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Stephan Liozu: DM Blog

May 28, 2014 ·

In 2008, I decided to pursue a doctoral degree and started investigating the educational programs that would allow me to stay employed fulltime while attending a top-notch academic program. I discovered a variety of traditional, online and hybrid doctoral programs aimed at busy professionals. I evaluated all of them and quickly narrowed my options to three. Out of the five programs that made the cut, I decided to apply to three of them and got accepted in two. Then I had to make the final choice.

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Kalle Lyytinen: Notable Academy of Management Acceptances

May 28, 2014 ·

Doctor of Management students submit proposals to the Academy of Management (AoM) conference every year by mid-January. This is expected from the 2nd and 3rd year DM students and increasingly from PhD students who work on their thesis in the 4th year. In March 2014 the results started to come in for the AoM 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia and they are again pretty impressive. This year, our students submitted overall 28 manuscripts of which 16 were accepted resulting in the acceptance rate of 58%.

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Why do DM Students Choose Case? [Part 2 of DM Alumni Study]

November 08, 2010 ·

There was no single factor that alumni offered for their decision to join the Weatherhead DM program.  Alumni typically offered a combination of reasons.... “I chose Case because of the reputation. Other programs were 'degree mills'... "I never made a monodisciplinary decision in my life" ... "[other] schools were focused on problems of theory - not practice!"

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Why do DM Students Pursue a Doctorate? [Part 1 of DM Alumni Study]

October 13, 2010 ·

...why did you decide to pursue a doctorate at this point in your life? ... “I had a question that was making me itch and had to find a way to scratch it. I wanted to give structure and language to the process of generating answers to my questions”

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Kalle Lyytinen enthusiastic about DM presentations at AoM 2010

August 11, 2010 ·

 I just returned from the 2010 Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada. The Weatherhead School of Management's Doctor of Management (DM) alumni and students overall had 17 paper presentations and won 3 best paper awards in three different divisions. Their presentations were well received and deemed both rigorous and relevant--demonstrating that students of the DM Program span the boundaries of practice and academia and engage in management-related practitioner scholarship that is theory driven, uses  rigorous and credible research methods, and is at the same time well anchored to the problems and realities of management.  One of the best and most rewarding experiences for DM faculty who attended the meeting was the pride, confidence and enthusiasm that our students showed when they interacted with other management scholars and participated eagerly in the debates in symposia, paper sessions and design workshops at AoM.

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Beyond the MBA: 15 Years of Weatherhead's Trailblazing DM Program

July 02, 2010 ·

"I truly believe the DM Program, now with an associated PhD option, represents the future of doctoral education in management. It addresses the need for management education beyond the MBA..."

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Videos from DM Alumni Week: Design, Complex Systems, Sustainability and a Variety of Practitioner-Scholar Presentations

June 18, 2010 ·

On April 9th and 10th the Weatherhead Doctor of Management program hosted an Alumni Weekend and videos of the presentations from that event are now available on the following YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E833EB249DF928D9

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DM 'Intentional Change' Group Building an Impressive Body of Work

May 03, 2010 ·

The DM program is a source of important research. As most scholars know, research in a field builds when a series of studies develop new insights about a theme.... Supporting, encouraging, and at times provoking each other, the DMs are building a literature that makes scholarly contributions AND has practical significance to leadership and organizational effectiveness.  We do it by getting folks to help each other and participate in study groups.

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In Praise of Practioner Scholars

April 17, 2010 ·

Our practitioner scholars begin with a deeply human concern, arm themselves with a range of potentially relevant theories, collect and interpret raw data on the phenomenon, and are then in a position to make original and important contributions. Non-practitioner scholars, in contrast, are lucky if they can get beyond their theoretical framework to collect genuinely relevant data, and seldom produce truly interesting findings.

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Evidence-Based Management and the Weatherhead Doctorate in Management

April 02, 2010 ·

"at a time when leaders are seeking new ideas to respond to complex challenges in many fields of management, scholarly knowledge has found little application.Lack of use is partially due to managerial ignorance of such knowledge and reliance on less rigorously-produced knowledge, and partially to the irrelevance of much scholarly knowledge to managers' practical problems. A premise of research in the DM and PhD in Management Programs is that the gap between scholarly knowledge and managerial practice can be closed ..."

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