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PhD Research Scholar positions - Department of Strategy and Management

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Profile Description

Application deadline: 1 February 2018

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Accounting and Auditing, (2) Business and Management Science, (3) Economics, (4) Strategy and Management. Candidates admitted to the PhD Programme at NHH will receive the title of PhD Research Scholar.

NHH is one of the leading business schools in Europe. In close cooperation with the business community and society, we are developing new knowledge and creating values for a sustainable future. NHH has an international profile and cooperates with 170 universities and business schools in more than 50 countries. We have 3,400 students and 400 employees.

Strategy and Management
NHH is pleased to announce vacancies in the PhD specialisation of strategy and management.


We are looking for a PhD-candidate in the area of emerging digital phenomena and technologies, that are in the early phases of diffusion, such as digital ecosystems and platforms, and the explosive growth of lightweight IT; smartphones, tablets, Internet of Things, and robotic process automation.

Marketplace negotiations in FINTECH platforms
The rise of big data and the advances in computational linguistics enable a new era in in research on online consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer interactions. In this project, we are looking to bridge these new analytical tools with more established qualitative approaches such as netnography.

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?

Human Resource Management

We are interested in a) Human Resource Management in global organisations and b) employment relations in a cross-country perspective.

Business ethics and the good life
The new field “Happiness Research” is drawing heavily upon positive psychology and Aristotelian virtue ethics. An interesting contribution would be to corroborate on how excellent leaders may apply elements of virtue ethics in their relationship to important stakeholders.

Innovations through networks, alliances and partnerships
Research problems include: a) efficient contracting strategies for innovative inter-firm projects, b) how can public agencies innovate through partnerships with private suppliers (public-private partnerships), and c) inter-firm cooperation on green or sustainable innovations.

Further information about the Department of Strategy and Management.

The PhD Programme

The PhD Programme at NHH is a four year fully funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with research and teaching/work experience, preparing the school's graduates for competitive careers at national and international academic institutions and industry. Recent graduates of our PhD programme have been hired by, for example: University of Oxford, HEC Paris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, RMIT Melbourne, Oslo Economics, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Norwegian Competition Authority, and in the banking and technology industry.

PhD research scholars receive their own office space within their department and enjoy a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment. The programme gives preference to applicants who submit relevant research proposals that fit best with the research interests of the department.

The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholar position is set according to the Norwegian State Salary, and currently pays 436 500 NOK gross (equivalent to approximately € 45 000 or USD 53 500). The 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 offers a mild coastal climate and hosts rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities, as well as a family-friendly environment. Explore visitnorway.

Start date in August 2018.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the PhD Programme.

You are required to upload the following electronically with your application:
• Certificate of a Master of science degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
• Certificate of a Bachelor degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
• Other relevant certificates or transcripts (e.g. courses completed at the PhD level)
• Statement of purpose describing your motivation for applying this position (250-300 words)
• Tentative research proposal (2000-4000 words)
• Curriculum vitae
• A list of all publications and /or other documented research activities
• Contact details to two reference persons

Please read more details about the required documentation in the application.

Please submit your application here.

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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