International PhD Fully-funded Studentship in Corporate-Social Enterprise Relationships in UK

  • Phd
  • Stipend of £15,609 p.a.
  • 31 October 2021
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This fully-funded studentship aims to unpack how social enterprises and corporates form and develop sustainable growing relationships over time to realise the full potential of the underlying engagement and achieve the ultimate social goals. The work can take any shape - from qualitative case-based and ethnographic work to large-scale surveys or dataset construction in tackling some of these issues. The project is an ideal platform for those with an interest in organisational studies that have a positive social impact.
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Applicants should hold a master’s degree and first- or second-class UK honours degree or equivalent in management or social sciences such as sociology, anthropology etc.
The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, have a strong interest in doing research and excellent writing skills at a level required for publication in peer-reviewed journals, or the potential to attain this level. A background in qualitative or quantitative research methods as well as a willingness and ability to interact with practice are helpful.
Applicants must meet English language requirements. Please note that School of Management expects an IELTS of 7.0 in order to be accepted for the PhD programme.


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This fully-funded studentship will provide a stipend of £15,609 (tax free) plus course fees for three years.


As part of the online application, the applicants will be required to submit a research proposal – outlining the research they would like to carry out on the corporate-social enterprise relationships topic. Your proposal should demonstrate your interest and your potential to carry out independent research.
The proposal needs to:
  • Formulate and define a clear, interesting research question.
  • Establish the relevance and value of the proposed research question in the context of current academic thinking, highlighting its originality and significance. We expect you to have read some relevant literature in the area that you are planning to research and to provide a review of this.
  • Outline the methodology you propose to use to carry out your research, including the data sources and source material you plan to use.
  • Suggest what you hope to discover at the end of your research and what new areas it might open up (your contribution).
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