MPhil/PhD Research Studentship, University of Central Lancashire

Identifying, sourcing and utilizing international talent Lancashire Business School - Department of Strategy and Innovation

University of Central Lancashire

Reference No RS/06/16

A full-time MPhil/PhD research studentship is available in the above Department.

The studentship commences 1 July and is tenable up to three years (subject to satisfactory progress).

The studentship will cover the cost of tuition fees and pay a maintenance grant (currently £12,300 per annum).

Applications are welcome from UK/EU and overseas applicants.

Applicants should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

In recent years talent management (TM) has emerged as a key HR challenge.

Under the imperatives of globalisation internationally operating firms are finding it increasingly important to identify, source and utilize talent from a multiplicity of business cultures.

There is also evidence that firms view foreign talent differently from home-grown talent.

The challenge of this research project will be to investigate current international talent management practices in major internationally operating companies, using multidisciplinary approaches with a view to establishing: (a) possible recurrent pitfalls;

(b) criteria for best practice;

(c) contrasting approaches based on cultural factors

Applicants will be required to submit a two-page outline research proposal for their research degree, AND a sample of their written work taken from their previous higher education. (eg chapter from dissertation, or essay) along with their completed application form

For informal project related enquiries please contact Professor Nigel H Holden Tel 01772 894721 or email

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained (quoting the above reference number by contacting the Research Support Office.

Tel 01772 894287 or e-mail

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