Monthly Archives: July 2014

Research Newsletter – Summer 2014

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#CranfieldDBA Reunion 2014


It was lovely to catch up with some of our DBA Alumni on 2nd July – and a huge thank you to all those who contributed to the day’s events: Alumni, Faculty Supervisors, Current Researchers and Research Office and Alumni Office Staff.

Dr Alice Maynard set the scene for the evening BBQ event by delivering an inspirational presentation entitled ‘Curiouser & Curiouser: Building a portfolio career from a rabbit hole’.
Here are some related links from Alice:
End the Awkward –
Strip for Scope! –

Congratulations to Alice on all of her recent achievements:

We hope to see you all again in 2015 and look forward to hearing all about your year!

Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA)

Mohamed Aljunaibi: My #CranfieldDBA Research

Mohamed Aljunaibi, Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA) Researcher explains his research interest around talent management in the procurement function.

Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA)

Sid Simmons: My #CranfieldDBA Research

Sid Simmons, Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA) Researcher explains his research interest around understanding hidden customer needs in order to segment people into groups which make sense.

Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA)

John Herniman: My #CranfieldDBA Research

John Herniman, Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA) Researcher explains his research interest around the role of social intrapreneurs in social innovation.

Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA)

Akin Soname: My #CranfieldDBA Research

Akin Soname, Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA) Researcher introduces his research with the Central Bank of Nigeria, which is looking at how context impacts on strategy implementation within organisations.

Cranfield International Executive Doctorate (DBA)

A transformation – my #CranfieldDBA story: Dr Michael McGrath & Dr Nneka Abulokwe | webcast

Dr Emma Parry, Director, International Executive Doctorate (DBA) and Reader in Human Resource Management welcomes a valuable contribution to this DBA webinar series by Dr Michael McGrath, DBA Alumnus (1999 cohort) & Co-Founder, Lainstone and Dr Nneka Abulokwe (1998 cohort), Exec Director, Operations & Governance at Steria Group.

Having completed his DBA in 2004, Michael was one of the very first to undertake the programme at Cranfield, back in 1999, with a thesis entitled `Decision Making in Unfamiliar Problem Domains: Evidence from the Investment Banking Industry`, supervised by Dr David Partington.

At the other end of the DBA Alumni timeline, Nneka completed her DBA in 2013 with a thesis entitled `From imposed to the co-developed governance processes in IT captive offshoring engagements`, supervised by Dr Jonathan Lupson.

Michael and Nneka talk us through their research and DBA experience, explaining how it has contributed to their career so far.


Further information on the programme and the DBA webinar series can be found here:

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