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PhD Scholarship in International Business

Copenhagen Business School and the Department of International Economics and Management invite applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of International Business.

Core research areas of the Department of International Economics and Management are 1) International Business, 2) Emerging Markets, 3) Asia Studies, and 4) Corporate Governance. It is the ambition of the Department to be in the international frontline in these research areas; to publish our research results in leading international journals; to have an excellent research environment; to seek synergy between research and teaching, and to have a strong partnership with the business community.

Examples of possible research areas that this specific scholarship might cover:

  • Internationalization of Multinational Enterprises from Emerging Markets
  • Outward Foreign Direct Investment to/from Emerging Markets
  • Offshoring and managing R&D and innovation in Emerging Markets
  • Upgrading of Emerging Market firms in global value chains
  • Technological change, industry dynamics and global interaction in Asian Markets
  • Regional clusters, innovation systems, and economic development in Asia

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. This requirement includes the minimum grade of a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale (Grade B/GPA 3.0) or 9 on the 13-point scale for the entire program (i.e. for both the Bachelor's and Master's studies), and at least the grade of 10 for any final thesis or examination project.

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. Please go to the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd

It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, please go to http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres.

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates are employed outside universities and public research institutions.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information please contact: Head of Department Jens Gammelgaard, tel.: +45 3815 2512, e-mail jg.int@cbs.dk.

Information about CBS and the department may be found at http://www.cbs.dk/en

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

General information
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.

The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Economics and Management. The option for the student to be enrolled for a double-PhD degree in International Business and Strategy between CBS and the University of Reading (UK) exists.

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English. We expect the candidate to be highly skilled in the methods that connects to the project proposal, i.e., qualitative and quantitative methods respectively. In case of the latter, we expect experience with a statistical software package (such as Stata, SAS or R) and interest to apply micro-econometric estimation techniques.

The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of the Bachelor degree certificate and grades as well as Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).

Recruitment procedure
The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview shortly after the application deadline.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd

Closing date: April 1 2018.

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at http://www.cbs.dk.


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