2nd EDAMBA Winter Academy on Doctoral Supervision
Grenoble Ecole de Management
21 – 26 March 2009
Deadline for application: January 31, 2009
Building on the success of the 1st EDAMBA winter academy that it took place at Grenoble Ecole de Management back on March 26-30, 2008, the Grenoble Ecole de Management is hosting the 2nd EDAMBA Winter Academy from March 21-26, 2009.
Aims and Target Audience
The key issue of developing competent supervisors for addressing the increasing shortage of doctorally qualified faculty in Business and Management Studies in European Universities and Business Schools, it was once more highlighted in our last annual meeting focussing on how to develop research capacity for our members. The fourth cycle in the ‘Bolognia process’ targeting newly appointed or/and junior faculty to gain from best practice in doctoral supervision it is clearly identified as a key issue for our community of doctoral programs in Management and Business Studies. Newly appointed doctoral supervisors, or/and potential supervisors who have recently gained their own doctorates and work in Management and Business Schools of our network, but they do not have yet a successful PhD or DBA completion in their record, they will mostly benefit from our winter academy, exchanging across institutional, disciplinary and geographical boundaries, fostering a dialogue in a safe and rather intimate environment, learning from best practices throughout Europe and beyond.
The size of the group will be limited to about 30 doctoral supervisors (mainly junior faculty with a doctoral degree gained in the past 3 to 5 years of their career) coming from a broad range of Business and Management disciplines and our network of doctoral programmes throughout Europe and beyond. A dozen or so members of senior faculty will also participate in the academy, mentoring and teaching through small group teaching, lectures and informal seminars over an intensive 5-day period. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants.
The list of topics to be covered in this 2nd winter academy will include:
1. Developing supervisory skills for doctoral supervisors (through successful and unsuccessful cases, competency frameworks, etc).
2. Process issues: from selecting applications and candidates, to topic framing, to writing up and viva procedures across different countries and disciplines.
3. Inter-disciplinary research and epistemology of knowledge, mode-2 research.
4. Rules of Conduct and Standards for Doctoral Supervision from the UK ESRC, AMBA, etc.
5. Ethical issues with respect to plagiarism, managing student – supervisor relationships, co-supervision and supervision teams, etc.
6. Training junior faculty for writing research proposals for seeking funding from national and European agencies
7. How to publish in top academic journals
8. What are the crafts and skills required for young faculty?
Following our tradition of volunteering for teaching ‘free’ to the EDAMBA academies, the pool of senior faculty for the next winter academy will include the following “unpaid” colleagues from our network of doctoral programmes:
1. Hans Siggaard Jensen, Learning Lab (DK)
2. Pierre Batteau, IAE – University of Aix en Provence (F)
3. Maj-Britt Hedvall, Hanken (FI)
4. Eduard Bonet, ESADE (S)
5. David Price, Henley Business School at the University of Reading (UK)
6. Gill Wright, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (UK)
7. Steve Procter, Newcastle University Business School (UK)
8. Jens Jensen, EDAMBA Auditor (DK)
9. myself, Grenoble Ecole de Management (F)
plus, EDAMBA friends and distinguished colleagues:
10. Bo Carlsson, Case Western Reserve University (USA)
11. Steve Fuller, Warwick University (UK)
NEW Closing Date for Applications - : January 31, 2009
Notification of Selected Participants - December 22, 2008
Closing Date for Hotel Reservations – January 12, 2009
Delivery of teaching materials from Faculty – January 31, 2009
The social program of the winter academy is a key element for its success. To this end, we’ve already planned the following events:
1. Welcome lunch at Planetalis Restaurant on Saturday 21 March, 12:00-14:00;
2. A day away on Sunday 22 March. We plan to visit Chamonix in the morning, have lunch and take the cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi http://www.compagniedumontblanc.fr/ then visit and have dinner all together in Annecy, before returning to Grenoble.
3. The Winter Academy Dinner at the Château de la Commanderie http://www.commanderie.fr/ on Monday 23 March, 20:00-22:00
4. Have the closing session on Thursday 26 March, 10:00-12:00 and optional lunch before departure.
Registration Fee and Form
The proposed registration fee is 575 euros per participant for covering all expenses (meals, transport, etc.) from Saturday lunch to Thursday (optional) lunch. Participants should make their own hotel booking and travel arrangements to and from the Grenoble Ecole de Management, see attached registration form for onward transmission.
For Application form: Click HERE
Draft Programme Schedule: Click HERE
If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly, or the Winter Academy Administrator, Mrs Stella Lishman, email@example.com.
Look forward to hearing from you and your colleagues soon.
All my best wishes,
Dimitris Assimakopoulos, PhD, HDR
Professor and Director of Doctoral Programs
Grenoble Ecole de Management
EDAMBA Secretary General
tel. +33 (0)4 76 70 61 59 (direct line)
Information from 1st Winter Academy
Feedback from closing session
List of participants
Photos: Photo 1 - Photo 2