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2011 University of Manchester Research Impact Alumni Studentships, UK

The University of Manchester is offering doctoral studentships to support alumni or current masters degree students to undertake PhD studies commencing September 2011 in one of the eligible ‘Research Impact’ priority research themes. The studentship offers up to £48,000 per studentship.

The criteria include: Applicants must be currently studying for a masters degree at or a recent graduate of The University of ManchesterOnly applicants who graduated from The University of Manchester within the last 4 years may apply for this award .Research projects must be related to on the University’s priority research themes and in one of the areas covered by the research interests of Manchester business school.Applicants also need to meet the entry requirements for admission to the PhD programme at Manchester Business School and have the support from the prospective supervisor(s) in Manchester Business School. The selection is by school nomination process. Candidates wishing to be considered as a Manchester Business School nomination must submit a full PhD application by the closing date. In addition, they should send the hard copy of the ‘Research Impact’ application form with the prospective supervisor statement section completed.

Scholarship Application Deadline:20 April 2011

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Manchester Business School Comparative & International Business Studentship, 2011 in UK

The rise of China, India and Brazil as economic and political ‘drivers’ of the global economy is subject to both academic research and policy deliberations (Lauder, Brown, and Brown 2008). These economies not only have managed to sustain growth despite the economic downturn but have also turned out to be drivers of economic change that challenge established wisdom of both economic performance and development. This project will look at the following issues:How firms from rising powers may be disrupting the current paradigm of global competition and are thus changing the ‘rules of the game’ (Zeng and Williamson 2007).

Rising power firms are increasingly becoming global players, taking on more substantive roles in global production networks or becoming lead firms in their own right (Schmitz 2004). Which factors facilitate this development, how can firms upgrade their position.Furthermore, rising power firms often address ‘bottom of the pyramid’ markets or engage in entrepreneurial innovation that is unprecedented and alleviates social problems (London, Anupindi, and Sheth 2010). This project seeks to identify drivers and outcomes of this economic development process.
ValueThe three-year, full-time award covers tuition fees and a tax-free annual stipend of approximately £13,000 per year.
EligibilityApplicants should ideally have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline and have obtained or expect to complete by autumn 2011, a Masters degree in a relevant business and management subject.

The research will involve both theoretical development and empirical field-work. The candidate should have good inter-personal skills, be willing to travel to collect data and have excellent writing skills. The candidate will be required to apply methodology flexibly and competently, including both qualitative and quantitative techniques. Applications are invited from UK, EU and international candidates.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011

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Jurek Piasecki Young Potential Leaders Programme MBA Scholarships, UK: Management

The recent economic and financial crises in the UK have created interesting debate about the future challenges faced by Britain in the global business world and in UK society. At Manchester Business School, we believe there is an essential need to invest in and develop young British talent who can rise to the future challenges of the global business environment and make a real difference as socially responsible business managers and leaders. With the aim of nurturing and fast- tracking future talent, we have decided to provide Full-time MBA programme opportunities for up to five very talented high-flyers to complete the Full-time MBA under a ‘Young Potential Leaders’ entry route. These individuals will demonstrate high potential for rapid career advancement and a track record of using their talent to improve society.

We are delighted to announce that the Young Potential Leaders programme is being supported by two scholarships kindly donated by one of our MBS alumni, Jurek Piasecki. Outstanding candidates accepted to the programme will be considered for two scholarship awards of up to £17,000.

Jurek Piasecki spent 25 years with the Goldsmiths Group, rising to become Chairman and CEO. Under his tenure the retailer grew its turnover from £3m to more than £300m. Goldsmiths was the UK’s second largest jewellery retailer in 2004.

Jurek obtained his MBA in 1973 and attributes much of his success to the Manchester Business School MBA programme. He now wishes to see others benefit from the same experience.

As a young British* potential leader, you will stand out from your peers. You should have the learning ability, cognitive agility and emotional intelligence to benefit from the opportunities and challenges of a world class full-time MBA programme. A maximum of five potential high-flyers will be accepted to join the programme.

You will have a burning ambition to fast-track your career in business combined with a high level of integrity and a desire to give back to the country in which we live.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20 June 2011

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