People Organisations and Work Institute postgraduate and research study options

The People, Organisations and Work Institute at DMU is a vibrant and collegial research centre within the Faculty of Business and Law, which brings together academics in the fields of work, employment relations and human resource management. The institute seeks to contribute to contemporary debates in the broad areas of work and employment, and management and leadership within organisations.

Research activities are based upon seven core themes. HRM, skills and performance; International and comparative research; Equality, diversity and identity; Leadership, culture and organisations; Rethinking routine service work; Employee voice and managing change; and Work and development in the global south. We have a thriving community of doctoral students, and we encourage applications to study for a PhD linked to our core themes.We particularly welcome applications on the themes of The political economy of skills, innovation and job quality; HRM, employment relations and performance in a global context; Service work; Management and leadership (including the African context); Equality, diversity and identity in organisations.

To discuss a potential PhD proposal, please contact Dr Anita Hammer,

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