The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities are offering a number of Tuition Fee Waivers for successful PhD applicants commencing January 2023.
We welcome applications and research proposals for PhD Management in the following research areas.
Please read the list of supervisor's research interests below and, if any of these areas are of interest to you, prepare your proposal using our Research Proposal Form and submit your online application following the guidelines under our How To Apply section towards the bottom of the web page.
Supervisor's Research Interests
Dr Dennis Pepple email@example.com
My research interests are in the following areas:
Employee relations, employee behaviour modelling
Organisational behaviour and work psychology
Student engagement design and practice
Dr Chandrima Roy firstname.lastname@example.org
My research aims to understand the factors that influence the uptake of technological innovations and changes in the global business process outsourcing industry and how these in turn shape organisational processes and practices that have significant impact on workplace productivity and employees' way of working and their experiences of work in the Global South. I will be interested in supervising anyone who is interested in examining technology’s impact on work particularly information technology enabled outsourced service work, employment conditions and frontline employee experiences of such work in Global South.
I am also interested in supervising PhD research work which involves exploring work and employment in the UK social care sector in the context of social care reform activities, technology use in social care and increased social and political attention paid to this area.
Dr Ning Baines email@example.com
My principal research interests lie in the field of new product/service development and innovation, specifically in university spin-off and start-up contexts. This also includes the research in the area of university/industry collaboration and commercialisation of academic research. In addition, my other research area is entrepreneurship for marginal groups, especially on entrepreneurs with disability.
Dr Ade Oyedijo firstname.lastname@example.org
Supply Chain Criminality considering issues such as: illegal supply chain activities, corruption and fraud in the supply chain, financial crime in supply chain networks, etc.
Responsible and Ethical Supply Chains considering issues such as: Fairness and justice in supply chain relationships, ethical relationship management, behavioural issues in supply chains, social issues in global sourcing and procurement, etc.
Supplier Relationship Management considering issues such as: designing and developing Diverse and Inclusive Supply Chains exploring the ‘‘why’’ diverse and inclusive supply chains, building diversity and inclusion in supply chain design, the socio-economic impact, the restraining forces and drivers, the implications for theory and practice, etc.
Supply Chain Management in Emerging Markets (especially in Africa) using different theoretical lenses to improve our understanding of the following: climate crisis and sustainability, technology adoption, resilience and risk management, humanitarian supply chains, managing Inter-firm Relationships, etc.
Dr Huiping Xian email@example.com
Dr Xian’s research interests include women's careers, HRM issues in Chinese organisations, qualitative research methods and language and translation issues in international research. Dr Xian has supervised 1 PhD student to completion. she is interested in supervising the following topics: HRM issues in China, Qualitative research methods, Cross-cultural research involving language and translation, Gender studies, and Women’s careers in organisations.
Dr Lucy Ferdous firstname.lastname@example.org
Discipline: Economics, Finance and Accounting
Supervision Research Interest: corporate governance, board and executive effectiveness determinants, gender diversity, financial reporting quality, sustainability disclosure, assurance, auditing, and digital accounting education.
Joseph Choonara email@example.com
I would be interested in supervising students seeking to explore work and employment using the tools of the critical social sciences. This could include the study of novel forms of employment, class relations, labour movements and struggles, the constitution and functioning of labour markets, insecurity and precarity/precariousness, and labour process analysis. Approaches can be quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.
Dr Liang Zhao firstname.lastname@example.org
I am willing to supervise PhD students who are interested in marketing strategy, consumer behaviour, and entrepreneurship in general. Some sample topics are listed as follows:
Value creation in online platforms
Consumer behaviour in the context of e-business/online platforms
Marketing issues in emerging markets
Cross-cultural and cross-country studies of marketing strategy
The application of big data in marketing
Social Media and marketing
Dr Li Xiao email@example.com
I am interested to supervise PhD students on topics as follows
Fuk Ying Tse firstname.lastname@example.org
I research on pay systems, pay communication and contestation at the organisational level. Having studied pay communication regimes in the manufacturing sector in China, I am keen to develop a comparative lens to look at institutional and social factors affecting the disclosure of pay information and its contestation at the organisational, sectoral and national levels. Since coming to Leicester, I have also developed an interest in researching on migrant rights in the aspect of work and employment.
Therefore, I am interested in supervising PhD projects related to the following areas:
Employment relations in general, in particular in the areas of reward management and pay communication, collective bargaining and living wage
Employment prospects and workplace inclusion of immigrants
Dr Mahmoud Marzouk email@example.com
My research interests lie primarily in the area of corporate risk disclosure (CRD) and disclosure during crises and under great uncertainty. Specifically, I am interested in corporate narrative disclosure practices and particularly risk disclosure by companies and its quality and usefulness to stakeholder groups and investors in particular. I am also interested in the areas of financial reporting, corporate governance, and sustainability disclosure.
Dr Hana Trollman firstname.lastname@example.org
My research interest is the ecological embeddedness of business. This means that both social relations and the natural environment are considered in the development of new business and governance models, sustainability strategy, and in the implementation of new technology such that there is a benefit to both economic actors and the natural environment. I would like to supervise students in areas related to business and sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and the sustainable development goals.
Dr Arash Sadeghi email@example.com
I am particularly interested in supervising students in the areas related to International Business, Entrepreneurship, and innovation. Some of the topics that I am interested in relate to the internationalization of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), de- and re-internationalization, Dynamics of internationalization and patterns of international growth, Innovation and knowledge co-ordination, coopetition and alliance, knowledge acquisition and organizational learning, entrepreneurial scaling and scalability, Small business resilience and business continuity planning in a disruptive global environment, Digital entrepreneurship, Business model innovations. I am interested in supervising both qualitative and quantitative research projects.
Dr Rachel English firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. English has had publications within International Trade, in particular in connection with Preferential Trade and Generalised System of Preferences. Dr English is currently investigating the impact of the withdrawal of Generalised System of Preference by the EU as a sanction tool. Dr English is a qualified accountant (ACCA) and has continued interested in the application of International Accounting Standards and their global impact, with particular reference to sustainability accounting.
Dr Shelly Chapman Sc694@leicester.ac.uk
My main research interest is responsible food marketing to children, but also advertising to young adults including subliminal advertising, such as advergames and brand placement in video games. Gamification is another research interest, particularly in changing behavioural. In general, I am interested on the impact of marketing on society, both for good and ill.