EFMD Annual Conference
"An example of joint research between industry and academia: Strategic Agility"
EFMD Annual Conference, Brussels
Belgium, 12 June 2007
Presentation: "An example of joint research between industry and academia: Strategic Agility"
As the keynote closing speaker of the 2007 European Foundation for Management Development annual conference with an audience of several hundred business school Deans and senior administrators, in Brussels, on June 12, 2007, Professor Doz presented the process of grounded theory building as it applies to his research on strategic agility, combining the insight brought by Dr. Kosonen's decades of executive experience at the heart of Nokia's strategy creation process and Prof Doz's long research experience in teasing out and conceptualizing management decision-making in complex companies.
In particular, Yves Doz showed the value of this engaged scholarship, where new knowledge is co-created with senior executives rather than in the ivory towers and the maze of databases to which academics all too often confine themselves.