Program Structure

The KIM International Ph.D. program is offered in English. Students are expected to complete the program over a period of 3 years (48 credits). During the first year, students will follow all the core

seminars that will prepare them to conduct new research in the various Knowledge Management and Innovation Management fields. These seminars will mainly be offered during the weekend and through online delivery to accommodate the schedule of working professionals. A scheduling of classes will be made available to the students at the beginning of each semester so they can appropriately plan and organize themselves.

 

Blended learning techniques will be used to deliver these seminars (classroom, online, videoconferencing, retreats and other interactive and pioneering learning approaches). After completing their qualifying exam, students will have to prepare their proposal defense which, when passed, will allow them to start conducting their research for their dissertation work. The program is organized as follows:

1st year

  • Three core seminars on advanced research methodologies for social sciences
  • Three core discipline related seminars on Knowledge Management, Innovation Management and Organizational Behavior and Change Management
  • Additional discipline related seminars delivered by visiting international experts in the fields
  • Doctoral and personalized scientific and research activities
  • Qualifying exam

 

2nd year

  • Elaboration of proposal defense
  • Proposal defense
  • Ph.D. dissertation research work
  • Additional discipline related seminars delivered by visiting international experts in the fields
  • Doctoral and personalized scientific and research activities

 

3rd year

  • Ph.D. dissertation research
  • Additional discipline related seminars delivered by visiting international experts in the field
  • Doctoral and personalized scientific and research activities
  • Final Ph.D. defense
  • Graduation!

Description of core seminars

Advanced research methodologies for social sciences

During these seminars, students will be presented with theories, concepts and methodologies related to conducting quantitative and qualitative research. Among the main topics addressed during these seminars are:

  • The history and epistemology of research and science.
  • Reading, writing and reviewing academic research.
  • The responsibilities of doing academic research, and basic research ethics.
  • Descriptive and inferential statistics. Multivariate analysis and advanced statistical analyzes.
  • Planning and designing qualitative research, observation, interviewing,and surveying, and document analysis, sources of invalidity and confounding, ethical implications of qualitative research. Grounded theories, phenomenology and postmodern analysis.
  • Qualitative and quantitative software packages.

Theories and current issues in Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM

KM - Research and current topics in Knowledge Management

This seminar on Knowledge Management examines the prevailing trends, theories, tools and practices in Knowledge Management. Among the covered areas include; The knowledge economy, Intellectual Capital, Strategic KM, The Learning Organization, Knowledge Management and Leadership and Organizational Design,Knowledge sharing mechanisms and barriers, Communities of Practice, Knowledge sharing culture, Introduction to systems approach and systems thinking, KM Technologies, Knowledge Management Metrics and Payoffs, the four underlying pillars of Knowledge Management and current research topics in KM.

IM - Research and current topics in Innovation

Management

This seminar on Innovation Management examines the prevailing trends, theories, tools and practices in innovation management including; managing creativity, categories of innovation in organization, benefits of innovation, innovation building, open and close innovation, problems and barriers on innovation building and change, directions and strategies for organization development, factors influencing such development, innovation and organization development, as well as measurement of organization effectiveness after proceeding development and current research topics in IM.

OBCM - Organizational Behavior and Change

Management

This seminar on Organizational Behavior and Change Management examines the prevailing trends, theories, tools and practices in these fields including; Individual Behavior and Performance, teams and teamwork, organizational culture, leadership, power and politics, the nature of change, recognizing and diagnosing the need for change, motivating others to change, shaping implementation strategies and managing the transition.

Description of KM, IM and related topics Seminars

Additional seminars will be provided to students to cover not only some advanced and the latest topics related to the Knowledge Management and Innovation Management disciplines but also in terms of research methods. Bangkok University was able to assemble an impressive group of national and international experts to deliver seminars in the KIM program. These seminars will be delivered during the weekend all along the program. A sample list of experts can be found later on in this brochure.

Description of Doctoral and Personalized Scientific Activities (DPSA)

These activities will help students to develop their research and communication skills but also they will allow them to meet and socialize with other graduate students, academics and professionals in the field. Some activities will be proposed to students so they can accumulate the number of points necessary for them to meet their graduation requirements. These activities will be conducted throughout the program.

Doctoral activities

Examples:

  • Attendance at advanced research seminars (from BU or outside).
  • Attendance at specialized workshops.
  • Presentation of research progress to other students and advising committees.
  • Organize and participate in BU research activities
  • Write a blog on research methodologies or tools, …
  • Collect and/or develop a set of resources for particular research methods.
  • Etc.

Personalized Scientific Activities

Examples:

  • Attend academic conference in the field.
  • Attend a dissertation defense.
  • Translate research articles.
  • Review academic papers.
  • Teach tutorial/short courses to Junior Ph.D. students.
  • Act as a teaching or research assistant for Ph.D. core seminar.
  • Participate and organize IKI-SEA activity.
  • Etc.

In order to meet their graduation requirements, students will have to present their research at an international conference and will have to publish their research findings in a peer reviewed international journal.

 

 

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