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Ph.D.Management / MPhil /MSc (Research)

The University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
Tuition fee £13,885.00 per year
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Research areas

  • Procurement and Operations Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • International Management and Organisation

Human Resource Management and Employment Relations:specific research areas include income distribution; training and development; management development; leadership; shareholder value and the role of private equity firms in the market for corporate control; labour market regulation and the role of the state.

International Business:research areas include Global Value Chains; corporate social responsibility; the internationalisation of firms and the international transfer of practices; innovation and international knowledge flows; the impact of national institutions on the emergence of new areas of science and technology; social capital and the internationalisation of SMEs.

Organisational Studies:specific research areas include organisational transformation and the management of change; knowledge management; the changing nature of careers; new organisational forms; leadership and governance.

Programme structure

Research interests of staff Work and Employment:

  • National policies and institutions, including employment policy, employment relations and varieties of capitalism approaches
  • Firms organisation of production and employment, including multinational enterprises
  • Production and efficiency in firms and labour markets
  • Societal outcomes of national and firm level systems from distributional, gender and age perspectives
  • Approaches to training and skill formation
  • Business ethics, sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International division of labour within global value chains

Procurement and Operations Management:

  • Project management
  • Process design and improvement
  • Contract and supplier relationship management
  • Lean and agile supply
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Management of global value chains

Economic Development

  • Comparative Urban and Regional Development
  • ‘Smart’ Cities and Regions/Creative Cities and Regions
  • Regional Knowledge and Innovation Policy
  • Service industry employment and economic activity


  • Leadership in urban and regional development
  • Territorial knowledge leadership


  • Entrepreneurial learning in different organisational and research contexts such as small firms, medium-to-large organisations, ethnic minority firms, high-tech firms, and family businesses;
  • International and comparative research on entrepreneurship and innovation, especially in the context of UK-China comparison
Apply now! Fall 2018
Application deadline
Jan 15, 2018 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Sep 15, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States