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Are you undertaking (or thinking of doing) a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) or other professional doctorate (PD) in business and management? Or perhaps you're supervising and delivering one of these programmes? This is your complete - and practical - guide to succeeding on this course.
A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management 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. Inside they address the key issues faced, in particular how these courses differ from a traditional PhD, and the different skills and approach needed for success.
Chapters explore the nature and importance of PDs as leading change in the professional world of practice, and how they need to differ from traditional forms of doctorate such as PhDs. The guide also offers practical guidance on researching in this particular mode, and through writing and publishing a thesis, making a valuable contribution to professional knowledge.
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