Call for Papers:
International PhD Workshop
“Alternative Organizational Forms in the Economy”
June 21-22, 2017
Hertie School of Governance Berlin
We invite PhD students from universities worldwide to participate in a workshop to be hosted at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin on June 21-22. The event is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the IPID4all programme. Financial support is available for students from universities abroad.
The workshop is organized in cooperation with Prof. Johanna Mair, the Knowledge Initiative on Organizations and Society (KIOS, https://www.hertie-school.org/kios) and the research cluster “Organisation, Management and Leadership”.
Economic crises and complex social problems such as inequality and poverty are calling into question the sustainability of traditional models of organizing the economy and providing public goods in both advanced and developing economies. Alternative organizational forms include social entrepreneurship, public-private partnerships, impact investing, and corporate social responsibility and innovation, among others.
Associated with these organizational forms are practices such as governing with stakeholders, evaluating impact, and measuring progress that defy established ways of doing things following a more sectorial approach that distinguishes between the private, public and social sector. We are interested in why and how these organizations and their practices emerge and take root in different institutional contexts. We therefore invite papers studying the drivers, challenges, and outcomes of these organizational forms drawing on different perspectives from organization studies, sociology, public administration, management, and comparative political economy. Papers should focus on one or more of the following aspects:
- Social enterprises and entrepreneurship
- Public-private partnerships and governance implications
- Provision of public goods through private partners
- Institutions and alternative forms of organizing from a comparative perspective: field-level dynamics, varieties of capitalism, institutional legacies, welfare state implications
- Corporate social responsibility
- Nonprofit sector activity and new forms of philanthropy
- The constitution and role of social problems in motivating and legitimizing social change organizations
- Configurations of hybrid organizing
In the workshop, we will discuss these issues and invite PhD students to submit papers speaking to any of the aspects mentioned. We are open to different theoretical and methodological approaches.
Each participant will present a 10-page paper in one of about five sessions (with 2-3 papers each). Fellow PhD students and senior scholars from the Hertie School and partner schools will be present to discuss the papers.
Please apply by submitting your proposal or extended abstract (max. 2 pages) and a CV by April 15, 2017.
Participants will be informed by May 2 and are expected to send an extended version 1-2 weeks before the workshop.
Please send your applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants from universities outside of Germany will receive a travel lump sum depending on the country of residence and a per diem lump sum to cover accommodation costs.
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Studentships in the history of consumer goods industries at the Centre for International Business History, Henley Business School, University of Reading
Reading’s Centre for International Business History (CIBH) welcomes applications for Ph.D study in all aspects of the history of consumer goods industries, including fast moving goods, clothing and fashion sectors, consumer durables, housing, and personal transport.
CIBH is able to consider applicants for fully-funded research studentships.
For further details, please contact Peter Scott (email@example.com).
PhD position at the Department of Historical studies
1 PhD position within the project “European integration and the quest for access to external natural resources, 1945-2015.”
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Trondheim), Department of Historical Studies, offers a full-time 3-year PhD position within the project “European integration and the quest for access to external natural resources, 1945-2015. “, funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR). The PhD candidate will work with the project leader, Researcher Mats Ingulstad (NTNU). The department also hosts several other research projects which examine different aspects of the international political economy of natural resources. The PhD candidate will thus be a part of a research team of 12-14 historians.
The research project examines how European countries have worked through the EU and its predecessors to secure their supply of raw materials from external sources. It will examine how this influenced the integration process from 1945 until the present, and how the EU-members collectively have sought to shape the international environment in order facilitate access to these resources.
The proposed PhD project should illuminate longer trajectories in the historical relationship between the member states individually or collectively, the EU, and third countries, based on the exploitation of natural resources. Relevant topics are diplomacy, international trade, decolonization, development, technology, environmental and security policy. A description of the research project is available upon request from the project leader (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For further information, please follow this link: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/129796/phd-position-at-the-department-of-historical-studies
This year there will be a number of Dean’s scholarships available for doctoral study at Aston Business School (ABS). The scholarship offers £17.000 for 3 years + cover of PhD fees (same condition for Home/EU and Overseas students). The deadline for applications is March 14th 2016.
If you are interested in doing a PhD in organizational history, please contact Prof Stephanie Decker, email@example.com.
Application Criteria for Dean’s Scholarship
All applicants for the Dean’s Scholarships must meet the standard entry requirements for the PhD programme at the Aston Business School:
- UG Degree 2:1 or above
- MSc Degree – 65% in taught and dissertation elements.
- English Language requirements (TOEFL 101, IELTS 7)
Additionally, all applicants must have:
- GRE/GMAT at 70% (i.e. this means that the applicant has obtained a better score than 70% of all tested participants).
 Teaching is not required as a condition of this scholarship. All PhD students will be able to undertake paid teaching work should they wish to, where available, subject to a number of conditions. Students can only undertake teaching on successful completion of their Qualifying Report and must take the Aston Certificate: An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in HE. To ensure that research time is not affected, the total amount of teaching and/or research assistance hours a PhD student can undertake will be limited to 110 hours per year and will be agreed and monitored by the RDP office.
 GRE/GMAT is an independently administered test that assesses quantitative, analytical and verbal skills. This test allows for a rigorous degree of bench marking between applicants. The minimum requirement of 70% applies to each section. For candidates having additional English Language requirements (TOEFL/IELTS), these results will count instead of the verbal reasoning section.
The applicant must provide evidence of:
- UG Degree
- MSc Degree
- 2 comprehensive academic references
- GRE/GMAT Score
- Language (if required)
- Publications (if relevant)
For more details, please see: http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/programmes/research/phd-in-management/
Cross-posted from The Past Speaks – if interested, please email Andrew Smith at ULMS.
For September 2016 entry, the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) will be awarding a number of PhD Studentships as part of its established doctoral funding scheme.
Consistent with our current research strengths we encourage applications in the areas of:
- History and Institutions
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- Leadership, People and Management
- Supply Chain Management, Lean Production and Agility
- Marketing and Experiential Consumption
- Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Risk
- Societal and Economic Development
- International Business
- Econometrics (Theory and Applied), Micro and Macro Economic Theory
The studentships are funded by the School and represent a significant investment to further consolidate its position as a vibrant and distinct research community, as indicated by publications in top-tier journals across the above-stated areas. In addition, the school hosts a number of editorships in prestigious academic journals.
Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, Friday 29th January 2016