Becoming a scholarly management practitioner – Entanglements between the worlds of practice and scholarship

Rigg, Clare, Ellwood, Paul and Anderson, Clare (2021) Becoming a scholarly management practitioner – Entanglements between the worlds of practice and scholarship. International Journal of Management Education, 19 (2). ISSN 1472-8117

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Our contribution in this paper is to elucidate how doctoral education can enable professionals to develop through an experiential pedagogy that is based on a theoretical model of scholarly management practice. It will draw from our experience of designing and running a large online DBA with participants from across the world. We present a model of Scholarly Management Practice and explain how its use differentiates this approach to doctoral education from others in that there is a clear focus on how holders of the DBA enact their management practice, characterised by an orientation to problematization, inquiry, dialogue and critical reflection. We describe the design and underlying theoretical and philosophical rationale for how the program elements articulate together to stimulate the development of scholarly management practitioners. The implications for teaching and learning are presented in the form of a description and rationale for the design of the program in its three stages. We illustrate the trajectory of potential development as a doctoral practitioner through the vignette of one student’s journey. We also reflect on the limitations and lessons learned of our own theorising and practice in the development and delivery of this DBA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doctorate of Business Administration, DBA, Scholarly Management Practice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Suffolk Business School
Depositing User: Clare Rigg
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2022 10:32
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2023 01:38

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