Saturday, September 08, 2012

PhD topics in Management

I am suggesting some broad research areas, which you can use as a starting point. You may want to use these topics to understand the depth you need to go into for research. These are mostly topics for PhD in management in India. If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them, email me at

All the areas mentioned below are survey based. Or you need to do a survey.

Supply Chain
  • Supplier relations
  • Supplier evaluation
  • Supplier selection
  • Study of Industrial clusters (Interdisciplinary)

  • Leadership and leadership traits
  • HR issues in security services industry in India
  • HR issues of contract workers (in a particular sector, like automobile or in industrial clusters, like for example, Issues faced by contract workers employed by Automobile companies or Auto Ancillary units in Pune)
  • HR issues in IT / ITES industry in India
  • HR issues in BPO industry
  • HR issues faced by Women (in a particular industry)
  • HR issues faced by Women workers

  • Attitudes of consumers towards E commerce
  • Attitudes of young consumers towards online purchases
  • Usage trends in Mobile banking / Adoption of mobile banking
  • Technology adoption in SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises)

Attitudes of Indian consumers towards modern retail

  • Micro-finance
  • Cooperative banks

If you have some topics to suggest, please email me at