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Postdoc in Machine Learning in Economics and Decision Sciences

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant two-year postdoc in Machine Learning in Economics and Decision Sciences at the Department of Economics.

The Department of Economics provides research, teaching and knowledge transfer within the core areas of economics, i.e., microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. The Department is especially active in business-related, applied economic research, data-driven decision-making, and has three research centres: Centre for Innovation (CFI), Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) and Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI). The Department of Economics is very successful in fundraising activities, and it is currently hosting research projects supported by the Danish/EU research councils, as well as private foundations and companies.

The two-year postdoc has a research component and limited teaching. While also continuing to pursue their own research interests, the postdoc will work with the group of Prof. Dolores Romero Morales, who has leading expertise in, among others, transparency in AI, interpretable machine learning and the role of mathematical optimization in these fields. In addition, she is the coordinator and scientific leader of the EU H2020 MSCA RISE European Network of Data Scientists project, www.riseneeds.eu. Candidates from any field with an interest in machine learning are encouraged to apply. Candidates could have a background in machine learning, in mathematical optimization, or in more applied fields such as economics, if they have a strong interest in applying state of the art machine learning techniques in their research. 

To fulfill the requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department.

CBS and departmental responsibilities

  • Research, including responsibility for the academic development of the relevant discipline.
  • Publishing, scientific communication and research-based teaching.
  • Active participation in research activities, such as research seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Teaching and associated examination in CBS programs.
  • Promoting CBS’s academic reputation.
  • Initiating fund raising and coordinating research projects.
  • Contributing to administrative responsibilities of the Department and CBS-wide tasks.
  • Communicating findings to the public in general and to CBS’s stakeholders in particular, including participating in the public debate.

Qualifications

  • The applicant should have a background in either Economics, Operations Research, Mathematics, or Applied Statistics, and must hold a PhD or the equivalent.
  • Documented research track record at international level, including publications in recognized journals in the field.
  • Documented pedagogical qualifications or other material for the evaluation of the pedagogical level.
  • The applicant must be proficient in English (written and spoken).

Copenhagen Business School is committed to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for research, teaching, and dissemination in their field. 

For further information please contact: Prof Dolores Romero Morales, www.cbs.dk/en/staff/drmeco, e-mail drm.eco@cbs.dk.

Information about Copenhagen Business School is available at http://www.cbs.dk, and about the Department of Economics can be found at www.cbs.dk/econ.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

Application
Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter (no more than 2 pages).
  2. A full CV.
  3. Proof of academic qualifications.
  4. Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level, including publications in internationally recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation Index and/or Google Scholar.
  5. Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international collaboration.
  6. Complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year), with an * marking of the publications to be considered for the review. A maximum of 5 academic works (journal papers, book chapters, books) published or forthcoming are allowed.
  7. Copies of the academic works to be considered during the review. Only publications written in English or one of the Scandinavian languages will be considered.
  8. Documentation of pedagogical qualifications or related material.

Recruitment procedure
The Recruitment Committee will shortlist applicants; when possible at least two and preferably five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. The 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.

Deadline: 2022-02-15 at 23:59

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 15th, 2022

Postdoc in Entrepreneurship

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a postdoc position in entrepreneurship at the Department of Strategy and Innovation. Expected starting date is 1 September 2022.

The Department of Strategy and Innovation has an emphasis on Strategy and Innovation – as indicated by the name – but there is equal emphasis on Entrepreneurship and International Business. The four areas are the pillars that the department is resting on in its teaching and research activities. The number of staff in the department is approximately 80. This includes about 45 faculty members (professors, associate professors, tenure track assistant professors), 7 administrative staff members, and 30 members of staff who are hired on temporary contracts as research assistants, post docs or PhD students.

The department’s ambition is to host an internationally leading environment for research and teaching in strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business. The theoretical foundation for research in these areas is eclectic, combining strategy and/or internationalization theory with insights from economics, sociology, psychology, and economic geography. Methodologically, the department places considerable emphasis on the solid application of empirical methods, featuring qualitative interview studies, surveys, register data, or experiments.

The teaching of the department is very diverse across programs and areas and largely falls within the four research areas of the department, i.e. strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business.

The postdoc position is time-limited to 3 years and connected to the research activities of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Chair of Entrepreneurship of which the current holder is Professor José Mata. The focus of the research program of the Chair is to understand the origins of entrepreneurial organizations, their strategies, and their implications for the organizations and society.

The program investigates topics such as: What leads individuals to create new ventures? What makes some existing organizations more entrepreneurial than others? Which strategies do people and organizations adopt to become entrepreneurial? What are the implications of the strategies adopted for the success of the ventures? What are the implications of the presence of such organizations for society?

A diverse set of factors will be analyzed to answer the questions above, in particular: The geographical origins of people and organizations and their impact upon entrepreneurship, namely the forces affecting the creation of new ventures abroad and entrepreneurship by immigrants; the constraints affecting entrepreneurial organizations and the strategies followed by them to engage resources in their ventures, namely in terms of mobilizing funds, but also employees, and founding and managerial teams; the role of organizations supporting the creation of new entrepreneurial ventures, the extent and the success of such support.

The analysis will mostly rely on empirical methods, namely on the analysis of: Large-scale microdata sets, in particular, the excellent Danish micro-data; Experiments, both in the laboratory and the field; Other types of primary data like own surveys and of secondary data collected by third parties.

The ideal candidate for the position will be a recent PhD graduate with a deep interest in this domain who can provide research support in terms of literature reviews, analyses, “lab manager” role to coordinate other research support and join as an author on various projects. Strong technical skills in empirical analysis, in addition to thorough training in the relevant research literature (strategy and entrepreneurship), are desirable. A solid background in Economics is a plus.

Qualifications:
•    Applicants must have completed a PhD in Management, Economics, or other related social science disciplines before the beginning of the fellowship. Prior work (including but not limited to dissertation) must involve working with large datasets.
•    Excellent academic record and work ethic required.
•    Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills are required.
•    Enthusiasm for research required. The ideal candidate will be thinking of this position as a platform to build skills towards taking on a research career in the future.
•    Willingness to move to and live in Denmark.
•    Working knowledge of Stata is desirable.

For further information about the research projects, please contact Professor José Mata: jm.si@cbs.dk Information about the department is available at www.cbs.dk/si.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization. A small personal research budget for travel and conference participation will be available. Information about CBS as a work place is available at https://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs.

Application
Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

The application must include:
•    Cover letter.
•    Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
•    Any relevant information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
•    A complete, numbered list of published or unpublished manuscripts with an * marking the 3 to 5 academic productions to be considered during the review.
•    Copies of the manuscripts marked with an *. Only publications written in English will be taken into consideration.

Recruitment procedure
The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants, when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee.

All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

The 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 his or her application.

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
 

 

Deadline: 2022-03-15 at 23:59

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Post expires on tirsdag marts 15th, 2022

PhD in Department of Strategy and Innovation

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships (3-5) at the Department of Strategy and Innovation. Expected starting date is 1 September 2022. 

The Department of Strategy and Innovation’s (SI) research is focused on strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and international business.  The department’s ambition is to host an internationally leading environment for research and teaching within the broad area of strategy. The department’s research is generally cross-disciplinary. Faculty members have backgrounds in management, economics, sociology and economic geography. The theoretical foundation for research in these areas is eclectic, combining strategy, innovation, and/or internationalization theory with insights from economics, sociology, psychology, and economic geography. The department has 55 faculty members (professors, associate professors, tenure track assistant professors), 7 administrative staff, and 30 members of staff who are hired on temporary contracts as research assistants, post docs or PhD students.   

The department puts substantial emphasis on the solid application of scientific research method. The department has a pluralistic approach to research methods that includes, for example, formal theoretical models, quantitative empirical methods such as (lab and field) experiments, econometric applications to register data or survey data, as well as qualitative research methods. PhD project proposals should be based on coherent theoretical arguments and contain well-informed methodological considerations.  To find out more about the department please go to http://www.cbs.dk/si

Project topics

SI particularly invites for PhD project applications pertaining to the following broad topics, although applications that address other topics within the research scope of the department will also be considered:

Phd topics 2022 (Please indicate the number and title from the list below in your project proposal):

  1. Social entrepreneurship and impact investing: Increasing amounts of financial resources are committed to social enterprises (SEs) in order to tackle grand challenges and social issues. Yet, the return on this type of investments are non-clear yet. Recently, Impact Investment has tried to stimulate SEs both on social and organizational goals (i.e. hybridity) to respond to these issues. How does Impact Investing influence SEs’ strategic decision making? What are the primary and differential resources provided by impact investors? Does the hybridity change in relation to the syndication of impact investors? And how about the impact on SEs’ performance metrics?

  2. Digital platforms and ecosystems: How do they transform existing value chains? Digital platforms are shaking up industries by introducing innovations in market architecture – i.e., new marketplace infrastructures that offer new ways products and services are connected, accessed and consumed. This can represent new opportunities for incumbent firms in a sector, but alter significantly existing value chains and erode the value of incumbents’ assets and their sources of competitive advantage. One question in this context concerns how platform market architecture innovations affect the value of incumbents’ core and complementary assets.

  3. Corporate venturing strategies and performance: Corporations have increasingly committed more capital to invest in startups, with the idea to combine the traditional venture capital business model with their strategic organizational objectives, positioning CVC units as a key institutional partner for startups’ development and success. Yet, there are still underexplored questions: how are CVC units formed, organized, and managed, what is the role of co-investing with other CVCs, what are the complementary assets made available that matter the most for the strategic success of CVC as a growth strategy? And, importantly, what are the performance implications for investing corporations and investee startups?

  4. Firm strategies for addressing grand challenges: At the heart of this PhD project is a Big Data approach for identifying distinct innovation and hiring strategies of firms developing solutions to the Grand Challenges of society, such as climate change, poverty or equality.

  5. The role of innovation hubs for firm performance: In recent years, many firms have established “Innovation Hubs” – organizationally separate units that are supposed to engage in exploration, generate inputs for radical innovation, and strengthen the firm’s innovation capacity. However, we know little about their effectiveness. This dissertation project aims at investigating the antecedents, boundary conditions and effects of Innovation Hubs, using a mix of qualitative and quantitative data analysis and experimental methods.

  6. Financial markets and corporate innovation: There is growing evidence that financial markets have an active influence on firms’ investment decisions. Prior studies have shown that ownership structure, intermediaries and the institutional environment can affect investments in innovation and innovation efficiency. However, it remains an open question whether firms’ innovation strategies are affected. For instance, do financial markets influence the relative balance of internal R&D and external knowledge sourcing (e.g. M&A or alliances). This project aims to provide novel insights on the relationship between financial markets and the innovation strategies of large, publicly listed firms.

  7. Emerging market firms and global environmental requirements. Global environmental requirements are pressing also firms located in emerging markets. How can these firms acquire the skills and competencies required to meet higher environmental standards? What is the role of foreign direct investments or collaborations with multinational corporations? Can immigrants returning to their countries of origin be helpful for emerging market firms in addressing fundamental environmental changes?

  8. Women’s careers in invention: Inventors are key drivers of innovation and technology, but women are still severely underrepresented in these activities. Much has been written about how women in STEM fields are treated by others. What we still know far too little about are the motivations and career decisions of women themselves (compared to men) and what influences them. Examples include deciding to pursue a particular education, starting a career as an inventor and focusing on a particular field, making career-related decisions such as changing employers, or even dropping out of inventive activity. The project could involve both qualitative and quantitative approaches, including the use of existing large-scale quantitative data on Danish and European inventors.

  9. Project proposals within the area of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship (www.cbs.dk/entrepreneurshipchair): 

  • A. Immigrant entrepreneurship: While most migrants seek paid jobs in the countries they migrate to, a large proportion of immigrants start their own businesses. What leads them to create such businesses? One view proposes that migrants resort to entrepreneurship because they find it more difficult to integrate in the host country labor market. Another view suggests that they may have special abilities to identify opportunities that locals are not able to spot or benefit from having networks in both the host and home country. This project will investigate the conditions under which one or the other views tend to prevail by using quantitative methods to analyze large-scale Danish micro-data.

  • B. Organizations supporting entrepreneurship. Creating new businesses is challenging and several organizations attempt to help potential entrepreneurs to overcome the obstacles to business creation by contributing with advice and funding, among others. These organizations are promoted by different types of institutions (governments, non-governmental organizations, private companies) and assume different forms to support external initiatives (incubators, accelerators, business angels, venture capitalists, etc.) but also to develop within-company initiatives. This project will study how these organizations select the ventures/entrepreneurs to be supported, the assistance they provide, and their success.

  • C. How do entrepreneurs mobilize human capital resources for their ventures? Founders and startups get most of the attention in academic, public, and policy debates. However, for every founder, there are often several early employees taking nearly equal risks by joining an early-stage company.Mobilizing human resources to startups is nevertheless challenging. This project focuses on specific factors that may explain how entrepreneurs mobilize personnel for their ventures and the implications of hiring strategies for new venture performance. It will rely on quantitative methods using Danish register data.

About the PhD program

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The program is highly international, and you 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 CBS PhD School. The selected candidates will participate in the SI PhD cohort, which is a formal research-training program. This includes a package of foundational courses within the main SI research areas and methods courses (econometrics, experiments and qualitative methods).

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 SI PhD graduates have been successfully placed at institutions such as Pompeu Fabra, SKEMA, KTH, EPFL, Leeds University Business School, and the University of Utah. 

Qualifications
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 3 years 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) will be offered a 4 years program and will be considered a Master’s student for the first 2 years of the program.  

General information
The PhD scholarship includes teaching obligations.

The 3 years 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 28,000 (app. 3,700 euro) up to DKK 31,600 (app. 4,200 euro), depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17.1% of the base salary.  

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

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 material must include: 

  1. Copy of diplomas and grade transcripts from Bachelor’s and Master’s level education

  2. Curriculum vitae (CV),

  3. If relevant, a list of papers and publications,

  4. Sample of a written work (e.g. Master’s thesis), 

  5. A 5-page PhD project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question preferably pertaining to one of the projects listed above, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan. 

Please find guidelines and further information on the website of the PhD School: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes/admission

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. 

To find out more about working and living in Denmark, please go to http://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs.

Information meeting
There will be an online information meeting regarding this call on February 24, 2022, from 15-17. There will be a presentation of the SI Department and an opportunity to ask questions. In order to get a link for the meeting, please sign up at: https://cbs.nemtilmeld.dk/355/

For further information please contact: PhD coordinator, Professor H.C. Kongsted, e-mail: hck.si@cbs.dk.

Deadline: 2022-03-10 at 23:59

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Post expires on torsdag marts 10th, 2022