It was lovely to catch up with some of our DBA Alumni on 2nd July – and a huge thank you to all those who contributed to the day’s events: Alumni, Faculty Supervisors, Current Researchers and Research Office and Alumni Office Staff.
Dr Alice Maynard set the scene for the evening BBQ event by delivering an inspirational presentation entitled ‘Curiouser & Curiouser: Building a portfolio career from a rabbit hole’.
Here are some related links from Alice:
End the Awkward – http://bit.ly/1jN7rCh
Strip for Scope! – http://bit.ly/1mWTarx
Congratulations to Alice on all of her recent achievements:
- Named by The Female FTSE in 2013 as one of the 100 Women to Watch http://bit.ly/1kffCaA
- Presented with an honorary degree by The University of York http://bit.ly/1oy1r4E
- Awarded by The Sunday Times in April for her not-for-profit Non-Executive Director work http://bit.ly/1o2gd0t
- Presented with a Non-Executive Director Award in May http://bit.ly/1mUsYxM
We hope to see you all again in 2015 and look forward to hearing all about your year!
Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA)
Mohamed Aljunaibi, Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA) Researcher explains his research interest around talent management in the procurement function.
Sid Simmons, Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA) Researcher explains his research interest around understanding hidden customer needs in order to segment people into groups which make sense.
Akin Soname, Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA) Researcher introduces his research with the Central Bank of Nigeria, which is looking at how context impacts on strategy implementation within organisations.
Dr Emma Parry, Director, International Executive Doctorate (DBA) and Reader in Human Resource Management welcomes a valuable contribution to this DBA webinar series by Dr Michael McGrath, DBA Alumnus (1999 cohort) & Co-Founder, Lainstone and Dr Nneka Abulokwe (1998 cohort), Exec Director, Operations & Governance at Steria Group.
Having completed his DBA in 2004, Michael was one of the very first to undertake the programme at Cranfield, back in 1999, with a thesis entitled `Decision Making in Unfamiliar Problem Domains: Evidence from the Investment Banking Industry`, supervised by Dr David Partington.
At the other end of the DBA Alumni timeline, Nneka completed her DBA in 2013 with a thesis entitled `From imposed to the co-developed governance processes in IT captive offshoring engagements`, supervised by Dr Jonathan Lupson.
Michael and Nneka talk us through their research and DBA experience, explaining how it has contributed to their career so far.
Further information on the programme and the DBA webinar series can be found here: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/dba
Here are the top downloaded pieces of content from the Cranfield Collection of E-Research throughout the months of March, April and May 2014.
Steve Kemish, Managing Director of Cyance Ltd explains how digital marketing is transforming the sales process in B2B. For complex sales, smart marketing can provide sales with valuable insights, enabling sales to interpret and use the information for the gain of the business.
Prof Richard Wilding OBE talks to James Lennon, Procter & Gamble about today’s VUCA World (Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex, Ambiguous World) and P&G’s strategy for improving dynamics using collaboration and Business Intelligence and creating agility across total supply chains.