PhD Divisional project proposals

We invite applications from students who have already secured funding or are self funded for the following PhD projects:

Accounting and Financial Management

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Responsible investor engagement on extinction prevention Jill Atkins CRAFiC Click here for project description.

Marketing, International Strategy and Enterprise

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Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) branding. Daragh O'Reilly MSc Cultural & Creative Industries Management, CReiMS Click here for more information.
Social business behaviour in post-Soviet economies: the Russian case. Sergej Ljubownikow CREED Click here for an outline and references.
Strategy in hybrid organisations. Sergej Ljubownikow CREED Click here for an outline, research aims and references.
Cultures of feedback in new ventures. Andreana Drencheva CREED Click here for project description.
Entrepreneurs' use of feedback. Andreana Drencheva CREED Click here for project description.
Development of marketing literacy. Caroline Oates CReiMS Click here for project description.
Financial literacy in children and young people. Caroline Oates and Naoko Komori CReiMS Click here for project description.
Developing scales to measure employee environmental behaviour, antecedents and consequences. Victoria Wells CReiMS Click here for project description.
Self-organization, communities and new venture internationalisation. Marian Jones, Tina McGuinness, Daragh O'Reilly, Melanie Hasset, Junzhe Ji CREED Click here for project description.
Do cultures other than Chinese have Guanxi? How do SMEs understand or negotiate or construct the rules of the game as they form cross-national partnerships, or networks? Marian Jones, Junzhe Ji, Melanie Hasset CREED Click here for project description.
Networks for prosperity. Marian Jones, Vasilios Theoharakis, Melanie Hasset, Junzhe Ji CREED Click here for project description.
Capturing the entrepreneurial voice - internationalising the regions. Marian Jones, Daragh O’Reilly, Tina McGuinness, Melanie Hassett CREED Click here for project description.
Sustainable social capital for internationalising firms: What you know, who you know and being in the right place, at the right time. Marian Jones and Melanie Hassett CREED Click here for project description.
Sustainability via (cross-border) mergers and acquisations. Melanie Hassett, Marian Jones and Junzhe Ji CREED Click here for project description.
Role and potential of cultural spaces or events in supporting diasporic or migrant communities. Elizabeth Carnegie Click here for project description.
Brand philanthropy and arts foundations. Marta Herrero Click here for project description.
Career pathways toward third-age social entrepreneurship. Andreana Drencheva CREED Click here for project description.
Third-age social entrepreneurship for personal wellbeing. Andreana Drencheva CREED Click here for project description.

Operations Management and Decision Sciences

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Logistics and supply chain management (sustainable freight transport). Erica Ballantyne
Mike Simpson
LSCM Click here for a comprehensive proposal and candidate profile
Megaproject management. Chantal Cantarelli CEES Click here for project description.
Community resilience in an age of austerity – examining volunteering as a response to public sector cuts. Martina McGuinness
Geoff Nichols
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Social capital in sports clubs/clubs’ contribution to social inclusion. Geoff Nichols Click here for project description.
Advanced problem-solving methodologies in management and business. John Kawalek Click here for project description.
Big data practice. John Kawalek Click here for project description.
Methodology for sustainable SME growth. John Kawalek Click here for project description.
Comparative studies in methodology in business and management. John Kawalek Click here for project description.
New methodologies in project management. John Kawalek Click here for project description.

Work, Employment, People and Organisations

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Researching work teams with incomplete data Jeremy Dawson IWP Click here for project description.
Understanding moderated models Jeremy Dawson IWP Click here for project description.
Modelling and predicting social change in urban communities Dermot Breslin WOERRC Click here for project description.
Enhancing group creativity through off-task breaks Dermot Breslin WOERRC Click here for project description.
Innovation in virtual work Carolyn Axtell and Kamal Birdi IWP Click here for project description.
Disability and employment Pauline Dibben WOERRC Click here for project description.
Linking working conditions, employee psychologicl wellbeing and behaviour Malcolm Patterson IWP Click here for project description.
Management in the non-profit sector Emanuela Girei and Diane Burns IWP Click here for project description.
Management in non-governmental organisations Emanuela Girei and Diane Burns IWP Click here for project description.
Transformational leadership and wellbeing: A double-edged sword? Karina Nielsen and Kristin Hildenbrand IWP Click here for project description.
'Good leadership' and employee wellbeing Karina Nielsen and Kristin Hildenbrand IWP Click here for project description.
Leading for creativity and innovation Anna Topakas and Kamal Birdi IWP Click here for project description.
Workplace relationships: How can leaders and co-workers fulfil our needs for meaningful work and social interaction? Anna Topakas and Chris Stride IWP Click here for project description.
Organisational influences over voice and silence Sarah Brooks and Anna Topakas IWP Click here for project description.
Speaking up about unethical behaviour Sarah Brooks IWP Click here for project description.
Technological innovation and HRM in Chinese firms Huiping Xian and Andrew Tylecote WOERRC Click here for project description.
Agency at the lower levels: an exploration into the labour market recruitment strategies of lower league football clubs Thomas Hastings WOERRC Click here for project description.
Structural imbalances in the global economy and the consequences for labour Jason Heyes WOERRC Click here for project description.
Labour inspection under pressure Jason Heyes WOERRC Click here for project description.
The changing role of ministries of labour Jason Heyes WOERRC Click here for project description.
Brexit and employment relations Jason Heyes WOERRC Click here for project description.
Employment protection legislation Jason Heyes WOERRC Click here for project description.
Delivery work: exploring labour process change in the parcel delivery sector Kirsty Newsome WOERRC Click here for project description.
Work and employment change in the logistics sector Kirsty Newsome WOERRC Click here for project description.
Work and employment in the contemporary political economy Kirsty Newsome and Jason Heyes WOERRC Click here for project description.