10th Nordic Workshop on Relationship Dynamics – NoRD2018

September 19-21, 2018

The NoRD2018 organizers invite submissions to the 10th Nordic Workshop on Relationship Dynamics. NoRD workshops are open to all researchers in the areas of Marketing and Management (or related areas); the ‘Nordic’ title simply refers to the locations and people organizing the workshops.

NoRD focuses on dynamics in buyer-seller relationships (both b-to-c and b-to-b relationships). As a concept, relationship dynamics refers to any type of changes taking place in relationships; their beginnings, their ups and downs, their endings, including ongoing efforts to stabilize relationships.

The main purpose of the workshop is to give researchers at all levels (i.e. from doctoral students to professors) interested in the field of relationship dynamics an opportunity to present, discuss, and develop their research. An important feature of NoRD is that the papers to be presented will be made available to the participants a week before the workshop. At NoRD, each participant (and paper) will benefit from quite extensive comments from two discussants (who have read the paper in advance) as well as other participants during 45 minutes’ presentation/discussion slot. NoRD appreciates all kinds of papers related to the relationship dynamics theme, conceptual explorations, empirical studies, and literature reviews. NoRD welcomes papers that are nearly there, but still need some help to jump over a journal publication threshold and in particular work-in-progress papers. The fundamental purpose of participating is not so much to present findings from concluded studies, but rather to embrace, contribute to and benefit from a complex research topic, and to get help and new ideas and inspiration.

In addition, to enhance co-operation and dissemination of ideas, NoRD includes teamwork on specific themes that are of current interest (suggestions will be invited beforehand). The goal is to generate new research themes and build research links around the challenging field of relationship dynamics.


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Deadlines for submissions

  • Submission of abstracts (1 page): April 1st
  • Notifications of acceptance: before May 15th
  • Final registration: June 15th
  • Final paper submission: August 20th

Abstract shall be sent to: Ingrid.hansson@kau.se


Workshop venue, organizer, and fee

The workshop will be hosted by Service Research Center, CTF, Karlstad University. It will take place in beautiful premises, one hour drive from Karlstad, at Hennickehammar manor.


A bus to Hennickehammar will leave from Karlstad at 14:00 on September 19th. The bus will arrive in Karlstad again at 14:00 on September 21st.

It is assumed that participants will stay at the workshop venue during the workshop. The aim is to keep the workshop fee as low as possible (more information will be provided at a later stage).


NoRD Scientific committee

  • Professor Jaana Tähtinen, Turku School of Economics, Pori Unit
  • Professor Maria Holmlund, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
  • Professor Bo Edvardsson, CTF, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Professor Debbie Harrison, Norwegian Business School, BI, Oslo, Norway
  • Professor Virpi Havila, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Professor Tore Strandvik, Hanken School of Economics, Finland


NoRD2018 Organizing committee

  • Professor Bo Edvardsson, CTF, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Professor Bård Tronvoll, CTF, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Assistant Professor Maria Åkesson, CTF, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Coordinator Ingrid Hansson, Karlstad University, Sweden

You are warmly welcome to attend NoRD2018!