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Industrial PhD students and their projects
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2514-2297
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5360-7071
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4750-5228
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6980-3448
2016 (English)In: Procedia Computer Science, ISSN 1877-0509, E-ISSN 1877-0509, Vol. 100, 739-746 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the usual case a PhD student is enrolled and supervised at an academic faculty, in Sweden also most often employed at a department of the university. The whole doctoral education takes part in one single environment. There is an opportunity to enroll “classes” of industrial PhD students in industrial graduate schools. The PhD student is in these cases most often employed by an industry. Each PhD student has at least one academic supervisor, but also an industrial mentor. Sometimes the industrial mentor also holds a PhD and can formally also be an industrial co-supervisor. Even if the funding of the PhD student is a research project, the doctoral work is often not performed as a project. There are often severe delays of the dissertation. The public defense often happens a year after the funding has ended. This represents a large cost for the university or for the industry. The progression of the student lies outside the control of the university management and also the funding industry. We have conducted a case study to explore the organizing of PhD work with the purpose to describe whether project methodology could support industrial PhD students in their progression towards a PhD.

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2016. Vol. 100, 739-746 p.
Keyword [en]
Industrial graduate school, PhD project, project management, shared project management, project management model
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Engineering and Technology Other Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-33744DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2016.09.219ISI: 000392695900092Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85006943908OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-33744DiVA: diva2:1048505
Conference
International Conference on Project MANagement 2016 ProjMAN 2016, 05 Oct 2016, Porto, Portugal
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ITS-EASY Post Graduate School for Embedded Software and Systems
Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-11-21 Last updated: 2017-02-23Bibliographically approved

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