Doctoral Knowledge Community Blog

Read the latest from the Doctoral Knowledge Community.

Supervisor & DBA graduate share their collaborative success 

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Stacy Brecht

Managing Talent in the Age of Big Data

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Michael Asadoorian, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Amove Technologies

Addressing Sustainability Challenges through Doctoral Research

Doctoral Knowledge Journal, Issue #19 / Autumn 2023. Highlight Topic by Jinnie Hinderscheit

The DBA Journey: A Catalyst for Sustainability and Economic Growth

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Ray Bowman, Director, EDC Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Using Private Smartphones for Work: Practices of Undocumented Immigrants working in the U.S.

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Carlos Martinez

Aligning research on sustainable business models with career goals

DBA Testimonial: Federico Perillo

Navigating parenthood and entrepreneurship while pursuing a doctorate

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Lena Kurban Rouhana

Examining the hydrogen economy

PhD Candidate Spotlight: Julien Lafaille

Investigating organic products at the brand level

PhD Candidate Spotlight: Kai Christine Lesage

Seven reasons to do your DBA at Grenoble Ecole de Management

Do your doctorate at one of Europe's top research-led business schools

2023 Doctoral School Graduation Ceremony

The 2023 Grenoble Ecole de Management Doctoral School Graduation Ceremony on April 1 recognized the hard-earned achievements of 93 DBA and 15 PhD Graduates from 2020 to 2022.

DBA Video Testimonials: Students share their experience

In these videos, year-2 DBA students share their research topic, goals, and why they selected Grenoble Ecole de Management for their DBA.

Doctoral Knowledge Journal - Highlight Topic: Jinnie Hinderscheit

The Academic Career Path - 5 Tips for Doctoral Candidates

DBA Testimonial: Prof. Dima Louis

Transitioning to Academia: DBA alumni share their career transition experience

DBA Testimonial: Prof. Bertrand Guillotin

Transitioning to Academia: DBA alumni share their career transition experience

Deciding to do a Doctorate - DBA Testimonials

We interview six DBA alumni who share their experience on how they decided to pursue a doctoral degree.

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Esther Sleilati

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” is what Benjamin Franklin once asserted.

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Maung Min

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Afshin Kateb

The decision to purse a DBA was derived from a self-reflection and search for impact personally and professionally. 

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Benjamin Powers

“You can’t ask them to come to you, you’ve got to go to them,” Julie Washington, PhD said pointedly to me. It was the fourth day of a week-long research symposium in the Açores

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Shailesh Rana

I completed my DBA in 2017, my thesis being “An analysis of Global Economic Linkages and Transmission of Risk within the US Growth and Value Equity Portfolios: A financial, economic, and accounting perspective."

The Additional Roles of the DBA Thesis Supervisor

The role of the thesis supervisor goes beyond scientific guidance.

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Jing Jasmine Wu

A four-year doctoral study is a long journey. For me, it was like a marathon and not an easy one as a mother and a senior executive at a large French MNC company in China. How did I make it in four years?

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Yao Laurel Xiao

On October 7, 2018, I completed my first full marathon in Chicago. Less than one year later, on September 3, 2019, I defended my thesis and obtained my Doctor of Business Administration in Grenoble.

DBA Testimonial: Dr. Sholom Schochet

In the best of times, successfully juggling personal and professional responsibilities is a formidable task for anyone. Throw a doctorate into the mix, and the doctoral candidate quickly recognizes the need to

DBA Testimonial: The Secret to Balance is Unbalance

Lessons Learned from a Working Mom with Two Doctorates.

DBA Testimonial: Achieving work-life balance

"How can you exercise, cook, run a business, mentor, write a blog, volunteer, manage a household, and yet have time to enroll in a doctoral program?" is a question I get asked very often.

DBA testimonial: The DBA, What for ?

"What for?" was the question many people asked me when I started my Doctorate of Business Administration.

DBA Testimonial: The Journey to Viva Voce

Mohamed Medhat Elshoubary, DBA graduate 2019: "I consider the whole DBA experience as a turning point in my life—it primarily made me discover a lot not only about myself but also about my career.

COVID-19 impact: Analysis and experience from a DBA student

COVID-19 taught me to let go of perfectionism and to accept that unprecedented crises demand unprecedented actions. Odile Hettler - Pharm.D., MBA, Doctoral candidate 

DBA Testimonials: COVID-19

Covid-19 impact: Grenoble Ecole de Management DBA Alumni and students share their opinions and forecasts of the crisis we are experiencing on the Health, Real Estate, Consulting and Human Resources sectors.

Testimonial: DBA Research, a Journey into the Unknown Realm

Five years ago, I wouldn't have believed I'd have the opportunity to visit MIT as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2014, I was an education administrator at a university in Chengdu, China. Before that, I was a teacher at a vocational college.

A passion for knowledge and multiculturalism

Mashiyaneh Hatam Abadi educational and professional background is as diverse as it is impressive.

Testimonial: Teaching MBA classes after DBA graduation

One inner question every DBA student asks himself during his doctoral journey is what career to pursue after finishing a DBA study.

Testimonial: Finding the right DBA - Shailesh Rana, video

Choosing your DBA program is a difficult task, the impact on your life is important and it is necessary to make the right decision !

Testimonial: Oleksandr Shyrokov

From time to time, I used to think about what encompasses a doctoral study, especially as I came from an academic family (both of my parents were in academia over the years). 

Testimonial: How to manage your work, your research and your personal life at the same time

Managing a work-life balance may seem difficult at times in your life, and even more of a concern if you are considering going back to school.

Testimonial: The DBA Likes Stubborn Hearts

Testimonials about DBA experiences in previous GEM Doctoral School newsletters on the “tough enjoyable” ride of the DBA made me ponder about my own journey. I, too, was in it for the same challenges and the credibility status.

Testimonial: A scientific background in my DBA experience

When I started my Doctorate of Business Administration at Grenoble Ecole de Management four years ago, about 20 years had passed since I had earned my PhD

Testimonial: My DBA Journey

Dr. Ahmad Anouti's Testimonial, a proud Grenoble Ecole de Management graduate.

7 Doctoral Traps to Avoid: Tips for Incoming and Current Students

The doctoral journey has many learning dimensions; yet, some of them are traps one learns to avoid over time. Falling into one or more of these traps is normal, and the deception point comes only after a certain place down the road.

DBA Experience: Slobodan Velinov

Being in the position of writing a few chosen words after finishing my DBA (which I thought would never end), I found myself in the dilemma of trying to decide what to write in order to share all the relevant close-up details with future candidate

Testimonial: Waël Sharafeddine's dissertation defense

On the morning of Thursday 29 March 2018 in Grenoble, after a sleepless night and two days of intensive preparation for my DBA presentation with more than 30 rehe

My DBA Survival Kit

A fellow working mother recently wrote in a blog, “Mention 'work-family balance’ to a roomful of working women who have children, and the response you'll probably get is semi-hysterical laughter...followed by tired sighs.” Imagine being a mom of t

DBA: A guide to achieve your Doctorate

Franck Rouault is a 2015 Grenoble Ecole de Management DBA graduate. He has co-written a book entitled "Doctrine- The Guide to achieve your Doctorate" with 4 other authors who are also DBA graduates.

Updated 6/24/2024