Publication, Funding & PhD
We welcome PhD students and applicants to our Disruptive Technologies Cluster including DBA (Professional Doctorate) or our Online PhD.
The key document for our application review process is the research proposal. You will then need to start the process by applying PhD online via: https://www.salford.ac.uk/postgraduate-research/apply. You can also explore our staff and their expertise to start thinking about potential supervisors using our staff directory search: https://www.salford.ac.uk/our-staff
Our Doctoral School website https://www.salford.ac.uk/doctoral-school also provides lots of useful information about what we can offer you.
Choosing a disruptive technologies PhD topic
Your PhD topic should be of interest to you and hopefully fill a gap in knowledge (both from industry practitioners and academic theory). Try reading some recent relevant journal articles and then based on your experience, formulate an initial question which you believe will create a unique contribution to knowledge. You might pay special attention to the final section of recent journal papers which call for further research in a theme that you’re interested in. From there, you should write a proposal based on this initial gap. Contact us for more information.
Our centre members have published a wide range of articles about disruptive technologies – here are some examples.
- Oates, B.J., Griffiths, M. and McLean, R., 2022. Rsearching Information Systems and Computing. SAGE Publications Ltd.
- Miah, A and Fenton, A. 2021. Routledge Handbook of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Esports in the Olympic and Paralympic Games: The business case for integration, Routledge
- Fenton, A, Griffiths, M, Fletcher, G. 2020. Digital Transformation Strategy, Routledge – Book website
- Zhao, W., Wang, A., Chen, Y. and Liu, W., 2021. Investigating Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem through the lens of Bottom of the Pyramid (BOM) Theory: Case Study of Taobao Village in China. In the Journal of Chinese Management Studies, Emerald Publications (ISSN: 1750-614X).
- Fenton, A and Mohamad, MRA. 2020. ‘Social media’ , in: Digital and social media marketing : a results-driven approach , Routledge
- Chen, Y. and Zhang, Y., 2019. Culture and Context Impact on Mobile Tech Application in Organisational Learning: Case Study of UK Higher Education Institution and Chinese State-Owned Enterprise. Book Chapter of Mobile Technologies for Educational Organisations. IGI Global Publication.
- Zhao, W., Wang, A., Chen, Y., 2019. How to maintain the sustainable development of a business platform: Pinduoduo social eCommerce platform. In the journal of Sustainability, 11 (22), 6337.
- Fenton, A and Procter, CT 2018, ‘Studying social media communities : blending methods with netnography‘ , SAGE Research Methods Cases
- Heinze, A, Griffiths, M, Fenton, A and Fletcher, G 2018, ‘Knowledge exchange partnership leads to digital transformation at Hydro-X Water Treatment, Ltd’ , Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 37 (4) , pp. 6-13.