[AISWorld] PhD Studentship 'Digital innovation in business and government'

Diana Limburg dlimburg at brookes.ac.uk
Fri Nov 6 06:23:02 EST 2015

The Faculty of Business at Oxford Brookes University is offering a
studentship to an exceptional candidate seeking to study for a full time
PhD starting in starting in *January 2016*. Applications are invited for
the PhD Studentship in *‘Digital innovation in business and government’*.
The supervisory team will be led by Dr Paul Jackson (pjackson at brookes.ac.uk
<pjackson at brookes>) and Dr Diana Limburg (dlimburg at brookes.ac.uk).

   - *3 years full-time fees will be paid by the University.*
   - *Bursary: £20,000pa (with no inflation increase). *
   - *Deadline: The closing date for applications is 12:00 GMT Thursday 19
   - *Interview date: Interviews will be held in week beginning 23 November
   - *Start date:  January 2016*
   - *Eligibility: Home/EU or International*

The full-time studentship, which includes a commitment of seminar teaching
to undergraduate students, will be for 3 years subject to satisfactory
progress.  The bursary will be *£20,000* per annum, plus student fees.

*Digital innovation in business and government*

In both the public, private and non-profits sectors, digital technologies
are catalysing innovations in products and services, sometimes engendering
entire new industries and business models.  This is particularly the case
with mobile and Internet developments, which are creating new sources of
value across value chains and business ecosystems – and in the case of
developing countries, enabling rapid economic change. For established
businesses, the effective integration of these new technologies presents a
range of issues. For Internet start-ups, too, conceiving of viable
businesses based on the new technological opportunities raises novel and
demanding challenges. Quite apart from getting to grips with rapidly
changing technology here, developments also call for new ways of thinking
about an increasingly dynamic and interconnected world. For these reasons,
we are particularly interested in applying ideas from systems thinking
(soft systems, viable systems theory and system dynamics), complexity
science (in both objectivist and interpretivist traditions) and network
theory (in terms of both social and business networks, as well as theories
of sociomateriality) to these phenomena.

For more information about the Faculty of Business visit:

We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality and who is
capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years and funding will cover
the three year period subject to the candidate making satisfactory progress
annually. Applicants are expected to hold a good undergraduate degree and a
good Master’s degree at merit level or above in an area relevant to
Business and Management or a related/cognate discipline. Applicants should
also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in
spoken and written English.

*How to apply:* To request further details of how to apply, please email:
business-research-office at brookes.ac.uk.

Please ensure you quote *‘Digital innovation in business and government’* in
the email title when applying.
Dr Diana Limburg
Senior Lecturer Information Management
MBA Subject Coordinator
Faculty of Business
Oxford Brookes University
Wheatley Campus
Wheatley, Oxford
OX33 1HX

email: dlimburg at brookes.ac.uk
phone: (01865 -48)5939

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