Closing Date Sunday, 1st March 2020
Department Nottingham University Business School
PhD studentship with Nottingham University Business School’s Accounting division.
Are you interested in undertaking a PhD to investigate Determinants of Human Rights in Corporations around the World? We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student who will work with a dedicated supervision team to undertake original research.
The United Nations Global Compact requires businesses to uphold and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. The recent human rights incidents in major corporations around the world raise serious concerns about the operating activities and business models of large multinational companies, especially those operating in emerging economies. Several possible questions could therefore be asked to understand: Why companies engage in such unethical practices? How shareholders respond to human rights violation? Do socially responsible investors reward/punish compliant/non-compliant companies? Do firm-level governance quality, commitment to ethics and country-level regulatory factors help in preventing the likelihood of human rights incidents? How such non-compliant companies preserve their legitimacy in their communication documents in the aftermath of human rights incidents? Using a cross-country data on human rights abuses in companies, this research will examine some of these issues, in order to further explore the causes, and implications of such corporate incidents from a broad perspective. Candidates are expected to be familiar with (a) corporate governance and CSR literature (b) quantitative approaches using panel/cross sectional data; and (c) content analysis of corporate annual reports.
This funded PhDs will commence from 1st October 2020. A yearly stipend at current RCUK rates (£15,009), plus UK/EU student tuition fees (£4,414), is available to the successful applicant.
How to apply
Applicants should have:
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.
In addition, please also enclose the following with your application form:
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. We also consider:
Once your online application has been submitted, please email email@example.com to indicate you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
Closing date: 23.59pm [BST] on 1st March 2020. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview to be held at Nottingham University Business School on Tuesday 24th March 2020. The successful candidates will be notified by Friday 10th April 2020.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Subhan Ullah, Associate Professor, (Subhan.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor Emmanuel Adegbite, (Emmanuel.Adegbite@nottingham.ac.uk)
Dr. Jing Chen, Assistant Professor, (Jing.Chen@nottingham.ac.uk)
PhD Open Day
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|Title||PhD Studentship: Determinants of Human rights in Corporations around the World – Accounting Division|
|Employer||University of Nottingham|
|Job location||University Park, NG7 2RD Nottingham|
|Published||January 14, 2020|
|Application deadline||March 1, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Business Administration,   Human rights,   Accounting,   Financial Economics,   Business Ethics,   International Economics,   Finance,   Corporate Governance,   Business Economics,   |