The Social Economy


This opportunity will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. 

Our social economy research involves academics in the Management School and wider University through the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice. The social economy is made up of charities, social enterprises, cooperatives and self-help initiatives that produce and distribute goods and services, and employ people with dignity. 

We would like to hear from potential research students interested in the above and from those who may wish to theorise and investigate aspects of the social economy that might include: alternative forms of entrepreneurship and economic development, developing community based assets such as land or housing, international comparisons and managerial competence in the social economy. 

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Funding information

Funded studentship

There is no specific funding for this project, however, the successful candidate will be able to apply for funding offered by the Management School.