Grenoble, France, September 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The purpose of EDAMBA is to promote and facilitate cooperation within the European Doctoral programmes Association in Management and Business Administration by providing and managing a network to exchange information and promote research cooperation at doctoral and post-doctoral levels across disciplines and countries.
EDAMBA represents a major community for Doctoral education and research in Management and Business Studies with a membership of more than sixty Doctoral programmes throughout Europe and beyond. It is one of the Associations hosted by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).
EDAMBA helps participating schools to increase the quality of their Doctoral programmes, as well as to create an environment of excellence within a European perspective, all the while pursuing diversity.
Professor Assimakopoulos studied at the Universities of Patras, Sheffield, Grenoble and Stanford. He holds an HDR in Economics from the University Pierre Mendes France (Grenoble 2); a PhD and Masters in Architectural Studies from the Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield, England; and a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. He was also twice a Visiting Scholar in Economic Sociology at Stanford University, California.
The broad area of his research is technology and innovation management, with particular focus on the emergence of new technological communities and networks of practice across organizational, regional and national boundaries; and, informal collaboration networks fostering learning and innovation in knowledge intensive technologies in the EU, Silicon Valley and China.
Professor Assimakopoulos previously served as the EDAMBA Secretary General since 2006 and also hosted the 2005 EDAMBA Annual Meeting at GEM. He will be involved in the upcoming 2nd EDAMBA – EIASM Consortium on Doctoral Supervision and the New Global Research Landscape hosted by LINC Lab at Grenoble Ecole de Management from January 28 to 31, 2013, see http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/eden_announcement.asp?event_id=929