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Economics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Structural imbalances in the global economy and the consequences for labour.
  Research Group: Centre for Decent Work
  Prof J Heyes
Applications accepted all year round

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The financial crisis exposed serious structural imbalances in the global economy. For example, the character of the crisis in the Eurozone reflected persistent current account deficits in Spain, Portugal and Greece, which were the mirror image of persistent surpluses on the part of other countries, notably Germany.
  Transformational leadership and well-being: A double-edged sword?
  Research Group: Centre for Decent Work
  Prof K Nielsen, Dr K Hildenbrand
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD will focus on the effect that transformational leadership has on employee well-being. Transformational leadership entails improving employee performance beyond expectations through vision and mission and through challenging followers to think outside of the box.
  Work and Employment Change in the Logistics Sector
  Research Group: Centre for Decent Work
  Prof K Newsome
Applications accepted all year round

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Logistics, is broadly defined as the synchronisation of the movement of goods from the point of production to the point of sale and/or delivery.
  Work and Employment in the Contemporary Political Economy
  Research Group: Centre for Decent Work
  Prof K Newsome, Prof J Heyes
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent years have witnessed the growth of ‘new’ types of work and employment. Such developments could include changes to the terms under which workers sell their labour such as the growth of zero-hours contracts, atypical employment and so called bogus self-employment.
  Social capital in sports clubs / clubs’ contribution to social inclusion.
  Research Group: Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED)
  Dr G Nichols
Applications accepted all year round

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This research has synergy with a project examining the contribution of volunteer led sports clubs to social inclusion and volunteering across ten European countries.
  Giving voice to co-operative agriculture: a political economy and social accounting approach
  Research Group: Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC)
  Dr S Smyth, Dr S Lanka
Applications accepted all year round

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This project seeks to develop an innovative understanding of the role of co-operative agriculture producers by using concepts from political economy, a dialogical theory of communication and social accounting practices.
  The value of housing: a political economy and social accounting approach
  Research Group: Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC)
  Dr S Smyth
Applications accepted all year round

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This project seeks to develop an innovative understanding of the current housing crisis by using value concepts from political economy, a dialogical theory of communication and social accounting practices.
  Investigating the ways in which children develop their knowledge of financial literacy in different national contexts, specifically Japan and the UK.
  Research Group: Critical Research in Marketing and Society (CReiMS)
  Dr C Oates, Dr N Komori
Applications accepted all year round

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In today’s world, there are many communications from financial institutions about currency values, lending rates, inflation and so on that also demand a certain level of financial literacy to be fully understood and evaluated.
  Management in the non-profit sector - how management science can contribute to strengthening organisations engaged with social change and transformation
  Research Group: Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)
  Dr E Girei, Dr Diane Burns
Applications accepted all year round

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The proposed PhD project explores management issues within the non-profit sector with the aim of deepening our understanding on how management science can contribute to strengthening organisations engaged with social change and transformation.
  Understanding moderated models: Developing a clear typology of interpretations for moderated models that can be applied consistently by researchers across different fields
  Research Group: Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)
  Dr J F Dawson
Applications accepted all year round

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Many theories in psychology, management and other areas include an “it depends” element – for example, the job demands-resources model predicts that the negative impact of demands on health is less strong when individuals have access to appropriate resources.
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