“Our collaboration is one of the highlights of my doctoral career.”
“The resources at HBS have been more generous than I could ever have asked for, including support for research expenses and conferences which has allowed me to be ambitious in my work.”
“Without a doubt, it is this unique combination of students and faculty interests that make the Strategy program shine.”
“It turns out the faculty are really passionate and excited about research, and count it as one of their most engaging pursuits.”
“The opportunity to combine the rich doctoral courses offered by HBS with offerings from other Harvard departments has been amazing.”
“The ability to work with faculty from both HBS and the Harvard Economics department is invaluable.”
“Collaborating with Nathan on the FairTrade project has been an incredible learning opportunity which has also helped me make substantial progress on my individual research projects.”
“I realized the only way I could satisfactorily pursue my interests was in a graduate program that married rigorous theory with the real world.”
“This uncompromising rigor and the stellar faculty lay a strong foundation for incredible research.”
“The collaborative process tends to be virtual and fast-paced.”
“I realized that the depth, precision, and rigor of academic research appealed to me.”
“HBS has provided me with a warm and engaging community, which has made the transition to graduate school a joy.”
Maria Ibanez, a current doctoral student in the Technology and Operations Management group, has recently come out with a paper that examines how best to schedule work to improve operational performance in hospital radiology settings. Her research identifies a “discretion fallacy,” offering a behavioral perspective on queue management and highlighting that managers must be careful when allowing discretion within worker queues.
Megan Bernard Lawerence, a current student in the Strategy Doctoral Program has been designated as the winner of the 2015 Best Conference PhD Paper Prize from the Strategic Management Society for her paper entitled “Taking Stock of the Ability to Change: The Effect of Prior Experience on Competency Trap Generation and Learning.” Broadly, her research focuses on how firms select, develop, and deploy new organizational and management practices.
The fall is a very busy time for the Doctoral Programs. In August, we welcomed a new cohort of 17 students, an outstanding group of developing scholars from five continents who have embraced the HBS doctoral experience with great energy. We are pleased to have them on campus and to see each of them begin their academic journey. In September, the fall term began with all of the excitement that a new academic year creates, and the HBS doctoral admissions application opened for prospective students wishing to enter one of our eight programs starting in August 2016. The application deadline for our DBA programs, PHD in Business Economics program, and PHD in Organizational Behavior program is December 1, 2015. Applications for the PHD in Health Policy - Management are due December 15, 2015 (Read More).
We are delighted to announce that the application for admission to our doctoral programs is now live. The deadline to submit a completed application is December, 1 2015 at 5pm EST. As you consider your plans for doctoral studies, HBS is hosting a number of outreach events throughout the summer and fall. We hope you will meet us at one of the upcoming recruitment forums or information sessions or take the opportunity to introduce yourself to us virtually so that we can be in touch.
Our Accounting Student Shelley Li has won one of the most prestigious awards for Innovation in Accounting Education from the American Accounting Association (AAA). She was one of five recipients this year. These AAA awards, which are sponsored by Grant Thornton, were presented to each recipient in the form of unique glass art pieces and a monetary prize on Tuesday, August 11th at the 2015 AAA Annual Meeting held in Chicago, Illinois. Read the press release.
Watch doctoral student, Tami Kim, a rising 4th year in the Marketing program present her research paper on “Creating Reciprocal Value Through Transparency” to an audience at Google, in a video found here. Her study measured the effect of visual transparency between restaurant chefs and diners on employee and customer satisfaction and has important implications for the restaurant business.
Lisa Kwan, a 5th year doctoral student in Harvard's Organizational Behavior PhD program, was selected as the winner of the 2015 "Best Paper (Empirical or Theoretical) award by the Conflict Management Division (CMD) of the Academy of Management. Each year, this division at the Annual Meeting recognizes research which stands out in terms of its influence and rigor based on input and ratings from a commitee comprised of the CMD Chair.
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