Years 3 and 4

Researching Management and Organisational Practice

Years three and four will be similar to year two in terms of their general structure. The purpose will be to plan and execute two more research projects that will culminate in two new research papers.

However, there is an expectation that you will learn from your experience and from reflecting on your practice, and that your research papers will become more sophisicated. 

The three research papers will all be based around your own organisation and will be related in thematic and theoretical focus (for example, gender in leadership, work-life balance, strategic practices, decision-making approaches, technologically mediated change, and so forth). They may follow each other around the same focus, or they may be about the same issue but treated differently.   

The five-day writing retreat will be focused on developing, and learning from, the research papers that will be incorporated into the final doctoral thesis.