MPhil, PhD Business and Management

Year of entry

We welcome enquiries from students and researchers keen to pursue an MPhil/PhD in research in the areas of Organisation and Management; Accounting, Economics and Finance; and Advertising and Marketing.

For general enquiries please contact Dr Richard McManus

Available MPhil and PhD supervisors

Dr Seyi Adesina:

  • accounting for sustainability
  • corporate governance
  • corporate social responsibility

Dr Ahmad Alshehabi:

  • cross-country comparative analysis of accounting practices
  • intangible assets; corporate rocial responsibility
  • corporate governance and accounting quality

Dr Yen Chen:

  • international finance, financial asset pricing.
  • financial economics, linkages between financial and real economic sectors
  • financial econometrics, time series data modelling

Dr Amee Kim:

  • Finance, media and representation
  • Semiotics in annual reports
  • Cross-cultural management

Jane Lovell

  • Tourism Authenticity
  • Cultural heritage (including literary and film) tourism
  • Magical tourism

Dr Richard McManus:

  • optimal fiscal policy and barriers to implementing these
  • the relationship between tax rates and tax revenues
  • theoretical and empirical macroeconomic models

Dr Okey Okwonko:

  • organisational learning, knowledge and innovation
  • talent management
  • corporate sustaibability and human resources management

Shola Osinaike

  • Hospitality Business Strategies and Performance measurement
  • Revenue Management, SMEs and Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Events, Planning and Operations

Dr Christopher Russell:

  • technology innovation, adoption and resistance
  • power and resistance in organisations
  • organisational ethnography and soft systems methodology

Julie Scott

  • tourism policy and governance
  • tourism and development
  • intangible cultural heritage

Dr Georgios Skourtis:

  • Consumer behaviour in services.
  • Service-dominant logic, value co-creation and service ecosystems
  • Service failure and service recovery

Marion Stuart-Hoyle

  • Tourism education/pedagogy
  • Tourism marketing
  • Tourism experience/ visitor journey

Dr Ping Zheng:

  • Entrepreneurship and SMEs innovation & growth strategy;
  • foresight innovation, future studies, technology innovation (AI & VR) with cross disciplinary perspective;
  • emerging economies studies, institutional change and change agency theory (e.g. China).

Dr Zandra Serdane:

  • Tourism and hospitality marketing
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism education

How to apply

Applicants are strongly advised to explore the research interests of available supervisors and to contact the appropriate staff member before making a formal application.

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Location Length Start  
MPhil/PhD Business & Management apply
Canterbury 42 months full-time September 2020
MPhil/PhD Business & Management apply
Canterbury 42 months full-time February 2021


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UCAS institution code

  • C10

Entry requirements

  • If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 for most standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are some exceptions and if the IELTS requirement differs it will be specified on the course page.




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