Potential Research Topics

Each student will normally be assigned 2 academic supervisors who will provide guidance on the formal specification of the topic, the structure and organisation of the thesis and the general direction of the research. Regular supervision helps to ensure that the research progresses in the appropriate way. Full-time PhD students meet with their supervisors on at least 10 occasions during the year. For part-time students, at least 6 meetings take place.

This section lists the general research areas of staff members at Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China) who supervise PhD research. Please refer to the research interests of members of faculty concerned to determine if your research interests coincide with those of a potential supervisor.

You may also refer to Research at NUBS China to determine if your research interests correspond with the wider research agenda within the School.

The PhD Programme offers flexible supervision between UNNC and the University of Nottingham UK (UNUK). Depending on the proposed research, students may be required to spend part of their studies at UNUK, but students will be registered at UNNC, and graduates will be awarded a University of Nottingham UK degree which is also recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Supervisor List




Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Information Systems

International Business and Strategy

Organisational Behaviour

Operation and Supply Chain Management