I did my masters in engg late 70s, and have been working in IT/Management since then. While I have been working full time since then (IT Management etc), part of me always wanted to be in academics - teaching, research etc. During a "lull time" I went ahead and did my executive mba late 90s..and loved getting back to academics.
I am thinking of doing PHD...and my primary reasons are -
I feel I am at a (st)age (mid 50s) that if I dont get into academics, it might be too late...and I might never get to it.
I love being in an academic/university settings...and doing PHD will enable me (or help to a large extent) to spend rest of my life in that setting, and teaching/coaching and learning - aspects that I love.
Having worked in corporate, global and fortune 100 organizations as well as gone thru mutli countries (I am US based) and cultures there are certain aspects that truly concern me (productivity, cultural, management, aspects etc ) which I think need an intellectual/academic focus etc...and I want to try and see how I can get deeper to understand etc.
With the above background, I would love to hear opinions/suggestions etc especially from folks who may have been in same situation, or seen other go thru this, their expriences etc.