PhD position in strategic management and innovation
100%, Zurich, temporary
The Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation at the Department of Management, Technology & Innovation invites applications for a PhD position in strategic management and innovation...
Innovation is a key source of a firm's competitive advantage. It is therefore of theoretical and practical importance to understand how large companies efficiently and effectively organize their innovation processes.
We search for a PhD candidate who will work in a long-term research project with a large Swiss company. As part of a research team consisting of the PhD student, senior researchers, and Professor von Krogh, the PhD candidate will accompany the industry partner in its efforts to improve the roll-out of innovation projects into its regional organizations. Based on in-depth empirical research, the student will explore various topics in the realm of innovation, organizational learning, and the knowledge-based view of the firm, and aim to publish theoretical contributions in top journals in the management field.
We offer an inspiring, supportive, and team-based research environment to support your immediate immersion into an ongoing research agenda. In addition to attractive salary conditions, the chair offers an excellent location in the center of Zurich (consistently ranked as one of the world’s premier cities in terms of living standards). The students will be supervised by Georg von Krogh and SMI’s senior researchers. Read more about our research group on www.smi.ethz.ch.
Prospective candidates should hold a University degree on the Master's level (MBA is not eligible), in the area of business administration/management, industrial engineering and management, economics, sociology, or psychology. We appreciate basic knowledge of scientific research methods, and in particular experience with qualitative research methods. We look for candidates who display strong interest and willingness to work hard to improve their research skills. Excellent command of German (at least B2) and English (at least C1), both in written and spoken form are required. Industry experience is highly appreciated. As a candidate, you should enjoy writing, be self-directed, and curious about emerging trends in management and innovation.
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich https://ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zurich/working-teaching-and-research.html
We look forward to receiving your online application by March 31, 2020 with the following documents:
- Cover letter motivating your application for this position
- Curriculum vitae,
- University transcripts and certificates,
- Master’s thesis and (optional) other relevant research papers,
- At least one recent reference letter, preferably from an industry position.
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
More information about our Chair can be found on our website https://smi.ethz.ch/
For further information please contact Ms. Hilde Brune by phone +41 44 632 83 32 or by e-mail hbrune(at)ethz.ch (please do not send your applications by e-mail).
Die Ausschreibung ist auch im Internet unter https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_VUyJzdAUEt5FKRTsBr abrufbar.