CAPRI, 10 – 14 SEPTEMBER, 2018




The AIDEA Capri Summer School was born on the impulse of Italian Academy of Business Administration and Management to foster knowledge and methodologies among young scholars settling a challenging and stimulating context in one of most charming places in the world: The Island of Capri.

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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.


Lectures will cover epistemological issues, data collection methods and analytic techniques such as content and discourse analysis

Admission Criteria

Admission will be on a competitive basis. About 25 participants will be admitted: in addition to overall quality of content, factors such as position within the doctoral process and institutional representation will be taken into account.


The course was good, the faculty even better, and the candidates the best. My research will involve a lot of qualitative methods, and my past life as an engineer has been thoroughly number driven so it was a great few days for me to learn and understand perspectives from a qualitative lens. The group work was helpful in understanding other people's research projects and methods, but more importantly it gave me a few good pointers that I plan to use in my own research. The opportunity to build a network, with all the participants and faculty, is an intangible that has huge potential. Overall, a great initiative I hope the summer school is a regular fixture in the academic calendar! Great job!

Rupin Jeremiah

Capri Summer School has been a very nice opportunity to create network with international colleagues and be in contact with a "first level" international Faculty in a wonderful and unforgettable place. A perfect context to share research proposals and create new ideas!

Andrea Tomo

I really enjoyed the II edition of Capri Summer School. The subjects of the lessons were very interesting and all the Professors offered us a lot of triggers for stimulating discussions. During the stage period I had the chance to get in touch with students from around the world and to exchange opinions about research themes. I think it was a very formative and useful experience.

Maria Grazia Pirozzi

Participation at Aidea Summer School has been a challenging experience. The lectures held by internationally renowned professors from the best European universities allowed me to explore the concepts of research methodology in management studies. The International context has proved being an amazing place where to exchange ideas and opinions

Ewa Wankowicz

The Capri Summer School was a wonderful experience. Not only is it in a fantastic location, but the programme was very rigorous, and the academic staff were inspirational. I feel that the course was incredibly useful for me, it has certainly helped me to develop and clarify my thinking around methodological issues that I will face as part of my PhD, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone else who is using qualitative research methods.

Natalie Wilmot

Capri Aidea Summer School offers an unique experience in different ways.It enables participants to get new insights and understand different perspectives in a relaxed atmosphere, which is very helpful at the beginning of the career. Nevertheless, also the timing in September is great, and the venue itself is fantastic, as Capri is one of the most beautiful parts of the world, definitively worth visiting and Villa Orlandi offers an amazing view over the area. I am thankful to get the possibility to join the Aidea Capri Summer School 2014, and wish the organizers all the best in fulfilling the mission of the Capri Summer School in years to come.

Barbara Grah

My experience at the AIDEA Capri Summer school has been amazing. It has been both academically enriching and personally rewarding. The school has greatly extended the breadth of my knowledge on qualitative studies and has provided me a chance to interact and discuss my research with academics from different Universities. In addition, the range of social activities offered by the Summer school and the isle of Capri has been astounding. Therefore, I would recommend the AIDEA Capri Summer school wholeheartedly to any management scholar that is looking for a great learning experience while enjoying an international and relaxing environment with plenty to do and see.

Sara Saggese

Thanks to a faculty that was very knowledgeable, responsive and inspiring, the summer school was a rewardinging experience for all participants, regardless of how far we had come in our research process. The lectures and group sessions contributed both to a deeper understanding of qualitative research in general and to each and everyone's own thesis work. Discussions continued until long after lecture hours, as we all gathered for mingles and dinners in the lovely September nights of Capri.

Hanna Niklasson

The Capri Summer School has been an excellent experience for me. The programme was interesting and the issues discussed during the lectures are key for Ph.D. students. The internationality of the class and the group works contribute immediately to build a cross-cultural knowledge, indeed a lot can be learnt besides the inspiring content of the lectures. Another bright side, which cannot be ignored, is that you are able to learn in a wonderful place as Capri. In a nutshell, I'm happy that I had the opportunity to participate to the second edition of the School and I can only recommend it to other prospective applicants.

Silvia Ferramosca

The Venue

Villa Orlandi welcomes you.

The summer school will be held on the island of Capri at Villa Orlandi, a seventeenth century villa restored 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. The venue is open only to admitted participants.

How to apply

Potential applicants are invited to submit a single PDF file consisting of:

  • 1. A 4-page extended abstract of their thesis project/research idea. Clearly specifying:
    • Originality and importance of their intended topic;
    • Contribution of the work (expected);
    • Methodological perspectives or epistemological positions they would think as useful to discuss
      during the summer school;
  • 2. CV;
  • 3. A letter of recommendation from the primary dissertation advisor/leading member of the research group of the applicant;

Seats are limited to 30 selected submissions. All materials should be sent as a single PDF file by 2nd May 2018. An email receipt of the letter will be sent to acknowledge submissions.
Fees will be limited to Euro 430,00 for each participant (not including transport, accommodation and the social event).

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The Faculty

Excellence of research

This international summer school is supported by a number of leading faculty members belonging to a network of both promoting and external universities. Among those who have already confirmed their availability, there are seven world-wide excellence of research.

Hugh Willmott

Hugh Willmott

Professor of Management and Organization Studies at Cass Business School

Gazi Islam

Gazi Islam

Associate Professor of Business Administration at Grenoble Ecole de Management

Emma Bell

Emma Bell

Professor of Organization Studies at the Open University.

Afshin Mehrpouya

Afshin Mehrpouya

Associate Professor of Accounting and Management Control at HEC Paris.

Marie Laure Djelic

Marie Laure Djelic

Professor of Management at SciencesPo.

Patrizia Zanoni

Patrizia Zanoni

Professor of Organization Studies at Hasselt University

Roberto Di Pietra

Roberto Di Pietra

Full professor in Business Administration at the Department of Business and Law, University of Siena, Italy.

Mirjam Werner

Mirjam Werner

Assistant professor at Department Business-Society Management Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University.

Staffan Furusten

Staffan Furusten

Associate Professor in management at Stockholm School of Economics, and the Director of Score (Stockholm Centre for Organizational Studies).

Marcos Barros

Marcos Barros

Professor of Organization Studies at Grenoble École de Management, France.

Rebecca Piekkari

Rebecca Piekkari

Professor of International Business at Aalto University, School of Business, Finland.

Ismael Al-Amoudi

Ismael Al-Amoudi

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Organisational Studies at Cardiff Business School.

Amanda Peticca Harris

Amanda Peticca Harris

Associate Professor to department People, Organizations and Society.

Mette Zølner

Mette Zølner

Associate Professor, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School.

Gillian Symon

Gillian Symon

Professor of Organization Studies at the Department of Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management at Royal Holloway.

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Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee at Department of Economics Management and Institutions, University of Naples Federico II

Riccardo Mercurio

Gianluigi Mangia (chair)

Riccardo Viganò

Lorenzo Mercurio

Stefano Consiglio

Paolo Canonico

Andrea Tomo

School Secretariat

Please, for more information refer to the School Secretariat


+39 0812302417


Regione Campania, Comune di Capri, Comune di Anacapri


Compagnia di San Paolo, ARFAEM, Banco di Napoli Spa, Kimbo,