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BSI Lab: Doctoral-student managers benefit from support for the execution of their research projects

BSI Lab: Doctoral-student managers benefit from support for the execution of their research projects

The Business Science Institute doctoral-student managers benefit from support for the execution of their research projects.

The community of doctoral-student managers pursuing the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is organized around the methodological and technical supervision proposed by Professor Jean Moscarola. 

How to mobilize the right sources and collect data, choose the right approach and appropriate sample, and make the databases reveal as much information as possible? How to make the best of the available resources and tools, by choosing the best-adapted collection protocol and analysis? 

Everything happens through remote exchange, based on a project developed with questionnaires, an evaluation grid or a data file. The advice covers the operational implementation and the choice of the most suitable technique in each case. It is not a question of directing the research but rather of ensuring the best possible outcome with the available resources. This can lead to specific technical training or subcontracting work for the implementation of complex functions of the Sphinx software. The advice is offered at an advanced stage of the research and focuses first on the feasibility of the project. If the problematic is unclear, the planned questionnaire disorganized, or the data of poor quality, the researcher is invited to rework the project rather than to risk continuing blindly into a dead end.

Over ten doctoral-student managers have submitted their projects and benefited from the expertise of the professor, before engaging in the operational execution of their research.

For example, an article published by a graduate student has been enriched by a lexical and semantic analysis leading to a typology. Another has developed a documentary analysis protocol allowing him to plan the innovation strategy of industrial SMEs for the following 20 years. The codification is ongoing. A third developed a questionnaire to collect online qualitative and quantitative data. He is currently analyzing the data by building typologies. A fourth was trained to use SphinxQuali to analyze himself the corpus of interviews he collected and then build a thesaurus.

Time has been set-aside during the Luxembourg graduation days to discuss the current projects of the BSI LAB.

Campuses of the Executive DBA