The difference between a PhD and the IPE/PPA DBA

The difference between a PhD and the IPE/PPA DBA
PhD The IPE DBA
Academic, theoretical Relates academic study to practical application
40,000+ words At least three publications, plus a wrap-around thesis of 5000 words.
Attractive to academics Attractive both to employers and aspirational employees
PhD is student-centred The DBA adds value, not only to the individual, but also to the sponsoring organisation
The PhD opens doors into academia The DBA opens doors into improved employment prospects, as well as academia
The PhD builds upon MSc methodology (e.g., randomised control trials). The DBA builds upon MBA methodology (e.g., case studies, action research).