Ph.D PhD Scholarships in Strategy and Organizing

at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships within the field of Strategy and organizing at the Department of Organization.

Research at the Department of Organization focuses upon the organizing of practices, agency and institutions from an interdisciplinary social-scientific perspective. This means that our research is driven by an interest in processes of organizing and their outcome, but also that we study many different types of organizing processes ranging from the organizing of formal organizations to the organizing of material objects and technologies, social identities and fields. Our perspective is interdisciplinary in the sense that we combine a series of social-scientific traditions, such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science and cultural and communication theory in the analysis of organizing. Methodologically, our research is predominantly qualitative and often involves case study and field work methodology.

The teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in subjects such as organization studies, strategy and organization, human resource management, and qualitative methodology.
In announcing PhD scholarships in Strategy and organization, the department wishes to strengthen interdisciplinary research in strategy making and strategizing. Examples of research areas within Strategy and organization are:

  • The construction and deployment of strategy in public and private organizations
  • The relationship between organizational strategy, technology and politics
  • Organizing in time; how organizational actors engage with past, present and future
  • The everyday practices of strategy and strategizing in organizations

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

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, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd .

It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/ioa
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.

For further information please contact: Head of Department Peter Kjær, tel.: +45 3815 2849, e-mail pkj@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/ioa.
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 salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies

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 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.
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 winners of the scholarships.
Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
Closing date: 21 May 2012.

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 www.cbs.dk.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 21 May 2012


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