Re: KM PhD Research Topics #research #learning

Bill Dixon

Mila and Cindy,


I received similar guidance when doing my research for a Ph.D.  My topic was information dispersal in a global organization which was enabled through technology.  Throughout the dissertation process I felt a ‘bit guilty because I got to spend so much time exploring a topic I really loved.    Don’t forget to enjoy the journey!


Bill Dixon


From: <> On Behalf Of Cindy Young
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2019 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: [SIKM] KM PhD Research Topics



I didn't get my doctorate in KM, but I did write my doctoral study about KM in support of earning my DBA, as opposed to a PhD, in Project Management. While there are great ideas for topics from our colleagues, I found it was best for me to research something I could enjoy through the years of writing my study as well as the work after I earned my doctorate.  When I first started writing and researching, I wasn't 100% sure about what to write and my Chair gave me some really good guidance along the way. Think about what you would like to be doing if you weren't in school and that should tell you what your interests are and then make your research support your future. Once you earn your doctorate, that research can support your follow on work since that will be something you need to have in your study anyway. If not, you'll just have a great piece of really expensive paper.

Cindy Young

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