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Joren Scharn, D.B.A.
Doctor of Business Administration
Thursday, May 21
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Dr. Scharn, who lives in The Netherlands, worked on his dissertation titled “Understanding
Employee Engagement: A Mixed-Methods Study” under the tutelage of his dissertation co-
mmittee consisting of Dr. Kruti Lehenbauer (Chair), Dr. Adam Guerrero, and Dr. Diana Garza.
The goal of this mixed methods dissertation was to identify whether the methods by which
employers currently and traditionally attempt to measure “employee engagement,” are suff-
icient. Employee engagement is often considered to be one of the crucial intangibles that
can impact employee productivity and employee satisfaction, and thereby the bottom line
for companies! Dr. Scharn uses a three-pronged approach to his analysis by comparing the results from secondary datasets obtained from International agencies to a primary dataset created by collecting surveys from individuals working in the financial sector in the San Antonio region and then further testing the outcomes qualitatively by conducting personal interviews with a small sample chosen from among those that completed the surveys. His results indicate that while current methodologies capture some components of employee engagement, the measurements and surveys used are insufficient to accurately estimate employee engagement and related factors in the context of employee productivity.
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