Manchester Business School Doctoral Studentships for All Students Worldwide

The Manchester Business School PhD Studentships

Course(s) Offered: Business
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: University of Manchester
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The rise of China, India and Brazil as economic and political ‘drivers’ of the global economy is subject to both academic research and policy deliberations (Lauder, Brown, and Brown 2008).

These economies not only have managed to sustain growth despite the economic downturn but have also turned out to be drivers of economic change that challenge established wisdom of both economic performance and development.

This project will look at the following issues: How firms from rising powers may be disrupting the current paradigm of global competition and are thus changing the ‘rules of the game’ (Zeng and Williamson 2007). Applications are invited from UK, EU and international candidates.

The Manchester Business School PhD Studentships

Applicants should ideally have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline and have obtained or expect to complete by autumn 2011, a Masters degree in a relevant business and management subject.

The research will involve both theoretical development and empirical field-work. The candidate should have good inter-personal skills, be willing to travel to collect data and have excellent writing skills. The candidate will be required to apply methodology flexibly and competently, including both qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (UK, EU and International applicants)

Participating Institutions
Manchester Business School (MBS), University of Manchester, United Kingdom (UK)

Fields of study
Doctoral level study in Comparative & International Business.

Rising power firms are increasingly becoming global players, taking on more substantive roles in global production networks or becoming lead firms in their own right (Schmitz 2004). Which factors facilitate this development, how can firms upgrade their position.

Furthermore, rising power firms often address ‘bottom of the pyramid’ markets or engage in entrepreneurial innovation that is unprecedented and alleviates social problems (London, Anupindi, and Sheth 2010). This project seeks to identify drivers and outcomes of this economic development process.

Number of awards
Not specified by the provider

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of doctoral study - three (3) years

Scholarship benefits
The three-year, full-time award covers tuition fees and a tax-free annual stipend of approximately £13,000 per year.

Method of Application
To apply, visit the official website of the Manchester Business School via the link provided below, to contact the PhD team for further information.

All applications must be submitted on or before the Scholarship Application Deadline of 1st April 2011

The Manchester Business School doctoral programme is one of the most highly respected across the globe. As such, it continues to attract outstanding students of the highest calibre.

As a graduate of one of the world’s most innovative and ambitious doctoral research schools, you’ll be sought after by leading universities and top business schools.

Many of our graduates take up senior academic posts on graduation, or secure positions with government institutes and private sector organisations. Whatever your future plans, making the most of your exceptional talents with a doctoral qualification from MBS will give you the opportunity to make an impact.

Application Deadline: 1 April 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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