Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg/Dänemark,
PhD scholarship in Business History
Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD
scholarship within the field of Business History at the Department of
Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP).
The overall aim of the department is to undertake critical
investigations of topics relevant to an understanding of business in
society. The successful applicant will be positioned in the Business
History group (for presentation of the departmental groups of MPP see
below). The Business History group currently consists of two full
professors, six associate professors and four PhD students. A focus area
in the forthcoming years will be entrepreneurship. It is the ambition of
the group to enhance its position as an international oriented
experimenting and creative research environment that integrates new
fields, approaches and methods in research and teaching, in the field of
Business History. We therefore welcome applicants with background in
history, economic history, history of technology, historical and
economic sociology ethnographical history, cultural history, and other
The search is open with regard to methodological approach and focus
Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover:
– History of Capitalism
– Entrepreneurship in a historical perspective
– Business in developing economies
– Enterprise in society
– Management styles
We also invite applications from scholars with different focus. Core
research areas of MPP are public and political management, management
philosophy, business history, strategy, innovation, and
entrepreneurship. It is the ambition of MPP to strengthen and develop
cross disciplinary research and teaching in the intersection between, on
the one hand, business and economics and, on the other hand, social
science and the humanities. Research and teaching at MPP is committed to
continuous challenge of existing disciplinary boundaries, while at the
same time providing new knowledge with relevance to CBS stakeholders in
particular and society in general.
MPP is divided into four research groups, complemented by an
administrative unit that provides professional support within research
and education. MPP seeks to ensure an ongoing improvement within the
areas of administration and appreciates staff members who take an active
part in this development.
Teaching responsibilities of the MPP comprise BA and MA in Business
Administration and Philosophy, BSc in International Business, BSc in
Business Administration and Sociology, MA in Political Communication and
Management, MA in International Marketing and Management, MA in
Political Communication & Management, MA in Organizational Innovation
and Entrepreneurship and Master of Public Administration. The Department
will give priority to applicants with high grades from their
The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under
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 student. See the CBS homepage for more
information about the PhD programme, uk.cbs.dk/research/phd_programmes
It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the
Department’s research environment, see http://uk.cbs.dk/mpp .
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. One third of CBS PhD
graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research
Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence,
distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes.
Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working
in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant
business, educational and dissemination activities).
For further information please contact: Research Director Mads
Mordhorst, tel.: +45 3815 3839, e-mail email@example.com. Information about
the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/mpp.
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of
Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
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 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860
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
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
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 winners of the
Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the
Doctoral Programme at uk.cbs.dk/research/phd_programmes/admission.
Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using
the link below.
Closing date: 8 November 2012
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material,
including all appendices (see items above), by the application
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are
available at www.cbs.dk.
CBS Centre for Business History
Porcelaenshaven 18 A