Ph.D PhD scholarships in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for 3-4 PhD scholarships within the research profile of the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics.

The department is inviting applications within such areas as open innovation, markets for technology, licensing and patenting, R&D collaboration, transition to entrepreneurship, industrial dynamics, and any other topic which sees innovation or entrepreneurship as a question of economic organization.

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The PhD students will be enrolled in the department’s PhD training program which includes a package of courses in Economics of Innovation, Management of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Econometrics, Qualitative Methods, plus a Publishing Course. The program is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student at another university.
See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD program. It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment.

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

For further information please contact: Head of Department Peter Lotz, tel.: +45 3815 2554, e-mail or PhD coordinator, professor Thomas Rønde, tel.: +45 3815 2573, e-mail

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 DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) monthly 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.
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

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 the PhD program at CBS. The applicant must be fluent in English. The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.
The application 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 preliminary 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 a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills if not mother tongue.
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.

The PhD student will be enrolled in the CBS PhD School in Economics and Management.

Date of commencement is September 1, 2012.

Closing date: May 15, 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.

Deadline 15/05/2012

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