Philosophy of Management Research

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of doctoral scholarship. It will expose DBA participants to the principles of scientific research and to contemporary research methods. It will guide them into writing their research proposal and designing their dissertation research.

Institution

Korea University Business School

Location

Seoul

Professor(s)

Professor Dwight Merunka, KEDGEBS

The Concept Paper (Initial Research Memo)

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

The concept paper clearly delimits and describes the research project. This paper will benefit from all developments, presentations and discussions that take place during the opening research seminar (Philosophy of Management Research). The concept paper is directed at being a solid and precise basis of discussion with the dissertation advisor.

Professor(s)

Dr. Dwight Merunka

Qualitative Research Methods

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

The approach of this DBA module is practical, aiming at introducing DBA students to the concepts and skills essential for the design and implementation of qualitative research projects. Qualitative research is a form of inquiry by which senior executives are able to develop theoretical insights gained in one particular situation and to apply what they have learned to other situations. This is a critical learning skill executives must possess for diagnosing problems, identifying opportunities and setting strategic directions for their organizations. *This course is common to both the English and Chinese Track Participants

Institution

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business

Location

Hong Kong

Professor(s)

Dr. Robert Wright

Quantitative Research Methods

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

This course is aimed at developing a methodological foundation for writing a doctoral dissertation. It will introduce students to the structure of quantitative empirical analysis for their research. An emphasis will be placed on how to identify/collect the right data, how to analyze the data with the right methods, and how to interpret the results. Statistical estimation and hypothesis testing will be the main goals across all methods used in class. *This course is common to both the English and Chinese Track Participants

Institution

Korea University Business School

Location

Seoul, South Korea

Professor(s)

Dr. Jaehwan Kim

Managing CSR & Sustainability

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

This course introduces DBA participants to the increasingly relevant areas of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development. The course combines managerial and societal-level perspectives to explore the interface between business, society and the natural environment. Taking the subject area as an example, it will also guide participants into developing a rigorous Literature Review. * This is a common course followed by both the English and Chinese Language track participants.

Institution

Kedge Business School

Location

Paris, France

Professor(s)

Dr. Frank Figge & Dr. Ralf Barkemeyer

Cultural Issues in Management: Working Better across Cultures

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

Culture is a system for uniting individuals around what is good, what is right, and how to achieve desired outcomes; cultures are functional adaptations to ecological constraints and valued historical legacies, developing under the enabling forces of technological innovation. Each of us is encultured within the families, schools and organizations constituting our nation, coming to regard our culture as natural, normal, and proper. *This is a common course followed by both the English and Chinese Language track participants.

Institution

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business

Location

Hong Kong

Professor(s)

Dr. Michael Harris Bond

Business Ethics and Organizational Effectiveness

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

The overall course objective is to help participants understand the importance of ethical behaviors in managing people and organizations in more effective ways. The course will discuss different perspectives on ethical standards of business and conclude that ethical performance is a critical part of organizational effectiveness. *This is a common course followed by both the English and Chinese Language track participants.

Institution

Korea University Business School

Location

Seoul, South Korea

Professor(s)

Dr. Tai Gyu KIM

The Literature Review

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

A Literature Review constitutes an essential chapter of the DBA dissertation. It is a self-contained review of writings, research, and knowledge on a subject. It takes place during Year 1/Phase 1 of the Euro-Asia DBA programme.

Professor(s)

Peer to Peer with Advisor

The Research Proposal

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

The Research Proposal is the first step towards executing the DBA dissertation. The proposal is a unique manuscript in the sense that it describes with necessary details how your dissertation is an original contribution to knowledge or to management practice.

Professor(s)

Peer to Peer with Advisor

Research Proposal Defence

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

The Research Proposal Defence lasts 30 minutes and will be followed by 30 minutes of questions, comments and discussion from the dissertation proposal defence committee.

Location

Home Campus: Hong Kong/Paris/Seoul

The Preliminary Dissertation Draft

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

The preliminary dissertation draft shows the ability of the participant to empirically implement the research approved during the research proposal Defence and in many instances improved through further exchanges with the dissertation advisor. The empirical investigation implies a precise methodology including data collection procedures and effective data collection. All data planned for the final dissertation need not be collected at this stage. However, data analysis must be performed as well as presentation of empirical results and interpretation of results, even if these results may yet be partial.

Professor(s)

Advisor and Committee

The Dissertation Pre-Defence

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

The dissertation pre-Defence is an oral presentation of the preliminary dissertation draft in front of the pre-Defence committee. The pre-Defence committee is composed of three members including the dissertation advisor and at least one faculty member of Kedge Business School. The purpose of this pre-Defence is to assess the ability of the DBA candidate to sufficiently improve the manuscript to present a final dissertation meeting the required quality standards and to successfully defend the dissertation during the final Defence.

Location

Home Campus: Hong Kong/Paris/Seoul

The Final Dissertation Paper

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

The final DBA dissertation paper demonstrates the ability of the candidate to conduct an original and independent research in management. The research must be theoretically founded, methodologically sound and must offer original contributions to knowledge and/or practice.

Professor(s)

Advisor and Committee

The Viva Voce (Final Dissertation Defence)

Seminar/Deliverable/Defence

The final dissertation Defence is an oral presentation of the DBA dissertation in front of the Defence committee. The Defence committee is composed of at least three members including the dissertation advisor and at least one faculty member of Kedge Business School. The purpose of the Defence is (1) to demonstrate that the dissertation is commensurate with the standards for original research in management, (2) to demonstrate that the ethics and standards governing research in management have been followed.

Institution

Kedge Business School

Location

Bordeaux

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