PhD Workshop theme

The theme of the PhD workshop at the conference in June will be:

Abstracts, the trick of the trade

A detailed program will be presented in mid January 2017.

Revised submission date for paper draft 1

Revised submission date is now December 16th.

When submitting via Easychair, do it as submission 2 and use the number you got when you submitted your abstract 🙂

Practical info will be posted in first week of January.

For those attendees that are PhD candidates/students. There is a PhD workshop on June 12th, 10.00-17.00. This is free and includes coffee/lunch. Information will be posted in the beginning of 2017.

Revised dates for 9th conference!

The 9th Nordic conference has a new timeline. We encourage submissions to this event. See you in Göteborg, Sweden!

23 September, abstract submission
14 October, notification of abstracts
02 December, submission 1 paper draft

25 January, review 1 decision
10 March, submission 2 revised paper
07 April, review 2 and final decision
19 April, submission final paper
13-14 June Conference

Call for Papers: Revised paper deadlines for 9th Nordic Conference

The 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation will take place at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, June 13-14, 2017.

A new outline of important dates can be found in the attached folder or below. Please note that the deadlines for submission of abstracts and draft papers have been changed:

Important dates
9 September 2016 abstract submission
27 September 2016 notification of abstracts
28 October 2016 submission 1 paper draft
28 November 2016 review 1 decision
20 December 2016 submission 2 revised paper
25 January 2017 review 2 decision
13 March 2017 submission final paper
13-14 June 2017 Conference

9thNordic – Call for papers

Presentation by Stephen Fox at CREON PhD workshop May 30, 2016

What kind of research are you doingIn conjunction with the CIB World Building Congress 2016 in Tampere, Finland, CREON hosted a PhD workshop on the topic “What kind of research are you doing? The workshop was intended for PhD students in construction management and related fields, and others who have ongoing research they want to discuss.

The workshop was attended by more than 20 students and supervisors, and Stephen Fox from VTT gave a presentation that can be downloaded here: What kind of research are you doing.

The details:

  • Date: May 30, 2016
  • Time: 1315
  • Location: Tampere Hall, Sonaatti 1.
  • Address: Yliopistonkatu 55, Tampere, Finland
  • Topic: What kind of research are you doing?

The programme:

  • Welcome
  • Each participant gives a two minutes summary of their PhD research
  • Scientific research presentation.
  • Examples of formulating and testing conceptual frameworks, research questions, propositions, and hypotheses.
  • Wrap up.

CREON PhD workshop May 30 at the CIB2016 conference in Tampere


The workshop is intended for PhD students in construction management and related fields, and others who have ongoing research they want to discuss. The workshop is organized by CREON and the CIB World Building Congress 2016. CREON is a network of Construction Researchers on Economics and Organisation in the Nordic region.

Note that the workshop is by no means limited to participants or topics related to the Nordic countries. All construction management researches are welcome. Note that supervisors and others are very welcome to participate in the work shop, in addition to PhD candidates.

PhD work shop in Construction Management Monday May 30, at 13:15.

Location: Tampere Hall.

Topic: What kind of research are you doing?

Availability: limited to 50 participants, based on time of registration.

Price: Free of charge



Award winners at 8th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation 2015

Award winners at 8th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation 2015

Winner of the best paper award:

Christoph Merschbrock and Alejandro Figueres-Munoz, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway with the paper: Circumventing Obstacles in Digital Construction Design – A Workaround Theory Perspective.

regular paper

Winners of best doctoral paper award:

Janni Tjell and Petra M. Bosch-Sijtsema, Chalmers University of Technology with the paper: Visual Management in Mid-sized Construction Design Projects

doctoral paper

We congratulate the winners, pictured with Chairman of CREON, Kalle Kähkonen (right) and Brian Atkin (left).

The papers are published in Procedia Economics and Finance, 2015 (Vol. 21).

PhD workshop confirmed

We are pleased to announce that the 8th Nordic conference on Construction Economics and Organization will host a PhD workshop free of charge on the 27th May. The theme of the workshop is “Scientific Thinking“ and it is to be facilitated by Dr. Stephen Fox.

More information is soon available on the conference website here.