Stanbridge Scholarship: PhD in Strategic Management of Innovation

Funding: Academic fees and a maintenance grant of £13,726 per annum.

Deadline: 28th June 2013

Applicants that have a Masters degree in the Social Sciences, Economics, Science and Technology Studies and aspire to gain a doctorate in the discipline of Business and Management with focus on Strategic Management of Innovation are invited to apply for this three year, full-time scholarship to undertake a research project entitled ‘PhD Scholarship in Strategic Management of Innovation’, starting 1 October 2013. You should be driven by intellectual curiosity and enjoy working in interdisciplinary and international collaborative environment. The successful candidate will be known as the ‘Stanbridge Scholar’.

Innovation frequently depends on the interplay between many organizations across different industries and institutional environments. Such innovation ecosystems of interdependent organizations are characterised by wide dispersion of adequate knowledge, open nature of collaboration and ever increased role of wider society in shaping innovation. This is especially true for innovation that is driven by addressing grand societal challenges such as sustainability, environmental and health. This PhD project will focus on exploring how openness and institutional diversity in innovation ecosystems affect strategic behaviour of innovative organizations. The selected researcher will aspire to complete a PhD that combines insights from strategic management, innovation management and organisational theory. The candidate will be motivated to work closely with companies and be willing to engage in outreach activities that popularize the importance of innovation in the region. Our Centre for Technology and Entrepreneurship (cTIE) has developed significant expertise in the area of Strategic Management of innovation by leading the EU-funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network in Management of Emergent technologies for Economic Impact and involvement with the EPSRC sponsored Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Health technologies. The postgraduate researcher undertaking the PhD will be supervised by Professor Krsto Pandza and will benefit from our intellectually vibrant cTIE research community.

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Further information:

For full eligibility details and how to apply please click ‘Apply’ below and click on the Stanbridge Scholarship.

Informal enquiries to Professor Krsto Pandza, tel +44 (0)113 343 4509, email

Application enquiries to Matthew Armstrong, Research Degree Admissions Officer, tel +44 (0) 113 343 4596, email

To apply click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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