A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management

A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management

By: Lisa Anderson (editor), Jeff Gold (editor), Jim Stewart (editor), Richard Thorpe (editor)Paperback

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This is a practical guide for anyone undertaking a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) or other professional doctorate (PD) in business and management. It has been written by a team of experts with experience of the challenges faced in both studying for and supervising professional doctorates in business and management. Chapters look at how PD/DBAs differ from PhDs in their focus, and provide practical guidance on the process of formation and delivery and the various methodological approaches that are appropriate to this mode of research.

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Richard Thorpe is Professor of Management Development and Pro Dean for Research at Leeds University Business School. His research interests have included: performance, entrepreneurship, knowledge and leadership as well as research methods in management research. His early career as a management trainee on a Clarks programme informed the way his ethos has developed. Following a period in industry his first academic appointment was as a researcher at Strathclyde University in the Pay and Reward Research Centre. There, as a consequence of the research conducted he developed close links with practitioners, intermediaries and policy makers, something he has strived to maintain as his career progressed. Common themes in his work are: a strong commitment to conducting research in collaboration with practitioners; a focus on action and change; an interest in and commitment to the development of doctoral students and the development of capacity within the sector. Richard has been past president and chair of the British Academy of Management and member of the ESRC Training and Development Board. He is currently chair of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.


The DBA and the Move to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management - Richard Thorpe, Lisa Anderson, Jim Stewart and Jeff Gold Crafting DBA Research - Ann L Cunliffe, Richard Thorpe, Lisa Anderson, Jim Stewart and Jeff Gold Concepts and Theory Building - Mark NK Saunders, David E Gray, Paul Tosey and Eugene Sadler-Smith Action Modes of Research - Joe Raelin Enacting the Action Modes of Research - Mike Pedler and Jeff Gold Becoming a Scholar-Practitioner - Lisa Anderson and Jeff Gold Researching and Working In and With Organisations - Paul Ellwood Ethics and Scholarly Practice - Simon Robinson The Dissertation: Contributing to Practical Knowing - David Coghlan and Rosalie Holian Publishing from your DBA - John Lawler The DBA and PhD Compared - Jim Stewart Supervising - John Taylor

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781446298336
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781446298336
  • weight: 435
  • ISBN10: 1446298337

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