Current PhD Opportunities
The Data, Organisations and Society research cluster encourages applications from prospective doctoral students. We are working to lead research on the impact of the digital environment on business and society. Challenges and opportunities related to the use of Big Data, digital and analytics as a driver of innovation, business strategy development and new business models. Issues such as privacy, trust and data protection, related to the creation, use, management and disposal of data in society are also essential.
For all enquiries in the first instance regarding the Data, Organisations and Society Cluster, please contact Professor Maureen Meadows (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor Sally Dibb (email@example.com) or Dr Alexeis Garcia-Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Economic Development and Inclusive Economies research cluster focuses on encouraging economic growth and development as a core aim of public policy; however, there is increasing concern with the question ‘who gains from growth?’. We welcome PhD applications which explore a range of topics relating to growth and inclusion. These include city growth, employment policy, social investment and community finance; and the impact of economic development, such as strategies for local and regional economies, including motorsport and advanced manufacturing, entrepreneurship and business models.
The cluster also welcomes PhD applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in pursuing historical research in line with our research themes. The expertise of our cluster members covers the following continents: Africa; Australasia; Europe; Latin America; and North America. PhD researchers are a core part of our cluster and benefit from the opportunity to work with scholars at various stages of their career.
For all enquiries in the first instance regarding the Economic Development and Inclusive Economies research cluster, please contact Professor Nick Henry (email@example.com) or Dr Paul Sissons (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Sector, Economic and Financial Studies research cluster welcomes PhD applications aiming to develop an understanding of how alternative financial institutions - such as credit unions and community development finance institutions (CDFIs) - are shaping the responsible finance landscape in the UK. We are also interested in proposals that look into the attitudes towards financial services, particularly from a young person’s perspective, in order to increase engagement levels in pensions. Finally, we welcome applications that propose panel data econometric analyses of the impact of intellectual property rights (IPRs) on foreign direct investment (FDI).
For all enquiries in the first instance regarding the Sector, Economic and Financial Studies research cluster, please contact Professor Glauco De Vita (email@example.com), Dr Harjit Sekhon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Lindsey Appleyard (email@example.com).
The Sustainable Production and Consumption research cluster is interested in supervising research that explores sustainable production and consumption. We welcome topics that take a ‘whole supply approach’, examining sustainable activities, attitudes and behaviours at different points in the lifecycle of products, and work around interventions and changing behaviour that go beyond existing approaches to changing consumption patterns and ethical consumption. We are particularly keen in enhancing our research in the circular economy, sustainability and innovation in supply chain operations. For instance, at present we are exploring the innovative use of modern technology in improving supply chain efficiency and green practices in a complex and dynamic business environment to achieve a sustainability agenda and targets
For all enquiries in the first instance regarding the Sustainable Production and Consumption research cluster, please contact Dr David Bek (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Ming Lim (email@example.com).
Dr Jason Begley (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be happy to discuss your research ideas and proposal, so long as they link to one of the themes shown above.
All applications must be made online. Details of the online application can be found here.
Guidance on Coventry University’s PGR eligibility and application process can be found here.
CBiS has a vibrant and collegiate cohort of around fifty PhD students, as well as twenty-five DBA Doctoral researchers. If your research ideas fit with the themes above and you have an appropriate CV, you could join this community and work towards your doctorate.