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Fully Funded PhD in Productivity, Policy and Place - the role of business support in fostering the growth and productivity of small and micro-businesses

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    Dr R Wapshott
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Project Description

The Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED), based at Sheffield University Management School, is seeking applications for a fully funded PhD 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.

Productivity is one of the most important concepts in social science research. Productivity reflects how resources and factors are utilized in the production of goods and services, including all of the interactions with, and roles played by, the market, technological, institutional and cultural settings. National productivity is the observable outcome of all economic relationships operating between people, firms, organisations and institutions. This project will explore the role of business support in fostering the growth and productivity of small and micro-businesses.

The supervisory team may include two of the following academics: Dr Chay Brooks, Professor Philip McCann, Professor Tim Vorley, and Dr Robert Wapshott. The selection of supervisors would depend on which project(s) is pursued and staff availability.

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.

For more information and to submit an application, visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/management/study/researchdegrees/fundedprojects

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.

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

FTE Category A staff submitted: 34.50

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