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Doctoral Programme : Human resource management and organisational behaviour

PhD in Human resource management and organisational behaviour

To be part of a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researchers, able to face current and future challenges in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Conducted through

Full time programme

Teaching Language


Programme type

In person

Required Level for Entry

High School Diploma (or equivalent) +5

Level Obtained

High School Diploma (or equivalent) +9


4 years

Double degree




Do you want to deepen your understanding of how management is practiced? Are you willing to inspire new thinking through teaching and research? And have an impact on management policies?

During the second year of the Doctoral Programme (Master of Philosophy 1 (MPhil 1) ), students develop more deeply their research ideas, theoretical models, methodology, and research protocol, while working closely with their academic advisors. From this year, most students also gain pedagogical experience by tutoring /teaching courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. In addition, financial support for conferences and research visits ensures that students can progress under excellent conditions and fully integrate international research networks in their field. At the end of the second year students present their current PhD plans and progress to date in front of a panel of academic committee; Years 3 (MPhil 2) and 4 (MPhil 3) of the Doctoral Programme are dedicated to original research and developing a PhD dissertation. Some students require an additional fifth year to finish the PhD dissertation, in which case a part-time teaching contract is generally signed with the University of Toulouse Capitole (ATER contract).

List of research interests:

  • Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resources Management
  • Change Management and innovation
  • Global Leadership
  • Human Resources Climate
  • Career Management
  • Knowledge Management and Innovation
  • Organisational Behavior
  • Organisational Justice
  • Social Emotions
  • Discrimination
  • Behavioral Ethics
  • HR and Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Occupational health

Benefits of the programme

  • Engage with internationally renowned scholars
  • Conference and research funding
  • Robust training in conducting original and independent research

Programme Objectives

  • Identify and validate original research questions grounded in theoretical foundations
  • Develop and apply appropriate, innovative and persuasive methods for research projects
  • Conduct critical and reflexive analysis of research findings, impact and outcomes
  • Provide relevant recommendations about practical problems encountered by organisations
  • Actively work in an inclusive, respectful and constructive way with supervisors, researchers and peers both within the institution and the wider international research community
  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral modes with a range of audiences formally and informally through a variety of different techniques and media
  • Understand and apply the codes of conduct and guidelines for scientific rigor, integrity and ethics
  • Teach and/or support student learning at undergraduate and graduate levels

Student testimonial

I would greatly encourage students from Lebanon (and comparable cultures) to attend TSM. Lebanon has a strong community culture. We like spending time with our family and friends, and we prefer to live in embracing environments. However, adequate education is highly valued in the Lebanese society. The combination of a top-notch TSM education and the atmosphere in Toulouse makes for an ideal study abroad experience. Put simply, it is easy to develop a sense of belonging here, which will definitely help you stay motivated throughout your pursuit!
Maysam Nour Eddin, DP Doctoral Programme - track PhD Human Resource management and Organisational Behaviour - 2nd year
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