Co-creating Social Value

  • School: Nottingham Business School
  • Starting: 2019
  • Funding: UK student / EU student (non-UK) / International student (non-EU) / Self-funded


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?


Caldwell, N.D.,   Roehrich, J.K., and George, G.  (2017) Social value creation and relational coordination in public- private collaborations.  Journal of Management Studies, 54 (6): 906 – 928.

Doloi, H (2018) Community-Centric Model for Evaluating Social Value in Projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(05).

Mandell, M., Keast, R., and Chamberlain, D. (2016) Collaborative networks and the need for a new management language.  Public Management Review, 19 (3): 326 – 341.

McDermott, V and Holdsworth, S (2017) Fringe Benefits? Planning, Building And The Development Of Community In A Neo-Liberal Landscape. In: Chan, P W (Ed.) and Neilson, C J (Ed.), Proceedings 33rd Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2017, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 662-671.

Quélin, B.V., Kivleniece, I., and Lazzarini, S.  (2017) Public- private collaboration, hybridity and social value: towards new theoretical perspectives. Journal of Management Studies, 54 (6): 763 – 792.

Wilson, F. and Post, J.E.  (2013) Business models for people, planet (& profits): exploring the phenomena of social business, a market-based approach to social value creation. Small Business Economics, 40, 715 – 737.


Dr Ani Raiden

Entry qualifications

An applicant for admission to read for a PhD should normally hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a UK university or an equivalent qualification, or a lower second class honours degree with a Master's degree at Merit level of a UK university or an equivalent qualification.

International students will also need to meet the English language requirements - IELTS 6.5 (with minimum sub-scores of 6.0). Applicants who have taken a higher degree at a UK university are normally exempt from the English language requirements. A research proposal (between 1,000 and a maximum of 2,000 words) must be submitted as part of the application.

For more information please visit the NTU Doctoral School – Research Degrees webpages.

How to apply

Applications are accepted all year round.

Download an application form here.
Please make sure you take a look at our application guidance notes before making your application.

Further information on how to apply can be found on this page.

Fees and funding

This is a self-funded PhD opportunity.

Guidance and support

Further information on guidance and support can be found on this page.

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Ani Raiden