This book is a contribution to the building of a knowledge base for the effectiveness of M&E-Systems in the field of development management. The primary focus is to contribute to the clarification of what rigorous frameworks would apply to understand and meaningfully measure M&E-System effectiveness.
The book has the aim of translating outcomes from Dr. Ba's thesis research on M&E-System effectiveness into an actionable contribution to better reach development practitioners and managers. The book is mainly devoted to development managers and M&E experts who wish to find superior ways of managing M&E-Systems for improved decision-making and measured risk-taking in moving development policies and programs towards the greater freedom and welfare of people mainly in Africa.
The book focuses on M&E-System effectiveness and how it influences the dynamic capabilities of development organizations and institutions in managing development programs and projects. The book presents the challenges in seeking an effective M&E-System, examines the gaps and limits in assessing it, and finally proposes ways to rigorously measure its effectiveness. The book may also contribute to the scientific and professional discussions on what would be the meaningful framework to better understand the success factors that underlie an effective M&E-System and also how they help improve development management.
Das Buch Der erfolgreiche Weg zum DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) mchte die Fragen beantworten, die sich Führungskräfte stellen, die aus der objektiven Distanz heraus eine in ihrer Führungserfahrung verankerte Doktorarbeit verteidigen und verffentlichen sowie Wissen schaffen mchten.
Was ist ein DBA? Welche Unterschiede gibt es zwischen einem DBA und einem Ph.D.? Wie ist ein DBA in nur drei Jahren mglich? Wie wählt man ein DBA-Programm? Sollte man ein DBA im Präsenz- oder im Fernstudium wählen? Wie findet man das richtige Thema für seine DBA-Doktorarbeit? Wie findet man seinen Betreuer? Wie beginnt man seinen DBA? Welche Methodologie/en sollte man für seinen DBA wählen? Welchen Aufbau knnte man für seine DBA-Doktorarbeit verwenden? Und letztendlich: Wie kann man seinen DBA gewinnbringend nutzen?
Auf alle diese Fragen hat der Autor klare und pragmatische Antworten, die auf seiner Erfahrung mit der Leitung von DBA-Programmen beruhen, und er schlägt folgende drei Etappen auf dem Weg zum DBA vor:
1. Die Wahl eines DBA
2. Die Wahl des DBA-Themas
3. Die Organisation des DBA
The thesis completed as part of the Doctorate in Business Administration, called the DBA, requires the candidate to choose from a wide range of research methods and tools so this project can become reality. Determining, choosing, implementing and contextualizing research methods and tools are all crucial steps for the success of the research work undertaken as part of the DBA thesis.
The 30 chapters of this book have been prepared to the attention of DBA candidates, to orient and guide them in choosing research methods and tools. The first part raises the question of the choice of research methods; the second one deals with data collection methods; the third part focuses on data analysis methods; and the fourth surveys the contextualization of methods. Written so as to ensure contents are accessible and to foster learning, the chapters provide the foundations and resources to guide methodological choices.
This book is the English augmented edition of the French edition published as part of the Business Science Institute collection. The aim is to produce reference books to guide the academic work of doctoral candidates in the scientific training curriculum of the DBA. The first collective book published in 2015, The Creation of Knowledge by Managers (available in French), aimed to establish the main guidelines for this new role assumed by managers in management practice: that of new knowledge producers. Also part of the collection, the book How to Successfully Complete Your DBA?, aims to guide the research elaboration and execution of the DBA thesis.
The thesis written in the course of a Doctorate of Business Administration (or DBA) raises many questions for future DBA candidates concerning its specific orientation, content and scope.
Given the central role of the thesis project in the process of educating DBA candidates, who will hold a practice-oriented doctoral degree in management, it appeared to be the perfect time to stimulate a collective reflection process on this crucial phase of work on a doctoral thesis: the development of the DBA thesis proposal and project.
This book is the latest in the series of publications launched in 2015 by the Business Science Institute in partnership with the publisher EMS, with the aim of producing a set of books that will guide the academic work of doctoral candidates on the threshold of the scientific education process that culminates in a DBA. The collection published in 2015, La création de connaissance par les managers, was intended to establish the main benchmarks for the new role managers are assuming in their practice: producer of new scientific knowledge. Then the imposing Research Methods for the DBA (published 2019) presented a diversified set of methodological approaches and tools new researchers can use to conduct their DBA research.
The articles collected in this book are written mainly for candidates who need guidance and orientation as they start to formulate their thesis research project. Among other things, it presents the various steps in the process of developing a detailed thesis proposal, describes the factors that ensure a high-quality thesis project statement, and clarifies the roles and expectations candidates must handle as they initiate their research projects.
With contributions by: Paul BEAULIEU, Pierre-Jean BENGHOZI, Marc BONNET, Françoise CHEVALIER, L. Martin CLOUTIER, Emmanuel JOSSERAND, Michel KALIKA, Sébastien LIARTE, Jean MOSCAROLA, Vincent MOTTET, Isabelle WALSH.
This book contains advice offered by Executive DBA graduates to students, and in particular those who are working in parallel to their doctoral education. It is divided into seven parts, with short but detailed chapters that give guidance on how to successfully complete the different stages of the doctoral process. Each chapter follows the same structure: 1) a specific question that typically might be raised by a doctoral student is presented, 2) a few key words are given to describe the content of the chapter, 3) a specific piece of advice is discussed in the body of the text. At the end of the book, we present some suggested background reading that may help the doctoral student to explore the topics covered in the chapters in greater depth.
This book results from a series of meetings that take place each year during the International Week organised by Business Science Institute in Luxembourg. Since 2016, graduates from Business Science Institute have been meeting DBA students during workshops to share their knowledge and experiences of the doctoral journey. From this initiative, two observations can be made. On the one hand, DBA student-managers seek to understand the mechanisms of research in order to produce knowledge from their considerable professional experience. On the other hand, after completing their thesis, DBA graduate-managers seek to pass on the knowledge produced through their doctoral research. This mainly involves sharing it with their professional network, for example through specialist publications, seminars or media appearances. Their desire to disseminate knowledge was indeed the driving force behind the writing of this pioneering book.
Data include texts, articles, books or documents, numbers in economics or statistics, conversations, interviews, questionnaires, images, and anything we see or observe. We apply our culture and knowledge to approach them so we can understand the world or take action.
This book presents the quantitative and qualitative methods used in the social sciences to produce knowledge by combining theoretical conceptualization with empirical observations - in other words, making data speak in the spirit of the scientific method!
On the basis of numerous examples, it highlights the complementary nature of these methods and gives readers the understanding they need to identify the most appropriate methodology for the particular research question and field. There is an emphasis on online technologies and artificial intelligence, which provide an opportunity to combine quantitative and qualitative approaches and stimulate the development of traditional approaches.
This book is intended both for students who are just discovering these methods and want to learn how to implement them and for experienced researchers and research directors. They will find a wealth of material that will help them polish their research practices and enhance their skillsets.
BSIS (Business School Impact System), initially created by FNEGE and internationalised by EFMD, aims to communicate to business school's stakeholders the real impact of the academic institution and help the institution understand its role and importance in its impact zone(s).
More than 60 Business Schools in 19 countries involved in BSIS have demonstrated its purpose is much more significant. For a decade, BSIS developed the awareness of the sector with the first framework to propose a global view of impact based on seven structured dimensions: financial, educational, business development, intellectual, ecosystem, societal and image impact.
The 62 testimonies of business schools and experts that provide the content of this book prove that BSIS is more than impact indicators and measurements.
- an impact on the communication of schools;
- an impact on their strategy, positioning and branding;
- their culture of impact;
- their organisation and information system on impact;
- a fundamental understanding that impact assessment is an actor of change.
Michel Kalika is the founder of BSIS and has been the director for a decade. He is the president of Business Science Institute, an international DBA Programme.
EFMD-FNEGE: CORNUEL Eric, CABY Jérôme, DUBOIS PierreLouis, SHENTON Gordon, HOUBRECHTS Griet, LEIGHTON Debra, COMTE Julie, NAGY TICHÁ Martina.
The contributing BSIS Experts: BEAULIEU Paul, BIEGER Thomas, BON Jérôme, BONARDI Jean-Philippe, CHATURVEDI Harivansh, DUFOUR Bruno, GUPTA Mukul, HELFER Jean-Pierre, IGALENS Jacques, LANDE Evelyne, MIJNHARDT Wilfred, MOTTIS Nicolas, PAGE Michael J., RAMANANTSOA Bernard, SAUQUET Alfons, THEVENET Maurice, THEVENOT Jacques, VAS Alain.
This book, which is published further to the author's Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) dissertation at the Business Science Institute (BSI) in Luxembourg, concerns the performance of public-private partnerships (PPPs) within the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA).
The results of the DBA dissertation reveal that PPPs' overall performance is independent of their financial or ownership structure. The major finding of this analysis is the role of endogenous and exogenous factors that may explain performance.
That is why this book aims to highlight the analysis of these factors and their consideration in the construction of an environment that favors the growth of PPPs. The objective is to fuel reflections on the progressive construction of such an environment.
Rooted in fieldwork, this book, which concludes with detailed managerial recommendations, is meant to serve both academics - with its topical presentation of the state of the art in PPPs, mobilizing the contributions of economic and financial theory - and practitioners seeking to gain current knowledge of the field and learn from the experiences of past PPPs.
The results obtained, which shed useful light on PPP construction, give readers an opportunity to personally assess PPP implementation in the UEMOA region in response to the following question: Are PPPs a myth or a reality?
Beyond the topic of PPPs, this work surveys the main problems related to infrastructure implementation in Africa: financing and governance, contractualization and institutional framework, planning and evaluation, and performance.
Dimensions of experience as a key to successful experiential strategies
First discussed in the seminal articles by Holbrook and Hirschman, the experiential approach attempts to understand individuals' reactions when they consume, with the idea that we seek to enjoy consumption experiences for the pleasure, the emotions and sensations they give us. This led to the notion of experiential marketing, which encouraged firms to gain a competitive edge by reviewing their offer in the light of the experience enjoyed by the consumers.
Over the last twenty years or so, both academia and business have become increasingly interested in the experiential aspects of consumption and the managerial approaches that attempt to take them into account.
However, twenty-five years after the beginnings of experiential marketing, and despite the great effort many manufacturers and retailers have put into developing it, the results have not always lived up to expectations in terms of market share and customer loyalty. A number of challenges remain in the implementation of experiential strategies and, more broadly, the added value expected from the experiential approach has not always materialised.
If we wish to persuade managers toadopt an experiential perspective by optimising their strategies' chances of success,we need to offer them a well thought-through conceptualisation of the consumer experience, with various tools that can be used in all commercial contexts. This book sets out to do just that by exploring the notion of experience from a conceptual, methodological and strategic standpoint.
Marketing & experiential consumption offers a conceptualisation of experience based on four, empirically validated dimensions that are present in all experiences, whatever the context. The book gives new insights into the issue and offers managers new frameworks for their experiential strategy.
This book proposes an original research approach, a mixed typological research design, which is in the legacy of classic Grounded Theory. This approach allows researchers to accomplish productive academic empirical research by developing and elaborating groundbreaking new theories. Such an approach implies the utilization of mixed qualitative and quantitative data, in order to allow researchers to develop theories of greater scope and reach.
The approach proposed in this book may be profitably applied by both novice and experienced researchers in management and all social sciences as well as in any science that uses empirical data, whose sources are human beings, for instance medicine or nursing.
This book entitled How to successfully complete your DBA? (Doctorate in Business Administration) aims to answer the questions of managers who wish to gain perspective, defend and publish a thesis grounded in their managerial experience and create knowledge.
What is a DBA? What are the differences between a DBA and a PhD? How to prepare a DBA in three years? Should you choose a face-to-face or distance learning DBA? How to choose your thesis supervisor? How to start your DBA? What methodology (ies) to choose for your DBA? What plan to adopt for the DBA thesis? And finally: How to enhance your DBA?
The author provides clear and pragmatic answers to all these questions on the basis of his experience in managing DBA programs and he takes the reader through a three steps plan:
1. Choosing a DBA
2. Choosing a thesis theme
3. Managing your DBA
The `100% scanning' law, or House Resolution 1 (H.R. 1), aims to protect US territory against terrorist risks likely to affect the global logistic chain. A unilateral step, it may be perceived as a disguised protectionist measure which would transfer the risk of `seacurity' to its partners, particularly if the principle of reciprocity does not apply. In this changing economic (over 325 million containers handled, under 0.5% of which are currently scanned) and regulatory context (following the SAFE framework of standards developed by the World Customs Organization), this forward-looking work parts from a single hypothesis: what will happen if the US 100 % scanning law adopted by Congress in July 2007 actually enters into application on 1 July 2012, or even sooner should there be an attack in the United States, and what are the alternatives ?
This book is for anyone with authority, or destined to be involved in a hierarchical or functional authority whose objective is improving how they manage. It will also be of interest to anyone hoping to better understand themselves and blossom professionally as well as personally. Aren't we all the managers of our own lives?
The AEC Method provides an original four step model for all professionals working in a corporate context to develop people within their role-functions for an optimal efficiency:
1. Increasing our awareness of our strengths and weaknesses as individuals and within our job function.
2. Becoming more flexible yet remaining true to ourselves while respecting our limits.
3. Becoming more aware of others (colleagues, employees, managers), in their strengths and their weaknesses, both as individuals and within their professional role-functions.
4. Including and taking the situation into account.