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PhD Research Scholar positions - Department of Strategy and Management

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

NHH Norwegian School of Economics (http://www.nhh.no) is pleased to announce vacancies within Strategy and Management. Candidates admitted to the PhD Programme at NHH will receive the title of PhD Research Scholar.

NHH is a public, specialised university (founded in 1936) in Norway, which hosts around 3300 students.

PhD Research Scholar positions - Department of Strategy and Management

Service Innovation
Relevant topics are a) Innovation in business models and b) Service design and customer experience.
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Team and cooperation research

What makes teams work more effectively and how do relationships within teams form and develop over time? In particular, how do team start-ups and dynamics influence team performance?
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How do firms respond to opportunities and threats created by recessions, and how do recessions affect long term economic performance? Other areas: a) Strategic human capital and b) Ownership and firm boundaries.
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Business Process and Digitalization
We are interested in the growth of smartphones, tablets, Internet of Things, robotic process automation (RPA), app-platforms, and how digital technologies enables competent users to innovate business processes and business models.
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Strategic alliances and innovations
How can strategic alliances and B2B relationships spur innovations? Research questions include: i) efficient contracting strategies for innovative projects, ii) identification of performance implications of contracting strategies, and iii) monitoring and relationship management during cooperation.
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The cultural dimension in cross-border value creation
How does the cultural dimension challenge leadership and organization in firms engaged in cross-border value creation? In particular with regard to outsourcing and offshoring, sharing of knowledge, or the development of change capacity.
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Please find further information about the Department of Strategy and Management here, and complete descriptions of the topics here.

The PhD Programme

The PhD Programme at NHH is a four-year fully-funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with active research and teaching/work experience, preparing the school's graduates for competitive careers at national and international academic institutions and industry.

PhD Research Scholars receive their own office space within their department and enjoy a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment. The PhD Research Scholars receive feedback on their work through close interaction with their supervisor/s, and faculty during regular seminars.

PhD Research Scholars are required to combine their studies and research with 25% work as a teaching and/or research assistant during their employment period.

Preference will be given to qualified applicants with research proposals that fit best with the research interests of the Department of Strategy and Management. Preference will also be given to female applicants in the event of equivalent qualifications.

The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholar position is currently 435 500 NOK gross (equivalent to approximately € 46 100 or US dollar 51 300). This salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway, and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including health care provision.

The city of Bergen has a mild coastal climate and offers rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities, as well as a family-friendly environment. Visit (http://www.visitnorway.com/uk) for further information.

Start date by agreement, but no later than 1 January 2017.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the PhD Programme. It is necessary that academic and English language criteria are met. All applications must include evidence of adequate GMAT or GRE test scores and TOEFL or IELTS test scores. Applicants from Nordic universities are exempt from this requirement. Applicants should ensure that all test results are sent from testing institutions and received by NHH by latest 1 October 2016, unless you are waved.

You will find further information about our PhD Programme here. If you do not find answers to your questions, you may send an email to:

Applicants for the PhD Research Scholar position do not need to apply separately for admission to the PhD programme.

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

Information about education, prior positions and work experience, statement of purpose, tentative research proposal (5-10 pages), certificates with grades and other relevant documentation, including a complete CV, should be attached with the application.

Two or three reference letters must be submitted by email directly to NHH () from the referee by latest 1 October 2016.

Applications must be submitted online. For opening the application, please select English version (see menu on top side) and use the link ‘Apply for this job' on top right side.

Application deadline: 15 September 2016

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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