Kent Business School

EDAMBA Annual Meeting 2016

Beyond Academic Outputs?

Research Impact and Multiple Doctoral Career Progression Paths in Business and Management

Date: 21 - 23 August 2016
Venue: Kent Business School
Registration: £350 (includes Welcome Cocktails, Conference Dinner and Conference Lunch)

Canterbury Cathedral

Assessing the impact of academic research has been an important recent development in the higher education sector.

The driving force behind such a development is the belief among policy makers that publicly funded research must at least have some direct, tangible benefit for society. Notably, this way of thinking about research has increasingly influenced perceptions about the nature of doctoral studies in business and management. It has raised, for example, the question whether doctoral education should focus exclusively on creating academic knowledge to be published in peer reviewed journals.

Should doctoral education instead create knowledge capacity that has a direct impact on policy, practice, and society? In this case, what type of specific training should be part of a doctoral studies curriculum? As more doctoral students these days are pursuing careers outside academia, a question also arises whether traditional doctoral programmes are preparing them for such careers in industry, government, and the non-profit sector.

The purpose of this two-day annual meeting is to find answers to some of these questions by bringing together doctoral program directors, academics, business leaders, and doctoral students to reflect on the rapidly changing landscape of doctoral research, training, and careers in business and management.

Full conference programme now available here.

Sunday 21 August 2016 – Historic Cathedral City of Canterbury

Monday 22 August 2016 – Kent Business School at Canterbury

  • Day 1 at Kent Business School at Canterbury
  • Keynote by Professor Andrew Pettigrew, Emeritus Professor of Strategy and Organisation, Said Business School
  • Talk by Dr Rebekah Smith McGloin, Research Capability Development Manager, Coventry University
  • Conference Dinner at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Tuesday 23 August 2016 – Kent Business School at Medway (Historic Dockyard Chatham)

  • Day 2 at Kent Business School at Medway (The Historic Dockyard Chatham)
  • Keynote by Professor Bruno Van Pottelsberghe, Dean, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
  • Talk by Professor Ulrich Hommel, Director of Quality Services, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • Conference Lunch at Commissioner’s House at Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • Transport from Canterbury to Medway will be provided.

Hotel accommodation options in Canterbury include the University of Kent, Abode, The Falstaff, Premier Inn.


Registration now closed


Conference host:

Professor Yannis Georgellis

If you find that none of these options are suitable please contact us using the online form.

For more information:

Tracey Pemble
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