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PhD Position in Innovation Economics and Strategy - Belgium  

KU Leuven (company)


Posted on : 28 May 2017

Project Description

  • The 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.
  • 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.

  • Candidates 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. 

  • We offer a 1 year contract renewable each year up to a total of 4 years. 
  • PhD candidates at our university have a salaried position with social security coverage and earn approximately 25k€ net per year.