PhD scholarship in Corporate Governance
governance centers in Europe.
ownership structures (including industrial foundations) 2) board work and 3)
Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). It is the ambition of the center to be in the
international frontline in these research areas; to publish our research
results in leading international journals; to have an excellent research
environment; to seek synergy between research and teaching, and to have a strong
partnership with the business community.
governance standards, has emerged as an important, new topic for business
practices and research. Board leadership, combined with strong Corporate
Governance principles, is essential in long-term value creation. Boards are
becoming more active in various functions of the business and therefore seen as
proactive value creators. Board complexity, including essential areas like
leadership, compliance and risk management, has increased dramatically. The
strategic dimension of both local and international board work is becoming
exceptionally demanding due to changes in business models, new technology,
globalization, increasing regulation and unpredictable market conditions.
Hence, the responsibilities of board members are expected to increase. The
environment will require more diversity, different skill sets and different
decision-making patterns. At the same time company stakeholders, including
shareholders, regulators and media, are becoming more demanding and
continuously raise the standards for board members, managers and investors.
are required to develop a well-specified research proposal, which should relate
to one or more of the following thematic areas:
- Corporate governance drivers in
M&A transactions among Danish SMEs focussing on long-term and sustainable
value creation for the corporation, shareholders and employees. It would
be of particular value of this research proposal could be linked to assessing
the actual skill base of the acquiring board and/or management team(s)
and complementarities needed in the boardroom and among top-managers in order
successfully to activate knowledge synergies and merge firm cultures.
from their universities and students with a strong quantitate skill base
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
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