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PhD Studentship Studying Alternative Organizations in The Uk

A fully-funded PhD fellowship is available at The University of Nottingham. Candidates are welcome before January 23, 2019.

Are you interested in undertaking a PhD to undertake original research into co-operatives, employee owned, democratic organizations and other "alternative" forms of organizing in the United Kingdom?

Research in organization studies focuses primarily upon analysing either capitalist or state organisations in which non-democratic hierarchy is embedded. There is a burgeoning awareness, however, of the possibilities for, and the potential importance of, alternative forms of organisation which challenge, in various ways, non-democratic hierarchy and often encourage environmental care and societal good. For instance, a growing collection of critical literature has started to advocate for certain practices, 'progressive' ideas and advocating for alternative organizations (Spicer et al, 2009, 2016; Parker and Parker, 2017; Parker et al, 2014). Although there has been much theorizing about what constitutes an 'alternative' organization or a 'progressive' practice, there is limited empirical research and grounded theorizing into such phenomena. We are looking for an enthusiastic student to address significant gaps in the organizational and management research regarding non-corporate, non-hierarchical and altogether alternative organizational forms.

- An exploration of the maintenance and problems of democratic forms of organizing

How is growth perceived and worked with in alternative organizations?

How do organizations work with ideas of de-growth?

- How are values and emotions experienced and important in alternative organizations?

This funded PhDs will commence from 1st October 2019. A yearly stipend at current RCUK rates (14,777), plus UK/EU student tuition fees (4,350), is available to the successful applicant.

Complete the online application. Your application must include a research proposal and should indicate the area in which the research will be conducted and the key issues that you want to examine in more detail.

Entry onto our PhD programme is very competitive. If you fulfil all of the admissions requirements, it does not guarantee that you will be offered a place.

Closing date:23.59pm [BST] on 23rd January 2019. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview to be held in Nottingham on Thursday 7th February 2019.The successful candidates will be notified by Friday 15th February 2019.

We are holding a PhD open day on Wednesday 12th December 2018more details can be found here.


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