Fully Funded Studentship in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Reimagining Liverpool’s Enterprising Future:
translating local entrepreneurial culture into greater levels of wealth creation and distribution for the city-region
ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre PhD CASE AwardA collaboration between the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and Liverpool Vision
An opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to study for a PhD through a joint collaboration between the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and the economic development company, Liverpool Vision. The fully funded studentship is in the field of enterprise, small business and local economic development and would be suitable for those with a degree classification of 2:1 or above, in a social science discipline such as Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Sociology or similar and possibly a Masters degree or equivalent that demonstrates sufficient research knowledge to begin PhD study.
This PhD CASE Award is supported through the ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre and is available on a 1+3 basis (MRes and PhD) or +3 basis (PhD) through the Business and Management pathway.
The research project will explore levels of enterprise and entrepreneurship in the Liverpool city-region. Although Liverpool has undergone economic regeneration in recent years and has attracted prestige initiatives such as the European Capital of Culture, which in turn has led to renewed levels of business confidence, the city-region continues to exhibit low levels of entrepreneurship and new business start up alongside high levels of deprivation. The research seeks to explore why Liverpool’s enterprise and entrepreneurial behaviour exists in the way it does and why it fails to translate into greater levels of wealth creation and distribution across the city-region. The critical approach adopted will help reimagine Liverpool’s future for enterprise.
Details on Academic and Residential Eligibility Criteria and the financial basis of the award is set out by the ESRC and can be seen at the following website:
Supervision for the research is provided from the University of Liverpool by Dr Alan Southern at the Management School and Dr Peter North in the Department of Geography, Professor Carole Howorth at Lancaster University Management School and Jerry Spencer at Liverpool Vision.
To apply for this post please send an up to date CV inclusive of two named referees and a 500 word paper outlining how you believe the research could be approached.
Please note the deadline for receipt of application is February 27th 2012 and interviews will take place in the first two weeks of March.
For further details please contact Dr Alan Southern email: Alan.Southern(at)liverpool.ac.uk or telephone 0151 795 2426