2011 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Meeting

Hosted by: Copenhagen Business School

The event will start on: 16 Jun 11 09:00
And will end on: 17 Jun 11 17:30

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Why do we need doctoral programmes? Accreditation, portfolio and business models

Copenhagen Business School

Target group
This meeting is aimed at decision making responsible within the research or doctoral programme area of Business Schools. Indeed, we will discuss strategy level topics such as accreditation, portfolio, business models, etc

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THURSDAY 16 June 2011
11:00 – 13:30
Registration in Kilen building
12:00 – 13:30 Welcome lunch buffet in Kilen building (in EFMD registration desk area)
13:30 – 13:45 Welcome in room Ks48
Jim Herbolich, Director, Network Services, EFMD
Alan Irwin, Dean of Research, Copenhagen Business School, DK
13:45 – 14:00 Opening remarks in room Ks48
Aim: formulating expectations for the meeting as well as explain to the group the programme structure the steering committee has designed, what is the logic behind the programme.
Chair: Peter Lotz, Vice-Dean of PhD Education, Copenhagen Business School, DK
14:00- 15:00 Plenary session I - Setting the scene in room Ks48
Aim: understanding the evolution of the doctoral programme; where does it come from and is there such a thing as an EU perspective for the doctoral programme? How did it evolve over the years and what is its future? What are the different types of doctoral programmes?
Howard Thomas, Dean of Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, SG
15:00 – 15:45 Coffee break*
*with predefined (diverse) groups; each group needs to come up with two answers for the same question: Why do we have doctoral programmes?
15:45 – 17:45

Plenary II - panel discussion in room Ks48
Why do we have doctoral programmes – what is the market like?
Aim: understanding the different types of doctoral programmes available on the market
Introduction by : Morten Huse, President, EURAM - European Academy of Management, and Professor, BI Norwegian School of Management, NO
Niclas Adler
, Professor of Management, Jönköping International Business School, SE
Komlan Sedzro, Director, Doctoral programmes, ESG-UQAM, CAN
Johannes Voget, Professor, University of Mannheim Business School, DE

Moderated by: Alan Irwin, Dean of Research, Copenhagen Business School, DK

17:45 – 18:00

Chair wrap-up of the day
Chair: Peter Lotz
, Vice-Dean of PhD Education, Copenhagen Business School, DK

18:00 – 20:30 Welcome drinks and dinner at Copenhagen Business School (Kilen building - canteen)
20:30 Walk back to the hotel


FRIDAY 17 June 2011
8:30 Walk to Copenhagen Business School (Kilen building)
9:00 – 10:00 Plenary III - Panel discussion in room Ks48
Does the corporate world need doctorates?
Aim: exploring the role of doctorates in the corporate world.
David McKie, UK
Moderated by: Mark Jenkins, Director of Research and Professor of Strategy, Cranfield School of Management, UK
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:15 Plenary IV in room Ks48
Bologna: where does it lead to – is there a third cycle?
Aim: understanding exactly at what stage is the Bologna agreement concerning doctoral programmes and what does it concretely implicate.
Lewis Purser, Director, Academic Affairs, Irish Universities Association, IRL
11:15 - 12:00 Plenary V in room Ks48
Marie Curie Actions
Aim: Marie Curie Actions in FP6: best practices from funded projects. The example of Business Schools in Europe.
Rosanna D'Amario, Project Officer, Marie Curie Actions - FP6, Research & Innovation Directorate General, European Commission
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch at Copenhagen Business School in Solbjerg Plads building
13:30 – 14:15 Plenary VI - EFMD Doctoral Programmes accreditation in room Ks48
Aim: overview of the accreditation process and criteria. First pilots summary.
Ulrich Hommel, Associate Director, Quality Services,
and Director, Research and Surveys Unit, EFMD
14:15 – 14:45 EFMD Updates in room Ks48
Jim Herbolich, Director, Network Services, EFMD
14:45– 15:15 Coffee break
15:15– 16:15 Plenary VII – Asian-Pacific Doctoral Programmes in room Ks48
Aim: understanding and overview of what is being done concretely in this region.
Xijia Su, Professor of Accounting, CEIBS – China Europe Business School, CN and PHD in Administration, Concordia University, The John Molson School of Business, CAN
16:15 – 16:30 Closing remarks in room Ks48
Conclusion of the chair and introduction to next year’s meeting
Chair: Peter Lotz
, Vice-Dean of PhD Education, Copenhagen Business School, DK
16:30 Walk back to the hotel
18:00 Bus transfer from hotel to boat tour
18:30 Boat tour
19:30 Dinner in Søren K restaurant
22:30 Bus transfer to hotel

Pratical information


Copenhagen Business School
Kilevej 14A, room Ks48
Frederiksberg 2000, Denmark

Contact at Copenhagen Business School:

Kirsten Suhr Jacobsen
Conference Consultant
Address: Copenhagen Business School, CBS Library, Solbjerg Plads 3 B2.05, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Tel: +45 3815 3747
Fax: +45 3815 3663
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Fees and PaymentTop


  • 675€ FULL members of EFMD
  • 825€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD
  • 975€ non members of EFMD


  • 775€ FULL members of EFMD
  • 925€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD
  • 1075€ non members of EFMD

(payment by credit card ONLY, after 16 MAY)

  • 875€ FULL members of EFMD
  • 1025€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD
  • 1175€ non members of EFMD

Cancellation policy date: 16 May 2011
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If Momentum, EFMD Conference Secretariat, receives notice of your withdrawal before 16 May 2011, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Fees cover attendance at the meeting, documentation, meals and refreshments, but NOT hotel accommodation.

Indeed please note that Momentum, EFMD Conference Secretariat, is collecting only conference fees. Hotel fees are to be paid directly to the chosen hotel upon departure 
refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Direction to reach the hotel and conference venueTop

If coming from the airport

To hotel: address: Falconer Alle 9, Frederiksberg 2000, Denmark

The quickest way to get from the airport to the Radisson Blu Falconer hotel is by Metro.

Metro trains depart every 4 to 6 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes in the evening. It takes approximately 14 minutes to the center and 20 minutes to the hotel.
At the airport, take the metro line bound to Vanløse. To get to the hotel, get off at Frederiksberg station and exit by the shopping center (Frederiksberg Centret). The shopping center should be on your left so that you can go to Falconer Alle. At Falconer Alle, turn right and walk to the hotel (approximately 5 minutes).

Web link: http://intl.m.dk/

To conference venue:
You get on the metro bound for Vanløse and get off at Fasanvej station. This takes approx. 25 minutes. You will find the wedge-shaped campus building right next to the station.

Cost: a one-way ticket from the airport to the conference venue and the hotel is approximately DKK 35- (about EUR 5). Tickets are available at the Metro station and at the DSB ticket counter in Terminal 3.

If coming from the Main Station Hovedbanegården

From København H take any train going to Nørreport station. At Nørreport, you can switch to Metro; take the line bound to Vanløse. You can check the trains and metro schedules here: www.rejseplanen.dk

To get to Radisson Falconer Blu hotel, you need to disembark at Frederiksberg station. To get to the conference venue Kilen, you need to get off at Fasanvej station.

Accommodation informationTop

The Radisson Falconer Blu hotel is the conference hotel. You can reserve your room while completing the online registration form. The hotel is walking distance from the conference venue (about 10-12 minutes).


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