Doctor of Business Administration
The Center for Engaged Business Research promotes engaged scholarship and the examination of contemporary business problems through collaboration between Executive Doctorate in Business alumni as well as Robinson faculty and doctoral students.
The center is designed to:
- Support active research careers for Robinson Doctor of Business Administration alumni
- Contribute new knowledge for practical problem solving in business contexts
- Publish new knowledge in peer-reviewed business journals and conferences
- Strengthen the reputation and quality of Robinson’s Doctor of Business Administration program
- Cultivate embedded relationships between businesses, and Robinson faculty and doctoral students
Sign Up as a Research Associate
Step 1: Sign Up as a Research Associate
Step 2: Register for GSU Library Access
Next CEBR Workshop
Currently accepting submissions for next workshop.
Attendees invited are CEBR Research Associates, GSU DBA alumni, and GSU Faculty. Please register at the below link.
The purpose of CEBR Workshops is to stimulate knowledge production among DBA Alumni, faculty, and special guest researchers. During the workshop we focus on moving Research Associates’ current projects forward, provide Research Associates the opportunity to present and receive feedback on current research projects, provide guidance for submitting to research journals and conferences, and host presentations by guest researchers, professors, authors, and more. Lunch will be provided and an evening wine reception will follow the workshop.
Sign Up As A Research Associate
GSU Library Access
CEBR Research Associates are eligible for GSU library access. To gain library access after signing up as a research associate, please fill out the GSU Library Access form found at the link below.
Email your completed form to :
Louis J. Grabowski
DBA; MBA; B.A., international relations
Lars Mathiassen, Ph.D.
academic director, Doctor of Business Administration program
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
cofounder, Center for Process Innovation
professor, Department of Computer Information Systems
Tower Place 200
3348 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Doctor of Business Administration alumni, students and faculty are automatically members of the center and receive information about its activities. In addition, we offer the opportunity for graduates and faculty to become Center for Engaged Business Research (CEBR) research associates. Associates must be actively involved in one or more research projects within the center; their research is featured on the CEBR web page, and they have access to the Georgia State library.
The center is managed as part of Robinson’s Doctor of Business Administration program with its own advisory board. The center manages and facilitates a portfolio of active research projects with specified publication goals and target deadlines. Use of “Center for Engaged Business Research, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University” as affiliation of research associates on publications requires co-authorship with a research-active, tenured Robinson faculty member.
The center benefits several key constituents:
Doctor of Business Administration Program
The center strengthens Robinson’s Doctor of Business Administration program by offering new services to students and by supporting the research career of its alumni.
Robinson Faculty and Ph.D. Students
The center offers research collaboration and business access to its faculty and Ph.D. students.
Robinson College of Business
The center strengthens Robinson’s reputation as a relevant business school and helps build and maintain embedded relationships with business partners.
The Business Community
The center offers opportunities for businesses to engage in research collaboration with Robinson’s Doctor of Business Administration alumni, faculty and doctoral students.
Each center research project is autonomous with requisite funding independent of center budgets. Doctor of Business Administration alumni pay a membership fee and a fee-per-service for participation in workshops and seminars. The center seeks other sources of funding in support of its activities.
What We Do
Center for Engaged Business Research members have the opportunity to expand their research practice through the following activities:
The center manages a portfolio of autonomous research projects with dedicated participants and specified practical and theoretical knowledge goals. Each project involves at least one Robinson executive doctorate candidate or student.
The center offers workshops to help establish and manage research projects and to share knowledge about research methodology and requisite theory.
The center offers seminars with key researchers at Robinson as a bridge-building activity to engage executive doctorate alumni in collaboration with college faculty and doctoral students.
The center disseminates information about and knowledge from its research projects, and organizes events to cultivate research collaboration between businesses and Robinson executive doctorate alumni, faculty and doctoral students.
The center provides infrastructure to support its research projects and access to the Georgia State library, and seeks financial support for executive doctorate students’ research presentations at peer-reviewed conferences.
The center manages Robinson’s executive doctorate alumni network; maintains a complete database of program alumni; and supports networking with alumni, faculty and students from other executive doctorate programs through the Executive DBA Council.