StudyQA — PhD: Business and Management — Newcastle University of Medicine Malaysia


Business and Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
StudyQA ranking:1466 Duration:36 months

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Our research strengths are focused in a number of groups or themes. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students. There are opportunities for research students to study in any of the disciplines outlined below.

HRM, Work and Employment

Members of the group have a wide range of research interests in the field of human resource management, organisational studies and management history. Currently, there are particular interests in the field of international political economy as well as in new patterns of work and organisation, public sector management, gender and industrial relations. Staff members engage in individual research and collaborate with others at universities across the UK and abroad.

Specific areas of research expertise include:

business elites and corporate governance in France and the UK

entrepreneurial philanthropy

the ILO and the decent work agenda, the harmonisation of international aid

critical perspectives on international business, post socialist transition, migration and trans-nationalism

public service mergers and multi-agency working in the public sector

new working patterns in mental health services

gender and work

the application of Foucauldian and governmentality perspectives to HRM and management especially to developments in public services in the UK

graduate careers

industrial relations and trade union renewal

human resource management and performance

employee voice and representation

the micro¹ political economy of work, particularly inter-organisational structures and social networks

aging societies, older workers and the world of work

embodied and aesthetic labour

Marketing, Operations and Systems

Our research group activities broadly cover the areas of innovation, enterprise/entrepreneurship and policy. We have particular interests in the development and pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities within and outside existing organisations and on the way in which emerging technology trends are interacting with new businesses, management and policy models.

Specific areas of research expertise include:

corporate entrepreneurship

E-Business, E-Government and E-Learning

entrepreneurial opportunities and new venture emergence

information systems and social informatics

innovation management and policy

knowledge management and organisational learning

technology and organisation


Specific areas of research expertise include:

lean operations (both manufacturing and service sectors, particularly health)

manufacturing planning, scheduling including optimisation in stochastic environments

layout optimisation

group technology (applied to design and manufacturing processes)

computer aided production management systems

modelling, analysis and optimisation of manufacturing systems

manufacturing and business strategy

Strategy, Organisations and Society

The SOS group uses social theory to explore strategic and organisational issues. Grouded in the critical / interpretative tradition, the group has a specific expertise in issues of power, discourse and change.

Specific areas of research expertise include:

strategy and politics

business elites

corporate philanthropy

discourse analysis and the global financial crisis

changes in the media

organizational change


strategy and discourse analysis

meet the academic staff in strategy, organizations and society

Newcastle University Business School also provides MPhil and PhD supervision in the following areas: Economics, Finance and Accounting, and Marketing.

Our PhD programmes also form part of the Management and Business Studies pathway of the North East Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), which is funded and accredited by the ESRC and run jointly by the universities of Newcastle and Durham. This is a collaborative centre for world-class postgraduate research and training in the social sciences, which offers students a wealth of opportunities to work with leading researchers across a wide range of disciplines and benefit from high-quality training and state-of-the-art resources at both universities.

At the generic level, the University's Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School provides a full range of research training in professional/key skills, bibliographical techniques, and quantitative and qualitative methods.


At the generic level, the University's Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School provides a full range of research training in professional/key skills, bibliographical techniques, and quantitative and qualitative methods.


An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject plus a masters degree that has achieved a merit, or equivalent, is also normally expected.

In addition to the academic qualifications, we also value relevant work experience. If you do not have a Masters degree, you should complete the MA in Management and Business Studies (Research) before continuing onto the PhD track. If you have a Masters degree that is not recognised by the ESRC as Research Master, you will be expected to complete a PG Certificate in Research Methods in your first year of the programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and speaking and a minimum 6.0 in all other sub-skills), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 69 or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7

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