International Conference at Case Western Reserve University Highlights Engaged Management Scholarship

Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) Council has chosen Weatherhead School of Management as host of its first annual conference

News Release: Friday, May 27, 2011

CLEVELAND – Professional doctoral programs span the boundaries of academic theorizing and practice applications. Experience acquired by executives in the business world can be enhanced through academics.

The mission of the recently established Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) Council is to foster excellence and innovation in executive doctoral degree programs worldwide. The council selected Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management to host its first annual International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship June 2-5.

The EDBA Council is the only organization globally that focuses exclusively on executive doctoral degree programs and their issues. These programs are directed at fully employed, experienced professionals with more than 15 years of meaningful post baccalaureate work experience and who already possess an MBA or equivalent graduate degree.

More information about the council, its mission at its 2011 conference is available at

Executive doctorate programs develop scholarly practitioners by focusing on engaged scholarship research into contemporary business and management problems. The conference expects about 60 participants from various cities internationally, a reflection of the globalization of businesses. It will include research papers, poster sessions, panels, invited talks, presentations, and a doctoral consortium.

More information about the conference, including the full agenda, is available at

Speakers include: Jean M. Bartunek, Robert A. and Evelyn J. Ferris Chair and Professor of Organization Studies in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College; Gahl Berkooz, who founded and leads the Business Information Standards and Integration area (Information Management) at Ford, and David Cooperrider, Fairmount Minerals Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Weatherhead School of Management.

“There is no single venue currently at conferences for management practitioner scholars to come together and discuss their research. This conference provides an opportunity for students in professional doctoral programs worldwide to present interdisciplinary applied research,” said Kalle Lyytinen, conference chairman and director of Weatherhead’s Doctor of Management Program.

Posted by: Marvin Kropko, May 27, 2011 08:31 PM | News Topics: Official Release