EDAMBA Annual Meeting

29-30 August, 2022

Operating Doctoral Programmes in the Service of Society: Critical Transitions and the Future 

The Annual Meeting and General Assembly this year again as an online event, free of charge. The dates are 29 - 30 August, 2022
Due to the still difficult situation related to the Covid pandemic, we have decided to move the Annual Meeting and General Assembly ( originally planned in Riga, Latvia) this year again as an online event, free of charge,, .

This year the main theme is
 'Operating Doctoral Programmes in the Service of Society: Critical Transitions and the Future’.
The current world order is inevitably changing. Since the onset of the COVID-2019 pandemic, it has become evident that this process is very challenging for the economy and society. As the European Association of Doctoral Programmes in Management/Business Administration, we aim at building an inclusive, peaceful, open, and diverse knowledge society. Our community of doctoral programmes continues to address the topics of global health in a post-pandemic landscape, the rise of AI and surveillance capitalism, the climate emergency and disruption of global supply chains, amongst others. That said, in the face of the current historically unprecedent challenges, preparation of highly qualified doctoral candidates and doctors of science requires developing their ability to create new approaches to address these challenges.
One of the key tasks is to support motivation and entrepreneurial spirit of potential doctoral students to engage in the new research projects in the current times. Nowadays, even more so than ever, more studies are needed to create new working concepts and theories in the constantly and oftentimes unpredictably changing environment. Doctoral students should be well-prepared to be able to find new approaches to counteract constant challenges. This requires the development of transferrable skills such as holistic thinking but also the ability to maintain research integrity, even if some research projects are so novel that they appear to be out of the mainstream.
Obtaining a doctoral degree means not only entering the world of academia but also opens ample opportunities to do research for policy makers, create social impact through research, and collaborate with practitioners in an array of organisational settings in Europe and worldwide, to mention a few potential pathways.
The focus of the 2022 annual meeting will be on Societal Challenges. The keynotes on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th of August will discuss synergies among academia, policy, and practice to outline main trajectories to delivering doctoral programmes and being a doctoral student in the current times.
The Keynote speakers:

  • Prof Xenophon KOUFTEROS, Texas A&M, Mays

       ‘Ethics in the Realm of Supply Management’

       Prof Xenophon Koufteros
is a full Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Mays Business School, Texas A & M University where he             also holds the Jenna & Calvin R. Guest Professorship in Business and the Eppright University Professorship in Undergraduate Teaching       Excellence. He also serves as the Director of the Supply Chain Consortium at the Mays Business School.



  • Prof Martin MEYER, University of Vaasa


      Prof Martin Meyer is vice-rector for international affairs and director of InnoLab. He is also a professor in the Networked Value Systems       (NeVS) group within the School of Technology and Innovations. Martin is known for his work on science, technology and innovation as well as       the Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations. He joined from Scotland where he was Dean and Head of the University of       Aberdeen Business School as well as Professor of Business and Innovation. Martin retains a link to Aberdeen as a visiting professor and holds a       visiting appointment at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Martin serves on the advisory boards of a number of international business       schools, has acted as a volunteer and mentor for accreditation agencies, such as the AACSB, and was the vice chair of the Research Steering       Group of the Chartered Association of Business Schools

Detailed Programme - Click 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