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PhD Students - Past, Present and Future

I am currently first supervisor for two PhD students at the University of Hertfordshire. Previously I was first supervisor for eight successful PhD students at the University of Cambridge, one successful student at the University of Lyon II, and ten successful PhD students at the University of Hertfordshire.


I would be pleased to hear from anyone wishing to study for a PhD under my supervision. The University of Hertfordshire regulations allow PhD study in both full-time and part-time modes. The PhD is dissertation-based, with only a few course attendance requirements. The dissertation is up to 80,000 words, must contain original research, and should be completed within 3-4 years (full time) and 6-8 years (part time).


For details of fees and enrolment procedures email , Room R312, University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, UK.


If you wish to apply for admission on the PhD programme under my supervision, then you should send me your CV and a research proposal of about 2,000-10,000 words explaining your proposed research topic and methodology. Naturally, I favour proposals that are closest to my own area of expertise.


Unfortunately, financial scholarships to support PhD students are very limited and most my PhD students are self-funding. However, under some conditions self-funded students may be charged reduced fees.


With PhD students and colleagues I am exploring ways in which insights from institutional and evolutionary economics can help our understanding of economic performance. These empirical research projects include the investigation of routinisation and niche-construction in firms, the degree to which firms adapt to change, and the role of institutional complementarities in firm development.