Management and Business Studies

  • Chris Dimos

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: September 2017

    Research topic: The effectiveness of innovation policy and its implications for industrial strategy; a behavioural approach

    The research focuses on innovation policy and industrial strategy. More specifically, I am interested in the effectiveness of public R&D support measures in promoting private R&D and innovation and the associated implications for industrial strategy. Beyond the effects on R&D and innovation outputs, the study will attempt to capture firm-level behavioural changes due to the receipt of public support.

    Research supervisors: Dr Phil Tomlinson , Professor Hugh Lauder

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Meta-Analysis of Economic Research Network (MAER-Net), Hendrix College (since 2013) The Open Review (TOR) journal

    Email: c.dimos@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdimos0


  • Clodagh Murphy

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: October 2019

    Research topic: Corporate Governance and Gender Diversity

    Looking to better understand, through research, the role that stakeholders play in creating and sustaining gender diversity in the boardroom.  In addition, seeking to contribute to the research on the impact gender diversity has on a firms’ financial and non-financial performance metrics.

    Research supervisors: Prof. Ruth Sealey, Prof. Ilke Inceoglu, Dr. Johanne Ward-Grosvold

    Email: cr539@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clodaghmurphy/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClodaghFMurphy


  • Joseph Harrison

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: October 2019

    Research topic: An assessment of the impact of front end project initiation activities on the long-term deliverability of major projects.

    Since the evolution of project management as a research discipline, the field has suffered from chronic lack of understanding surrounding the complexity and challenges facing the initiating phase (i.e. project front-end) of major projects. This research addresses that gap through an investigation into the activities completed at the front-end of large-scale projects in order to help better understand, and provide reasoning behind, why this under-researched stage in the project life-cycle can have such a significant impact upon a projects end result.

    Research supervisors: Prof. Michael Lewis , Prof. Jens Roehrich

    Email: jwh65@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-harrison-860219bb/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/harrison_jw


  • Katherine Wall

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: September 2018

    Research topic: Organising for change: Understanding the relationship between prefigurative practice and strategic focus in social movement organisations’ theorisation of social change.

    My name is Katherine Wall. I am a PhD student at the University of Bristol exploring the relationship between land and racial justice in England. I am interested in uncovering the interconnected histories of land and racial injustice; desires and imaginings of a more just future; and questions of what can be done in the present that takes into account these histories and builds towards reparative futures.

    Research supervisors: Dr Patricia Gaya, Prof Keri Facer

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Social movement facilitator with Resist+Renew and Organising for Change.

    Email: kat.wall@bristol.ac.uk


  • Marta Staff

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: October 2020

    Research topic: An Investigation into Operations Research (OR) Methods for the Demand and Supply-side Modelling of Donor Human Milk Banks

    I will be looking into Operations Research in the healthcare setting, using the field of human milk banking as a case study, which is an area of particular interest to me. This will include examining the full-cycle of human milk donation, milk banking, and hospital use in the UK.

    Research supervisors: Professor Navonil Mustafee, Professor Gianluca Veronesi (Bristol)

    Professional memberships/Positions held: OR Society Student Member SWDTP Student Rep

    Email: ms670@exeter.ac.uk


  • Melissa Treen

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: October 2017

    Research topic: Multiple Foci of Commitment and Tacit Knowledge Sharing in the Knowledge Economy: A Theory Towards the Multi-Focality of Knowledge Sharing

    My research will employ qualitative research methods to explore the interrelationship between multiple foci of commitment and tacit knowledge sharing in Professional Services Firms (PSFs). With the shift towards the knowledge economy, employees now work within as well as across organisational boundaries, throwing up a plethora of challenges and moving the spotlight away from the traditional dyadic employer-employee relationship. Arguably, the personal nature of tacit knowledge sharing has now become the most valuable form of capital for PSFs, which calls into question individual agency in the knowledge sharing process, as influenced by multiple foci of commitment.

    Research supervisors: Professor Juani Swart, Dr Nina Hansen

    Professional memberships/Positions held: TOR- Social Media

    Email: mct36@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melissatreen


  • Michael Rogerson

    Management and Business Studies, Student Rep

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: September 2018

    Research topic: Modern slavery, the Modern Slavery Act, organizations, and supply chains

    My research centres on how institutions affect firm behaviours around modern slavery in the UK and Russia, with a particular focus on the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. Why have so many companies not yet reported as legally required by the law? Why is modern slavery so prevalent in modern business?

    You can read a recent publication by Michael here

    Research supervisors: Professor Andy Crane, Dr Johanne Ward-Grosvold

    Email: mr900@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikerogerson/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSR_Michael


  • Sarah Bloomfield

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: Impact of paradoxical tensions within organisations operating with multiple objectives

    My research is an ethnographic study of the impact of multiple objectives within the operational arm of the UK forestry commission.

     

    Research supervisors: Professor Russ Vince, Professor Nancy Harding

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Fellow of Higher Education Authority  

    Email: s.bloomfield@bath.ac.uk


  • Simon Wilde

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: Risks and returns from infrastructure investing

    Research supervisors: Professor Ian Tonks, Professor George Bulkley

    Email: sgw31@bath.ac.uk


  • Violet Broadhead

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: October 2019

    Research topic: Salvage and sustainability: the impact of professionalisation on the sustainability potential of UK charity shops

    My research interests include sustainable consumption and second-hand economies, with a specific focus on the charity retail sector. My doctoral research explores the ambiguous status of charity shops in relation to the goal of sustainable resource use, examining the extent to which they are embedded in critical consumer cultures, and how the fundraising imperative of charity retailers influences their inclination and capacity to maximize the reuse of donated goods. I favour qualitative methods, particularly ethnographic ones, and am interested in approaches which allow close attention to the material and its interplay in social relations.

    Research supervisors: Professor David Evans, Professor Dale Southerton

    Email: v.broadhead.2019@bristol.ac.uk


  • Zoe Sanderson

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management (ESRC +3)
    University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: October 2017

    Research topic: Developing critical perspectives in work and organizational psychology

    I’m curious about the construction and management of ideology in non-profit organisations, and issues of meaningful work and identification in these contexts.  I expect my work to use qualitative and participatory methodologies.

    Research supervisors: Dr Humphrey Bourne, Dr Patricia Gaya

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Member of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology

    Email: zoe.sanderson@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/zoesander