International Management

PhD opportunities

If you are interested in globalisation and the contemporary changes in the world economy, or the rise in economic and political power of the BRIC countries and other emerging market economies, a PhD with the Institute for International Management could be for you.

You will be supported to make original discoveries, and will utilise applied research and ideas to benefit local and international communities. As a PhD student with the Institute for International Management, you will become part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community, and will benefit from high-quality research training delivered by our world-class academics.


Research areas

Current research within the Institute for International Management includes:
  • International and comparative employment relations
  • Multinational companies (MNCs) and ‘Global Actors’
  • The management of international workforces
  • Employment Practice in MNCs
  • The role of Human Resources, including policies and practices
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions,
  • Employment practices and relations
  • Institutional Changes and Trajectories of Socioeconomic Development Models
Our current research

Our supervisors

Professor Tony Edwards is the Director of the Institute, and is a globally-recognised Professor of International Management. Originally from King’s College London, Tony's research centres on the areas of international and comparative employment relations, focusing on multinational companies (MNCs). Tony has shed light on new phenomena and extended the understanding of others in this area, including the ways in which MNCs simultaneously integrate and differentiate the management of their international workforces, employees’ experiences of work in firms that have expanded through international acquisitions and the process of ‘reverse diffusion’ in multinationals.
Dr Gerhard Schnyder is a Reader in International Management and can provide expertise and guidance on the interplay between legal-institutional and political factors, as well as firm-level corporate governance practices and strategies. His current research also touches on the role of liberal and non-liberal ideas and theories on processes of institutional and regulatory change in national business systems.
London is one of the world’s leading hubs for global business and trade, is the ideal location for students to expand their knowledge, expertise and networks. Loughborough University London is surrounded by key influencers and innovators in business, and is just a short journey from Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Liverpool Street.
Our academics

Facilities and support

By undertaking research with the Institute for International Management, you will develop a range of new skills through creative thinking, analytical reasoning and real-life problem solving. Presenting at research conferences and events will also enable you to improve your speaking and networking skills, and could provide you with new opportunities to travel overseas.
As a research student with Loughborough University London, you will have access to world-class facilities, such as our dedicated doctoral research hub, complete with hot desks, meeting rooms and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
Research facilities

How to apply

If you’d like to make an application, we recommend contacting your preferred supervisor in advance to discuss your research proposal in more detail. Please use our online application portal to submit your research proposal, and clearly outline the question you intend to address. You should also include an overview of your subject area and proposed research methods.
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PhD facilities and support

As a PhD student with us, you will have 24-hour access to our dedicated research hub, stunning library and fully-equipped kitchen facilities.

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PhD fees and funding

Studying for a PhD is a significant but incredibly rewarding investment for your career and for your future. Visit our fees and funding pages to find out whether you are eligible for financial support towards your studies.

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