2020 EDAMBA Annual Meeting

sep 25, 2020

ONLINE, September 25 & 29, 2020


As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, EDAMBA has decided to hold the 2020 Annual Meeting and General Assembly as an online event, free of charge!

We are excited to welcome you back to the EDAMBA family as we think the next few years will be a period of growth, challenge and change for you all, and we are proud to be part of that journey. Moreover, we would like to take this unique opportunity to reflect together on the current situation for enhancing quality of doctoral programmes throughout our global network and charting the way forward for the academic year 2020-2021.

Our objective is to keep putting a premium on learning together throughout our network and community of doctoral programs spanning five continents. The event has been adapted to allow our members in different time zones to attend and at the same time make use of the available online technology in a sensible format.

So, the 2020 Annual Meeting and General Assembly will take place online in two sessions

· the first online session on September 25, 2020 at 14.00 – 17.00 and

  • the second online session on September 29, 2020 at 14.00 – 17.00.


Sessions Schedule


September 25, 2020 – 14.00 – 17.00 (Brussels time)

14.00 – 14.15: Login and Welcome:
Dimitris Assimakopoulos, EDAMBA President, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at EM Lyon Business School

14.15 – 15.30: Keynote speech: Alfons Sauquet, Director Quality Services of EQUIS, EFMD,

Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation at ESADE, Ramon Llull University

Topic: Doctoral Education Development, Quality Assessment and
Social Impact

15.30-16.00 : Virtual Break

16.00-17.00: EDAMBA General Assembly

September 29, 14.00 – 17.00 (Brussels time)

14.00 -15.30 Thesis Competition Award Ceremony
Presentations: Agnes Zsoka,
EDAMBA General Secretary,
Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Economics
and Technology,
Corvinus University of Budapest

Fernando Barranzuela, Henley Business School at the University of Reading

‘The Effects of Retail Deterrence on Consumer-Brand Relationships: Testing a Model of The Deterrence Boomerang Effect.

Marusa Premru, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

‘The Relationship Between Leader-Member Exchange And Counterproductive Work Behaviour ’

Rima Al Hasan, Warwick University Business School

‘Unpacking the Interplay between Process Improvement Approaches and Product Innovation’

15.30-16.00 Virtual Break

16.00-17.00 AACSB – EDAMBA Round table: Mapping the Global Landscape for Doctoral Education before and after the pandemic – reflections and
first empirical results

Juliane Iannarelli, SVP & Chief Knowledge Officer, AACSB; Hanna A. McLeod, Senior Manager, Research, AACSB;
Dimitris Assimakopoulos,
EDAMBA President &
the EDAMBA Task force – Ágnes Zsóka; Hans Sigaard Jensen & John Parm Ulhøi (Aarhus University Business School)

AACSB research staff will provide an overview of initial findings from the AACSB-EDAMBA joint study on business doctoral program models. The presentation will cover two surveys that the organizations delivered – one drawing insights from doctoral program directors, and the other drawing insights from current doctoral students – in addition to some very recent insights related to the COVID-19 impacts on doctoral programs.
Attendees will learn about some of the variations, innovations, and strategic shifts occurring within doctoral programs around program delivery, student career paths, supervision models, and research expectations.

The 2020 Annual Meeting and General Assembly is a free of charge event.

To participate, please register here


EDAMBA aims to achieve its mission through the development and implementation of three activity pillars:

  • 1. The Annual Meeting
  • 2. The Summer Research Academy
  • 3. The EDAMBA-EIASM Consortium of Doctoral Supervision

EDAMBA engages in global collaborations across networks
  • 1. European Code of Practice
  • 2. EQUAL
  • 3. AACSB