The Cranfield PhD - Networks in the Not-For-Profit Sector

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PhD Opportunities

Networks in the Not-For-Profit Sector

Supervisor: Colin Pilbeam MA (Oxon), PhD, MBA

International development and the delivery of humanitarian aid rely on the integrated and inter-dependent actions of individuals and teams. Significant scientific breakthroughs also rely increasingly on individuals and teams collaborating to resolve common problems. These exciting but different networks will provide the context in which to consider the following research questions:

  • How are networks spawned, and what causes them to evolve ?
  • What influences the coordination and control of network activities ? and how do they exert their effect ?
  • How does the context of the exchange affect successful deliver of outcomes ?
  • How are networks managed ?

These are a few of the potential research questions that surround networks. The study of networks in the not-for-profit sector is a challenging new arena for research in the School of Management, but one with potentially a large external impact.

The specific nature of any projects will be defined in discussion with the prospective candidate.

Contact Details:

Dr Colin Pilbeam Tel: +44 (0)1234 754450


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