EMS 2020 Value Proposition | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

EMS 2020 Value Proposition

EMS2020: Research That Matters in an Age of Disruption

The EMS 2020 conference seeks to build and strengthen multi-disciplinary and applied research by managers and practitioner-scholars in a world facing escalating challenges in both academia and practice especially during and after the COVID-2019 pandemic. The conference gathers doctoral students, alumni, and faculty from executive DBA programs as well as managers to accelerate engaged management research and evidence-based management.  EMS2020, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Engaged Management Scholarship conference, will be hosted virtually by Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). The first EMS conference was held in 2010 at CWRU.

CWRU is a distinguished research university in Cleveland, Ohio USA. Established in 1995, the Doctor of Management (DM) program at the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU was the first executive doctorate in North America with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research.

The conference theme Research That Matters in an Age of Disruptionhighlights the growing need for practitioner-scholarship to address and understand ongoing disruptions created by pandemics, climate change, growing social inequalities, digital technologies and new realities of the geo-political environment.

By participating in the conference, you will:

  • Join a community of management practitioner-scholars involved in creating and publishing high quality research on meaningful, salient problems as experienced by organizational stakeholders;
  • Learn from inspiring keynotes, participate in insightful interactive sessions, build personal contacts and forge new connections and relationships;
  • Understand the leading edge of the practice and theory of management with an emphasis on evidence-based insights to guide your individual, organizational, and systemic transformation;
  • Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations committed to helping each other develop the skills to become world-class management practitioner-oriented scholars.