5 x Fully-Funded PhD Positions

Applications are invited for five full-time structured PhD positions in Management at the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidates will be affiliated with the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change. The positions are for four years and due to begin in October 2019.  Each position falls within a distinct area of research at the School. 

5 x Fully-Funded PhD separate positions are available, one in each of the following topics:

 1. Whistleblowing, Transparency and Corruption in organizations. Ref No: NUIGMGT 001

This project falls within the area of Business and Society, and focuses on topics to do with organizational wrongdoing including but not limited to: whistleblowing, corruption and transparency. Related topics include organizational behaviour, business ethics, leadership, organizational culture, power and identity. 

Supervisor: Professor Kate Kenny.

Email - kate.kenny@nuigalway.ie

2. Talent Management and Leadership in the Public Sector.  Ref No: NUIGMGT 002

This project falls within the area of Public Sector Management and focuses on topics including but not limited to: talent attraction, management and development; leadership development; and public sector career attractiveness.  Related topics include human resource management, organizational behaviour/psychology, and leadership in a public sector context. 

Supervisor: Professor Alma McCarthy 

Email - alma.mccarthy@nuigalway.ie

3. Internationalization, Scaling and Subsidiary Management Ref No: NUIGMGT 003

This position falls within the area of global strategy, and focuses on topics related to the internationalisation of digital firms and scaling. Relevant subject areas include international business, international entrepreneurship, digitisation/digital enterprise, and management of the multinational/subsidiaries.

Supervisor: Professor Esther Tippmann 

Email - esther.tippmann@nuigalway.ie

4. The Impact of technology on time and time management. Ref No: NUIGMGT 004

This project focuses on the role technology plays in the increasingly accelerated, high speed nature of contemporary work. This project involves multiple disciplines, including economics, management, information systems, computer science, analytics, and philosophy. Related topics include but are not limited to the Future of Work, artificial intelligence and machine learning, organisational behaviour and work structures, emerging time and project management methods, technostress and technology-driven anxiety.

Supervisor: Professor Kieran Conboy

Email - kieran.conboy@nuigalway.ie

5. Management of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Ref No: NUIGMGT 005

This project will explore how diverse stakeholders in regional entrepreneurial ecosystems can manage their ecosystems for mutual benefit and the common good. The project will require a mix of quantitative skills in the measurement component and the ability to interact with a wide range of stakeholders in the field studies component of the study. It will draw on the theory and practice of management of socio-ecological systems more generally and on other partnership models between the public, private and third sectors. 

Supervisor: Professor Jonathan Levie 

Email - jonathan.levie@nuigalway.ie


Candidates should be highly self-motivated with an ability to work independently and be willing to undertake the coursework required under the structured PhD in Management. Strong methodological skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential requirements. Applicants should have a very good primary degree (First or Second Class Honours) and ideally hold a Masters in an appropriate discipline. English language requirements are detailed here: http://www.nuigalway.ie/international-students/english.html


The project is funded through NUI Galway. The PhD stipend is €16,000 per annum and the funding will also cover fees, tenable for 4 years.

Further Information:

Informal enquiries concerning the posts may be made to the relevant supervisor listed above.

Enquiries about the Structured Phd at NUI Galway to be made to Olivia Noone: olivia.noone@nuigalway.ie

About the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics: http://www.nuigalway.ie/commerce/

About the Whitaker Institute: http://whitakerinstitute.ie

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Ms. Heather NiCaera (heather.nicaera@nuigalway.ie). Please put relevant reference number in subject.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 9th August 2019