Hello Vassilis Charitsis ...2013-08-29
... Ph D Student in Business Administration at CTF and the research school Management and IT. Can you tell us about your Ph D studies?
- I am about to start my second year of my PhD studies at CTF under the supervision of professor Per Skålén. I spent my first year taking PhD courses all over Sweden and building the theoretical foundation upon which the empirical part of my study will be based. I also had the chance to attend, present and get valuable feedback for my work at two international conferences.
Can you tell us about your research?
- My research focuses on work practices that consumers conduct on Web 2.0 platforms and how working consumers are controlled and managed on these platforms.
What did you do before you came to CTF and Sweden?
- Prior to coming to Sweden I lived and studied in three different countries. I finished my undergraduate studies in my home country Greece, and continued my academic journey in England where I obtained a taught Master’s degree (MA, University of Brighton) and Ireland where I completed a research Master’s degree in business studies and also worked as a research assistant (Waterford Institute of Technology).
How do you like it here?
- As I hadn’t been to Sweden before and knew very little about CTF and Karlstad University I didn’t know what to expect. But I was happily surprised to find that CTF is not only a world-class research center but also a stimulating working environment that provides great academic support for PhD students.