The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) hosted a research workshop between the faculty and research staff of AIM, De La Salle University (DLSU), and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) on 17 June 2017.
In her welcome remarks, AIM President and Dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang expressed the need to build a “research ecosystem” in which faculty and research staff can openly share knowledge and support one another’s scholarship initiatives. Such community-building will translate directly into research productivity — the more faculty communicates across institutional lines, the more discoveries they will inevitably make in the fields of business and management.
Kang’s views were echoed by Dr. Brian Gozun, the Dean of DLSU’s Ramon V. del Rosario (RVR) College of Business. According to Gozun, while the three universities may be competitive in the Philippine context, such differences are ultimately minor in the grand scheme of a shared mandate: producing scholarship in business and management.
The research workshop is only the first in a series that alternates between each of the three universities as organizing hosts.
It was a full day with engaging presentations from Ateneo Professor Maria Cristina G. Bautista of the Graduate School of Business, DLSU’s Dr. Feorillo Petronilo A. Demeterio III, Director of the University Research Coordination Office, Professor Raymund Habaradas, and AIM Professor Francisco Roman.
The workshop ended with breakout sessions aimed at moving continuing discussions, research partnerships, and knowledge-sharing among the three schools.