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Globalising Actors in Multinationals

   Norwich Business School

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  Prof O Tregaskis  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

Norwich Business School (NBS) has an opening for one Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position in the field of International Human Resource Management.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside a 3-year ESRC funded research project on Globalizing Actors in Multinationals. Within multinationals there are some individuals who are responsible for spreading new practices and norms across the international operations. The ESRC project will examine what such actors actually do and assess the ways in which cultures and institutions affect what they do.

We are keen to see any proposal that complements the ESRC research. However, we are particularly keen to see proposals that consider the role of global actors and performance either in terms of the wellbeing of employees or external communities through social or civic responsibilities. Proposals might consider issues around the skills and knowledge needed by individuals in globalizing roles, the human resource systems that support performance in globalizing roles, the impact of global actors on local/regional communities or the social identities that emerge amongst globalizing actors given the roles they perform.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Professor Olga Tregaskis, and be part of the Employment Systems and Institutions Group ( Professor Tregaskis is also the Learning sub-theme lead for the Work, Learning and Wellbeing Evidence Programme ( which is hosted in the Employment Systems and Institutions Group.

Please be aware that studentships are awarded on the basis that the recipient engage in School activities that may include teaching and teaching support. This is subject to the University regulation stating that full-time Postgraduate Research students must not complete more than 180 hours employment per academic year and any restrictions on employment in the terms of the student’s visa.

Applicants should hold, or expect to hold, good undergraduate and Master’s degrees (or equivalent). Applicants should have some research experience (for example, through undergraduate or Master’s thesis or dissertation, research methods training). Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

To apply for the studentship, please submit an application form by 18 July 2016 together with a proposal for how you intend to address the topic of the research. On the online application, the project will be listed under the Advertised Research Projects dropdown with the project code: TREGASKIS_U16IHM: Globalising Actors in Multinationals.

Funding Notes

The Studentship will cover tuition fees (UK/EU fee rate), a tax-free maintenance grant (£14,296 per year for 2016-7 entry), and a research training support grant. The studentship will begin in October 2016 for a duration of three years full-time study.
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