Supervisors: Prof John Arnold and Dr Andrew Rothwell
Dissertation Topic: 'Organizational talent, individual career, exploring the nature and role of formal and informal career conversations in the workplace'
Supervisor: Prof Alistair Cheyne
Dissertation Topic: 'The influence of individual, organisational, and industry characteristics on the frequency of accident and prevalence of unsafe behaviour'
Supervisors: Dr Dan Sage and Dr Dainty (Civil and Building Engineering)
Dissertation Topic: 'Making the zero carbon standard home: Understanding project-Firl innovation in UK house building'
Supervisors: Dr Ray Randall and Prof Christine Coupland
Dissertation Topic: 'Service manager role identities, perception of power and the impact on improvements through patient and public involvement'
Supervisors: Prof Donald Hislop and Prof Laurie Cohen (Nottingham)
Dissertation Topic: 'A post-structuralist analysis of creativity, power and trust in the inter-organisational collaborations between entrepreneurial SMEs and large bureaucratic organisations in the Video game industry'
Supervisors: Dr Dan Sage and Prof Karen O'Rielly (external)
Dissertation Topic: 'This is not working: An ethnographic exploration of the symbolically violent nature of everyday unemployment and job searching practices'
David Achtzehn, The culturally aware entrepreneur: An investigation on the similarities and differences between entrepreneurial activities around the globe
Mona Adbelhady, Investigating organisational acculturation of Egyptian managers at UK business subsidiaries
Nick Beesley, Risk and the design engineer
Peter Beszter, The road not taken: Why has national collective bargaining survived in English local government?
Christine Blackie, The career response of clergy in the Church of England to organisational ambiguity
Raysen Cheung, Career exploration of Chinese university students in Hong Kong
Mike Clark, Growth and generativity among men in middle and later career
Ekaterina Chertkovskaya, Consuming work and managing employability: Students’ work orientations and the process of contemporary job search
Sarah Cromie, Who's whose responsibility is it anyway? Negotiating the responsibility of foreign business investing within the Indian retail sector
Mick Fryer, Ethics and leadership
Jane Glover, Why do dairy farmers continue to farm?
Kay Harness, Evaluating an enhanced model of careers guidance
Amanda Harrington, Numbers, words and anonymity in 360 degree feedback: a qualitative study
Zhe Jiang, Collective mobilizations among immigrant workers in low-skilled sectors: A study of community organizing of immigrant workers in the UK
Lia Loukidou, Boredom at work
Ofelia Palermo, Impacts of the introduction of new control mechanisms in a regional probation service
Clive Trusson, Resigned robots and aspiring artisans: A conceptualisation of the IT service support worker
Doctoral students join a lively and supportive community of research students, becoming an integral part of the School’s research culture. We welcome approaches from suitably qualified graduates, particularly those with a relevant Masters degree and sufficient funding, who may wish to undertake research projects in the specialist areas of the group, leading to a PhD. As a research student, you will be encouraged to attend conferences to present your work and develop joint publications with your supervisors.
The Group has great supervisory experience and is keen to supervise high-quality research students in members’ specialist research fields. Recognition of the quality of supervision offered by Group members has resulted in funding for doctoral students from organisations and the ESRC for post-doctoral work. For students interested in further information on potential PhD projects and supervisors, please look carefully through our webpages.