EDAMBA aims to achieve its mission through the development and implementation of three activity pillars:
The main current activities of the Association are the Annual Meetings, the Research Summer Academy, the Consortium on Doctoral Supervision, the Thesis Competition.
- The Annual Meeting: The Annual meetings have become during the years the main platform for discussing common problems and issues, discussing impressive changes in the doctoral landscape and promoting research.
- The Summer Research Academy: operating since1992 with its international dimension has been the privileged forum for dialogue on research paradigms and methodologies while building a strong scholarly network.
- The EDAMBA-EIASM Consortium of Doctoral Supervision: The Winter Academy launched in 2008 aims at developing competent supervisors for addressing the shortage of qualified faculty in Business and Management studies in the European Universities and Business Schools. In the steps of the Winter Academy, as a joint initiative between EIASM and EDAMBA in shaping the new landscape of global doctoral education, EDAMBA runs as of January 2012 a joint workshop on the importance of supervision in doctoral education.
- The Thesis Competition: first launched in 2003, iIt aims at distinguishing high-quality doctoral dissertations which have significantly contributed to new knowledge in the areas of business studies and management.