Copenhagen Business School PhD Scholarships at Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics 2017, Denmark

Publish Date: Apr 06, 2017

Deadline: May 21, 2017

PhD scholarships at Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships (3-5) at the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics (INO). Expected starting date is 1 September 2017.

INO is a strategy-oriented department based on modern organizational economics. The department favors proposals addressing research questions on innovation or entrepreneurship from an organizational economics perspective, applying quantitative methods such as (field) experiments and econometrics to existing data.

Core research areas of the Department are open innovation, markets for technology, university-industry interaction, patenting and licensing, high-tech entrepreneurship, behavioral economics in entrepreneurship, founder characteristics, labor mobility and innovation, team formation etc.

The department encourages research proposals within the above-mentioned areas. Note that one of the scholarships will be dedicated to the research project “Investments, Incentives and the Impact of Danish Research” funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. This research project welcomes PhD proposals broadly within the economics of science and R&D.

Another 1-2 scholarships will be dedicated to entrepreneurship research with the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Chair of Entrepreneurship.

About the PhD program

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows the candidate to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and participants are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student.

The PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD School in Economics and Management. Within this program, the candidates will participate in the INO PhD cohort which includes a package of courses on innovation, entrepreneurship, econometrics, publishing etc. 

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. Recent INO PhD graduates have been successfully placed at institutions like Baruch, Tilburg, IESE, and University of Southern California.


The Department will give priority to applicants with the following qualifications: high grades from their universities, an educational background in the social sciences, and finally, the applicants must be fluent in English.

To be considered for the three-year program, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process and a total of 180+120 ECTS). However, applicants who hold a one year Master’s degree may also be considered for evaluation. PhD students who enter the PhD program with a one year Master’s degree (60 ECTS) may be offered a four-year program.

General information

The PhD scholarship includes a limited teaching obligation.

The three-year 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 per month app. DKK 28,837.00 (app. 3,865.00 euro) up to DKK 34,865.00 (app. 4,670.00 euro), depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17.1% of 85 per cent of the base salary. Applicants accepted for the four-year program will receive a lower salary for the first two years.

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

The application

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices by the application deadline. Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

The application must include a five-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 work-plan.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include;
1. relevant diplomas or documentation of enrolment as a master student,
2. brief curriculum vitae (CV),
3. a list of papers and publications, and if relevant one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis),
4. documentation of English language skills if English is not the first language.

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee will shortlist a number of applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

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