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Invitation to the 4-Day International Residential


Date: 15th to 18th December 2018
Venue: King Park Avenue Hotel, Bangkok

The International Residential PhD Research Competency Workshop jointly organized by European International University – Paris and EDS Business Academy Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s is a unique opportunity for PhD students and junior researchers to share knowledge, discuss a variety of topics, refine your research questions and shape your research proposal. In addition the workshops provide an excellent networking opportunity through all sorts of social events enabling future collaborations.

This 4-day doctoral research program will provide a state of the art in business and entrepreneurship research and a practical overview of some research tools and methodologies that are used in the research domains of business administration, entrepreneurship, marketing and supply chain. An overview of different research methodologies and their respective advantages and disadvantages will be presented and discussed. Basic principles will be illustrated by discussing journal articles and work in progress. The workshop is designed as such that a maximum of 15 students can participate in order to enhance interaction and group learning.

Each of the participants will be able to identify how his/her research topic fits into the overall methodological scenery. More specifically, the students will have the opportunity to develop their topic and make informed methodological decisions through interaction with experienced academics and peers.

The topic cover includes:
• Basic Choices in Research Design
• Qualitative and Case Study Research
• The Process of Quantitative Data Analysis
• Guidance on Research Proposal
• Findings and Discussion

Note: Hands-on exercises will be given during seminar whenever is appropriate.

The joint EIU-EDS Certificate of Achievement in Doctoral Research Competency Workshop will be awarded upon completion of the 4 days training workshop.

Residential Accommodation and Meal
For EIU PhD students, the fee for Residential Accommodation and Meal is USD490 and non PhD students is USD1,490-00 which cover the following costs:
• 5 days and 4 night hotel accommodation in twin sharing at King Park Avenue Hotel, Bangkok
• Breakfast and lunch provided during the 4 days research workshop
• Morning and afternoon coffee break provided
• Lecture guides, training materials, and stationery
• EIU – EDS Certificate of Achievement

Professor Dr. Premkumar
BBA (Mel), MBA (UUM), PhD (USM)

Professor Dr. Premkumar is one of the Asia’s leading Business Strategic and Supply Chain trainer and a renown Researcher with more than 20 years of hands-on-experience. He obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Supply Chain Management with University Science of Malaysia (USM) and Master Class BSC from Harvard University, USA. Currently, Dr. Prem is the President of Malaysia University of Science and Technology.

In academia, Dr. Prem has published over sixty research papers in international renown journals, conference proceedings and author of Research Methodology – Tools, Methods & Techniques book. A highly sought-after speaker in the field of SCM and business research, Dr. Prem is frequently invited to speak on SCM issues at international conferences in countries in USA, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Sudan, Riyadh, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Prior to academia, Dr. Prem was in Intel Technology as the Senior Manager responsible in Logistics and Supply Chain function. As an academician and consultant, Dr. Prem has vast experience in conducting workshop, training and consultancy programs in Business Research, Strategic Planning, Premium Execution, SCM and has contributed tremendously towards organizational effectiveness in the respective industry.

Among the Dr. Premkumar achievement:

• International PhD External Examiner
• Author of Social Science Research Methods: Make simple using quantitative approach, and Research Methodology: Tools, Methods & Techniques books.
• Successfully supervised more than 120 PhD candidates earned their doctorate degree
• Has published over sixty research papers in international renown journals and conference proceedings
• President of Malaysia University of Science and Technology


The European International University (EIU – Paris) is incorporated as an international private independent higher education / university education / post-secondary education provider with registered address at -66 Avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris.

The university focuses on delivering executive education to professionals across the globe, through its distance and blended learning modes of delivery and assessment for learning, while ensuring the development of highest quality of specific industry-related competencies in the fields of Business Management and Professional Teacher Education, through its international accreditation by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities, ASIC, U.K., which is a U.K. government recognized accreditation body.

ASIC, UK is an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).

EIU-Paris is a recognized vocational & professional training service provider in accordance to Article R.6351-6 of the French Employment Code, under the registration number: 11755784775, with the prefecture of the region of ILE-DE-FRANCE.

For further details on European International University, please visit www.eiu.ac


For further information and registration, please contact

Dato Dr. Ben Lee
President & Founder
EDS Business School
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Dr. Edward Roy Krishnan
European International University – Paris
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