Ph.D position attached to Global Production and Labour Standards Research Project
A project involving teams from UNSW (Australia), Freie U (Germany), U Gothenburg (Sweden), LSE (UK), and BRAC (Bangladesh) will be conducting a study whose title is ‘Changes in the Governance of Garment Global Production Networks: Lead Firm, Supplier and Institutional Responses to the Rana Plaza Disaster.’The project will analyze changes in lead firm policies and practices in selected developed countries and changes in actual labor and environmental standards in Bangladeshi factories that supply garments to lead firms in these countries.
A Ph.D position will be funded by the project for 3 years with the possibility of extension until completion of the degree. The Ph.D topic will be aligned with the project and will be undertaken within UNSW Business School in Sydney under the supervision of Prof. Steve Frenkel. An annual stipend of approximately AUD $25,000 (depending on exchange rates) will be paid. The position is available from January, 2016.
Candidates should have an excellent undergraduate and/or Masters’ record and evidence of research capability.
Candidates should submit an expression of interest (maximum one page) and a curriculum vita to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 Sept., 2015. Names and contact details of two referees should be included.