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PhD in Business and Management - Data Marketplace in the context of supply chain ecosystem


   Cardiff Business School

  Prof Yingli Wang  Friday, March 31, 2023  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project


Data Marketplace in the context of supply chain ecosystem

It is estimated that approximately 90% of data in the world today was created in the last two years. Data has the power to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing society such as circular economy and Netzero. However, most of the data remain siloed, fragmented, and unavailable for deriving social and economic value.

Data exchanges can unlock innovation in key sectors, such as agriculture, smart cities, and logistics. It provides a platform for various stakeholders – government, industry, suppliers, customers, logistics service providers etc. to collaborate and leverage the power of data to unlock the opportunities afforded by the vast volume and vareity of data. Yet how to leverage emerging technologies to ensure trustworthy data sharing/exchange in supply chains whilst protecting data security, privacy and IP remains largely unexplored.

The proposed research attempts to address this important issue.

Criteria

  • Previous experience with and/or willingness to carry out Mixed-methods Research
  • Background in supply chain and/or digital technology would be preferrable. 
  • Using data analysis tools such as Nvivo, SPSS would be an advantage.
  • Self-driven, good communication and time management skills, good academic writing skills

Eligibility

Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second class honours degree, or appropriate Master’s degree. The University values diversity and equality at all levels and we encourage applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. In line with our commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and to increase recruitment of currently underrepresented groups, applications from Black British, Asian British, minority ethnicity British and mixed race British candidates are particularly encouraged and welcomed. Study is available as either ‘1+3’ (i.e. one full time year of research training Masters followed by three years of full-time Doctoral study), or ‘+3’ (i.e. three years of full-time doctoral study), depending on the needs of the applicant.

Please visit here for further information about the PhD Programme at Cardiff Business School.

Please see references section for further details on how to apply. Applications should be made online, please visit the Business School website and click "apply now" Business Studies - Study - Cardiff University


Funding Notes

This project is not funded, applications from self-funded home and international students are welcome. Outstanding applicants from ANY country may be considered for one of the available University scholarships. The start date is 1st October 2023.
Applications are open until 31st March 2023, however if sufficient applications are received we reserve the right to close the application early.
For more information about scholarships, entry requirements and application process please visit our website

References

When applying, please specify the project title and supervisor of this project and whether you are self-funded or are applying for funding (within or external to the University).
The application must contain the following documents:
1. Covering letter: The covering letter must name the project being applied for and should be addressed to the supervisor. It must set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Cardiff University; your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study; and your academic interests generally, and particularly how these relate to the description of the project supplied. The covering letter should be no more than two pages.
2. Academic / Professional Qualifications: Where appropriate, this should also include proof of English Language Competency (6.5 IELTS minimum).
3. References: All applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include the references with their application.
4. Curriculum Vitae: This should be no longer than two pages.
5. Research Proposal: The proposal should build directly on the project description that has been supplied. The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:
• Your reflections on the title, aims and purpose of the research;
• An overview of some key research literature relevant to the study;
• Your proposals for developing the design and methods of the study;
• A description of potential outcomes of the project for understanding, knowledge, policy and practice (as appropriate to the topic);
• Bibliographic references
This program is available in English only. To request information in Welsh, please contact the Postgraduate Recruitment Team (postgradmarketing@cardiff.ac.uk).

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