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PhD Positions in Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Rotterdam - Netherlands
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: €2,325 to €2,972
£2,067.86 to £2,643.30 converted salary* gross per month
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 1st November 2019
Closes: 8th January 2020

ERIM is the research institute of management at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), founded by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), both of which excel in their research and teaching programmes. The level and international character of their research and teaching programmes has put both schools at the forefront of academic excellence. They offer a diversified portfolio of accredited teaching and research programmes, ranging from pre-experience MSc to postgraduate Masters and executive development, and from fundamental research to applied research and business support, which are renowned throughout the world. RSM is one of the few schools worldwide that holds a triple accreditation from the AMBAs, EQUIS and the AASCB, and is positioned among the top European business schools. The scientific staff of both schools plays a major role in the schools’ interaction with the international business community.

ERIM distinguishes itself by the high-level and international character of its research and has repeatedly been ranked among top 3 research institutes in Europe. ERIM’s key aims are top-quality academic research with impact both on academia and managerial practice, and the advancement of international academic careers and high-level support for both research and doctoral education. For more information about ERIM please visit www.erim.eur.nl.

About the PhD Positions (Job Description)

Each year ERIM initiates and starts a substantial number of new and internationally oriented PhD research projects. The focus is on pioneering and innovative research in the field of Management and Business Research.

ERIM distinguishes five areas of research in management and offers fully funded PhD research projects in the following fields: Business Processes, Logistics and Information Systems (LIS), Organisation (ORG), Marketing (MKT), Finance & Accounting (F&A), and Strategy & Entrepreneurship (S&E) .

Staunchly multidisciplinary, ERIM’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship programme focuses on strategic renewal and firm performance and how the drivers of both can bring about purposeful change within organisations.

The programme is divided into four research themes: corporate governance and competitiveness, entrepreneurship, global strategy, and new managerial roles & organisational forms. Although each draws on its own methodological traditions, faculty members necessarily apply a wide range of methods and frequently rely on meta-analysis, event history modelling, fs/QCA, and ethnographic observations.

ERIM currently offers the following PhD projects within its S&E research programme:

For a list and detailed description of all current ERIM PhD Vacancies, please visit ERIM website.

More information about ERIM PhD in Management programme can be found on www.erim.eur.nl/phd.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for a PhD position in Management at ERIM, you are expected to:

  • hold an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, mathematics, etc. (depending on PhD project)
  • have excellent results in their first degree or graduate study.
  • show explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research.
  • have a GMAT or GRE test result that is not older than five years, and an indication of the required score is 85% (required for all entering PhD students).
  • have TOEFL or IELTS test results. For TOEFL we require a score of at least 100 on the internet-based test and 600 on the paper-based test. For IELTS there is a minimum score requirement of 7.5. The language test results should not be older than two years.

In addition to these formal requirements, candidates for the programme are selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references, and interviews with the potential supervisors.

Conditions of employment

Our PhD projects are fully funded and salaried positions, meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees (promovendi) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Fixed, gross monthly salaries are € 2,325 in the first year, € 2,709 in the second year, € 2,835 in the third year, and € 2,972 in the fourth year. EUR has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days.

Successful candidates are appointed on a full-time basis for a duration up to five years. The PhD position is intended to start 1 September 2020.

PhD candidates also benefit from the state-of-the-art research facilities and financial support programme (ERIM Support Programmes - ESP), which ERIM set up for a wide range of research-related activities such as conference participation, international job markets, external courses, scientific and educational literature, visits to international supervisors, and international research studies.

How to apply

All applicants are required to follow our online application process. The application deadline is 8 January 2020.

Additional information can be obtained from:

ERIM Doctoral Office

Tel: +31 10 408 9647

Email: phd@erim.eur.nl

www.erim.eur.nl/phd

   
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