About the Project
It is expected that the findings will contribute to the under researched body of literature on cross-functional organisational structures and operational learning, proposing matrix organisational network structures, characterised by cross-functional working practices, as valuable integrators of knowledge and expertise in the contemporary digital era. This in turn, will enable a more cognisant theoretical and practical understanding of the operational enhancements and challenges of the 21st century manufacturing and service organisations.
Preference will be given to a candidate with a background in Occupational Psychology or Supply Chain and Operations Management.
This project is supervised by Dr Teresa Roca.
Eligibility and How to Apply
Please note eligibility requirement:
- Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
- Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research-degrees/how-to-apply/
Please note: Applications that do not include a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words (not a copy of the advert), or that do not include the advert reference (e.g. SF19/…) will not be considered.
Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.
Roca, T., and Bennett, D. (2018) ‘Employee Engagement and Workplace Learning emerging from Matrix Structures in Digital Manufacturing Organisations. UFHRD Conference 6th-8th June 2018 Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University UK
Demirbas, D., Wilkinson, L and Bennett, D. (2018) ‘Supplier Relations impact within the UK Automotive Industry’ Benchmarking and International Journal (Accepted: Publication 2019)
Demirbas, D., Holleville, L. and Bennett, D. (2018) ‘Evaluation and Comparison of Lean Manufacturing Practices in Britain and France: A Case Study of a Printing Solutions Organisation’ Journal of Economy Culture and Society 2018; 57: 93-150
Dinsdale, E., and Bennett, D. (2015) ‘Benefits; drawbacks and boundaries to deliver JIT. Re-thinking the UK Automotive Industry Operations Supply Strategy’ Benchmarking an International Journal, Vol. 22 No 6, 2015 pp1081 - 1095
Roca, T., Morton, S., Roula, M. (2015, September) ‘How to increase employees’ engagement in organizational citizenship behaviours within continuous improvement programs in manufacturing’. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management (BAM) conference, University of Portsmouth, 7-10 September 2015 (pp. 883).
Demirbas, D., Flint, F., and Bennett, D. (2014) ‘Supply Chain interfaces between a port utilizing organisation and port operator’ Supply Chain Management an International Journal 19/1. 2014 79-97
Bennett, D., and Klug, F. (2012) ‘Logistics supplier integration in the automotive industry’ International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol.32 No. 11, 2012 pp 1281-1305
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