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Fully Funded International Doctoral Programme with Kobe University (Japan) - Megaproject management

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Project Description

Sheffield University Management School is seeking applications for its fully funded International Doctoral Programme with Kobe University (Japan) from exceptional UK/EU/International students with an outstanding academic record (distinction/high merit or equivalent), as well as a proven record in research training. Students spend time studying at both universities and benefit from supervision at each.

While globalisation has led to an economic and industrial homogenization, Japan continues to maintain resilience to manufacturing business, partly because of its challenges to these ubiquitous dynamics and its approach to glocalisation. However, such glocalised management practices have not been sufficiently translated beyond Japan. This studentship will explore the ways in which norms, value systems and codes of conducts have shaped the practices, while examining how their organisational knowledge can be translated and applied in different socio-cultural contexts.

Megaproject Management

Japan has had a number of ‘megaprojects’; however little has been known regarding how megaprojects are planned, managed and delivered. We welcome proposal exploring this management process and how the issue of risk, cost, innovation, and sustainability have been dealt with in its social context in Japan. The study also examines the research methods and practices used to translate glocalised management practices and organizational knowledge.

This project will be supervised by Dr Chantal C. Cantarelli and Dr Andrew Brint in the Logistics and Supply Chain Research Centre and Dr Naoko Komori in the Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a 1000 word research proposal which directly addresses the theme and/or specific topic to which they are applying. The proposal should contain a brief background to the topic, which demonstrates knowledge of existing work in the field, and potential contributions to knowledge. It should also explain the proposed research methods and include a plan of the research, and a timeline.

Closing date for applications is 17.00 (UK time) on Friday 14 December 2018. Interviews will be in early January 2019.

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Funding Notes

This scholarship is offered on a full-time basis from February 2019 for three years subject to satisfactory progress. It will provide an annual tax free bursary of £14,777 and cover the University tuition fees for UK/EU/international students.

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