Ph.D. in Business for Executives to host conference
on Engaged Management Scholarship

by Spears School News Staff 
(September 10, 2014 at 8:02 am)

Engaged Management ScholarshipOklahoma State University’s Ph.D. in Business for Executives program and the Watson Graduate School of Management will host the Fourth Annual International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship in Tulsa from Sept. 11-14.

Nearly 200 scholars and practitioners from across the world will participate in the conference organized yearly by the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration Council (EDBAC), which has broad international representation of executive doctoral providers.

Ramesh Sharda, interim vice dean of the Watson Graduate School and director of OSU’s Ph.D. in Business for Executives program, successfully campaigned in June 2012 to bring this year’s conference to Oklahoma State. Previous conferences have been hosted in Cleveland, England and Atlanta.

“We are proud to host this conference here at Oklahoma State. EDBAC’s decision to let us host the conference speaks well about our young and growing executive doctorate program,” Sharda said.

The International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship has been established as a central venue for the advancement and sharing of research bridging the knowing-doing gap in business.

The conference will include faculty, administrators and students from many executive doctorate programs around the world. It will feature keynote speakers from industry as well as academia, panel sessions, and research presentations and posters.

The conference will begin with a doctoral student consortium on Thursday, Sept. 11. A social event will be held at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa to showcase Oklahoma history and art to the worldwide attendees.

The conference is open to all scholars and practitioners who are actively involved in practicing engaged management scholarship, but preference will be given to participants from executive doctorate programs. It is the premier international meeting place for students, alumni, faculty and managers involved in professional business doctorate programs around the world.

For more information on the conference, go to: http://www.executivedba.org/conferences/ems2014/. For info on the EDBAC, go to: http://www.executivedba.org/edbac/.