CUBS PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Human Resources/Economics
The Department of Management and Marketing and the Department of Economics, Cork University Business School (CUBS), University College Cork, invite motivated and talented graduates with outstanding academic records to apply for the CUBS PhD Scholarship for a project titled “Scaffolding Structures for a Post-Pandemic Hybrid Global Work Model: Evaluating Organisational Policies and Practices.” The supervisory team consists of Dr Stefan Jooss (Lecturer in Management), Dr Aileen Murphy (Senior Lecturer in Economics), and Dr Edel Walsh (Lecturer in Economics).
This PhD research will investigate the scaffolding structures that organisations provide for a post-pandemic hybrid global work model encompassing a range of flexible global working arrangements which have become an ever-increasing feature of multinational enterprises (MNEs). There are early signs that collocated flexible global work remains a key feature of how global organisations conduct their work post pandemic, alongside increasing investments in virtual global work. Leading organisations are actively considering hybrid global work models and the reality is that the sustainability of global work in MNEs requires workers and firms to find a healthy balance between collocated and virtual working spaces. Creating truly healthy workplaces has been a strategic priority for many organisations in recent years. However, it appears that the related initiatives were mainly considering on-site employees and failed to adequately consider health and well-being implications of flexible global workers that are often in-between sites or working virtually. A strong set of organisational support policies and practices improve individual and organisational performance. At the same time, such policies and practices can enhance well-being and a positive employment relationship. Thus, there is a mutual gain for individuals and organisations. This research will consider global hybrid work from both human resources and economic perspectives.
Ireland - CUBS PhD international awards in Human Resources /Economics, 2022 is available to undertake PhD level programs at University College Cork.
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
The scholarships will cover Home/EU fees and a monthly stipend (€16,000 per annum) and will be open to both Home/EU and international students. Efforts will be made to provide non-EU students with equivalent fees and monthly stipend. This will be dependent on negotiation around the application of fees.
Although the funding will be guaranteed for 4 years, scholarship recipients will also be expected to apply for appropriate external funding (e.g. IRC) and it is subject to satisfactory progress in studies.
International Students are eligible.
The responsibilities and duties of the PhD student will be as follows:
The PhD student will be based in the Department of Management and Marketing and the Department of Economics, CUBS. They will also be a PhD scholar within the Human Resource Research Centre. CUBS is committed to providing a dynamic and supportive learning and research environment, which recognises the diverse backgrounds and interests of both students and staff. In line with this, the successful applicant will be provided with a supportive supervisory team and will be provided with learning and networking opportunities to attain the highest standards of academic excellence. This scholarship seeks to build on our already strong cohort of PhD scholars.
Assessment of the applications will be based on demonstrated potential for excellence in research and the strength of the candidates CV and academic experience. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as part of the competition. Annual performance reviews will take place and satisfactory progress is required for continuation of the funding award.
Applicants should email [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] in the first instance with:
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021.
Interviews will take place mid-October. The start date will be Monday, 04 January 2022.
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