Fully funded PhD opportunity, School of Management, University of Bristol: Alternative economy and the creative industries in Bristol
We’re seeking applications for a fully-funded PhD place based at the School of Management, University of Bristol as part of the My World project.
MyWorld is a five-year programme which aims to create new jobs and inward investment by building on regional strengths in creative media production, technology and research. One element of this programme explores practical and theoretical interventions to imagine and create robust, low-carbon, high inclusion, high democracy alternatives to existing economic models that can inform the development of Bristol and other city-regions. We will explore these models for the creative industries, and connect them to approaches to city and regional governance, focusing on the systems change needed to deliver socially desirable economic development, including inclusive and diverse talent pipelines for innovation.
We are looking for a PhD student to help us explore these questions. They will help to conduct participatory research into alternative creative economy business models that retain dynamism while promoting resilience and inclusion to support more effective innovation. This will lead to the development of an alternative business development programme to support real business change in the creative industries towards these more mutual models.
The applicant may wish to:
– Conduct research into what creatives, stakeholders and policymakers in the city region need to do to support co-ops, mutuals and social enterprises
– Understand the obstacles to creative businesses helping to create a low carbon, high inclusion and high democracy creative economy
– Explore the feasibility of alternative organizational economic and legal structures in the regional creative economy
– Develop holistic recommendations around these models and their related metrics to regional stakeholders to enhance our creative ecosystem
The precise topic of the PhD will be negotiated with the student during their first year. The successful candidate will be expected to have a masters degree in a social science discipline, and past experience of researching or working within the creative industries will be desirable.
The PhD will be supervised by Professor Martin Parker (University of Bristol) and Dr Simon Moreton, Associate Professor of Creative Economies at UWE Bristol. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with any questions.
Deadline for applications 30th June 2022