2012 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference

Hosted by: Cranfield School of Management

The event will start on: 11 Jun 12 11:00
And will end on: 12 Jun 12 22:30

Location: Cranfield, United Kingdom
Global Trends and Alternative Models

Cranfield School of Management

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Monday, 11 June 2012 (location: building 38 (CMRI) ground floor)
11:00 – 13:30 Registration
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch at Cranfield School of Management
13:30 – 13:45 Welcome
13:45 – 14:00 EFMD Updates
14:00 – 14:15 Opening Remarks
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: Mark Jenkins, Director of Research, Cranfield School of Management, UK
14:15 – 15:45 Plenary I – Global Trends in Doctoral Education
Aim: understanding what the scenery of doctoral education looks like in today’s global environment. How doctoral education is approached in different countries of the world; what models are offered to students; how student mobility is taken into account in these new programmes; what are the different challenges encountered; why are schools diversifying their doctoral education curricula; looking for international cooperation, etc.
  • Anne Huff, Professor, National University of Ireland Maynooth, IRL
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee Break*
*with predefined (diverse) groups; each group needs to come up with questions to ask the panellists of the next session:: International panel of Deans of Research
16:30 – 17:30 Plenary II – Panel Discussion
International Deans' research perspectives
Aim: understanding and overview of what the doctoral education is in different regions of the world; different types of doctoral programmes available on the market, particular challenges, etc. Participants will be the ones asking the questions to panellists.
  • Jacob Chacko, Dean, College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, College of Business Administration, AE
  • Erasmus Kaijage, Barclays Bank Endowment Chair Professor, University of Nairobi School of Business, KE

Moderated by: Peter Lotz, Vice-Dean of PhD Education, Copenhagen Business School, DK

17:30 – 18:30 Plenary III – Accreditation of Doctoral Programmes’ Panel
Aim: understanding the role of doctoral education within the accreditation process of a school and the accreditation of programmes themselves.
  • Ulrich Hommel, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Stephen Watson, Formerly Special Advisor to the President, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA
Moderated by: Mark Jenkins, Director of Research, Cranfield School of Management, UK
18:30 – 21:00 Welcome Drinks and Dinner at the School
21:00 Walking back to the hotel


Tuesday, 12 June 2012 (location: building 38 (CMRI) ground floor)
9:00 – 10:30 Plenary IV  PhD vs. (DBA) Executive PhDs vs. Industrial PhDs
Aim: understanding the different doctorate models on the market, what are their specificities, how they are organised, etc.
  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, Executive Director Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL
  • Jean-Jacques Chanaron, Associate Dean Scientific Director, Doctoral School, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR
  • Peter Lotz, Vice-Dean of PhD Education, Copenhagen Business School, DK
Moderated by: Nuria Agell, Director, Master of Research and PhD in Management Sciences programs, ESADE Business School, ES
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Group Discussions
Aim: participants will discuss in groups of maximum 10 persons on different topics chosen by participants and steering committee members.
11:45 – 12:30 Plenary V  Sharing
Aim: one person from each of the discussion groups will share with the rest of the audience the 3 most important items discussed among the group (5 minutes per group maximum, bullet point format).
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at Cranfield School of Management
14:00 – 15:30 Plenary VI – Graduates Panel
Aim: doctoral student graduates will share their individual stories with the audience. Why did they decide to go for a doctorate? How did their journey go? Where are they now, after graduating?
  • Ignasi Marti Lanuza, Professor in Entrepreneurship, EM LYON Business School, FR and PhD graduate, IESE, ES
  • Urska Kosi, Junior Professor, Humboldt University Berlin, DE and PhD graduate, Lancaster University Management School, UK
  • Andrey Pavlov, Lecturer, Business Performance Management, Cranfield School of Management, UK and PhD graduate, Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • Henning Dröge, Management Consultant, Porsche Consulting GmbH, DE and PhD graduate, ESADE Business School, ES
Moderated by: Aljosa Valentincic, Associate Dean for research and doctoral studies, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, SI
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Plenary VII – Future of Doctoral Education
Aim: understanding and overview of where doctoral education is heading…
  • Arnoud De Meyer, President, Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, SG
17:30 – 17:45 Closing Remarks and presentation of next year's conference venue
  • Chair: Mark Jenkins, Director of Research, Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • Aljosa Valentincic, Associate Dean for research and doctoral studies, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, SI
  • Mathias Falkenstein, Director, Business School Services, EFMD
17:45 Walk back to hotel
19:00 Bus to Dinner Venue
19:30 Drinks and Dinner at Swan Hotel Bedford
The Embankment, Bedford, Tel: +44-1234-346565
22:30 Bus back to the hotel

Practical Information

Cranfield Management Research Institute
Building 38
Cranfield University
MK43 0AL
TopContact at Cranfield
Irena Pidlyskyj, Doctoral Conferences Co-Ordinator
Building 38, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL
Tel: +44 1234 751122 ext 3272
Fax: +44 1234 751636
TopDirection to Reach Cranfield or the Hotel
Delegates would need to get taxis from the train station – the closest ones are Milton Keynes and Bedford. They are the same distance away from the university and would each cost approximately GBP £15 to get here.
TopFees and Payment
    • 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

  • LATE FEE AFTER 11 MAY(payment by credit card ONLY, after 11 May 2012)
    • 875€ FULL Members of EFMD
    • 1025€ AFFILIATED Members of EFMD
    • 1175€ Non Members of EFMD
Cancellation Policy Date: 11 May 2012
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If Momentum EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 11 May 2012, 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.
Some rooms have been reserved at the Cranfield residence on campus, just next to the conference venue. You can book a room while you register online for the conference.
Prices for the rooms are :
  • £97.00 (111.24 EUR) for a single occupancy en suite bedroom, including breakfast & VAT
  • £117.00 (134,18 EUR) for a double occupancy bedroom, including breakfast & VAT
Below information can be found on the following link: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/locations/cranfield/page1302.html

For logistic questions (registration, invoice, hotels):
Tel: +32 16 40 45 55