Doctoral research previews

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Doctoral research previews

Our doctoral research reflects some of the key issues faced in business today and the following glimpses provide insight into upcoming research findings from Cranfield.

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Planned Organisational Change - Lead supervisor: Dr Harvey Maylor

Ruth Murray-Webster is researching strategically significant planned change and how organisations create the value they intend from it. Watch the video

Project-based organising in the British Civil Service - Lead supervisor: Dr Jonathan Lupson

Andrew Schuster is researching capabilities that organisations need in order to successfully deliver complex projects in the British Civil Service. Watch the video

Understanding the conflicting responsibilities of line managers - Lead supervisor: Dr Clare Kelliher

Paul Hughes is looking at the HR practices that front-line managers are required to implement and how these practices affect and contribute towards their role. Watch the video


We currently have a number of specific opportunities for you to get involved with our doctoral researchers. These case study relationships are a fantastic way for you to gain crucial external insight on important business issues and, in return for some of your time, could help you to add value within your organisation. Find out more

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