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Defense of three DBA theses on current topics
Friday, July 10, 2015

The first three Doctorates in Business Administration theses of the Business Science Institute will be defended Friday, July 10 in Geneva. The three thesis topics of these manager-doctoral students are at the heart of management issues of Swiss companies and government today.

The common feature of these three Business Science Institute DBA theses is their focus on issues of primary importance to the management of companies and their inclusion of recommendations. They are not only concerned with providing an analysis of management problems, but also with drawing on concrete areas for improvement and success.

Frédéric Favre, HRD at Migros Valais, presents a thesis on the manager in the face of his adaptive performance. His thesis addresses the contingency factors of modern enterprises, the changes, the middle manager as a key player, adaptive performance, training, and it details the actions taken, lessons learned and the findings made while conducting research in his business.

Vincent Mottet is the CFO to the State of Geneva. His thesis, “Tétranormalisation et management stratégique du territoire: le cas du Grand Genève “ (“Tetranormalization and strategic management of the territory: the case of Greater Geneva”) is about the contradictions between the Swiss and French regulations. The Greater Geneva Area is a recent creation, which calls for innovative solutions to addressing the problem of proliferation of divergent and sometimes contradictory standards (Tetranormalization) across the territory. The superposition of several normative systems limits the possibilities of the agglomeration for co-construction and generates a risk of deadlock, particularly regarding the environment.

Cédric Baudet, a teacher at the High Arc Business School (HES-SO), a specialist and consultant in information systems, studied the influence of user participation on the success of information systems. His DBA thesis answers the question: "How do the different dimensions of user participation influence the success of the implementation of information systems?"

Participating in these defenses are Professors Jean Moscarola, University of Savoy, Alain Vas, Catholic University of Louvain, Jean-Fabrice Lebraty, IAE Lyon – University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Marc Bonnet, IAE Lyon - University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Emmanuel Josserand, University of Technology Sydney, Michel Kalika, Scientific Advisor of Business Science Institute and Robert Cramer, State Councillor, former State Councillor of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Head of the France-Vaud-Geneva Agglomeration Project.

The Business Science Institute is an international structure of higher education whose purpose is the development of Executive Education at an international level. It draws on the expertise of more than 80 professors in management sciences from prestigious universities and business schools from all over the world. These three defenses are the first in the BSI, which was created in 2012.

The institute offers just one program: the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration, intended for senior managers with an MBA or equivalent. The objectives of the Executive DBA are to enable candidates to pursue a post-MBA reflection and promote the professional and personal development of managers as well as companies through the mobilization of academic resources of international quality. It is headed by Professor Michel Kalika.

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To assist in the thesis defenses in Geneva, or for more detailed information about the thesis topics, please feel free to contact me.

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