August 12, 2020

June graduation for six DBA candidates

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EBS graduation

EBS graduation

Six more Edinburgh Business School DBA candidates are due to graduate next week alongside their fellow EBS MBA and MSc graduands.  The DBAs are an interesting group: not only do they come from three continents and a wide range of countries (Eygpt, Greece, Switzerland, USA and UK), but the work that they have done is itself transnational.  One candidate, who is based in the USA, researched socio-economic impact of a health venture in rural Afghanistan, where he collected all his documentary and interview data in the course of a major field trip in 2014.  Another looked at recruitment practice and compared case study companies in Germany and Switzerland. One candidate works for a US-owned, multi-national organisation and explored the impact of western ideas about organisational development in Middle East cultures.  Living in Greece, another candidate examined the use of social media in brand development of professional sports bodies and collected data from English premier league fan clubs in Greece and the UK.

Two of this summer’s DBA graduates are British.  The chief executive of an antiviral pharmaceutical development company developed a research and development process model appropriate for the small businesses characteristic of his sector.  Finally, Barbara Jamieson, well-known to many Edinburgh Business School MBA and MSc graduates for her contribution to marketing courses, completed her DBA thesis drawing on Edinburgh Business School’s own considerable data base to investigate relationships between student characteristics, learning experience and academic achievement.

So congratulations are due to all the new DBA graduates who from 25 June can put ‘Dr’ in front of their names.