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CBIS PhD Students

Name Thesis Title  Director of Studies
Huma Asif The role of branding in illicit markets Eva Kipnis
Victoria Barker From arts ecology to creative economy – tracking the SME journey Nick Henry
Catherine Broadhurst Localism, Regeneration and Renaissance: The Role of Central and Local Covernment Clive Winters
Aurelie Mercedes Broeckerhoff Change for the better: A Study on the pace and nature of socio-cultural change and its impact on diversity, difference and intergroup conflict  Marylyn Carrigan
Malte Busch An Analysis of the Influence of Institutions on CSR Approaches: A Transnational Comparison of MNCs in the Automotive Industry Andrew Perchard
Ryan Bushell Social Investment: New business models, new welfare geographies [working title] Andrew Perchard
Matej Christiaens UK Paralympic Sports Policy: A comparative study with other nations Ian Brittain
Russell Cowley Consumer responses to corruption and trasgression in sport Simon Chadwick
Nicola Crowley Athletic identity for all: an exploration of inclusion in sporting competitions, disability sports and adapted sports Ian Brittain
Lee Daly Trust in sport governing bodies Simon Chadwick
Alessandro Stuart Di Bona Business-government relations in the European aerospace industry Andrew Perchard
Thomas Dudley Branch Plant Closures, the economic and social impact on regional economies and societies with potential development of policy response  David Jarvis
Natalie Dukes Towards responsible consumption choices for clothing: An exploration of the motivators, facilitators and impediments Marylyn Carrigan
Nima Farajpour  Bakhtiari A critical review of the lifecycle of a member-based non-profit association: The Case of SportAccord
Benoit Senaux
Ali Ehsan To Play or not to play Simon Chadwick
Jonathan Gunson From arts ecology to creative economy: tracking the SME journey Nick Henry
Michael Handrinos An investigation of the provision of financial services in the UK Credit Union industry  Nick Henry
Chrysostomos Karteros The Impact of Football Academies on Financial & Athletic Performance of Professional Football Clubs Simon Chadwick
Svetlana Kataeva Growing up in the lived multiculture: the role of consumption in identity projects of children and youth in multicultural families. Dr Eva Kipnis
Garikayi Madzudzo Cybersecurity Management [working title] Jason Ferdinand
Lingling Liu Sports celebrity endorsements of luxury brands and their influence on consumer purchase decisions in China Simon Chadwick
Philip Kevin McCosker A Critical Evaluation of the Financial Performance of Football Clubs in the English Premier League between 1992 and 2011  Simon Chadwick
Mahmaud Odeh Modelling customer advocacy behaviour in Financial Services Kevin Warwick
Toni Olanrewaju Modelling customer advocacy in financial services', which aims to explore advocacy in relation to pensions and other retirement products, with a view of developing a comprehensive conceptual framework Harjit Sekhon
Cristiana Pace The evolution of Motorsprt Valley; a firm-based analysis  Nick Henry
Mark Sallos Securing the knowledge intensive SME Jason Ferdinand
Selwyn Seymour The role of science and technology parks in location decisions of international business David Jarvis
Guy Thomas The Big Society' and the Role of the Voluntary Sector: The Role of Voluntary Sports Clubs Ian Brittain
Melissa Tornari Job mobility and wage growth in low paid work in the UK Paul Sissons
Magdalena Maria Trzcinska How do the top sports team understand the determinants of their globalisation? Simon Chadwick
Sanne Velthuis Occupational and wage progression among low-paid workers Paul Sissons