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PhD Position in Innovation Economics and Strategy Leuven Belgium,  

Posted on : 28 May 2017

Project Description

ProjectThe candidate will engage in academic research and is expected to obtain a doctoral degree within 4 years. In the first year, the doctoral course program has to be completed at the FEB KU Leuven. Doctoral students are also expected to assist in the supervision of Master theses within the domain of their research and expertise. Research will be part of a funded project regarding the role of global cities  as innovation hubs and magnets of multinational firms  R&D investments. The project will draw both on (regional) economics approaches and insights from the international business and strategy literature, with empirical application to large firm-level datasets and patent-based innovation indicators. The project involves international collaboration with researchers at IMT Lucca (Italy). The candidate will pursue a joint PhD degree awarded by KU Leuven and IMT Lucca and will spend a cumulative 6 months at IMT Lucca during the PhD trajectory. ProfileCandidates have a background in (Business)Economics, Commercial Engineering, Business studies, or related domains. They preferably have obtained a research master degree with due attention to quantitative and methodological courses. Excellent skills in handling large base, quantitative methods, and programming are required. Candidates have a strong interest in academic research and can show excellent (honors-level) results in prior studies. Candidates are fluent in spoken and written English. OfferWe offer a 1 year contract renewable each year up to a total of 4 years. PhD candidates at KU Leuven have a salaried position with social security coverage and earn approximately 25k


3000 Leuven Belgium

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