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Title: An investigation on practice-based doctoral research among working executive managers in Hong Kong business sector
Author: Wong, C. M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2727 3682
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2012
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Professional development, as an important aspect of lifelong learning, is playing a major role for adults seeking sustainability in today's economy and job market. Given the current state of the economy, employees are turning to advanced degrees in hopes of improving chances of employability and promotion. Doctoral degrees have become increasingly prevalent in the corporate sector and non-academic settings. Driven by globalization, the trend of lifelong learning, and different environmental factors, a modified type of professional work-based doctorate has emerged in recent decades. Research data was collected from graduates of a professional work-based doctorate programme popular amongst executive managers in Hong Kong. This research identifies organizational factors that promote research related to practice among doctoral candidates who remain employed during their doctoral studies. This descriptive and explorative research identified the prevalence of practice-based research and the factors associated with the pursuance of such research as it related to organizational supports and professional development among graduates of professional doctoral programmes. This research aims to achieve a better understanding of how to best support executive managers who are striving to obtain a balance in their careers, education, and families. There are also implications for organizations seeking to maximize their investment in employee education, retain valuable human resources, and find ways to improve organizational processes. It is envisaged that the demand for this type of educational provision will continue to grow in future.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Ed.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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