MPhil/PhD Scholarship: The Role of Subjectivity in Performance Management

University of Greenwich - Faculty of Business, Maritime Campus


A recent stream of literature in the disciplines of accounting and organisational behaviour has noted the importance of phenomenon such as subjectivity in performance measurement and management. However, research in this area remains limited, thus offering enormous scope for new ways of understanding the determinants of performance outcomes and organisational effectiveness. There exists, for example, the potential to consider particular aspects of workload allocation models or other forms of performance management on performance outcomes and organisational effectiveness. A range of theories and methods can be utilised to examine this issue in either the private or public sectors.

Applications are sought from past or current postgraduate students with a demonstrable interest in the area of performance management and performance outcomes. For example, suitable applicants will have completed (or be in the final stages of completing) a good-quality master’s degree in a related topic. Applicants with an interest in undertaking an interdisciplinary study that draws on knowledge of performance management from both an accounting and organisational behaviour perspective are also welcome. Applicants may previously have adopted positivist or critical approaches in their work. Applicants will have previously undertaken empirical research, utilising methods of either quantitative or qualitative data collection and analyses.

Applicants are strongly advised to send their completed research proposal and any queries to the contact details below before making a formal application.

For further information please contact the supervisor:

Dr Julia Mundy on

Bursary available (subject to satisfactory performance):

Year 1:  £14,553  Year 2:  In line with RCUK rate  Year 3: In line with RCUK rate

In addition, the successful candidate will receive a contribution to tuition fees equivalent to the university’s Home/EU rate, currently £4,195, for the duration of their scholarship. International applicants will need to pay the remainder tuition fee, currently £8,305, for the duration of their scholarship. This fee is subject to an annual increase. Scholarships are available for three years, full-time study from the date scholars first register as an MPhil/PhD student with the university. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (UK or UK equivalent) or a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s in a relevant discipline. 

For additional information about the scholarship and links to the application form please go to: 

Please read this information before making an application. Applications need to be made online via   No other form of application will be considered.

All applications must include the following information.  Applications not containing these documents will not be considered.

  • Scholarship Reference Number (Ref) – included in the personal statement section together with your personal statement as to why you are applying
  • a research proposal *
  • a CV including 2 referees *
  • academic qualification certificates/transcripts and IELTs/English Language certificate if you are an international applicant or if English is not your first language or you are from a country where English is not the majority spoken language as defined by the UK Border Agency *

*upload to the supporting information section of the application form. Attachments need to be in PDF format.

The closing date for applications is midnight (UTC) on 9 March 2018.

The scholarship must commence in September 2018.

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