PhD Studentship: Corporate Health Accounting, Corporate Governance and Corporate Performance

University of Southampton - Department of Accounting/CRAAG Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance

Southampton Business School has studentships available for postgraduate research students admitted full-time onto its PhD programme and commencing their studies in October 2018.

The awards are in the subject area of “Corporate Health Accounting, Corporate Governance and Corporate Performance”. The past decades have witnessed increasing explosion of chronic diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Diabetes, Dementia, ‘Ebola’, Hearth and Kidney diseases, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Obesity, Tuberculosis and Zika virus, amongst others) around the globe, with significant implications for nations, corporations, families and individuals. In the main, whilst policies are being pursued by nations and transnational bodies, such as the World Health Organisations (WHO) towards their management and possible elimination, little is known about the efforts of owners, directors, managers and executives of corporations, especially large multinational corporations towards addressing the challenges posed by the explosion in global chronic diseases. Using quantitative data collected from corporate annual reports of global firms, this study will examine the relationships among corporate health accounting, corporate governance, executive incentives and corporate performance.

Research in this subject area is currently undertaken by members of the Department of Accounting

and Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance (CRAAG)

Please ensure that in the online application form you enter in the dedicated spaces:

  • The title of the research area as “Corporate Health Accounting, Corporate Governance and Corporate Performance”
  • For funding, that you wish to be considered for the 2018/2019 Faculty PGR Scholarship
  • The successful candidate will start on 1 October 2018. The scholarship will offer full tuition fee and maintenance funding for 3 years. The doctoral stipend for 2017/18 is currently £14,000.
  • This studentship is only available for full time programmes and is open to applicants from the UK, the EU and overseas.
  • As part of the application you will be required to submit a CV, research proposal, degree certificate and transcripts, two academic references and proof of English language proficiency.
  • The deadline for applications is 15 February 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed of interview arrangements between February and March 2018.
  • The awards will be allocated by end of April, with the outcome being communicated to the candidates in May.

Contact Details for applicant

If you wish to discuss any details of the studentship informally, please contact:

For specific research subject enquiries (i.e. research proposal):

For general programme enquiries:

For general administrative enquiries (i.e. submission of the application online, documents required, deadlines, etc.):

  • Postgraduate Research Admissions, Faculty of Business, Law and Art. Email: Telephone: +44(0)23 8059 2562.

How to apply

To apply please follow the ‘Apply’ link on the following webpage:

PhD Business Studies & Management: 

Please mention reference FBLA-BUS-017 in the scholarship section of your application.

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