EDBAC Fox School of Business

Program

Schedule

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 : Doctoral Consortium

Panel

Keeping Executive Doctoral Students Engaged Through Their Dissertation Phase

Executive doctoral students have a unique set of challenges as they pursue their degree. As senior managers with busy schedules, students may find it difficult to stay on track, especially in the relatively unstructured dissertation phase of their program. Often, the dissertation year is the point in the program where students drift, delaying their graduation. The purpose of this panel is to share best practices from faculty about how to keep students engaged and moving forward during their dissertation work, and to offer tips to students how to navigate that phase of their doctoral work.

Panelists

Isabelle Bouty

Paris Dauphine University

Laura Witz

University of Maryland University College

Steven Poelmans

University of Antwerp

Date Time Location Event
6
Thursday
September 2018

Doctoral Consortium
7:00AM-7:00PM Loews Hotel and Alter Hall
Registration
8:00-8:30AM Loews hotel
Buses to Temple Campus
8:30-9:00AM Alter Hall Room 702 (MBA Commons)
Breakfast & Networking
9:00-9:30AM
Welcome Remarks
9:30-12:00PM Conference Rooms
Breakout Session I
12:00-1:00PM Alter Hall Room 702 (MBA Commons)
Lunch
1:00-3:30PM Conference Rooms
Breakout Session II
3:30-3:45PM Alter Hall Room 702 (MBA Commons)
Coffee Break
3:45-4:45PM
4:45-5:00PM
Closing Remarks
5:00-5:30PM Alter Hall Lobby
Buses to Loews hotel
6:00-6:30PM Loews Hotel
Buses to National Constitution Center
6:30-8:30PM National Constitution Center
Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 : Alumni Consortium

Panel

How do we make knowledge work for practitioners?

[Description Forthcoming]

Panelists

Monika Hudson

University of South Florida

TL Hill

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Date Time Location Event
6
Thursday
September 2018

Alumni Consortium
7:00AM-7:00PM Loews Hotel and Alter Hall
Registration
8:00-8:30AM Loews Hotel
Buses to Temple Campus
8:30-9:00AM Alter Hall Room 702 (MBA Commons)
Breakfast & Networking
9:00-10:20AM Alter Hall Room 378 (Fox Boardroom)
Welcome Remarks
Workshop I: How do we use the DBA in corporate life?
John Abt, VP, Lannett Pharmaceuticals, Temple DBA
Melinda Hubbard, VP, Ohio National Financial Services, Temple DBA
10:20-10:40AM
Coffee Break
10:40-12:00PM
12:00-1:00PM Alter Hall Room 702 (MBA Commons)
Lunch
Conversation: Impact of a DBA Degree on Firm Operations and Performance
Diane Denny, VP, Quality, Patient Safety & Clinical Outcomes at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Temple DBA
Maung Min, Director Business Programs/Faculty at Penn State University, Lehigh Valley. Grenoble DBA
1:00-2:30PM Alter Hall Room 378 (Fox Boardroom)
Workshop III: How do we use the DBA as entrepreneurs?
Wallace Taylor, Founder, Taylor Holdings International Inc. & Taylor Foundation for the Arts and Science, GSU DBA
John Alarcon, CFO, LoanLogics, Inc., Temple DBA
2:30-3:00PM
Coffee Break
3:00-4:30PM
Workshop IV: How do we use the DBA in academia?
Maggie Jordan, Jordan Consulting & Adjunct Professor, Temple DBA
Joel Mier, Lecturer, University of Richmond, GSU DBA
Louis Grabowski, GSU DBA
4:30-5:00PM
Closing Remarks
5:00-5:30PM Alter Hall Lobby
Buses to Loews Hotel
6:00-6:30PM Loews Hotel
Buses to National Constitution Center
6:30-8:30PM National Constitution Center
Welcome Reception

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Panel

Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) Building a Library of Validated Practices

A Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) is a digested report, often only a few published pages in length, of a systematic literature review narrowly focused on the research supporting or contradicting known professional practices. Frequently developed in the field of healthcare and often centered on a “yes/no” question, a CAT may seek to validate or invalidate a common practice based on the research found in the refereed or scholarly literature. For example, a CAT may seek to the question, “do corporate consumer forums improve customer loyalty?” As one element in evidence-based practice, CATs are intended to separate practice based on management folklore from management grounded in rigorous research.
 
This panel will offer examples of successful CATs, discuss their benefits and shortcomings, and consider whether collecting and publishing a series of refereed CATs would advance the professional practices of management.

Moderator

Richard Baskerville

Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Panelists

Jahan Moghadam

WorldWide Energy

Katie Stone

Fallon Benefits Group

Mikhail Stukalo

QFL Capital LLC

S. Whit Yates

Morgan Stanley

Panel

Work-(School)-Life Balance During the DBA: An Oxymoron or Heroic Feat?

The aspiration of “work-life balance” might seem like an oxymoron to a full-time DBA student—often juggling the rigorous demands of doctoral studies with alongside commitments to a spouse or partner, children, parents, entrepreneurial ventures, executive positions, and more. DBA students are older and far more professionally accomplished than most other professional and graduate students, entering doctoral studies at a time of life when career achievement is supposedly peaking and when social demands are greatest.

What are some of the issues that DBA students face in terms of achieving some semblance of “balance” in their lives? What are some of the strategies that they have found and employed to remain sane during this stressful time? This panel session will explore these issues with five former and current DBA students.

Moderator

Lynne Andersson

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Panelists

Iris Burrell

Perspecta

Ken Mawritz

Drexel University, West Chester University, and Rutgers University

Jim Smith, Jr.

Jim Smith International, Jr.

Sandi Webster

C2G Partners

Workshop

SuperWisor, a serious game to enhance doctoral supervision

As doctoral supervisors, we need to manage not only the scientific process but also our own and our doctoral students’ expectations. SuperWisor is a serious online game played by doctoral supervisors that aims to improve the multifaceted supervisor-supervisee relationship.

In this workshop, moderators will raise the issues of following a scientific process, helping our doctoral students better organize their priorities, showing them how to identify a research community, and understanding publication requirements. SuperWisor goes through three levels: the initial meeting, the extended research proposal, and publishing. Along the game, supervisors are prompted to make decisions. At the end of each level, supervisors receive personalized feedback and have access to resources to improve their practices.

PLEASE NOTE: Those interested in attending this workshop are requested to bring a laptop to play the web-based interactive game during the session.

Moderator

Valérie Sabatier

Doctoral School

Michelle Mielly

GEM DBA

Panel

Communicating the Differences between PhD and Executive DBA Programs

Many prospective students ask the same question: what is the difference between a PhD and DBA? In a world where the DBA is still new and unfamiliar, students interested in pursuing advanced research degrees are often uncertain about what a DBA program can offer and to whom.

In this panel, we will discuss how DBA program administrators and academic directors can best communicate to prospective students about the differences between these two distinct degree programs, including their approaches to research, target audiences, and students' final goals and outcomes.

Moderator

Pallavi Chitturi

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Panelists

Susan Mudambi

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Deborah Haak

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Craig McAllaster

Radhakrishnan Gopalan

Olin Business School, Washington University

General Conference
Time Title Location
7:00AM-6:00PM
Registration
Loews Hotel & Alter Hall lobby
8:00-8:30AM
Buses to Temple Campus
Loews Hotel
8:30-9:00AM
Breakfast
Alter Hall Lower Level
9:00-9:30AM
Welcome
Alter Hall Room 031 (Auditorium)
9:30-10:30AM
Keynote Speaker: Bill Duggan, Columbia University, "How Innovation Takes Place"
10:30-11:00AM
Coffee Break
Alter Hall Lower Level
11:00-12:30PM Alter Hall Room 745 Alter Hall Room 746 Speakman Hall Room 114 Speakman Hall Room 318
Beyond Culture: Success Factors For Transnational Multiparty Collaboration
James Hemsath
Too Much Productivity
Lawrence Justin White, Jr.
Panel: Critically Appraised Topic (CAT): Building a Library of Validated Practices
What Is Intercultural Competence And Why Is It Important To Business?
John Hennings
The Relationship Between Motivation and Owner-Operated Small Business Firm Success.
David Sorich
Expectations Of Future Negotiation Interactions On Batnas, Perceived Power And Anchors
Clinton Purtell
Can Organizations Handle The Truth: Authenticity At Work Today
Jim Smith, Jr.
Deanna Geddes
Knowledge Management: A Technology Transfer Perspective
Alecia Anderton
Kriesta Watson
Work Role Stressors, Bottom-Line Mentality, And The Mediating Role Of Self-Regulation Failure
Justin Keeler
12:30-1:30PM
Lunch
Alter Hall 702 (MBA Commons)
1:30-3:00PM Pragmatic Rigor: Principles And Criteria For Conducting And Evaluating Executive Scholarship
Daniel Robey
Wallace Taylor
Louis Grabowski
Thematic Analysis: Millennial Generation Retention In United States Public Sector Organizations
Robin Butler
EDBAC Board Meeting Panel: Work-(School)-Life Balance During the DBA: An Oxymoron or Heroic Feat?
Executive Business Doctorate: A Journey Of Motivations, Risks, And Real-World Outcomes
Ginger Lange
Kofi Smith
Katherine Spradley
Wesley Johnston
Emotional Intelligence: Helping Managers ‘Turn Over’ A New Leaf In Leadership Behaviors
Emmanuel Dalavai
Higher Education Pricing: Effects Of Tuition Pricing On Nontraditional Student Persistence Moderated By Demographics.
Katherine Spradley
The Influence Of Protean Career Mindset On Employee Turnover Intention: The Moderating Effects Of Learning Goals And Company Perceived Learning
Chloe Shay
Simoon Cannon
3:00-3:30PM
Coffee Break
Alter Hall 702 (MBA Commons)
3:30-5:00PM Poster Session and Coffee Break
3:00-5:00PM
Alter Room 702 (MBA Commons)
Workshop: Navigating Post DBA Career Choices for Women Workshop: SuperWisor, a serious game to enhance doctoral supervision Panel: Communicating the Differences between PhD and Executive DBA Programs
5:00-6:00PM
Buses back to Loews Hotel
Pick Up from Alter Hall Lobby

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Panel

Social Entrepreneurship and CSR Engaged Management - From Theory to Application

This panel discussion will take you on an engaged management journey, from theory to application, from the classroom to the boardroom, from ideas to applicable solutions. Three research papers will be presented by doctoral students that are engaged scholars, balancing rigor and relevance on a daily basis as they apply their research to the practice. Through active participation in the panel discussion, attendees will obtain a high-level understanding of social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility and gain insights into the application of theory to specific industries. Such discussions provide excellent examples of analyzing relevant practitioner challenges through rigorous research.

Panelists

Rhonda Bartlett

Mary Conway Dato-On

Charles Ennis

Greg Turkanik

Panel

Building a Partnership: Linking Academics to Practitioners

Academia is often thought to be based around publishing scholarly research articles, which, while valuable, can often be overly theoretical, hard to understand and difficult to apply to solve “real world” problems. This panel is composed of professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience who are working to bridge the gap between theory and practice by addressing the tensions that are experienced by both academics and practitioners alike. This session will benefit doctoral students, faculty, and management professionals at any level. It will contribute to a better understanding of how a partnership can be formed between scholars and practitioners for more meaningful and productive engagement. The goal is to have an open discussion about ways to link academics and practitioners leading greater awareness to challenges and benefits involved.

Panelists

Karen Carmack

F&M Trust

Jacques Alexis

University of Maryland-University College

Matt Hisrich

University of Maryland-University College

Sherese Bishop

University of Maryland-University College

Roza Masoumi

University of Maryland-University College

Panel

Publishing in Engaged Management Review: Tips and Guidelines

Engaged Management Review is the flagship journal of EDBAC and seeks to promote publishing papers that matter and are tied to practical experience and problems of practice while promoting rigor and scholarship. This hands-on workshop and panel provides practical guidelines and tips how to prepare a manuscript for a submission, how to engage and manage the review process and how to work as an effective reviewer for the journal. Several practical examples and practical situations are described of the submission process and how to respond to editor's and reviewer's concerns. Workshop participants are invited to send beforehand short descriptions of their planned papers and these will be addressed and discussed as part of the panel as examples of preparation process.

Panelists

The four workshop organizers are the current managing editors of the journal and authors who have successfully published in the journal.

Panel

Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA): Practical Problem Solving the Evidence-Based Way

The gap between research and practice remains wide, with up to 90% of management advice not supported by research. One way to bridge this gap by using the Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) tool, which teaches practitioners how to apply scientific findings to their practical questions. Every executive doctorate graduate should have the REA in his or her toolkit, both to use in their own practice as to teach to their peers (and managers!). This workshop aims to teach practitioners and academics how to use the REA, including how to find relevant search terms, conduct a systematic search in online databases, check for a study’s relevance and methodology, assess a study’s limitations and summarize a study’s findings and practical relevance.

Panelists

[TBD]

Panel

What Makes for a Great DBA Dissertation?

The DBA community is still figuring out what makes for great DBA research. We expect the work we do to be very relevant to business decision makers, rigorous methodologically, and savvy theoretically. But practically, what does this look like?

During this panel, we will hand out several DBA dissertations and discuss their relevance, rigor and theoretical savvy as we seek to define the components of a great dissertation. We will then guide a discussion with the audience in an attempt to define or at least describe a great dissertation project. How do we know it when we see it? How we can help current students pick great projects? How can alumni help frame questions and projects that might excite future DBA students? How do we support distribution to the most appropriate decision makers and outlets?

Panelists

Leslie Dinauer

University of Maryland University College

Stuart Schmidt

Fox School of Business, Temple University

TL Hill

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Workshop

Curriculum Development: Online Learning Course Design

What works in a classroom does not necessarily work in an online environment. Student engagement is much harder to control when the student is on the other side of the world, rather than in the classroom. As a result, as many teachers have found out, transitioning from face-to-face classroom teaching to effective online or blended teaching requires more than recording a webinar and posting it online. This workshop aims to teach practitioners and academics how to design one hour of interactive and engaging online learning. It is based loosely on a small group exercise from AACSB's Online and Blended Education Seminar, combined with the presenter’s own experience in designing online courses and engaging with users. After this workshop the participants will have a foundation to design effective, engaging online courses, using a practical, easy-to-use framework.

Moderator

Michiel Bosman

General Conference
Time Title Location
7:00AM-7:00PM
Registration
Loews Hotel & Alter Hall lobby
8:00-8:30AM
Buses to Temple Campus
Loews Hotel
8:30-9:00AM
Breakfast
Alter Hall Lower Level
9:00-10:00AM
Keynote Speaker: Nelly Akoth, IBM, "Putting Smart to Work"
Alter Hall Room 031 (Auditorium)
10:00-10:30AM
Coffee Break
Alter Hall Lower Level
10:30-12:00PM Alter Hall Room 745 Alter Hall Room 746 Speakman Hall Room 114 Speakman Hall Room 318
Lobbying In An Autocracy: Intellectual Property And Medical Equipment Firms In China
Inci Akkus
Transformational Leadership And Followers’ Objective Performance: The Mediating Role Of Leader – Member Exchange
Judy Jiang
Panel: Social Entrepreneurship and CSR Engaged Management - From Theory to Application Panel: Building a Partnership: Linking Academics to Practitioners
How To Engage The Crowd For Innovation In Restricted Markets? The Case Of Google In China
Raphael Lissillour
Intra-Team Rivalry On Performance Teams: An Investigation Into Individual And Team Performance And Employee Deviance
Ken Mawritz
Impacts Of Trends Of Changing Business Environment On Designing Marketing Strategies
Wael Ayoub Salloum
12:00-1:00PM
Lunch
Alter Hall 702 (MBA Commons)
1:00-2:30PM Russian-Speaking Immigrant Entrepreneurship Success In the U.S.
Irina Kogan
Jennoa Graham
Yves Belmont
The Role Of Strategic And Operational Absorptive Capacity In Organizational Ambidexterity
Ivan Diaz-Molina
Panel: Publishing in Engaged Management Review: Tips and Guidelines Panel: Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA): Practical Problem Solving the Evidence-Based Way
Online Signals From The Entrepreneur And Their Implications On Perceived Organizational Support
Kipp Krukowski
Jamie Leonard
Lawrence Justin White, Jr
Improving Lean Software Development Productivity: The Contribution Of Retraining And Coaching
Thomas Stone
Why Does The Nigerian Diaspora Invest In Their Country Of Origin?
Kris Ayanruoh
Anthony Di Benedetto
Design Thinking: Exploring The Effect Of Appropriability And Capabilities On Innovation Performance In Knowledge-Intensive Business Services
Gregory Williams
Kriesta Watson
Efficacy Of Entrepreneurial Training Programs: Do They Make A Difference For Experienced Entrepreneurs?
Frances McNeal
2:30-3:00PM
Coffee Break
Alter Hall 702 (MBA Commons)
3:00-4:30PM A Practical Guide For Managers In Using The Customer Experience To Assist In Data-Driven Decision Making For Co-Creative Innovations
Sherese Bishop
Impact Of Microfinance Institutions For Female Entrepreneurs: Evidence From Philadelphia, PA
Shauna Yeldell
Lalitha Naveen
Panel: Succeeding as a Translational Scholar: Your Strategy Beyond Graduation Workshop: Curriculum Development: Online Learning Course Design
An Exploratory Study On The Use Of Message Frames In Canadian Mortgage Loan Advertisements
David Dobson
Karolien Poels
Can Insider Trading Information Be An Effective Tool For Investment Managers? A Review
Christian Koch
Player-Character Congruity And Immersive Experiences: Impact On Loyalty In Gaming
Mary Margaret Jordan
Using Benford's Law To Predict The Risk Of Financial Statement Fraud In Equity Crowdfunding Offerings
Carla Cabarle
The Dual Effect Of Gender On Explorative Organizational Behavior: Incentive Compensation And R&D
Ofra Shoham-Bazel
4:30-5:00PM
Buses back to Loews Hotel
Pick Up from Alter Hall Lobby
6:00-6:30PM
Buses to Philadelphia Musuem of Art
Pick up from Lowes Hotel
6:30-10:00PM
An Evening on the Parkway
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Panel

Research Opportunities for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Business

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations, are a multi-trillion dollar opportunity for private businesses to leverage their skills to achieve the social and economic development issues. According to a 2017 UN report, four economic focus areas of health, food, cities and energy “represent around 60 percent of the real economy and are critical to delivering the Global Goals,” up to $12 trillion in market opportunities.

This panel consists of experts in various fields in the SDG and business professionals who have enabled firms to leverage the SDG for their core business. Business research can impact these areas by using impact investing, assessing its impact on society, creation of innovative products for the Bottom of the Pyramid, sustainable production and marketing, supply chain, circular economy, and wealth creation and distribution. The discussion will focus research questions, agendas and opportunities.

Panelists

Beryl Levinger

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Sandra Dow

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Shalini Gopalkrishnan

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Panel

Succeeding as a Translational Scholar: Your Strategy Beyond Graduation

DBA graduates have great research ideas and connections, but, often little time to work on research projects. Business schools are increasingly concerned about tying their research to impact – both solving business problems in the short term and providing insight to managers over the long term. How can business school faculty and DBA alumni work together to produce a steady stream of practical, impactful research for both the short and long runs?

This session review the ways in which the Center for Translational Research in Business at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and the Center for Engaged Business Research at the Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business are developing platforms for engaging business leaders, DBA programs and alumni, and faculty in ongoing, impactful research projects. The panelists will talk about the vision for and structure of each initiative and then facilitate a discussion about how DBAs could contribute to these efforts – and how these efforts might have to be adjusted to work well with and for DBAs. Participants will leave the session with practical ideas for engaging and supporting DBA alumni in impactful research.

Panelists

Sudipta Basu

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Charles Dhanaraj

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Louis Grabowski

Georgia State University

Panel

From Leader to Thought Leader: Marketing DBA Programs in 2018

This session will explore how to create and implement an effective marketing strategy for DBA programs. Panelists will discuss digital and traditional marketing and recruitment tactics, budget and spending levels, measures for success. The session will also explore how to coordinate your campaign within a larger university or institution's brand and strategy.

Panelists

Megan Alt

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Deborah Haak

Fox School of Business, Temple University

Livingstone Caesar

Nobel International Business School

Louis Grabowski

Panel

Responding to Reviewers

This panel is designed to provide insight into publishing and the peer review process. This process is particularly challenging when the theme of the submitted work is intended to address both dimensions of theory and practice. Reviewers are usually either academic-focused or practice-centered. The practitioner reviewer favors utility while the academic reviewer favors theory. The discussion will focus on addressing obstacles and providing recommendations for reviewers that are contradictory.

Panelists

Wallace Taylor

Daniel Robey

Workshop

A Practical Workshop: Understanding, Applying, and Developing Theory

This workshop is designed to familiarize pracademics, students in executive doctoral programs, or anyone wanting a refresher of as to the importance and application of theory in research. At a basic level, this workshop would equip participants to be better informed as to the reasoning for “how” and “why” findings occur versus mere correlations. We will work on closing the theory-practice gap by describing the three types of theory with study examples, then thinking about the benefits/challenges of each theory for answering both practical/applied and theoretical research questions, and what it means to apply theory to a study.

Moderator

Justin Keeler

Workshop

Designing Engaged Scholarship: From Real-World Problems to Research Publications

In this workshop, Lars will present a model and a set of guidelines that DBA students can use to design an engaged scholarship project and a subsequent publication (dissertation or paper). The model includes the practical problem you address, the literature you build on, the theoretical framing and research method you use, and the contributions to practice and theory. The workshop will feature practical examples supported by practical documentation and illustrative material to help you apply the model and guidelines in your own engaged scholarship efforts.

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Moderator

Lars Mathiassen

General Conference
Time Title Location
7:00AM-12:00PM
Registration
Loews Hotel & Alter Hall lobby
8:00-8:30AM
Buses to Temple Campus
Loews Hotel
8:30-9:00AM
Breakfast
Alter Hall Lower Level
9:00-10:30AM Alter Hall Room 745 Alter Hall Room 746 Speakman Hall Room 114 Speakman Hall Room 318
Impact Of The Global Environment On Sustainable Organizations: A New Model For Long-Term Competitive Advantage
Jacques Alexis
Making The Connection: Examining The Role Of Social Support And Social Determinents In Chronic Disease Management
Yolonda Freeman-Hildreth
Yunmei Wang
Philip Cola
David Aron
Panel: Research Opportunities for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Business Panel: What Makes for a Great DBA Dissertation?
Will Automated Trucks Trigger The Blame Game And Socially Amplify Risks?
Sean Dougherty
John Stowell
Aleta Williams Richards
Pam S Ellen
Linking Dynamic Capabilities And Healthcare Innovations
Saravana Govindasamy
Sustainable Value And Extra Costs Benefits Of Going Greener In The Healthcare Industry
Zeinab Abdallah
Biosimilars: A New Look On Process Innovation And The Impact Of Competitive Dynamics
John Knighton
Ram Mudambi
David Deeds
10:30-11:00AM
Coffee Break
Alter Hall 702 (MBA Commons)
11:00-12:30PM Panel: From Leader to Thought Leader: Marketing DBA Programs in 2018 Panel: Responding to Reviewers Workshop: Designing Engaged Scholarship: From Real-World Problems to Research Publications
Workshop: A Practical Workshop: Understanding, Applying, and Developing Theory
12:30-1:30PM
Lunch & Concluding Remarks
Alter Hall 702 (MBA Commons)
1:30-2:30PM
Buses back to Loews Hotel
Alter Hall Lobby
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