Four PhD courses covering a broad range of retail topics, delivered by international top-level researchers. All courses are intertwined with a number of industry collaborations (Business Collaboration Events). This provides the research school with a focus on not only theoretically relevant research, but also on practically relevant research that can strengthen retailing in society.
The research school lays a foundation for a network of researchers, including PhD candidates, alumni, faculty and practitioners. This will have both direct impact in terms of new and exciting research constellations, and indirect benefits such as providing a formalized way of encouraging practically relevant retailing research that is also implemented by practitioners.