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 June 17, 2017.
In her welcome remarks, AIM President and CEO 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 our shared mandate: producing scholarship in business and management. In point of fact, this research workshop will be the first in a series that alternates between each of the three universities as organizing hosts.
It was a full-packed day with engaging presentations from Ateneo Professor Maria Cristina G. Bautista of Graduate School of Business, DLSU’s Feorillo Petronilo A. Demeterio III, PhD Director of University Research Coordination Office and Professor Raymund Habaradas, and AIM Professor Francisco Roman.
The workshop successfully ended with breakout sessions all aimed at moving continuing discussions, research partnerships and knowledge-sharing among the three schools.
Written by Ezra Ferraz, Senior Researcher, AIM Research and Publications