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PhD Studentship: International Business, Strategy and Innovation Academic Group

Loughborough University - Loughborough Business School

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Loughborough
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 1st December 2023
Closes: 16th February 2024
Reference: LB24-IBSI
 

Project details 

This group comprises teachers and researchers whose work draws on multiple disciplines, including information systems, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology and political science. The group is committed to advancing world-class management scholarship and developing ideas to help managers better understand some of the most complex problems of International Business, Strategy and Innovation.

Within the International Business, Strategy and Innovation academic group, we are keen to receive PhD research proposals in innovation, strategic collaboration, cross-border collaboration, co-creation, family firms, ethics and digital ethics, entrepreneurship and digital entrepreneurship and other IBSI faculty profiles. 

Some examples are, but not limited to:

  • Open Strategy, Digital Strategy, the study of emerging technologies in strategic management, and new strategies for digital transformation.
  • Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets/Internationalisation Strategies
  • Culture-strategy Nexus in Global Organisations
  • Social Innovations and Entrepreneurship/Digital Innovations and Development
  • Strategy and Performance in Complex Environments

Please see the full advertisement on our website for further details of each area

Alternatively, you can develop your research proposal around one of the proposed PhD project ideas in the International Business, Strategy and Innovation group

Whether you choose a research priority area or a proposed research project, your research proposal needs to be aligned with Loughborough Business School’s Progress with Purpose vision and strategy that focuses on broader societal issues and enables inclusive, interdisciplinary and purpose-led research and innovation. 

Find out more about PhD study at Loughborough Business School

Supervisors

Head of Group: Professor Nick Hajli

(Supervisors to be confirmed)

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) with a UK master's degree (with average programme mark of no less than 65%) or international equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS band 7.0 or above with not less than 7.0 in each component.

Funding

The studentship is for 3 years and provides a minimum tax free stipend of £18,622 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus University tuition fees.

Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied within the School. Funding decisions will not be confirmed until early 2024.

How to apply

  1. Identify a research priority area or a proposed PhD project and potential supervisor(s) from the list above.
  2. Put together your research proposal (between 2500 to 3000 words including references)
  3. Share your research proposal with the identified supervisor(s) and confirm they are willing to be named in support of your application. You are also encouraged to ask for feedback to develop your research proposal.
  4. Submit your formal application online via the above ‘Apply’ button. Under programme name, select 'Business School'. Please quote the advertised reference number 'LB24-IBSI' in your application. Please upload with your application a research proposal, copies of your transcripts/certificates, English language certificate and contact details of two academic references, one of which must be from your most recent degree.

Your application will be assessed against the selection criteria as well as alignment with the School's Progress with Purpose strategy.

Contact details

Call: +44 (0)1509 223890

Email: n.hajli@lboro.ac.uk

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