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  Supply Chain Management in Space Exploration


   Glasgow School for Business and Society

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  Prof David Edgar  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

 

Glasgow Caledonian University, The Glasgow School for Business and Society

Glasgow School for Business and Society | Glasgow Caledonian University | Scotland, UK (gcu.ac.uk)

Project reference number: GSBS/006/Edgar/Self 

Supervisory Team

Director of Studies: Prof David Edgar

Email: [Email Address Removed]

GCU Research Online URL: (essential)  https://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/en/persons/david-edgar

2nd Supervisor: To be confirmed

Background

The University is pleased to announce an exciting PhD studentship opportunity within the RISE (Research into the Space Economy) research Group (https://www.gcu.ac.uk/aboutgcu/academicschools/gsbs/research/research-into-the-space-economy3 ) in the field of Space Economy. This interdisciplinary project will investigate the unique challenges and opportunities associated with supply chain management in space exploration. It will involve studying the logistics of sourcing, transporting, and assembling materials and equipment for space missions, as well as the management of human resources in this context. The research could also explore the role of public-private partnerships and international collaboration in addressing these challenges.

 The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor David Edgar and contribute to a growing body of research in the space economy. The project will involve:

•            Conducting a comprehensive literature review on supply chain management, space exploration, and related topics.

•            Investigating the unique challenges associated with sourcing, transporting, and assembling materials and equipment for space missions.

•            Analysing the management of human resources in space exploration, including workforce training, safety, and well-being.

•            Exploring the role of public-private partnerships and international collaboration in addressing supply chain challenges in space exploration.

•            Developing recommendations for optimizing supply chain management practices and fostering collaboration in the space sector

How to Apply

This project is available as a 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time PhD study programme with expected start date of 02 October 2023.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the research supervisors for the project before applying.

Applicants are required to provide a detailed research proposal as part of the application process.  Applicants should submit a research proposal (1,000-1,500 words) outlining your approach to the project, including research questions, methodology, and expected outcomes.

Guidance on Writing a PhD Research Proposal is available at  Prospective students | Glasgow Caledonian University | Scotland, UK (gcu.ac.uk)

Candidates should have a minimum of a first degree (2:1 or higher) and/or a Masters degree.

Please note that emails to the supervisory team or enquires submitted via the project advert do not constitute formal applications; applicants should apply using the on our Application Process page by choosing Business Management and an October 2023 start date. Please quote the project reference number: GSBS/006/Edgar/Self on your application.

Please send any other enquires regarding your application to: [Email Address Removed]

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