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CFR Research School in Retailing


• Purpose: to strengthen retail research both nationally and internationally. The aim is to build a foundation for both academically and practically relevant retail research.

• Content: Four PhD courses covering a broad range of retail topics, delivered by top-level researchers. All courses are intertwined with a number of industry collaborations (Business Collaboration Events). This ensures that the research school is focused not only on theoretically relevant research, but also on practically relevant research topics that can strengthen retailing in society.

• Participants: The research school lays a foundation for a network of researchers, including PhD candidates, alumni, faculty and practitioners. In 2018, 25 PhD candidates from 16 universities in eight countries participated in the first edition of the research school. In 2020, 22 PhD students from 15 universities in 7 countries were part of the program.

• Program Director, Associate Prof. Jonas Colliander, Center for Retailing, SSE. Jonas.Colliander@hhs.se

About the Pandemic
The third edition of the CFR Research School in Retailing 2022 is planned to be conducted physically in Stockholm at this stage. We will monitor the situation continuously and will make a final decision November 30 if the two courses given in January and March need to be given online instead. Our decision will be communicated to all accepted participants November 30, 2021.

A separate decision will be made at a later stage on whether the two courses given in August and October need to be given online.


We are now accepting applications for the CFR Research School in Retailing, 2022.
Apply by October 30, 2021
Application details here 


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