Postgraduate research project

Migrant entrepreneurship, gender and generation: context and family dynamics in small town Britain

Fully funded (UK and international)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
MSc with merit/2:1 honours View full entry requirements
Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Social Sciences
Closing date

About the project

We’re looking for highly motivated students to investigate how entrepreneurship affects gender and intergenerational dynamics among migrant family firms in small towns.

This project is a collaboration between the University of Southampton and the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. 

You will work across disciplines to investigate:

  • the main opportunities and barriers for migrants when setting up businesses
  • the effects of entrepreneurship on gender and intergenerational dynamics
  • what is the role of context on these strategies, such as urban and rural environments, and availability of business support 

You’ll have an interest in migration and/or work and employment, with knowledge of qualitative and ethnographic methods.