The Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (ICM) invites applications for one Ph.D. position exploring the relationship between corporate sustainability and governance.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified students intending to explore:
- the relationship between sustainability and corporations; particularly how corporations can undermine or contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainability,
- how corporations’ sustainability impacts are regulated by markets, civil society and governmental actors,
- how corporations contribute to, and extend, wider governance systems for sustainability.
There is no restriction on possible issue areas but the Department is particularly interested in research on issues which reflect the interaction of more than one dimensions of sustainability: economic, social and environmental. Equally there is no restriction on organisational focus, but the Department is particularly interested in research which examines the impact of new ethical, responsible and sustainable business standards and organisations (e.g. Ethical Trading Initiative, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, stewardship councils, fair trade organizations) on corporations and their wider impacts. Here the research could explore the roles of corporations and other actors in forming and developing these organisations; the operations and impacts of the organisations; or how corporations manage their relationships with them.
- A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours).
- The 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 24.480 (app. 3,284 euro) up to DKK 29.829,76 (app. 4,000 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling
- 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
- The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
- The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.
- To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS.
- The applicants must be fluent in English.
- The application (see link below) must include a 5 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 copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills.
- A committee of experts in the field in question will assess the applications. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to accomplish it.
- Following this assessment, the management of the department will select the winner of the scholarship.
Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
Closing date: 04/09/2016
For more information please click on the "Further official information" link below.