Toward healthy doctoral ecosystems: reflecting on the recent DCP22

During the recent DPC 2022 conference, we zoomed in on healthy doctoral ecosystems, focusing both on different possible compositions of such ecosystems and on boundary conditions that ensure doctoral programmes run smoothly (see our previous blog). Using the analogy of a microchip, we visualised the main learnings and messages of the conference on the whiteboard…

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Establishing trust in the supervisor/supervisee team

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Research has shown that trust is a crucial lubricant connecting and enabling people within organisations, having positive effects on commitment, loyalty, effectiveness, cooperation and work relationships. The relationship between doctoral supervisor and student is no different, trust being crucial to supervisory relationships, with both supervisors and supervisees needing to demonstrate they are worthy of being…

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How to choose the right DBA?

After initial launch at Harvard Business School in 1922, Henley (UK) in 1991 and Grenoble École de Management (France) in 1993, DBA programmes have started to spread. In 2022, nearly every business school and many other training institutions offer a DBA. Confronted with this profusion of programmes, it is important to know to what you…

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Towards healthy doctoral ecosystems

doctoral ecosystems

During the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), we focused on responsible doctoral programmes for a responsible future (blog). A learning point throughout the conference was the importance of networks and networking for doctoral graduates and programmes. Successful doctoral education clearly does not take place in a vacuum. Next, the specific institutional, regional and national…

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Building trust in supervisory relationships

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Supervisory relationships are powerful. Research supervisors and doctoral candidates become entwined in a professional relationships based, if they are lucky, on a shared passion for a topic and a desire to push the boundaries of what is known in their field. To work well, they need to trust each other, to produce work, to receive…

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RRBM Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship

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Do you know of an exceptional doctoral student who is aligning his or her research with the RRBM Principles of Responsible Research? The RRBM community is pleased to announce the inaugural Call for Applications to the RRBM Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship. In its inaugural year, this program will award up to eight scholarships of…

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Recognising the work of doctoral students whose research can create positive impact in the area of responsible management

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For over 25 years Emerald Publishing has celebrated the research community’s commitment to research with impact. With a comprehensive awards programme recognising and rewarding interdisciplinary research, outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers, case writing, and outstanding doctoral research, we feel a closeness to the communities we serve and have a sense of pride championing this…

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The responsibility turn: building responsible doctoral programmes for a responsible future

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Eva Cools, DBA Manager & Research Manager of Vlerick Business School and co-chair of the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), shares her reflections from the conference. Recently I had the honour to co-chair the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), together with Christine Unterhitzenberger from the University of Leeds. Although we already chose the…

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