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About This PhD Profile

Profile Description

The faculty of business and law invites applications for 3 year fixed term Scholarships, starting in April 2016, in the fields of:

- Marketing, Management and Leadership, and Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Development
- Economics, Finance and Accounting
- Business, Strategy, Leadership and Management

These Scholarships are available via a competitive bidding/application process. All applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the extent to which individual proposals are in line with Schools core research themes.

Your research will be supervised by experienced staff located in the relevant school and will draw upon the expertise and strength of our existing research which is part of the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS).

Scholarships are open to UK/EU/International students with the necessary entry requirements.

Funding is provided for tuition fees up to the cost of UK/EU fees and for up to 3 years.

Application deadline date: 29 February 2016

For more information on each Scholarship, please see below:


The School of Marketing and Management (SMM)

PhD Scholarships in Marketing, Management and Leadership, and Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Development

We are accepting applications for admission to 10 PhD Scholarships in:
• Marketing
• Management and Leadership
• Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Development

Typical (but not exhaustive) research areas supported by this call include:
- Critical human resource development
- Human resource management
- Strategy and management in the events sector (including sporting and non-sporting events)
- Governance and leadership
- Corruption
- Brands and branding (including organisational and consumer perspectives)
- Diversity management
- Organisational culture and psychology
- Ethics in marketing
- Ethical leadership
- Corporate social responsibility
- Digital and social media marketing
- Customer engagement
- Consumer psychology and behaviour
- Cross cultural and international marketing
- Impact and legacy of mega-events
- Employment relations
- Marketing strategy

For an informal discussion please contact:
Dr Eva Kipnis
Associate Head of School (Research)
Tel: +44 (0) 241 165 9439
Email: [email protected]
Interview dates: 1 March 2016



The School of Economics, Finance and Accounting (EFA)
PhD Scholarships in the fields of Economics, Finance and Accounting


We are accepting applications for admission to 10 PhD Scholarships in:
- Accounting
- Finance and Banking
- Economics and Development

Typical (but not exhaustive) research areas supported by this call include:
- Corporate governance and earning management
- Regulatory accounting and energy market transparency.
- Corporate governance and international financial reporting;
- Gender microfinance and microenterprises
- Corporate social responsibility
- Market-based accounting
- Empirical asset pricing
- Behavioural finance
- Theoretical principal-agent models
- Corporate finance
- Banking compliance and consolidation
- Financial Risk Management
- Political economy and its linkages to war
- Terrorism and other forms of political violence
- Economics of armed conflict and terrorism
- Climate change and energy security
- Macroeconomics in developing countries
- Economics of transition in central and eastern Europe
- International trade and trade policy

For an informal discussion please contact:
Dr Panagiotis Andrikopoulos
Associate Head of School (Research)
Tel: +44 (0) 247 765 7920
Email: [email protected]
Interview dates: 1 March 2016



The School of Strategy and Leadership (SSL)

PhD Scholarships in the fields of Business, Strategy, Leadership and Management

We are accepting applications for admission to PhD programmes in:
- Sustainable and responsible business;
- Operations, supply chain, and logistics management;
- Forecasting and business analytics;
- International business and regional economic development;
- Business strategy and leadership;
- Inter-organizational relationships;
- Big data and cyber security;
- Information management;
- Innovation and knowledge management.

Typical (but not exhaustive) research areas supported by this call include:

- The role of consumers in driving supply chain sustainability
- Collaboration, innovation and sustainability
- Business models of ecopreneurs
- The role of technology, market and institutions in empowering entrepreneurship ecosystems
- Sustainable supply chains and socially responsible employment
- Forecast Information sharing in supply chains
- The impact of servitisation on demand forecasting
- Collaboration and Information sharing in Humanitarian Supply Chain
- Sharing big data to facilitate supply chain sustainability
- Modelling trust in online communities
- E-government adoption in developing countries
- Inter-organisational trust between junior doctors and management in NHS
- Institutional environment and firm's strategy and performance in emerging economies
- Strategic entrepreneurship in emerging markets
- The rise of emerging regions from value chain to knowledge generation
- The extent Business School ethics teaching impacts on graduate managers
- Developing a Post Graduate perspective on employability.

For an informal discussion please contact:
Dr Qile He
Associate Head of School (Research)
Tel: +44 (0) 247 765 8846
Email: [email protected]



How to Apply

Please complete:

Application form, standard supporting documentation in full, and a covering letter
- Two academic references must be received by the deadline
- 2000 words research proposal

For more information please visit: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/how-to-apply/

Coventry University's standard PhD's requirements apply. Please visit http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/research-entry-criteria/

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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