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Engaged Management Scholarship
Aims and scope
Conference - 2012: Call for Doctoral Consortium Submissions
A new form of engaged management scholarship is emerging through the rapid growth of professional business doctorate programmes. These programmes are at minimum three year academic doctoral programmes taken after a master's or professional degree. Their key aim is to introduce broad, yet rigorous research and inquiry skills as the foundational learning experience for the participating students. By doing so, these programmes offer ample possibilities for engaged management scholarship where research by students and faculty focuses on stressing problems of management using mixed and multiple forms of inquiry and theory. Such programmes and related forms of research and scholarship are also seen to be critical in the advancement of evidence-based management. The International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship
has been established as a central venue for the advancement and sharing of knowledge related to engaged management scholarship carried out by professional business doctorate programmes. The conference is organised yearly by the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration Council (EDBAC)
which has broad international representation of academic doctoral providers. Our purpose is to promote the value of engaged management scholarship and to raise its profile internationally.
Our second conference will be held 21-24 June 2012, in Cranfield, UK
). The conference will consist of research papers, panels, invited talks and presentations, and a doctoral consortium. It is open to all scholars who are actively involved in practicing engaged management scholarship or investigating different forms of it.
Doctoral Consortium - submission and admission
The Doctoral Consortium
provides executive doctoral students working on their dissertation research an opportunity to share and develop their research ideas, explore issues related to research in future careers, and build relationships with other executive doctorate students from around the world. The Doctoral Consortium will consist of presentations and reviews of ongoing research work by the participating students in small groups with other students and faculty, key note presentations by participating faculty, and panels.
The Doctoral Consortium will be held the day before the Engaged Management Scholarship Conference on Thursday 21st June 2011 at Cranfield School of Management from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Students nominated by their respective institutions must complete three separate documents and submit the three documents to the online submission system. Details on the document requirements and online submission process are below.
Midnight U.K. GMT, 2nd April 2012. Incomplete or late submission packages will not be reviewed.
Participation in the Consortium is by invitation only. Each university may submit up to five nominees. Each student selected for the Consortium is expected to attend all Consortium meetings and activities on Thursday 21st June as well as the Engaged Management Scholarship Conference the following three days, 22-24 June
. Candidates who are not able to make this commitment to the Doctoral Consortium and the Conference should not apply.
Executive doctorate students currently working on research that is leading to their dissertation work are eligible for nomination submission. Students who will have completed their dissertations by December 2011 will not be accepted. Prospective candidates should also note that the Doctoral Consortium is designed as an intensive personal development experience and, therefore, participants should not bring guests to the Doctoral Consortium.
Students who are selected to participate in the Consortium will be given later instructions on how to prepare their research papers for presentation during the Consortium.
Selection to the Engaged Management Scholarship Doctoral Consortium will be based on:
- the quality of their proposed research and its potential significance and contribution to the management disciplines,
- the potential contribution the student is expected to make to the Consortium, and
- the potential benefit of the Consortium to the student's research and professional development.
This assessment will be based on a review of the dissertation proposal paper prepared by the doctoral student. The final Consortium selection will include a balance of students representing diverse research topics, methods, schools, and cultures. Participation is limited to 25 students.
The language of the Consortium is English, and all submitted materials must be in English. Students must have sufficient proficiency in English to participate in the presentations, discussions, and other activities. Students must also have access to the Internet prior to their arrival at the Consortium.
Notification of acceptance
Acceptance and rejection notifications are expected to be sent by 23rd April 2012.
All accepted students to the Consortium will be required to pay the full registration fee of £300 + VAT (or £275 with Early Bird discount for all bookings taken before 15th May 2012) to the International Conference on Engaged Scholarship to help defray part of the cost of their attendance at the Consortium. The cost of attending the Doctoral Consortium is an additional £25 + VAT to cover the cost of beverage breaks and lunch on the day of the Consortium.
Documents needed for nomination submission
1. Nominee information sheet
Students complete the information on this sheet and submit it along with the other two documents mentioned below. Please download a copy of the Nominee Information Sheet
.[supplied here as a Word document]
2. Nomination letter
Students must be nominated by their executive doctoral program.
- The nomination should be in the form of a nomination letter from the nominating faculty member and should certify:
- that the candidate is one out of at most four nominees from the university/institution,
- that the candidate meets the eligibility criteria mentioned above.
- Ideally, the nominating faculty member should be the Director of the Executive Doctoral Programme. If these individuals are not available, the student may be nominated by the candidate's dissertation advisor.
- Students, not the nominating faculty member, will submit the completed nomination letter during the online submission process.
3. Candidate's research paper
The paper outlining the candidate's research should be in the form of a short report summarising the student's current research. This paper should include the research question, a justification for why and to whom the research is important, a brief literature review, a presentation of the theoretical basis for the work, a research model and hypotheses (if applicable), and a description of the research design and discussion of the relevance and practical importance of the study for evidence based management and engaged scholarship. This part of the paper should not exceed 10 single-spaced pages, formatted as follows:
- Times New Roman or equivalent font
- 12-point font
- Single-spaced (not 1.5)
- 1 inch margins all around
- A4 paper (or 8.5 x 11 inch)
- Pages must be numbered
This 10-page limit does NOT include tables, figures, or references. Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but must be included separately, to immediately follow the text. References should appear last. The complete document, including the main text, tables, figures, and references, should not exceed 20 pages.
Two appendices of no more than one page each may be added, at the discretion of the student and the person nominating her or him. (These appendices must also follow the formatting guidelines outlined above.) The first appendix would be a summary of any findings the student may have as of 2nd April 2012. The second appendix would be an estimate of what still needs to be done to complete the research as of 2nd April 2012.
All three documents (nominee information sheet, nomination letter and candidate's research paper) must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the nominated doctoral student, not the nominating faculty member
All submissions must be received no later than midnight, U.K. GMT, 2nd April 2012
. In case of problems or for further clarification about the submission process, please contact the email address noted above.
|2 April 2012
|23 April 2012
||Decision on Acceptance or Rejection