PHD IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND STRATEGY

HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL (UNIVERSITY OF READING)

International Business and Strategy (IBS) at Henley Business School offers 3 fully-funded PhD scholarships for September 2022 entry. Join high calibre doctoral candidates from more than 25 countries in the world and study at a triple-accredited global business school. Henley Business School is ideally located, set on a beautiful campus, just 25 minutes by train from London. During your studies you will benefit from dedicated supervision, impressive facilities and high-quality support.

For over 50 years we have stood at the forefront of teaching and research in International Business (IB) and we continue to help define the research agenda in the field as well as in Business History and International Human Resource Management (IHRM). As a part of our program, we offer the International Business Masterclasses, which allow to engage in key IB and IHRM topics taught by notable intellectual figures in the field and provide networking opportunities with PhD students from all over the world. Our research is driven through leading centres, such as the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business and the Centre for Economic Institutions and Business History.

Alongside the PhD in International Business and Strategy, we offer a Double PhD with the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Milano has a strong commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research activities. Their PhD is highly international and graduates are held in high esteem – not only in academia – but also in public institutions and companies where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. This 4-year Double PhD programme allows PhD students enrolled at the Henley Business School to spend a period of normally 12 months at Politecnico di Milano and benefit from joint supervision by one member of faculty from each institution throughout their career. There shall be one oral examination (“Viva”) and one thesis to be submitted by the student for the Double PhD Programme. Prospective candidates for this programme should clearly mention it in their PhD application at Henley Business School.

The PhD in International Business and Strategy and the Double PhD emphasise:

  • Formal research training (PhD/Masters level courses in year 1)
  • Flexibility to meet individual needs
  • Student-staff interaction
  • Timely completion of the degree

As part of your personal development, you will be encouraged to engage in teaching (formal training also provided), research activities, conferences and events within the Business School and around the world.

RESEARCH AREAS

We welcome applicants seeking to conduct postgraduate research in the following fields:

  • Business History,
  • International Business,
  • International Human Resource Management,
  • Strategy.

To help identify your fit with the departmental research agenda, a summary of the research interests of our faculty members and links to their academic profiles are available at http://hly.ac/ibs-phd.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You should have obtained a Master degree at distinction or merit level in a relevant area from an internationally recognised university. Relevant research and/or industry experience may be considered for those with exceptional strengths.

As part of the application process, you will also be asked to submit a research proposal. Prior to your submission, you may wish to discuss your proposal with an individual faculty member working in the area. Please avoid contacting multiple faculty members.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PhD

The application process normally consists of three main steps:

1. Formal application (incl. research proposal, CV, transcripts and reference letters)

2. Shortlisting based on the submitted documents

3. Formal interview

For fees (covered if fully funded), please visit the Graduate School website.

PhD FUNDING

The 3 fully funded PhD scholarships are awarded based on the quality of your research proposal, outstanding academic merit and two reference letters (preferably from academics). The closing date for funding applications is 15 June 2022.

CONTACT US

Please visit our website at http://hly.ac/ibs-phd. for full details on our PhD program and tips for a successful application. If you have any further questions, please contact us by email at phd.ibs@reading.ac.uk.

University of Victoria PhD program

PhD Program in International Management and Organization

The Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria is accepting applications for our PhD Program in International Management and Organization. We hope that you will pass along the attached poster to your students who may be interested in pursuing a research-focused PhD program upon the completion of their Masters level program. Our PhD program is designed to train those bound for academic careers in management and we welcome applications from students in business, as well as from a wide variety of disciplines.

At Gustavson, our school’s strategy supports and encourages research to be interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary or multidisciplinary in nature. Our past/current students have backgrounds and experiences in the areas of Public Health, History, Anthropology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Indigenous Communities, International/Cultural Studies, as well as Business. These areas provide rich context and enhance the study of organizations and change. Aligned with the University of Victoria’s research strategic plans, we strive to conduct research that will make meaningful change and is impactful in today’s dynamic world. 

The Gustavson PhD program focuses specifically on international management in the areas of business sustainability, business strategy, organizational behavior and theory, and cross national and human resource management. Students enter our program, as part of a cohort, and take a set of 12 courses (including methods courses) in their first two years of their program that will set the foundation for their dissertation work in the last two years of the program. During the four years of the PhD program, students will actively engage in research and teaching experiences. Students can pursue both quantitative and qualitative research. All admitted students are provided with a competitive financial package to cover living expenses and tuition. 

PhD students will have the opportunity to learn from and work closely with internationally recognized research faculty members who serve on editorial boards and have published in highly ranked journals. These journals includes Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization Studies, Journal of World Business, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. We have a small and focused cohort of students who have, upon graduation, taken tenure track positions at leading universities around the world. 

At the Gustavson School of Business, we believe business, and management education, has a central role to play in creating meaningful change for a better world. We aspire to prepare graduates who think differently, act responsibility and have a global mindset. The school is home to the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI), and we are in the 5% of business schools worldwide who hold both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. The Gustavson School of Business is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – our University of Victoria campus provides the perfect backdrop for inspiration of new research. Our deadline is January 30, 2022 for September 2022 admissions, and I encourage interested students to contact Wendy Mah, our PhD Program Manager, at wendymah@uvic.ca early on in the process to discuss the program and application process. We would also be pleased to give a presentation (on Zoom) about our program to groups of interested students. 

Sincerely, 

Roy Suddaby, PhD

Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Development

Peter B. Gustavson School of BusinessUniversity of Victoria

PhD scholarships at University of Bristol

University of Bristol School of Management offers student-led PhD scholarships 

The School of Management is pleased to be able to offer four competitively awarded scholarships to outstanding PhD candidates. 

Applications are now invited with the deadline of Monday 10th June 2021, noon BST, to start in October 2021. The scholarships are open for any research topic broadly aligned with the school research themes. 

Award amount 

The scholarship covers the full tuition fee. It also offers a stipend of approx. £15,500 and teaching income of approximately £2,000 per annum (depending on the actual teaching undertaken). Training in teaching will also be provided through the University’s CREATE scheme and is mandatory for scholarship recipients. 

Contacts 

For further information please email the Postgraduate office and visit the University website.

AHRC-funded studentship “Development in Postcolonial West Africa”

Applications are now open for the first of three 2021-22 AHRC- funded Collaborative PhD studentships.

These fully-funded studentships offer a unique and exciting opportunity for students to focus on diverse histories and records while completing a flexible project which can be shaped by the student’s own interests and experiences. 

Development in Postcolonial West Africa: Building the Nation‘ is co-supervised by Juliette Desplat and Dan Gilfoyle at The National Archives, in collaboration with Iain Jackson and Patrick Zamarian at the University of Liverpool.

We want to encourage the widest range of potential students to apply for our CDP studentships and are committed to welcoming students from different backgrounds to apply. We particularly welcome applications from people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level in this area.