Doctoral Studies Programme: 2020 recipients announced

September 2, 2020

  • Roman Schumacher, University of Cambridge, PhD title:  Industrial Resilience in Automotive Production Networks: R&D and Supply Chain Perspectives;
  • Devmalya Sarkar, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) University of Cambridge, PhD title:  Improving innovation by co-creating with users: exploring open innovation, utilising co-creation with consumers in the front-end, to help health-tech firms improve innovation ability and impact;
  • Cecilie Hilmer, University College London (UCL), PhD title:  Mission-oriented research funding and public engagement – democratising innovation or masking a hegemony of thought?
  • Iris Steenkamp, London Business School, PhD title:  How R&D employment can change R&D employees: evidence from a field experiment in rural India;
  • Yanze Liang, University of Manchester, PhD title:  Do EMNEs enhance their innovation performance through strategic asset seeking M&As? —the case of Chinese multinationals;
  • Abderrahim Nekkache, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, PhD title:  The impact of technological adoption on professional identity of industrial R&D scientists;
  • Seung-hyun Lee, Manchester University, PhD title:  How indicator systems could represent complex R&D systems with variegated outputs and activities?

The Doctoral Studies Programme award provides up to three years funding to talented prospective or mid-study PhD students, offering an opportunity to concentrate on the studentship for the period of the award.  The expectation is that candidates will have a Masters degree in a relevant field or an excellent first degree or equivalent. Candidates are expected to complete yearly progress reports and to make a copy of their thesis available to RADMA upon its completion.  Find out more about awarded funding