Sunday, 24 January 2010

PhD Studentship - University of Exeter -

PhD Studentship
University of Exeter - University of Exeter Business School

The Business School has a vibrant postgraduate research community where there are currently over 140 students enrolled on its Doctoral programmes. It has excellent research ratings with 94 per cent of its research classified as being of international quality (RAE 2008). As part of its ongoing development of postgraduate research, the Business School is offering up to 7 fully-funded studentships for October 2010 start. Priority will be given to applicants with research proposals that align with Business School priorities as well as the University of Exeter Research Beacons and Key Themes (

We are keen to attract students with strong experience of independent research and knowledge of research methods, techniques and approaches at Master's level. As with all Doctoral students in the Business School, further training opportunities are available based on training needs assessment at the start of your studies.

Applications will be welcome from across the field of leadership studies and in particular, from students seeking to research issues of leadership and sustainability (especially sense-making and identity-related approaches); leading complex organizations, partnerships and alliances; leadership development and organizational performance; well-being (of leaders, and the contribution of leadership to well-being); and spirituality as a factor in leadership in contemporary organizations and communities.

More information on the School can be found here:

Friday, 22 January 2010

BPS RESEARCH DIGEST: Early risers are more proactive than evening people

"I've always envied early risers, those who spring out of bed at the crack of dawn, ready, it seems, to take on the world. Of course their early vitality could be short-lived. Morning friskiness gives the impression of a positive nature but are 'larks' really more proactive people than 'owls'?

Yes, according to Christoph Randler who surveyed 367 student participants and found a correlation between their self-reported 'morningness' (as revealed by their answers to questions about how easy they find it to get up in the morning and how alert they feel) and their self-reported proactivity (measured by their agreement with statements like 'I spend time identifying long-range goals for myself' and 'I feel responsible for my own life'). The correlation was relatively weak (.44, where 1 would be a perfect match) but was statistically significant.

Randler also found proactivity to be (inversely) correlated, though to a lesser extent than morningness, with so-called 'social jetlag'. This is caused by the mismatch between one's biological time-keeping and the demands of social time, as betrayed by the difference in students' choice of rise times between weekdays and weekends."

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Research Assistant in Human Resources Management - Coventry University -

Coventry University

"The Faculty of Business, Environment and Society is looking to recruit an individual to contribute to research ,consultancy and income generation within the department of HRM.

We are looking for an individual with a sound knowledge of Research Methods relevant toHRM or Business and who has or is wishing to publish conference or journal papers related to HRM. The successful applicant will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or possess an equivalent professional qualification and experience in HRM.

Ref: REQ000262

£23,451 - £31,515 per annum

Fixed Term for 2 years

Closing date: 25th January 2010

This job is unlikely to attract sponsorship to work. Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.

Please visit our website at Alternatively, you can call the Human Resources Department on 02476 887814 or e-mail"

ESRC Management and Business Development Fellowships - Durham University -

Durham University - Durham Business School

"The ESRC Management and Business Development Fellowship Scheme has been developed to help ensure the future research base of Business and Management studies in the UK. Durham Business School has been awarded two fellowships which are available from 01 April 2010. The posts are fixed term for a period of up to 3 years, further details of which can be found in the Job Description. Applications are welcome from candidates with interests in any area of Banking and Finance and Business Leadership, who have significant experience following completion of an undergraduate degree.

Further details of the post and an application form are available on our website ( or Tel: 0191 334 6499; fax: 0191 334 6495

£29,704 - £35,469 per annum

Reference number: 3653 Closing date: 10 February 2010"

Monday, 11 January 2010

Glass Ceiling Anew: Bosses mistakenly believe female workers have more family-work conflict than men do, and that misconception stymies women's career

"Decades into the era of two-earner households, the virtues of family-friendly policies are all but universally assumed in the corporate world. But now new research suggests serious potential pitfalls for women in those policies, hazards stemming from persistent misconceptions about women's susceptibility to conflicts between their family commitments and workplace responsibilities.

A study in the current issue of The Academy of Management Journal reveals that bosses generally perceive women workers to have more family-work conflict than men, even though this isn't the case. And this belief, mistaken though it is, leads supervisors to take a negative view of women employees' suitability for promotion."

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Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Greece: Scholarships 2010

Greece: Scholarships 2010: "PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is pleased to announce the start of the Scholarships Programme 2010 for post-graduate studies, full-time and part-time."

The programme refers to AEI & Polytechnic graduates, as well as executives, to continue their studies on post-graduate level for the academic year beginning 2010. The programme funds tuition fees for masters programmes and does not include professional qualifications nor Ph.D.s.

The scholarships are part of the PwC corporate social responsibility programme aimed at talented and distinguished young people, with the objective to provide guidance to the youth to take the right educational and professional path. The crucial aim is to bridge the gap between market demand and education that exists in Greece.

The amount of the scholarship will range between 2.000-4.000 euros, per successful candidate, pending on qualifications and personal financial status.

Success for CROB-L

The members of CROB-L, Assistant Professors Nikos Bozionelos and Ioannis Nikolaou received research funding from the Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB) under the auspices of the Basic Research Funding Programme.The funding is intended to support the execution of two independent research programmes run by the two faculty members for year 2010. More information on these projects will be available soon.

Άρθρο για την εξέλιξη της Οργανωσιακής Ψυχολογίας στην Ελλάδα

Πρόσφατα προσκληθήκαμε από το Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (τον επιστημονικό φορέα των Οργανωσιακών Ψυχολόγων στις ΗΠΑ) να γράψουμε ένα σύντομο άρθρο για την Ιστορία και την Ανάπτυξη της Οργανωσιακής Ψυχολογίας στην Ελλάδα προκειμένου να δημοσιευτεί στο επίσημο newsletter του φορέα (The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist-TIP). Το άρθρο δημοσιεύτηκε στο τεύχος Οκτωβρίου 2009 και το αφιερώνουμε στον "πατέρα" της Οργανωσιακής Ψυχολογίας στην Ελλάδα και "δάσκαλο" για πολλούς από μας τον Αριστοτέλη Κάντα.

Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε ολόκληρο το άρθρο εδώ.

HR Professional interview

Συνέντευξη στο HR Professional με τον Δ. Μπουραντά για το Εργαστήριο Οργανωσιακής Συμπεριφοράς και Ηγεσίας