral students and early stage researchers in the areas of management, interested in
qualitative studies of accounting, management, finance, organization, etc. Candidates who are developing interesting ideas but who still have time to be influenced by participation in the summer school will receive the
strongest consideration. Admission will be on a competitive basis.

About 30 participants will be admitted: in addition to overall quality of content, factors such as position with in the doctoral process and institutional representation will be taken into account. Participants will be selected by the faculty together with the organizing committee. Lectures will cover epistemological issues, data collection methods and analytic techniques such as content and discourse analysis.


The summer school will be held on the Island of Capri at Villa Orlandi, a seventeenth century villa re-stored by the University of Napoli Federico II. The Villa, surrounded by a nice park, is particularly suited for study and includes all essential facilities. Over ten desks equipped with PCs and Internet connections are available. We also collaborate with the wonderful venue of Villa San Michele – Axel Munthe. Procedures to ensure a safe event due to Covid-19 restrictions (green pass and social distancing) will be guaranteed.

How to apply

Applicants are invited to submit a single PDF file consisting of:

  • A4-page extended abstract of their thesis project/research idea. Clearly specifying:
    a) Originality and importance of their intended topic;
    b) Contribution of the work (expected);
    c) Methodological perspectives or epistemological positions they would think as useful to discuss during the summer school.
  • CV;
  • A motivation letter explaining the reasons behind the application.

All materials should be sent as a single PDF file by 2nd May 2022. An email receipt of the letter will be sent to
acknowledge submissions.
Fees will be limited to Euro 460,00 for each participant (not including transports and accommodation).
Apply online at:


• Hugh Willmott (chair), Cardiff Business School and Bayes Business School
• Staffan Furusten, Stockholm University & SCORE
• Marie-Laure Salles, Graduate Institute Geneve
• Afshin Mehrpouya, University of Edinburgh
• Gazi Islam, Grenoble Ecole de Management
• Roberto Di Pietra, University of Siena
• Patrizia Zanoni, Hasselt University
• Rebecca Piekkari, Aalto University
• Ismael Al-Amoudi, Grenoble Ecole de Management
• Marcos Barros, Grenoble Ecole de Management

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