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  Automation and the labour market - investigating the effects of automation in the labour market. As with all major technological advancements in history
  Prof C Montagna, Dr J Skatun
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Purpose. The purpose of this PhD proposal is to investigate the effects of automation in the labour market. As with all major technological advancements in history, automation is not only seen as a potential source of (e.g.
  Earnings Discrimination and Educational Qualifications - focusing on the earlier decision of the academic field of a worker’s university degree and its impact on discrimination for university graduates.
  Prof K Bender, Dr Y Aoki
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
There is a large literature in Economics on earnings discrimination by gender (e.g. Altonji and Blank 1999) and the importance of controlling for a variety of confounding characteristics in obtaining estimates of earnings differentials between men and women.
  Educational Mismatch In the Career of STEM Workers: The Role of Postdoctoral Study and Gender
  Prof K Bender, Dr A Zangelidis
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
A key determinant of economic growth is the research and development done by science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers.
  Financial regulation and firm innovation - documenting the channel of how financial regulation may influence firm innovation.
  Prof F Liu, Dr Y Zhao
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Firm innovation has gained popularity in academic research over the recent years. One of the main arguments is that firm innovation generates firm value.
  From East to West: Understanding Tourism Development in Scotland from a Chinese perspective - investigating how Scotland as a tourism destination provides appealing offering(s)
  Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Tourism industry has continuously contributed 5% to the Scottish GDP since 2015 (ScotGov, 2015) and this economic contribution is projected to be more significant due to Brexit (Tourism Alliance, 2017).
  How much difference does ‘difference’ make? - studying the impact of gender diversity on firm investment.
  Prof F Liu, Dr H Vu
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
With the growing numbers of female workforce, a heightened awareness has been raised on the effect of heterogeneous board membership on firm performance.
  Human Capital Investment and Public Policy - Investigating investment in human capital in the presence of government intervention
  Dr J Skatun, Prof C Montagna
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Purpose. The purpose of this PhD proposal is to investigate investment in human capital in the presence of government intervention.
  Hybrid Professionals in the professional services firm - developing expertise in others (e.g. management or policy) to deal with environmental pressures.
  Dr S Allan, Dr C Alawattage
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Existing research looks at professionals who have taken on managerial roles and/or responsibilities and problematizes the conflicting logics (managerial/commercial and professional) that apply in circumstances of institutional complexity (when different and competing logics are at play) (Noordegraaf, 2007, p.
  Is the Process as Important as the Outcome? An Experimental/Theoretical Investigation of Procedural Decision Making Models.
  Dr J Bracht, Dr M Papi
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Over the recent year there has been a huge development of data enrichment techniques in experimental economics, such as the measurement of response time and eye-tracking.
  Mercantile accounting in 15th century Venice: the ledger of Alvise Michiel (1570-1582) - Investigating the 15th century ledger of the Venetian merchant Alvise Michiel (1470-1482)
  Prof A Sangster, Prof S Servalli
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Modern accounting began with the emergence of double entry bookkeeping in banks in 13th century Italy. It then spread to commerce and slowly became the method used across the country.
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