Applications invited for funded PhD studentship within the Centre for Social Informatics

23/03/2015

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.

  • Applications are due by Monday 20th April 2015.
  • Interviews are planned for Thursday 14th May 2015.
  • The studentship will start on Thursday 1st October 2015.

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:

  1. Identify factors that underpin successful workplace learning and innovation.
  2. Determine how skills innovation in the workplace is facilitated by organisational culture and strategy.
  3. Demonstrate how a skills agency can support innovation in the workplace.
  4. Formulate practical and workable recommendations to policy makers concerned with the skills agenda in Scotland.

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.

 
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Hazel Hall
Director of CSI
h.hall@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2760

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