Reposted: Postdoc position within Global Value Chains

Department of Strategy and Innovation at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant postdoc position within the field of Global Value Chains. Starting date as quickly as possible.

The postdoc position has a duration of 18 months. The postdoc position is part of an EU funded project called TWIN SEEDS focusing on the resilience of global value chains and ask questions on whether the global value chains have been too efficient at the expense of resiliency. The role of the postdoc will be to conduct literature review on the topic as well as collecting quantitative data through secondary sources and surveys as well as analyzing the data with different statistical tools.

The Department of Strategy and Innovation’s (SI) research focuses 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, and tenure track assistant professors), 7 administrative staff, and 30 members of staff who are hired on temporary contracts as research assistants, postdocs 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.


The ideal candidate will have flair for research and conceptualization of findings, as well as being a good communicator that might have some work experience e.g. from a consulting company. You can see through the essentials of a given case, take clear takeaways from complex information, and turn them into clear understandable tools and recommendations using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

The ideal candidate combines knowledge of business and engineering, while a PhD in business or engineering is an advantage, but not a condition.

The following qualifications will count substantially in the assessment of the candidate:

  • Ability to work autonomously, and as part of a team,
  • Enthusiasm for empirical research and theoretical curiosity,
  • An excellent academic record and work ethic,
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written),
  • Proficiency in English, Enthusiasm for research is required,
  • Willingness to move to and live in Denmark.

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. The application must include:

  • Cover letter describing the motivations to join the project.
  • Proof of qualifications and a full CV.
  • Any relevant information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international cooperation.
  • A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 10 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are encouraged to prioritize their publications or working papers in relation to the field of this job advertisement. Copies of the publications marked with an *.

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

Recruitment procedure:
The Recruitment Committee will shortlist a minimum of two applicants. If 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 status of their application.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organization. Information about CBS as a workplace is available at about the department is available at

For further information please contact: Professor Torben Pedersen, e-mail:

Deadline: 2023-04-02 at 23:59
Unit: Social Sciences/Economics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday April 2nd, 2023