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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! Commence year 2019
Application period has ended, but late applications can be submitted until the commence date
Studies commence
Sep 15, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States