PhD Project opportunity at Cranfield School of Management within the area of organizational behaviour and managing people and global careers.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Political psychology
Political Psychology [PhD Project]
A minimum of a 2.1 (or equivalent) standard at first degree
Please see http://bit.ly/154nhb7 for English language requirements.
Scholarships may be available if applications are made before
the end of April.
In the first instance please contact Richard Kwiatkowski on
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on
01234 751122 x3223.
Politics is presently a relatively neglected part of mainstream
organizational thinking and especially industrial psychology. An
opportunity exists to undertake research at doctoral level in the political
arena, and especially in applying psychological and management
thinking. A variety of theoretical approaches could legitimately be
applied to extend thinking in this area, (for example) the supervisor, Dr
Richard Kwiatkowski, is particularly interested in understanding political
actors within organizations; and, in the case of this study, those overtly
identified as politicians (e.g. members of the UK Parliament). A
significant set of confidential longitudinal interviews exist with a panel of
UK MPs exploring issues related to the job, the party, the culture and
organizational change in the House of Commons.
Strong candidate sought to
examine management thinking
by political actors within
organizations in addition
to that of politicians
Applications are invited from potential PhD students with a background in psychology,
management, sociology or political science who have an interest in politics.