• Business Research

    This is a research diary about business studies and market-things. On the one hand, I really like academic discussions of performativity, market devices, and organizing practices of markets. The doctoral dissertation that I am writing is about these topics. On the other hand, I like discussions of Intercultural Communication.

    About the author:

    Carlos A. Diaz Ruiz is a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Marketing, Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.

Bruno latour will give an open course online in 2014

An online open course by Bruno Latour in 2014 on “Scientific Humanities”

Cognitive Dissonance Theory in one sentence.

Cognitive dissonance theory is the discomfort of holding simultaneously two or more conflicting ideas. For example, how does it make you feel that the Russian president, an ex-KGB operative, successfully opposed a war proposed by a Nobel Peace prize laureate?

Why a Ph.D.?

I am convinced that there are only two ways to become more intelligent: Surround yourself with people smarter than you are, and read from smarter people. Doing a doctorate I can do both, every day, and someone even pays me. Beat that.