EDAMBA and EURAM Webinar

The Future of Doctoral Training and Supervision in PhD and Professional Doctorates Programs in Management



European Doctoral programs Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA) and European Academy of Management (EURAM)  

The Future of Doctoral Training and Supervision in PhD and Professional Doctorates in Management
7th June 2021 ONLINE  Duration: 2 hours
15.00 Western European Time | 16.00 Central European Time | 17.00 Eastern European Time 



The objective of this seminar is to provide an opportunity for program directors and supervisors to share experience and learn about training doctoral students and supervision in a changing landscape. We will discuss the changing demands of doctoral training and labor markets and, the process of supervision and the training and recognition of supervisors. We will build on a recent a joint AACSB-EDAMBA survey in which 269 doctoral programs, 429 students across 179 institutions and 45 countries participated, our panel member hands on knowledge and experience and the cross-program evaluation experience of EDAMBA executive members to support the discussion.



The seminar will be organized around a panel discussion followed by an exchange all the participants. The panel member provides a range of experience from different institutional contexts and programs.

Conveners: François Collet (ESADE business school, Ramon Llull University/EDAMBA) and Stefan Gueldenberg (Liechtenstein University/EURAM).


Panel Member (alphabetical order)






Dimitris Assimakopoulos


Durham University (visiting) /EDAMBA




Isabelle Bouty


Dauphine University – PSL




Dorota Dobija


Kozminski University/EURAM




Mine Karatas-Ozkan


Southampton University/EURAM




Davide Nicolini


Warwick University




Michael Smets


University of Oxford





Members of the EDAMBA exec-committee who have cross-program evaluation experience will also be present to support the discussion.
The discussion will be organized around two themes and a series of question as follows. 
16.00-16.10 CEST |  Introduction
16:10-17:15 CEST | Dealing with the Demands of Doctoral Training and the Labor Market
a) What new routines have emerged during covid-19 and you believe will remain? Can you give examples of best practice in your institution?
b) What counts as a ‘sufficient’ methodological basis in your doctoral program?
c) Development of Teaching Skills, Research communication skills, Fundraising skills. What are the challenges and solutions?
d) The professional doctorates: labor market symbiosis or cuckoo cub effect?
e) What future for collaborative doctorates
f) Networking and Job Market: Networking and the job market are important pieces of in the professional development of doctoral candidates. What is the current situation? How do you see the future?
g) Have you noted any change in the number, proportion and profile of your international candidates? What are the possible causes for change?
17.15-18:00 | Theme 2: Competing pressures, training and recognition of supervisors
a) What mechanisms are in place to support the work and quality of PhD and Professional
Doctorate supervisors? Internal workshops? Doctoral school workshops? National and International workshops?
b) How is the work of Doctoral Supervisor recognized? Do you have awards for supervision or other mechanism?
c) What are the effects of institutional/economic pressures on faculty in relation to doctoral

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Contact: Lucy Mori - lucy.mori@eiasm.be 

EDAMBA aims to achieve its mission through three pillars of activity:
1. The Annual Meeting
2. The Summer Research Academy
3. The EDAMBA-EIASM Consortium of Doctoral Supervision

EDAMBA engages in global collaboration across networks
1. European Code of Practice