Postgraduate research opportunities

An Investigation into the impact of disruptive technologies on supply chain innovation: a focus on sustainability

This PhD opportunity forms part of a wider Innovation cluster within the Department of Marketing and will give the student the opportunity to work within a vibrant network of academics and practitioners. The PhD supervision will be undertaken by two experts in the fields of innovation and supply chain management.

Number of places

1 place

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Opens

8 January 2020

Deadline

31 March 2020

Duration

36 months

Eligibility

Candidates should have a First Class Honours or/and a Master’s degree (at least merit) in a marketing and /or science or engineering discipline, excellent oral and written communication skills and strong English proficiency. Experience and skills related to statistical data analysis and strong background in qualitative data collection will be preferred. 

Project Details

This PhD opportunity forms part of a wider Innovation cluster within the Department of Marketing and will give the student the opportunity to work within a vibrant network of academics and practitioners. The PhD supervision will be undertaken by two experts in the fields of innovation and supply chain management.

The proposed research integrates significant threads of supply chain innovation inquiry. The importance of supply chain innovation and the influence / impact of disruptive technologies and how organisations might leverage these technologies to support wider strategic goals of environmental and social sustainability.  The overarching question guiding this research is “what are the potential benefits gained and challenges faced for organisations and their supply chains adopting disruptive technologies?”

This PhD research will explore how technologies are being adopted and the role of open innovation as a means of gaining access to technology, knowledge and capabilities currently not available in the organisations.  It is also expected that this research will develop and advance the theoretical foundation at the nexus of sustainability, supply chains, and innovation.

Funding Details

This is a University funded project and covers Home/EU/RUK Fee rate only with a Fee waiver at Home/EU rate and annual stipend £15,009.

How to apply

Candidates applying for this scholarship should ensure that they include the scholarship reference 2065 in the application for PhD study within the Department of Marketing.

Applicatants must submit a formal application here and upload all required documents to Strathcloud (instructions below). 

All applications should include:

  • cover letter indicating the candidate's relevant skills/experience and how they can contribute to this research
  • CV
  • transcripts and certificates of all degrees
  • proof of English language proficiency if English isn't your first language – IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5)
  • two references (please refer to guidance on references here)

When sending the above documents please use the following file-naming convention: fullname_typeofdocument

  • Johnsmith_coverletter
  • Johnsmith_CV
  • Johnsmith_transcript1
  • Johnsmith_transcript2
  • Johnsmith_certificate1
  • Johnsmith_certificate2
  • Johnsmith_IELTS
  • Johnsmith_reference1
  • Johnsmith_reference2

Apply now by uploading your documents to Strathcloud.