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University of Sheffield, Management School PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Brand Philanthropy and Arts Foundations: Evaluating the ways in which the non-profit organisational model in the arts is being transformed by the operations of luxury brands
  Research Group: Critical Research in Marketing and Society (CReiMS)
  Dr M Herrero
Applications accepted all year round

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Re-envisioning the non-profit model in the luxury industry this PhD will focus on the emergence of non-profit arts foundations sponsored by luxury brands.
  Brexit and employment relations - to examine how employers in different sectors of the UK economy are preparing for Brexit and the consequences for employment relations
  Research Group: Centre for Decent Work
  Prof J Heyes
Applications accepted all year round

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It appears that the UK is on course to leave the EU. Views differ regarding the implications of Brexit for employment relations. This project will examine how employers in different sectors of the UK economy are preparing for Brexit and the consequences for employment relations.
  Capturing the entrepreneurial voice - internationalising the regions.
  Research Group: Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED)
  Prof M Jones, Dr D O'Reilly, Dr M McGuinness, Dr M Hassett
Applications accepted all year round

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This project might suit applicants who have studied business as well as e.g. social psychology, or English language and literature.
  Community resilience in an age of austerity – examining volunteering as a response to public sector cuts
  Research Group: Strategy and International Business group
  Dr G Nichols, Dr M McGuinness
Applications accepted all year round

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This research will examine community response to cuts in local government support of traditional leisure services through the theoretical frameworks of social capital (1), the big society (2, 3), community resilience (4,5) and how these are constructed and understood in the context of disruption to local community structures arising from austerity measures.
  Delivery Work: Exploring Labour Process Change in the Parcel Delivery Sector.
  Research Group: Centre for Decent Work
  Prof K Newsome
Applications accepted all year round

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The burgeoning expansion of e-commerce has increased demand for home delivery and has facilitated the growth in parcel delivery companies, subcontracted from retailers.
  Disability and employment: Investigating the ways in which workplaces might be changed in order that people with disabilities can keep their jobs
  Research Group: Centre for Decent Work
  Prof P Dibben
Applications accepted all year round

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People with disabilities are less likely to be in work than those without disabilities. This is the case in many countries across the world.
  Enhancing group creativity through off-task breaks
  Research Group: Centre for Decent Work
  Dr D Breslin
Applications accepted all year round

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In an increasingly competitive world, it appears that working more does little to fill the productivity gap in UK industry. Recent research has shown that taking time away from that task-in-hand, as opposed to spending more time on the job, can positively affect performance.
  Exploring the impact of the #MeToo campaign on workplace culture, practices and policies about voice
  Dr S Brooks, Dr M Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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#MeToo spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.
  Exploring the role of formality in voice and silence research
  Dr S Brooks, Dr M Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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When employees voluntarily communicate suggestions, concerns, problems, or work-related opinions to a more senior person, they are engaging in voice.
  Fundraising in the creative industries: Trajectories of professionalisation and Brexit
  Research Group: Critical Research in Marketing and Society (CReiMS)
  Dr M Herrero
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD will look at trajectories of professionalisation in creative industries fundraising with a focus on the impact of Brexit.
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