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Past Issue • Oct-Dec 2012

DBA: A Solution to the Faculty Supply Problem

Professor SP Kothari analyses the faculty supply deficit in management schools and proposes an alternative path to improving the quality and quantity of faculty — the creation of a teaching-oriented doctoral programme that would train candidates in both research and pedagogy. .

In this short essay, I begin with my observations on the current state of supply (quality and quantity) of management faculty in India. I conclude the essay with a proposed solution for expanding the supply while also seeking to enhance the quality of management education in the MBA programmes. My observations and the proposed solution overlap to a degree with what Professor Phanish Puranam has written in an accompanying article, but the overlap is purely a coincidence.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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    SP Kothari

    Deputy Dean and Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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