Ph.D PhD scholarships in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark

The Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics at the Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships within the fields of innovation and/or entrepreneurship. Research proposals could, for example, investigate topics relating to technology licensing, the organization of innovative activities, external knowledge sourcing, open innovation, appropriation of benefits from innovation, survival of newly established ventures, and transition to self-employment.

The Department will give priority to applicants with top-grades from their universities and to applicants who can demonstrate an ability to work with theory and empirics. It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department's research environment, see .

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. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, .

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. Two thirds of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

Closing date: May 15, 2010 at 12.00 noon.

Further information can be obtained from Keld Laursen, phone +45 3815 2565 , or e-mail Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Department well in advance of the closing date in order to develop a project proposal.

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 23.514 (app. 3,100 euro) up to DKK 28.652 (app. 3,800 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 80 per cent of the base salary.

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance's collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

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 Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.

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 the completed application form, copies of a 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). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is strongly encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC register and choose the PhD Program.

All parts of the application must be submitted in four copies, except the selected written work, which may be submitted in only one copy. Electronic submissions are not accepted.

A committee of experts in the field in question will assess the applications. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant's ability to accomplish it. Following this assessment, the management of the department will select the winner of the scholarship.

The application must be submitted to:

Copenhagen Business School
Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics
att: Annelise Klüwer
Kilevej 14, 3rd floor
DK-2000 Frederiksberg

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