Robinson helps launch council for executive doctorate programs
According to Maury Kalnitz, director of Robinson's Executive Doctorate in Business program, the council was formed "to create a global community for faculty, administrators, students, and alumni of practitioner doctorate programs.
(Media-Newswire.com) - ATLANTA - As home to one of the few schools in the world to offer a practitioner-focused doctorate for senior-level business executives, Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business has been instrumental in the development of an international organization for schools with similar programs - the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration Council.
According to Maury Kalnitz, director of Robinson's Executive Doctorate in Business program, the council was formed "to create a global community for faculty, administrators, students, and alumni of practitioner doctorate programs." Kalnitz, who serves on the organization's board, added that "it provides a venue for many of the brightest business researchers to network and learn from each other."
The council convened earlier this month for what will become an annual event - its first Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship, held at Case Western University's Weatherhead School of Management. Ninety participants representing 19 schools came to Cleveland for the four-day conference, traveling from within the United States as well as from Australia, Denmark, France, Peru, and the United Kingdom.
The conference, which consisted of plenary sessions, panel discussions, and paper and poster presentations, surpassed the expectations of Professor Lars Mathiassen, academic director of Robinson's Executive Doctorate program and chair of the council. "There were high quality papers, intensive interactions across programs, and strong demonstration of the need to apply engaged scholarship principles to build the 21st century business school," said Mathiassen, who foresees the conference becoming "a greenhouse for building highly sought-after leadership capability."
Robinson's contingent at the conference included faculty who teach in the Executive Doctorate program, and members of the Classes of 2012 and 2013 who presented three papers and nine posters. A paper by three members of the Class of 2012 - Juliana Iarossi, Jeanette Miller, and Jim O'Connor - along with Professor Mark Keil, received the conference award for best practitioner paper. In "Addressing the Sustainability Challenge: Insights from Institutional Theory and Organizational Learning," Iarossi, Miller, and O'Connor employ case study methodology to investigate how companies shape responses to institutional pressures.
Robinson's Executive Doctorate in Business program is designed for senior-level practitioners who will use the knowledge acquired to address problems and issues in their firms. Interdisciplinary in focus, the three-year program addresses business and social issues, globalization, and leadership.
For more information about the Executive Doctorate in Business program at Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business, please visit robinson.gsu.edu/execdoctorate » -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 70,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 150 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report. Its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world's best EMBA programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia's top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the nation.
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