Wednesday, February 22, 2012

PhD Fellowship in Marketing – The University of Amsterdam Business School

The University of Amsterdam Business School (ABS) provides academic
courses in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and strategy,
based on international research carried out in these areas. Within ABS,
the strategy and marketing section is involved in teaching at BSc and
MSc levels, as well as in executive education. Staff members publish in
top-tier journals including /Academy of Management Review, Academy of
Management Journal, International Journal of Research in Marketing,
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of International
Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies,
Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, Organization Science, Strategic
Management Journal/.

The Amsterdam Business School’s Strategy & Marketing Section has a
vacancy for:
PhD position in Marketing
1.0 FTE (38 hours per week)
vacancy number W11-055
In today’s competitive environment, innovation and new products are
essential. Radical innovation is particularly key for the growth and
long term success of firms. So far, research on radical innovation in
marketing has mainly focused on examining the drivers of radical
innovation. In this project, using patent data, we plan to look at the
overall innovation portfolio including both radical and incremental to
determine the configurations that garner superior performance in various
competitive and market conditions. Certain theories indicate that in
fact a balance of radical and incremental innovation may provide the
greatest gains in performance and competitive advantage yet no research
has tested this notion. In addition, the way in which incremental and
radical innovation are linked and the role of marketing in this
interface have not been addressed in research. The research will
involve the analysis of data gathered from multiple sources including
CRSP and patent data bases. Extensive preparation of patent data will be
necessary to build the metrics required. Other primary data may also be
gathered through firm-level surveys as necessary.
* Master’s (MA, MSc or /drs/) in any relevant area with interest in
marketing and innovation
* strong quantitative skills (modeling, data preparation, and analysis)
* survey skills, measure development and scale analysis skills are
* interest (and preferably experience) in marketing, innovation and
new products issues at the organisation level
* mastery of both written and spoken English
* excellent presentation skills
Further information
Applicants who require further information about this vacancy, may
contact the supervisor(s) of this project: Prof. Jean Johnson
(,<,>+31 (0)20 525 4387)
or Dr Mark Leenders
(,<,>+31 (0)20
5256078). Further information about the strategy and marketing section,
The appointment will initially be for 1.5 years, to be extended to a
total of 4 years upon excellent performance (two evaluations will be
held, one after 10 and one after 14 months). The salary will be in
accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel, and
will range from EUR2,042 (first year) up to a maximum of EUR2,612 (final
year) gross per month. The collective employment agreement of the Dutch
universities will be applicable. The PhD thesis should be finalised
within four years. In this period, the candidate will also be expected
to do some teaching (20% of the time).
Job application
Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter to:
Please include the job reference number in the subject line. The closing
date for applications is 1 May 2011.

PhD Fellowships in Business Administration – Vienna University of Economics and Business

*Research Associate Positions (PhD Fellowships) *
The Institute for International Business (IIB) at Vienna University of
Economics and Business (WU Vienna) is currently inviting applications
for two 6-year research associatepositions and doctoralfellowships. The
successful candidate will provide support to the IIB faculty in teaching
and administrative work while pursuing an active program of academic
research. English is the working language of the group.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a university degree in business
administration, psychology or related disciplines; be fluent in English;
have basic skills in quantitative methods; and have an interest in the
cultural and people aspects of international business. Candidateswith a
particular /interest in international and cross-cultural management/
(e.g., cross-border alliances, mergers & acquisitions; diverse teams;
leading across cultures; etc.) and/or corporate social responsibility
and behavioral ethics are particularly encouraged to apply.
Members of the IIB group have published in leading journals such as
Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Administrative
Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of
Management Studies, and Journal of Applied Psychology, among others. The
group maintains a strong collaborative atmosphere with research-oriented
programs for doctoral students and regularly hosts academic visitors
from major North American, European and Asian universities.
Established in 1898, Vienna University of Economics and Business has
over 20,000 students and 400 full time faculty. The university offers
Bachelors, Masters, Executive Masters, and PhD programs in traditional
and specialized areas. The University is ranked in the Financial Times
European top 25 for Business Administration. The joint Masters in
International Management (CEMS) is ranked first in Europe by the FT. The
university maintains partnerships with 200 universities on all
continents and has strong ties to the business community.
Vienna is a major center of business for the region and serves as the
gateway to Central and Eastern Europe. The city hosts the European
Regional Headquarters of more than 200 major multinational firmsand a
variety of international organizations including the UN Atomic Energy
Agency, UNIDO, and OPEC. Vienna offers exceptional attractions in music,
art, and popular culture, as well as world-class dining and a high
standard of living. Vienna is consistently ranked as one of the world’s
most livable cities by Mercer Consulting.
Informal inquiries should be directed to Professor G√ľnter K. Stahl,
phone +43-(0)1 31336-4434, email or
To apply please visit the following link: are advised to register and upload
their application documents online. Please specify the vacancy
classification number 1735. The online job listing appears as 75% (30
hours/week) Teaching and Research Associate position (pre-doc). To be
considered for the position, your application including curriculum vitae
must be received by 23 March 2011.

Brief description of Women Scholarship

The Sloan MSc Women Scholarship in Leadership and Strategy shapes today's senior executives to become tomorrow's effective leaders.
This prestigious scholarship is offered in partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi and Spencer Stuart. Two scholarship are available offering up to 50% of the programme tuition fees together with a career mentoring session with Spencer Stuart.
  Awarding the women scholarship

The women scholarship will be awarded to two outstanding women's candidates on the basis of future professional and leadership potential as demonstrated by the quality of the essay submitted in support of the scholarship application, and a proven track record of success, (i.e. educational and professional background) demonstrated at the application and interview stages. 
The Women Scholarship Committee will also consider the original and personal contribution to the ongoing success of the Sloan MSc women Scholarship expressed through the essay and to which the two scholarship winners will commit as ambassadors of the Sloan MSc Women Scholarship programme.
  Eligibility of  Women Scholarship

The women scholarship candidates who have applied for the Sloan MSc Women  Scholarship programme who are fully self funding
  How to Apply
The Women scholarsip of you must submit the following documents:
  • A one page overview of your personal and professional history.  
  • A short essay of not more than 1,000 words (please supply the word count) in support of your application for the scholarship award.
  Deadline of  Women Scholarship

The Women scholarship application before 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 11 June 2012.   The Scholarship Committee will meet to compile a shortlist of candidates. The short listing decision will be communicated to applicants by 17.00 (UK time) on Friday 29 June 2012.

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