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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Academic background
Business, Health Sciences, Humanities
Host campus
Associate Professor Fiona Edgar, Dr Paula O'Kane, Dr Jing (Annie) Zhang, Dr Dana Ott


The Management Department’s HRM team is looking for enthusiastic students to join their research projects. Topics of special interest are strategic HRM (SHRM), green HRM, employee wellbeing, technology in HRM, international HRM (IHRM), talent management, and employee innovative and creative behaviour.

Prospective students will ideally have a sound understanding of the HRM and Employment Relations literatures as well as the research process. Their degree (Master's, Honours, other Postgrad qualification) should contain a research component, and they should be proficient in using quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies.

Students interested in studying in the area of HRM will work primarily with Associate Professor Fiona Edgar and Drs Annie Zhang, Paula O’Kane and Dana Ott, who have expertise in the topics listed above. Their past students are now employed in a variety of settings including academia, with roles ranging from lecturing to managing a residential college.

Please note that no specific funding is available. However, applicants are encouraged to explore the University of Otago's postgraduate scholarships.
Visit the University of Otago doctoral scholarships webpage

Interested students are encouraged to contact a member of the research team. Please specify your topic of interest and submit a brief proposal (500 words) outlining how your research interests and experience align with the research area. Also, attach a copy of your CV.


Fiona Edgar

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