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  • Doctoral student writing

    PhD Opportunity

    Measuring Social Value

    Measuring social value and assessing social impact remains one of the most controversial and challenging topics in this space (Raiden et al, 2019). Thus, it is an imperative that we continually and critically examine and reflect on how numbers are produced and used (or misused) by policy-makers, practitioners and/or researchers. Management thinking is often dominated by quantitative metrics and rankings – how useful is this? What are the key challenges in moving away from such a focus on numbers?  Does the current problem with ‘fake news’ and mistrust in experts (and the stats they produce) allow us to open up discussion and debate about qualitative ways of considering impact?

    ntu.ac.uk/research/find-a-phd-opportunity/projects/business/measuring-social-value

  • Doctoral student writing

    PhD Opportunity

    Social Value Orientation

    Determining the social value categories (i.e. cooperative/prosocial, individualistic, or competitive social value orientation) and social value orientation angle (within a social value orientation slider scale) of two groups of respondents vis-à vis their contributions to social value and social impact is one of the objectives of this research project. We will compare and contrast the responses from active practitioners in this area (i.e. those engaged with social value) and people yet to be convinced of the project.

    ntu.ac.uk/research/find-a-phd-opportunity/projects/business/social-value-orientation

  • Doctoral student writing

    PhD Opportunity

    Housing Market Spillovers

    The housing market has been argued as the main driving force of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. In U.S., the past decade initially saw a rapid growth in housing prices and residential investment, followed by the collapse of housing market and frozen credit market. This led many economists to raise the issue that housing market is not only a passive reaction of other economic and financial activities but the causing factor of business fluctuations. Therefore, we wish to expand this study further by undertaking empirical research, firstly by modelling housing market either in a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) framework or a reduced form VAR model. Secondly, we will examine the sources and consequences of housing market.

    ntu.ac.uk/research/find-a-phd-opportunity/projects/business/housing-market-spillovers2

  • Doctoral student writing

    PhD Opportunity

    Co-creating Social Value

    Co-creating social value involves multiple project partners in a network of operations working together to make a difference. Such networks may involve public sector bodies, private sector organisations, and third sector enterprises. Often the partners’ priorities and mission vary widely, and it may be challenging to maintain focus and momentum on creating social value, especially when other pressing business concerns (such as economic constraints) are brought to fore. How do project partners then negotiate and re-negotiate the terms so that the potential social impact is not compromised?

    ntu.ac.uk/research/find-a-phd-opportunity/projects/business/co-creating-social-value

  • Doctoral student writing

    PhD Opportunity

    Public Sector Social Value

    Within this project we ask questions about the fundamental ways of organising within public sector organisations that may help and/or hinder the creation of social value.

    ntu.ac.uk/research/find-a-phd-opportunity/projects/business/public-sector-social-value

  • NBS

    Find out more about this PhD project at NTU.

    ntu.ac.uk/research/find-a-phd-opportunity/projects/business/organisational-knowledge-networks

  • Doctoral student writing

    This project will comprise three individual papers that will examine the consequences of One Belt and One Road initiative, examining economic growth, shared currency opportunities and the relationship between transport costs and improving transport infrastructure in the Belt-Road countries.

    ntu.ac.uk/research/find-a-phd-opportunity/projects/business/one-belt-and-one-road-initiative

  • NBS

    Find out more about this PhD project at NTU.

    ntu.ac.uk/research/find-a-phd-opportunity/projects/business/exploring-employee-engagement-in-context

  • Doctoral student writing

    This project would look at international coordination in pollution information release and investigate how it affects social welfare, firms’ strategies and pollution.

    ntu.ac.uk/research/find-a-phd-opportunity/projects/business/environmental-information-disclosure-policies2

  • Doctoral student writing

    Using secondary data from World Bank or OECD sources, the study would use statistical and econometric analysis to examine the determinants of inward Foreign Direct Investment in developed countries.

    ntu.ac.uk/research/find-a-phd-opportunity/projects/business/what-factors-attract-fdi-into-a-country2