Hotel and Tourism Management

PhD posts, starting January 2021

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Friday, 27th of November 2020.

For applications, click  here

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic: “Best Practices in Human Resources Development in the Hospitality Industry”

Required Qualifications: Candidates should possess an undergraduate degree and an MSc / MA / MBA from accredited universities in at least one of the following subject areas: Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Hospitality and Tourism Management, or other studies relevant with the topic. In addition, candidates should exhibit high academic achievements, a strong background in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, excellent command of the English language and proficiency in research related software (SPSS and NVivo). Candidates should be able to complete their doctorate dissertation in English. Excellent command of the Greek language is also a prerequisite.

The nature of the topic demands full-time commitment to the research area; hence, this post is for full-time studies only.

Research Advisor: Anastasios Zopiatis, Associate Professor, anastasios.zopiatis@cut.ac.cy

 

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic: “Entrepreneurship or Innovation”

Required Qualifications: Doctoral candidates should possess an undergraduate degree and an MSc / MA / MBA from accredited universities in at least one of the following subject areas: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business Administration/ Management, SME Management, Tourism and/or Hotel Management or other studies relevant with the topic. Candidates should exhibit superior knowledge and competences in research design, quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and analysis, and be familiar with the use of statistical or qualitative data analysis software (e.g. NVivo, SPSS).

It is expected that the doctoral candidates will publish papers at high impact journals in the business and management disciplines and present research results at scientific conferences, research workshops, etc.

In addition, candidates should exhibit high academic performance and must be able to complete their doctorate dissertation in English. Excellent command of the Greek language is also a prerequisite.

The nature of the topic demands full-time commitment to the research area; hence, this post is on a full-time basis only.

Research Advisors: Elias Hadjielia, Lecturer, elias.hadjielias@cut.ac.cy

 

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic: “Corporate Strategy, Social, and Economic Performance”

Description: Corporate social performance, i.e., a business organization’s configuration of principles of social responsibility, processes of social responsiveness, and policies, programs, and observable outcomes as they relate to the firm’s societal relationships, has received extensive attention by the literature. However, examining corporate social performance, either as a driver or as an outcome of corporate strategy, has led to a fragmented understanding of this dynamic organizational phenomenon. Moreover, the relevant literature has given a piecemeal account of the various dimensions of corporate social performance or has treated it as a single multidimensional system, failing to recognize – possibly – unique relationships between its individual dimensions and different strategic decisions. Thus, considering the interaction between corporate strategy and corporate social performance through static and segmental approaches limits the extent of our understanding concerning its possible implications for corporate economic performance. In the context of this doctoral thesis, the successful PhD candidate will focus on the systematic examination of the multifaceted interaction between corporate strategy and corporate social performance and its economic performance implications.

Required Qualifications: Prospective students must hold a recognized Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from accredited universities in any of the following disciplines: Management, Economics, Maths, or other related field. They should have a strong background in quantitative research methodologies and proven proficiency in oral and written communication skills in English, as they should be able to write their doctoral thesis in English.

Applicants should demonstrate their ability to take research initiatives and work collaboratively and individually. Previous research experience will be considered an advantage.

Applicants should submit a short report (500 words) describing the reasons why they chose the program, their research goals and interests. Also, in a short report (1,000 - 1,500 words), they should demonstrate the extent to which they understand the proposed research topic, which they will study. Both reports must be written in English.

The PhD position is strictly offered on the basis of full-time study.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the research advisor for a preliminary expression of interest.

Funding: Doctoral students can receive funding as teaching assistants, through competitive internal scholarships, or by participating in funded research projects.

Research Advisor: Pavlos Symeou, Associate Professor, pavlos.symeou@cut.ac.cy

 

 

Information:

From the Department Secretary

Tel.: 25002530, Fax: 25002766

Hotel and Tourism Management

PhD posts, starting January 2021

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Friday, 27th of November 2020.

For applications, click  here

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic: “Best Practices in Human Resources Development in the Hospitality Industry”

Required Qualifications: Candidates should possess an undergraduate degree and an MSc / MA / MBA from accredited universities in at least one of the following subject areas: Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Hospitality and Tourism Management, or other studies relevant with the topic. In addition, candidates should exhibit high academic achievements, a strong background in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, excellent command of the English language and proficiency in research related software (SPSS and NVivo). Candidates should be able to complete their doctorate dissertation in English. Excellent command of the Greek language is also a prerequisite.

The nature of the topic demands full-time commitment to the research area; hence, this post is for full-time studies only.

Research Advisor: Anastasios Zopiatis, Associate Professor, anastasios.zopiatis@cut.ac.cy

 

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic: “Entrepreneurship or Innovation”

Required Qualifications: Doctoral candidates should possess an undergraduate degree and an MSc / MA / MBA from accredited universities in at least one of the following subject areas: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business Administration/ Management, SME Management, Tourism and/or Hotel Management or other studies relevant with the topic. Candidates should exhibit superior knowledge and competences in research design, quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and analysis, and be familiar with the use of statistical or qualitative data analysis software (e.g. NVivo, SPSS).

It is expected that the doctoral candidates will publish papers at high impact journals in the business and management disciplines and present research results at scientific conferences, research workshops, etc.

In addition, candidates should exhibit high academic performance and must be able to complete their doctorate dissertation in English. Excellent command of the Greek language is also a prerequisite.

The nature of the topic demands full-time commitment to the research area; hence, this post is on a full-time basis only.

Research Advisors: Elias Hadjielia, Lecturer, elias.hadjielias@cut.ac.cy

 

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic: “Corporate Strategy, Social, and Economic Performance”

Description: Corporate social performance, i.e., a business organization’s configuration of principles of social responsibility, processes of social responsiveness, and policies, programs, and observable outcomes as they relate to the firm’s societal relationships, has received extensive attention by the literature. However, examining corporate social performance, either as a driver or as an outcome of corporate strategy, has led to a fragmented understanding of this dynamic organizational phenomenon. Moreover, the relevant literature has given a piecemeal account of the various dimensions of corporate social performance or has treated it as a single multidimensional system, failing to recognize – possibly – unique relationships between its individual dimensions and different strategic decisions. Thus, considering the interaction between corporate strategy and corporate social performance through static and segmental approaches limits the extent of our understanding concerning its possible implications for corporate economic performance. In the context of this doctoral thesis, the successful PhD candidate will focus on the systematic examination of the multifaceted interaction between corporate strategy and corporate social performance and its economic performance implications.

Required Qualifications: Prospective students must hold a recognized Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from accredited universities in any of the following disciplines: Management, Economics, Maths, or other related field. They should have a strong background in quantitative research methodologies and proven proficiency in oral and written communication skills in English, as they should be able to write their doctoral thesis in English.

Applicants should demonstrate their ability to take research initiatives and work collaboratively and individually. Previous research experience will be considered an advantage.

Applicants should submit a short report (500 words) describing the reasons why they chose the program, their research goals and interests. Also, in a short report (1,000 - 1,500 words), they should demonstrate the extent to which they understand the proposed research topic, which they will study. Both reports must be written in English.

The PhD position is strictly offered on the basis of full-time study.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the research advisor for a preliminary expression of interest.

Funding: Doctoral students can receive funding as teaching assistants, through competitive internal scholarships, or by participating in funded research projects.

Research Advisor: Pavlos Symeou, Associate Professor, pavlos.symeou@cut.ac.cy

 

 

Information:

From the Department Secretary

Tel.: 25002530, Fax: 25002766