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Title: Completing a PhD in business and management: a brief guide to doctoral students and universities
Authors: Dwivedi, Yogesh K.
Ravishankar, M.N.
Simintiras, Antonis C.
Keywords: Business
Doctoral research
Doctorate in Business Administration
Publication strategy
Research problem
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation: DWIVEDI, Y.K., RAVISHANKAR, M.N. and SIMINTIRAS, A.C., 2015. Completing a PhD in business and management: a brief guide to doctoral students and universities. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 28 (5), pp. 615 - 621.
Abstract: Purpose – Despite the ever-growing number of PhD students all over the world, there remain significant doubts about whether entering students in business and management disciplines fully understand the process of producing a PhD thesis, defending it and developing a coherent publication strategy. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to offer some guidance on what it takes to successfully complete a doctoral research thesis. Design/methodology/approach – The arguments and guidance presented in this viewpoint paper are drawn on the authors’ collective supervision and doctoral examination experiences. Findings – The paper presents guidelines on three key issues related with the doctoral completion: choosing a research problem; demonstrating rigour and quality; developing a publication strategy. Originality/value – The content presented in this paper would be valuable aide to those pursuing doctoral research.
Description: This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/19344. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-12-2014-0118
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/JEIM-12-2014-0118
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19344
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-12-2014-0118
ISSN: 1741-0398
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