Members of The Open University Business School’s Finance research team specialise in: investors and investment, venture capital and private equity, innovation finance, public sector finance and risk management, the role of private firms in the provision of public services, private finance initiatives and public-private partnerships, corporate governance and corporate financing, corporate diversification and internal capital markets, the value relevance of directors' trades, regulatory issues such as accounting standards and offshore tax havens, takeover regulation, ethics and culture in finance, emerging stock market performance and market efficiency and Islamic finance. Furthermore, the Accounting and Finance discipline within the Business School is home to the True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin), a multidisciplinary research centre which focuses on financial education and its impact, consumer behaviours relating to savings, debt and spending and investment choices and decisions.
PhD or MPhil
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Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) plus 120 credits in research methods training or, ideally, a masters degree in Research Methods (MRes), which is the usual precursor to PhD studies.
If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:
- Claire Wylde
- +44 (0)1908 332311
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