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Completing a PhD in business and management: a brief guide to doctoral students and universities

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posted on 09.11.2015, 16:02 authored by Yogesh K. Dwivedi, M.N. Ravishankar, Antonis C. Simintiras
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.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Enterprise Information Management

Volume

28

Issue

5

Pages

615 - 621

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.

Publisher

© Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

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Publication date

2015

Notes

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

ISSN

1741-0398

Language

en