Today’s managers face dwindling consumer confidence, difficulties retaining talent and demand for greater social and environmental responsibility. Could your research help them to navigate these challenges?
At Essex, you can join the next generation of social science researchers shaping theory, policy and practice in the fields of management studies and business analytics. By studying for your PhD with us, you benefit from working in an academically rigorous and professionally supportive environment at a business school where 100% of our business and management research environment is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).
You can choose to undertake research in a number of areas, including human resource management, international management, marketing and brand management and work and organisation studies.
Throughout, our supervisors will support the development of your research expertise and professional skills. With more than 100 doctoral students, totalling around 40 nationalities, Essex Business School is the place to launch your international research career.
Our Research Groups
Our Research Centres
- Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
The Centre for Work, Organisation and Society is a hub of interdisciplinary research, with a focus on the relationship between work, organisations and society.
- Centre for Commons Organising, Values Equalities and Resilience (COVER)
Studying the theoretical and practical possibilities of how commons values based on principles of cooperation, collaboration, and open knowledge sharing can foster more egalitarian, inclusive, and participative 21st-century economies, communities, and organisations.