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Key Success Factors for Digital Transformation of public sector organizations for better economic and social justice

   Teesside University International Business School

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  Dr Zahoor Ahmed Soomro  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Digital transformation is being adopted by businesses as it promises reduced process complexity, shorter time to market, financial gain and strategic business advantage over competitors. In developed economies, digital transformation and its application has proved vital in economic and social justice by appropriate and proportionate distribution of public resources and fairness in social services.

However, digital transformation of public sector organizations and its impact on stakeholders in developing countries has not been extensively explored. (Aly, 2020). Although a number of developing countries have adopted digital technologies one of the biggest challenges facing public sector organisations is a lack of identification of key success factors that delivers economic and social justice.

This is a primary research study using qualitative methods by collecting narrative data. The study will collect microlevel data through longitudinal studies. The data will be collected from related staff in public sector organisations through semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis approach will be used for data analysis. This study will help public sector organisations to succeed in digital transformation for enhanced economic and social justice.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant discipline. A masters level qualification in a relevant discipline is desirable, but not essential, as well as a demonstrable understanding of the research area. Further details of the expected background may appear in the specific project details. International students will be subject to the standard entry criteria relating to English language ability, ATAS clearance and, when relevant, UK visa requirements and procedures.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online for this opportunity at:

Please use the Online Application (Funded PHD) application form. When asked to specify funding select “other” and enter ‘RDS’ and the title of the PhD project that you are applying for. You should ensure that you clearly indicate that you are applying for a Funded Studentship and the title of the topic or project on the proposal that you will need to upload when applying. If you would like to apply for more than one project, you will need to complete a further application form and specify the relevant title for each application to a topic or project.

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Key Dates

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 28 February 2022.

We envisage that interviews will take place in April 2022.

Successful applicants will be expected to start May or October 2022.

Funding Notes

The Fees-Paid PhD studentship will cover all tuition fees for the period of a full-time PhD Registration of up to four years. Successful applicants who are eligible will be able to access the UK Doctoral Loan scheme to support with living costs. Applicants who are employed and their employer is interested in funding a PhD, can apply for a Collaborative Studentship. More details here:
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