8th BSC Doctoral Symposium 2021

Date: 11/May/2021 Time: 15:00 - 13/May/2021 Time: 18:00


The 8th BSC Doctoral Symposium will be held online. More details will follow.



Target group: PhD students, as well as early stages PostDoc researchers and late stages MSc students in the BSC areas of research and complementing areas.

Cost: The Symposium is free of charge.

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Did you know that teams dominate in the creation of scientific knowledge?
The creation of knowledge is a team sport, however it is challenging to work in
teams so we can sustainably create and innovate.

It is the first time in human history that teams have the supremacy in knowledge creation (Wuchty, Jones and Uzzi, 2007), this is due among other reasons to the increasing specialization of science and technology, increasing capital intensity, soaring research costs and declines in communication costs. These constant technological and scientific advances create new opportunities and demand the collaboration of a diverse array of technological and scientific disciplines while the organizational and management structures of these teams have not been properly constituted and developed to encourage innovation through collaboration (Hall et al, 2018).



The 8th BSC Doctoral Symposium Presents 

Cognitive Abilities for Team Innovation ¨CATI¨ Tutorial by Queralt Prat-i-Pubill

Exploring our cognitive abilities to build our collaboration capabilities

¨Our comprehension of ourselves and the world are the basis of our theories, our understandings and our actions.¨



We will inquiry about our mechanisms of interpretation.
We will become aware of the two dimensions of reality
We will apply what we learn from the ¨get go¨


Session 1 (Wednesday May 12th, 2021)

  • We will use the way we deal with conflict as an inquiry entry to our mental models.
  • We will work on understanding the creative implications of automatically responding to our particular models.

Session 2 (Thursday May 13th, 2021)

  • We will practice differentiating our automatic mechanisms of interpretation, what we call the relative dimension from the absolute dimension.
  • Inquiring about our mechanism and being able to distance and silence them will foster a different approach to collaboration.

"Team engagement is not spontaneously produced but rationally and qualitatively created"

This is an introductory workshop for fostering collaboration in teams. There are no prerequisites to participate.



QUERALT PRAT-I-PUBILL is a management professional with more than 25 years of experience. She has worked for recognized international companies as JPMorgan, in M&A and Equity Derivatives, for Reuters technology incubator and she has also developed several businesses in technology.

With two PhDs, one in management sciences and the other in philosophy, she decided to focus on developing teams that want to be creative and innovate. Her research priorities are on the axiological conditions of teams to succeed in innovative environments.

Currently she teaches at ESADE Business School and St. Gallen University in Switzerland and works for a non-profit organization.
For detailed information you can visit her website: