We are currently advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. The studentship is advertised on the Edinburgh Napier University vacancies web site, and on jobs.ac.uk. The title of the study is Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland.
The studentship is one of a number supported by a partnership between Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences – Doctoral Training Centre (SGSSS-DTC) and Skills Development Scotland. It is hosted by the Information Science pathway of the SGSSS-DTC. UK/EU fees are covered, plus an annual stipend of £13,863 per annum for 3 years.
The project will investigate innovation and best practice in skills development in the workplace in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the rest of the UK and other countries. The successful candidate will explore how employee-led workforce learning can be encouraged to deliver innovation that leads to competitive advantage, employment growth, and increased productivity. The aims of the proposed work are to:
The study will furnish insight into how existing knowledge is shared, used, stored, and created in organisations. The work will also make contributions to policy development in Scotland as related to investment in workplace learning for the benefit of the economy.
For further information about this studentship, including details of supervision arrangements, candidate eligibility and requirements, and how to apply, please see this post on Professor Hazel Hall's blog.