Doctorate of Business Administration success
05 October 2011
Liverpool Business School examines its first Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA).
The DBA has been running since August 2008 and now the first cohort of students are all coming up to examination. The first of these examinations for Turki AL Rasheed took place recently followed swiftly by Salma Al Dearzi.
The title for Turki’s thesis is Agricultural Development Strategies: the Saudi Experience. This was an especially significant viva for Liverpool Business School, not only because it was the first student on the DBA programme to be examined but also because the student was awarded the DBA without any corrections, subject to approval by the Board. As a result of this research, there has been a move by the Ministry of Agriculture to develop an initiative to support social agricultural strategies for poor farmers in Saudi Arabia.
The title for Salma’s thesis is Towards a Better Electronic Strategy: A Study of Factors Influencing Adoption of E-Government by the Private Sector in Bahrain. Salma’s thesis was examined by Professor David Wastell from Nottingham University who is an expert in the field of E-Government adoption.
The Programme Leader, Dr Yusra Mouzughi commented:
"We are always very proud of our doctoral student completions but these are extra special as it means that we now really have a DBA programme that not only produces business educators of the future but the research they are carrying out is making a real impact on the organisations, industries and communities in which they operate. This is very important in making the crucial links between business and industry."
Pictured (from left to right): Prof Mustafa Al Shawi external examiner, Prof Ahmad Al Shamma internal examiner, Turki Al Rasheed DBA student, Dr David Bryde, Supervisor, Dr Yusra Mouzughi Programme Leader.