There is a large and active cohort of entrepreneurship PhD students on the PhD in Management programme whose research builds on the research interests of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED). Current PhD students are studying: entrepreneurship in family businesses; innovation and knowledge transfer; enterprise and regional development; entrepreneurial learning; networks and social capital.
The following current students demonstrate the range of research interests that are supervised within IEED. Previous successful students have tended to progress to academic careers at prestigious UK and overseas universities.
- Angela Carradus
- Magnus George
- Elias Hadjielias
- Jacqui Jackson
- Michael Konopaski
- Henrietta Onwuegbuzie
- Ricardo Zozimo
We are always happy to receive applications from well qualified applicants interested in studying for a PhD on a full or part-time basis. The Institute aims to provide as much support as possible to students in the development of their work. Part-time applicants must demonstrate how they will provide the time and resources to complete their PhD and successful applicants will be expected to visit Lancaster on a regular basis for supervision and training.
We welcome applications from those whose research proposals complement the existing interests of staff. Applicants should complete a proposal which follows the guidelines for the PhD in Management and submit this with a full application. Full information about the application process is on the PhD website.
UK applicants should have at least an upper second class honours degree, normally in a social science subject. Applicants without a Masters degree in a relevant area will usually be required to complete an MRes as preparation for the PhD. Overseas applicants should hold equivalent qualifications and, if their first language is not English, they will be required to demonstrate sufficient competence in English. As a guide, our normal minimum entry requirements are 7.0 in IELTS, or 600 TOEFL (250 on computer-based test).
Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Doctoral Director, Dr. Sascha Walter.