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Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Studentships Business and Management Research

All postgraduate researchers (PGRs) are registered in the University’s Graduate School and housed in the faculty or department that is most appropriate for the project on which they are working. PGRs working on business or management projects are normally housed in the Business School.

The School currently has a growing research culture with a thriving community of postgraduate researchers working on MRes, Professional Doctorate, and PhD research. Staff are experienced researchers and have forged extensive networks of research links both within the UK and abroad. The Business School works closely with practitioners and professionals from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Staff also have strong links with professional and accreditation bodies. The School has a strong Professoriate to support and guide postgraduate research.

The University particularly welcomes applications for studentships in the project areas outlined below with additional research information on the research area webpages . All applicants will be supported by a supervisory team with appropriate expertise. Also, see the University’s research repository for further information on the research outputs of each member of staff.


In the first instance please direct all enquiries about proposed projects on topics related to business and management to the Graduate School with Professor Paresh Wankhade, Graduate School Research Degree Contact for business and management research, included or call 01695 657635.

Research themes


  • Organisational Leadership and Management
  • Business Modelling and Lean Processes
  • Operations Management with specific focus on Supply Chain Management
  • Culture & Change Management
  • Gender and Organisations
  • Organisational Learning and Development


  • Accounting & Institutional Perspectives
  • Accounting History
  • Corporate governance and voluntary disclosure
  • Market-based accounting


  • Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Radical Marketing
  • Multi-level Marketing, Network Marketing and Services (Retail) Marketing
  • Customer Engagement, Retail (High Streets), Experience Marketing, Retail Consumer Behaviour
  • Advertising and Media

Development studies

  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Female Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation
  • International Trade, Sustainable Development & Regional integration
  • Applied & Developmental Economics
  • Corporate strategy and corporate governance
  • Determinants of firm performance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
  • Civil Society Development and Non-profit Organisations