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  Automation and the labour market - investigating the effects of automation in the labour market. As with all major technological advancements in history
  Prof C Montagna, Dr J Skatun
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Purpose. The purpose of this PhD proposal is to investigate the effects of automation in the labour market. As with all major technological advancements in history, automation is not only seen as a potential source of (e.g.
  Earnings Discrimination and Educational Qualifications - focusing on the earlier decision of the academic field of a worker’s university degree and its impact on discrimination for university graduates.
  Prof K Bender, Dr Y Aoki
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
There is a large literature in Economics on earnings discrimination by gender (e.g. Altonji and Blank 1999) and the importance of controlling for a variety of confounding characteristics in obtaining estimates of earnings differentials between men and women.
  Educational Mismatch In the Career of STEM Workers: The Role of Postdoctoral Study and Gender
  Prof K Bender, Dr A Zangelidis
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
A key determinant of economic growth is the research and development done by science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers.
  Financial regulation and firm innovation - documenting the channel of how financial regulation may influence firm innovation.
  Prof F Liu, Dr Y Zhao
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Firm innovation has gained popularity in academic research over the recent years. One of the main arguments is that firm innovation generates firm value.
  From East to West: Understanding Tourism Development in Scotland from a Chinese perspective - investigating how Scotland as a tourism destination provides appealing offering(s)
  Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Tourism industry has continuously contributed 5% to the Scottish GDP since 2015 (ScotGov, 2015) and this economic contribution is projected to be more significant due to Brexit (Tourism Alliance, 2017).
  How much difference does ‘difference’ make? - studying the impact of gender diversity on firm investment.
  Prof F Liu, Dr H Vu
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
With the growing numbers of female workforce, a heightened awareness has been raised on the effect of heterogeneous board membership on firm performance.
  Human Capital Investment and Public Policy - Investigating investment in human capital in the presence of government intervention
  Dr J Skatun, Prof C Montagna
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Purpose. The purpose of this PhD proposal is to investigate investment in human capital in the presence of government intervention.
  Hybrid Professionals in the professional services firm - developing expertise in others (e.g. management or policy) to deal with environmental pressures.
  Dr S Allan, Dr C Alawattage
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Existing research looks at professionals who have taken on managerial roles and/or responsibilities and problematizes the conflicting logics (managerial/commercial and professional) that apply in circumstances of institutional complexity (when different and competing logics are at play) (Noordegraaf, 2007, p.
  Is the Process as Important as the Outcome? An Experimental/Theoretical Investigation of Procedural Decision Making Models.
  Dr J Bracht, Dr M Papi
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Over the recent year there has been a huge development of data enrichment techniques in experimental economics, such as the measurement of response time and eye-tracking.
  Mercantile accounting in 15th century Venice: the ledger of Alvise Michiel (1570-1582) - Investigating the 15th century ledger of the Venetian merchant Alvise Michiel (1470-1482)
  Prof A Sangster, Prof S Servalli
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Modern accounting began with the emergence of double entry bookkeeping in banks in 13th century Italy. It then spread to commerce and slowly became the method used across the country.
  Private sector management of sustainability in less developed countries (LDCs)
  Dr C Alawattage, Prof M Islam, Dr S Haque
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Purpose. The purpose of this PhD is to explore the manners in which various accounting and management technologies are mobilised in the global agenda of sustainable development in LDCs.
  Producing chemicals and materials sustainably: Understanding the economic implications and firms decision making
  Prof E Phimister, Dr J Cai
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019
TThere are a range of potential novel processes and techniques which would allow the sustainable production of chemicals and materials from organic waste particularly involving anaerobic digestion.
  Social Networks in Strategy Making - investigating quantitative methodologies to develop social network techniques
  Prof J Canales, Dr J Lamb
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Social networks tend to act as the channels through which strategy is formulated and implemented.
  The application of Blockchain in Finance - Investigating the impact of the blockchain on the finance systems (such as banking system, smart contract, Cryptocurrency)
  Prof F Liu, Dr Y Zhao
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Blockchain is a revolution in systems of record -- history’s first permanent, decentralized, global, trustless ledger of records that may reshape the future digital economy and transform society due to its extensive applications such as cryptocurrency, decentralized exchanges and distributed cloud storage, digital identity, digital voting and smart contract, etc.
  The dynamics of a co-working market - investigating the dynamics of the coworking space as an alternative real estate investment and the urban effects of such working space.
  Miss N Lui, Prof N E Hutchison
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
The growth of the post-industrial knowledge-based economy is changing how people work and live in modern cities, and emerging from the new urban forms, coworking spaces have become a fast growing feature.
  Toward a theory of evidence-based product design - Investigating the potentials of big data and Artificial Intelligence for the domain of design
  Dr J Lamb, Dr W Cooper
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Big data is here to stay. It is transforming the way businesses operate. Advances in social media, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things have had a substantial influence on the amount of data that is available to the businesses today.
  What can economic theory bring to the decommissioning of the North Sea’s oil fields? - Analysing one or more aspects related to decommissioning
  Dr J Bracht, Dr M Papi
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
The UK Oil and Gas Authority has developed a Decommissioning Unit to begin investigating how to decommission the oil fields in the North Sea in a way that is cost effective.
  Working under the ownership of others: being a professional under alternative business models
  Dr S Allan, Dr C Alawattage
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
In the UK the traditional model for offering legal services is through a professional partnership where partners are both working legal professionals and owners.
  Lowering reuse costs by reducing fouling on immersed structures - National Decommissioning Centre
  Prof M Jaspars, Prof F Kuepper
Application Deadline: 14 February 2019
Fouling on marine immersed structures is a multi-billion pound issue for the offshore industry, requiring mechanical removal of foulants.
  Synthesis and Investigation of Novel Ionic Conductors
  Dr A McLaughlin, Dr A Martinez-Felipe
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019
Fuel cells convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy with high efficiency and low emission of pollutants. In a fuel cell, the reaction between hydrogen and oxygen produces water and electricity and as such provides a clean alternative to fossil fuels.
  A new biomaterial-based approach to promote spinal cord repair
  Dr W Huang, Dr D Shewan
Application Deadline: 11 February 2019
Medical Research Scotland. PhD Studentship Award. This project is one of 9 four-year PhD Studentships funded by Medical Research Scotland (http://www.medicalresearchscotland.org.uk) to be delivered jointly by the named University and Company.
  A species under threat - Genomic and phenotypic responses in the European eel to aquatic toxins
  Prof S Martin, Prof G Hardiman
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
The European eel (Anguilla anguilla) is currently under catastrophic decline across most of its range, the reasons for this remain elusive.
  Acoustic detection & characterisation of cod in the north east Atlantic.
  Dr P Fernandes, Prof J Dick
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
After decades of overexploitation in the 20th century, most fish stocks in the North east Atlantic are now sustainably fished and showing strong signs of recovery (Fernandes and Cook, 2013).
  Causes and consequences of microbiome variation in the water vole Arvicola amphibius
  Prof S Piertney, Dr S Helyar
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Gut microbiomes are increasingly recognised for having a major influence on host health, fitness, reproductive success, development and behaviour.
  Chronology and Changing Cultures on the Mongolian Steppe - QUADRAT
  Dr J Wright, Prof P Reimer
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Learn state of the art chronological tools in one of the most dynamic archaeological environments in Asia. Aims. Mongolia has been the most rapidly developing archaeological territory in Eastern Eurasia.
  Community assembly processes of soil ammonia oxidisers under different nitrogen use efficiency strategies
  Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Dr T Caruso
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Microbial communities mediate important global biogeochemical cycles and a better understanding of the mechanisms of community assembly is therefore important.
  Disentangling palaeodiet: Modern and archaeological case studies in compound-specific nitrogen isotope analysis - QUADRAT
  Dr K Britton, Dr N Ogle
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
The nitrogen isotope analysis of individual amino acids represents a potentially powerful tool for estimating trophic positions and the source of dietary protein in archaeological case studies.
  Does familiarity breed contempt? Seeking coexistence strategies with wolves
  Prof S Redpath, Dr M Bozzola
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Large carnivores are challenging to conserve. They kill livestock, threaten human life, instil fear in people, and their presence often leads to conflict between livelihood and conservation interests.
  Does predation drive synchrony in prey dynamics or does prey asynchrony drive predator dynamics? A test using small mammal prey and vertebrate predators in Britain and Ireland.
  Prof X Lambin, Dr N Reid
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Predation is a potent force that can synchronise prey populations as predators shift their attention to more dense, hence, profitable prey.
  Effect of species range shifts on trophic networks in freshwater ecosystems
  Dr L Lancaster, Dr P Caplat
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
As climates warm in the 21st century, many species are shifting their geographic distributions towards higher latitudes and elevations.
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