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Business School Research Opportunities

Below we have listed some broad areas of research that reflect the School’s research strengths and long-term strategic aims, as articulated in our REF Environment statement. Specific projects can be suggested for each area if required.

We actively encourage projects that are interdisciplinary in scope and which would include colleagues from Schools and Departments outside Education in supervisory teams. We consider that supervisory teams will ideally include a mix of junior and more senior colleagues, and would consist primarily in colleagues on Academic contracts, but we recognise that there may be a role for colleagues on other types of contract as appropriate.

Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship projects

The Global Financial Crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic impact on the banking sector. Could a green transition prevent the next financial crisis? - Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Kamila Tomczak; Email: tomczak@hope.ac.uk

Political Activism and the Greening of Markets: the influence of local state environmental resolutions on the net zero transition amongst SMEs – Principal Investigators (PI): Dr. Curtis Ziniel; Email: zinielc@hope.ac.uk and Revd. Dr Tony Bradley; Email: bradlet@hope.ac.uk

Cryptocurrencies and Use-Case Evaluation: The Impact on Sustainable Development and Competitiveness - Principal Investigators (PI): Dr. Katherine Baxter; Email: baxterk@hope.ac.uk and Dr. Dimitrios Pappas; Email: pappasd@hope.ac.uk

An exploration of the influence of brand ambassadors’ concept of country of origin (COO) and diversity in the advertising industry – Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Katherine Baxter; Email:  baxterk@hope.ac.uk

Implications of AI for Business Model Innovation and Marketing Strategies – Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Atif Sarwar; Email: sarwara@hope.ac.uk