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Research Fellow

University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: 27 July, 2014

The post is part of an ESRC-funded research project on business political participation. The project seeks to improve our understanding of how and why firms participate in politics by tracking the behaviour of 2,000 corporations across different types of activities (lobbying, campaign contributions, corporate social responsibility) and venues (national, EU and UN). An innovative research design involves the creation of a unique comparative database to facilitate explanation of firms' decisions to participate in a variety of activities ranging from lobbying to corporate social responsibility programmes. Specifically the project will collect data on firm size, headquarters and industry, as well as on relevant country-level factors such as the institutional and cultural environments of host and home countries for a sample of firms operating across national borders in the US, European and global markets, as well as on firms' lobbying, campaign contributions and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities across these different venues. These data will be used in multivariate regression analysis to explain firm behaviour in these different venues and different modes of political engagement. The project is expected to have considerable practical value for policymakers and NGOs interested in good governance and CSR, as well as for the business community.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Mcewan, Human Resources Graduate Trainee, for further information on this.

As this post is funded by ESRC, it will be offered from 1 September 2014 until August 2015.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£30,728 - £33,562 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant level in the first instance (salary range £25,759 - £28,972 per annum) for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD.

Online application forms and further information is available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs.

Please quote reference SOC022R on all correspondence.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 27 July 2014.

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

 

"Doing Research" - Global Development Network

"Doing Research" - Global Development Network
N/A
N/A, United States
Application Deadline: 30 July, 2014

Le Global Development Network (GDN) lance un appel à candidatures pour des équipes de recherche multidisciplinaires afin de mener des études sur l’environnement de recherche dans les pays en développement. Cet appel à proposition est soutenu par la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates, le gouvernement français et la Direction du Développement et de la Coopération (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation).


Pourquoi soumettre sa candidature?

 La subvention accordée fournit l’opportunité unique de travailler en collaboration sur l’un des aspects les moins étudiés en sciences sociales, l’environnement de la recherche dans les pays en développement.

6 à 7 candidatures peuvent être retenues et bénéficieront d’une subvention pouvant aller jusqu'à 43.000 US $ en fonction de la portée de l'étude.

 Les équipes de recherche gagnantes bénéficieront également d’un accompagnement technique et de l’accès à un réseau international tout au long du projet, de sa conception à la réalisation finale.

 Les résultats de votre étude doivent permettre d’alimenter les débats et les réformes envisageables dans le domaine des politiques de recherche, en vue de favoriser un environnement propice pour mener une recherche de qualité.


Informations importantes:
Date limite: 30 juillet 2014


 Les propositions doivent être soumises en anglais ou en français.

 Les directives et recommandations pour candidater sont disponibles sur : www.gdn.int/doingresearch

 Pour toute question, merci de nous contacter à dr-cfp@gdn.int

Cet appel est ouvert à tous les pays en développement. Les candidatures provenant d’Inde, Ethiopie, Nigeria, Afrique du Sud, Bangladesh, Tanzanie, Kenya, Ouganda, Ghana, Sénégal, Malawi, Zambie, Mali, Mozambique, Botswana, Indonésie et Chine sont particulièrement encouragées.