Joint Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business

Joint Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business

Academic year 2018-2019

General information

General data

Name
Joint Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business
Centre/s
School of doctoral studies
Indicative number of places
25
Number of registered students
Official enrolment data
Other information
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Presentation

Why a Doctoral degree in Law, Economics and Business?

Studies included in the doctoral programme in Law, Economics and Business:

  • they offer high quality research training to enable participants to undertake a career in research and/or teaching in academic institutions, research centres, higher education schools, businesses, consultancy firms and/or government organisations;
  • they enable the development of research skills that ensure students are able to coordinate and undertake the research itself;
  • they generate new knowledge, both in basic and applied research, and
  • they invigorate the research activity in the fields of law, economics and business.

Why study in Girona or Vic

  • Although Girona and Vic are relatively small Universities, the Doctoral Programme enjoys the collaboration of nationally and internationally recognised research groups.
  • Because the Departments of Law, Economics and Business are small, doctoral students receive individual and personalised supervision.
  • With respect to the quality of life in all towns with over 10,000 inhabitants in Spain, Girona and Vic are among the top 50.
  • The joint programme in Law, Economics and Business enables doctoral students to approach questions from different perspectives if they deem it appropriate.

 skills developed by students on the Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business

  • The systematic understanding of the field of study and mastery of the research skills and methods related to law, economics and business.
  • The capacity to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial research or creation process.
  • Capacity to contribute to expanding the borders of knowledge through original research.
  • The capacity to conduct a critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas
  • Capacity to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general, in the field of tourism, law and business, in the languages habitually used among the international scientific community.
  • Capacity to foster, in academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social or cultural advances in a knowledge-based society.

Learning objectives

Studies included in the Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business are geared towards training researchers in lines of research within the relevant fields of knowledge of the UdG and the UVic in accordance with the following general objectives:

  • advanced training of high-quality researchers in the fields of knowledge of the UdG and the UVic;
  • the generation and dissemination of new knowledge, both in basic and applied research, and
  • invigoration of the research activity in the fields of law, economics and business.

Lines of research

1. Judicial process and complementary or alternative means of conflict resolution

Research: Centre for Advanced Studies on Process and Justice, (CEAPJ); Current Questions of Procedural Law

Directors:  Dr M. Teresa Armenta Ten Dr Guillem Ormazábal Sánchez Dr Susanna Oromí Vall·llovera, Dr Sílvia Pereira Puigvert

Contact: Dr. Susanna Oromí Vall·llovera

2. The challenges of Public Law in the 21st century

3. Politics, Institutions and Public Policies

Research: Political Science Research Group

Directors: Dr. Salvador Martí Puig, Dr. Gemma Ubasart González

Contact: Dr. Gemma Ubasart González

4. European and comparative Private law: Civil liability law, contract law and family law

Research: Institute of European and Comparative Private Law

Directors: Dr. Miquel Martín Casals, Dr. Jordi Ribot Igualada, Dr. Josep Solé Feliu, Dr. Albert Ruda González

Contact: Dr. Miquel Martín Casals

5. Historical and philosophical analysis of Law

6. The evolution of Employment Law, Commercial Law and immigration in the EU and Spain

7. Economic and Business Analysis

8. Enterprise, accounting and finance

9. Business organisation

Research: Advanced Research Group for Business Dynamics and the Impact of New Technologies on Organizations. GRADIENT ; Chair family business chamber

Directors: Dr Martí Casadesús Fa, Dr M. Pilar Marquès Gou Dr Anna Arbussà Reixach, Dr Núria Arimany Serrat (*), Dr Elisenda Tarrats-Pons (*)

Contact: Dr. Anna Arbussà Reixach

10. Management and innovation in production systems

Research: Department of Organisation, Business Management and Product Design ; Chair of Occupational Safety and Health ; Process, Product and Production Engineering Research Group. Grec

Directors: Dr. Rudi de Castro Vila, Dr. Joaquim de Ciurana Gay, Dr. Josep Llach Pagès, Dr. Gerusa Giménez Leal, Dr. Núria Mancebo Fernández, Dr. Xavier Ferràs Hernández (*), Dr. Petra Nylund (*)

Contact: Dr. Josep Llach Pagès

11. Knowledge management and innovation

Research: Organisational networks, innovation and development of tourism strategies and tourist products (ONIT) ; Department of Organisation, Business Management and Product Design; Group of Analysis of the Reception of Audiovisual Screens - ARPA

Directors: Dr. Jaume Guia JulveDr. Andrea BikfalviDr. Josep Llach PagèsDr. Maria del Carmen Echazarreta Soler (Specialising in Communication, Advertising and Public Relations) , Dr. Xavier Ferràs Hernández (*), Dr. Petra Nylund (*)

Contact: Dr. Andrea Bikfalvi

12. Quantitative methods in research for economics and business

Research: Statistics, Econometrics and Health Research Group (GRECS)

Directors: Dr M. Antònia Barceló Rado, Dr Germà Coenders Gallart, Dr Marc Sáez Zafra, Dr M. Carme Saurina Canals, Dr Lluís Coromina Soler, Dr Laura Vall-llosera Casanovas, Dr Gemma Renart Vicens, Dr Joan Carles Martori Cañas (*), Dr Ramon Oller Piqué (*), Dr Josep Lluís García Domingo (*), Dr Rafa Madariaga Sánchez (*)

Contact: Dr. Germà Coenders Gallart

(*) University of Vic

(**) University of Lleida

Additional requirements

The regulations governing the teaching programmes of doctoral degrees at the University of Girona establish that the Academic Committees of each doctoral programme may establish requirements additional to those set out by the School of Doctoral Studies in the following cases:

  1. The Academic Committees will be able to establish requirements and criteria in addition to those provided for in article 3 for the selection and admission of students to the corresponding doctoral programme.
  2. The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme may establish additional requirements for becoming a thesis tutor.
  3. The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme may establish additional requirements for becoming a thesis director.
  4. The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme will be able to establish additional requirements for the authorisation to present a thesis in the form of compendium of publications.
  5. The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme may establish additional requirements for becoming a member of the thesis tribunal.
  6. The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme may establish additional requirements to award the mention "cum laude".

Access

The Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business is governed by Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, that establishes the organisation of official doctoral studies programmes. The access requirements are those set out in this Royal Decree and which can be consulted at the following web address www.udg.edu/doctorat/acces.

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The Doctoral Programme in Law Economics and Business (DEE) organises a seminar for its doctoral students. The doctoral students have the possibility of presenting either their research project or the status of the research project which is already under way. Following this there will be a discussion with the attendees of the seminar and the members of the Academic Committee of the Law, Economics and Business programme. The seminar is open to all teachers at the UdG and to all the doctoral students on the Law, Economics and Business programme. The participation of the students is voluntary, except in the cases referred to in point two of the following paragraph. The seminars will be organised yearly at the end of each academic year.

The organisation of these seminars has two purposes:

  • On the one hand, to give general academic support to doctoral students.
  • On the other hand, students who ask for an extension in order to enrol on the fourth or fifth year of their doctoral studies (full-time students) or on the sixth or seventh year (part-time students) must present the status of their research at the seminar. In these circumstance, where an extension is requested, a written presentation is not considered to be sufficient. Instead, it needs to be accompanied by an oral presentation at the aforementioned seminar. This not only enables the doctoral student to receive external feedback on their work, it also provides the Academic Committee with information on which to base their decision with regard to the requested extension.  Alternatively, doctoral students can provide evidence of having presented the status of their work at some other seminar organised by a department, by a research institute, by a research group or by a faculty of the UdG. 

Admission criteria

Report by a researcher from the doctoral programme who is willing to undertake the direction or co-direction of the thesis, on the suitability of the applicant in terms of their previous education and the suitability of their research project.

In their appraisal of the candidates, the Academic Committee of the doctoral degree will also take the following aspects into account:

  • Academic record: 60%
  • Professional experience and knowledge of languages: 30%
  • Motivation and extent to which the project is aligned with one of the lines of research that make up the programme: 10%

Theses

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Compulsory training for doctoral students

Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business

Mandatory education: 20 hours of cross-disciplinary education to be chosen from among the courses offered by the School of Doctoral Studies.

The Academic Committee considers it highly advisable to attend one of the lectures in the Programme of Lectures on Publication Policy and Practice, such as "Producing a thesis in the field of Economics and Business: what? How? Why?" or "Publishing research in the field of Legal Sciences"

It is also recommended that they attend some of the courses in the Communication and Dissemination of Research block, such as "Defining, Writing and publishing doctoral works on Economics and Business" or "Writing and Publishing a doctoral thesis on Law". 

All the courses offered on the doctoral programme in this link

 

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Requirements for presenting the thesis as a compendium of publications

Option 1) Minimum of 3 articles, of which one must be published or accepted for publication in a journal from the first or second quartile of the JCR-WOS or the SCOPUS.

Option 2) Minimum of 3 articles, of which two must be published or accepted for publication in a journal from any quartile of the JCR-WOS or the SCOPUS, or the two first quartiles of the IN-RECS, INRECJ or ERIH, or the Latindex catalogue (30/33 for printed journals and 32/36 for electronic journals).