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PhD position in Entrepreneurship, Innovation – Luleå, Sweden – Oct 2021

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Faculty of humanities and social sciences invites applications for a PhD position in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD Student
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: October 27, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of humanities and social sciences
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå University of Technology (LUT)

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Qualification Details

We are looking for you who preferably has a master's degree in business administration or in industrial engineering and management or equivalent. You have a strong interest in the research project described above. The position requires good knowledge of oral and written communication in English. Good knowledge of the Swedish language is a merit. At the same time as you need to have a good ability to work closely with the rest of the project group, it also requires a strong own drive to be able to independently plan and manage your own work and be responsible for carrying out tasks within given time frames. Being a PhD student is about developing new knowledge and therefore creativity and ability to handle uncertainty and ambiguity is needed. The industrial nature of the research project with many partner companies requires that you have high social skills and are good at managing different stakeholders' expectations.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of humanities and social sciences

Responsibilities/Job Description

A PhD position involves being part of a research group where you, in collaboration with others conduct scientific work. It includes collecting and analyzing data, and writing high impact scientific articles, together with others in the research group and individually. Your scientific work will be conducted within the above-described project, and you will be responsible for relationship building and interaction with industrial partners. A PhD student position also involves participate in research courses, presenting research nationally and internationally, and participating in seminar activities within the research group.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: 3535-2021
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Documents Required

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

About the Project

As a PhD student, you will work in a project focusing on platform business models. The project aim is to analyse how digitalization and industrial ecosystems enables platform business models to support the transition to a sustainable industry. The project involves researchers and leading Swedish manufacturing companies that operate globally. A significant part of the project is focused on addressing digital platform business model development needs by mapping out challenges, proposing methods for improvement and facilitating the implementation of the proposed methods. The project also includes creating a basis for industrial development and communicating this with participating companies through workshops, training courses, manuals and academic publications.

About the Department

The research subject Entrepreneurship and innovation include organizational development with a particular focus on business development based on innovative products, services and production solutions, as well as ways to manage and organize operations. The research group collaborates with large national and international companies, small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), policy makers and other research groups. Research results are produced in close cooperation with industry and other actors.

About the Employer: Luleå University of Technology (LUT)

Note or Other details

Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Placement: Luleå. Starting: According to agreement.

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Contact details

For further information, please contact: Wiebke Reim, +46 (0) 920-492079,

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