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Alternative ownership forms, workplace democracy and industrial relations

Project Description

The successful candidate will be enrolled on the PhD in Business and Management at Cardiff Business School.

I would welcome PhD candidates interested in either of two broad research areas. Firstly, alternative organisational forms, emphasising those with extensive workplace democracy and collective ownership, including cooperatives, employee-owned firms, and social enterprises. Possible research topics include (but are not limited to) representation, participation and organisational democracy, the impact of organisational structures on labour processes and “decent work”, or more broadly, public policy or political economy. Secondly, industrial relations, including labour organisations, representation and participation, economic democracy, new IR actors, and union revitalisation; or more broadly changes to IR systems and institutions or the political economic context.

Applicant Profile:
The ideal candidate has a specialist Master Degree in Business, Management or related subjects from an internationally renowned University. Applicants with a strong first degree will also be considered. The ideal applicant has the motivation and ability to critically engage with relevant academic literature and conduct primary research using qualitative and quantities techniques (training can be offered).

Funding Notes

Applications are open until 31st May 2020. This project is not funded, applications from self-funded students are welcome. Outstanding applicants may be considered for one of the available scholarships. The start date is 1st October 2020.

For more information about scholarships, entry requirements and application process please visit our website: View Website


In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisor of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.

Please include:

1. Covering Letter
2. Academic Qualifications
3. Two References
4. CV
5. Research Proposal (maximum 1000 words), taking into consideration the working title of the project.

This program is available in English only. To request information in Welsh, please contact the Postgraduate Recruitment Team ([email protected]).

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How good is research at Cardiff University in Business and Management Studies?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 72.60

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