2 Postdoc Positions in Department of Strategy and Innovation

Copenhagen Business School - CBS

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2 Post Doc Positions in Department of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School invites applications for 2 Post Doc Positions at the Department of Strategy and Innovation. Expected starting date is 1 May 2020.

The Department of Strategy and Innovation has an emphasis on Strategy and Innovation - as indicated by the name - but there is equal emphasis on Entrepreneurship and International Business. The four areas are the pillars that the department is resting on in its teaching and research activities. The number of staff in the department is approximately 80. This includes about 45 faculty members (professors, associate professors, tenure track assistant professors), 7 administrative staff members, and 30 members of staff who are hired on temporary contracts as research assistants, post docs or PhD students.

The department’s ambition is to create an internationally leading environment for research and teaching in strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business. The theoretical foundation for research in these areas is eclectic, combining strategy and/or internationalization theory with insights from economics, sociology, psychology, and economic geography. Methodologically, the department places considerable emphasis on the solid application of empirical methods, featuring qualitative interview studies, surveys, register data, or experiments.

The teaching of the department is very diverse across programs and areas and largely falls within the four research areas of the department, i.e. strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and international business.

The post doc positions are time-limited for 4 years and connected to the research activities of Professor Nicolai Foss. The post doc will be subject to a formal annual performance review. The post doc positions will include approximately one year of teaching activites in the context of the Department's teaching portfolio.

The projects are:

Please indicate clearly in your application which project you are applying for.

Post doc 1: Entrepreneurship
The postdoctoral fellow will join the ongoing research of Professor Nicolai Foss under the overall theme of “the judgment-based view of entrepreneurship” an emerging approach to entrepreneurship pioneered by Professor Nicolai Foss (in cooperation with other scholars). The focus of this work is on understanding how entrepreneurial judgment shapes contractual relations, ownership structures and relations to stakeholders (e.g., financiers). This stream is increasingly taking off empirically and in terms of modeling and the postdoctoral fellow will work on these frontier issues. Many projects are ongoing or underway, and the successful applicant will work on a number of these and will have the opportunity to help shaping new projects. Relevant projects include “Institutions and Entrepreneurial Survival,” “Entrepreneurial Judgment and Financing of Ventures,” and “Billionaire Entrepreneurs.”

The ideal candidate for this Postdoctoral Fellow will be a recent PhD graduate with a deep interest in this domain who can provide research support in terms of literature reviews, analyses, “lab manager” role to coordinate other research support, and joining as an author on various projects. Strong technical skills in empirical analysis, in addition to a thorough training in the relevant research literature (strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation) are desirable. Skills in modelling (both closed form-modeling and simulation methods) are also highly desirable.

Post doc 2: Top Management, Organization, and Firm Performance
The postdoctoral fellow will join in the ongoing research of Professor Nicolai Foss on the theme of “Top Management and Firm Outcomes”. The focus of this work is to use large datasets to understand how top management behaviors and demographics shape firm level outcomes such as growth, boundary changes, adaptability and innovation. Many projects are ongoing or underway, and the successful applicant will work on a number of these and will have the opportunity to help shaping new projects. Relevant projects include “Woman Managers and Innovation”, “Top Management Characteristics and Firm Boundaries”, and “Top Managers and Open Innovation”.

The ideal candidate for this Postdoctoral Fellow will be a recent PhD graduate with a deep interest in this domain who can provide research support in terms of literature reviews, analyses, “lab manager” role to coordinate other research support, and joining as an author on various projects. Strong technical skills in empirical analysis, in addition to a thorough training in the relevant research literature (strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation) are desirable.

Qualifications for both positions:

  • Applicants must have completed a PhD in Management or related social science discipline before the beginning the fellowship. Prior work (including but not limited to dissertation) must involve working with large datasets.
  • Excellent academic record and work ethic required.
  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills required.
  • Enthusiasm for research required. The ideal candidate will be thinking of this position as a platform to build skills towards taking on a research professorship in the future.
  • Willingness to move to and live in Denmark.
  • Working knowledge of Stata is desirable.

For further information about the research projects, please contact Professor Nicolai J. Foss: njf.si@cbs.dk.

Information about the department is available at www.cbs.dk/si.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization. A small personal research budget for travel and conference participation will be available. Information about CBS as a work place is available at https://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs.

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

    • Cover letter.
    • Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
    • Any relevant information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
    • A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
    • Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration.
    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.

    The 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 his or her application.

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

    Ansøgningsfrist: 1. marts 2020.

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    CBS er et unikt erhvervsuniversitet med en høj andel af udenlandske ansatte og studerende. CBS har ca. 644 undervisnings- og forskningsårsværk, 192 ph.d.-studerende og 724 administrative årsværk. Ca. 20.422 studerende er fordelt på bachelor-, kandidat-, MBA/EMBA-, ph.d.- og Executive-programmer, der udbydes på dansk og engelsk. Vores videnskabelige medarbejdere tæller internationale eksperter inden for de klassiske forretningsdiscipliner, men også i filosofi, historie, psykologi, sociologi, jura, politik, informationssystemer og kultur.

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    Click on the link Apply online at the bottom of the page. You will then be directed to an external webpage which is the recruitment system.

    2. Application form
    Fill in the online form with your personal data and upload the relevant documentation (see guide to required documentation below).

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