Postdoc Scholarship in Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark 2021

Copenhagen Business School in Denmark invites applications for a Postdoc Scholarship in Entrepreneurship in the 2021/22 academic session.

Project details:

The postdoc position is time-limited to 3 years and connected to the research activities of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Chair of Entrepreneurship of which the current holder is Professor José Mata. The focus of the research program of the Chair is to understand the origins of entrepreneurial organizations, their strategies and their implications for the organizations and society.

The program investigates topics such as: What leads individuals to create new ventures? What makes some existing organizations more entrepreneurial than others? Which strategies do people and organizations adopt to become entrepreneurial? What are the implications of the strategies adopted for the success of the ventures? What are the implications of the presence of such organizations for society?

A diverse set of factors will be analyzed to answer the questions above, in particular: The contribution of abilities/capabilities for entrepreneurship and the extent to which these are innate and how they are developed; the geographical origins of people and organizations and their impact upon entrepreneurship, namely the forces affecting the creation of new ventures abroad and entrepreneurship by immigrants; the constraints affecting entrepreneurial organizations and the strategies followed by them to engage resources in their ventures, namely in terms of mobilizing funds, but also employees, and founding and managerial teams.

The analysis will mostly rely on empirical methods, namely on the analysis of: Large-scale microdata sets, in particular the excellent Danish micro-data; Experiments, both in the laboratory and the field; Other types of primary data like own surveys and of secondary data collected by third parties.

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The ideal candidate for the position will be a recent PhD graduate with a deep interest in this domain who can provide research support in terms of literature reviews, analyses, “lab manager” role to coordinate other research support, and joining as an author on various projects. Strong technical skills in empirical analysis, in addition to a thorough training in the relevant research literature (strategy and entrepreneurship) are desirable. A solid background in Economics is a plus.

Worth of Award

  • A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work.
  • The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement.
  • The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary.
  • The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


  • Applicants must have completed a PhD in Management, Economics, or another related social science discipline before the beginning the fellowship. Prior work (including but not limited to a dissertation) must involve working with large datasets.
  • Excellent academic record and work ethic required.
  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills required.
  • Enthusiasm for research required. The ideal candidate will be thinking of this position as a platform to build skills towards taking on a research professorship in the future.
  • Willingness to move to and live in Denmark.
  • Working knowledge of Stata is desirable.
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How to Apply

The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system.

Application must include:

  • A summary of the candidate’s main strengthens and abilities.
  • A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 5 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritise their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
  • Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration)
  • Information indicating experience in research management, industry co-operation and international co-operation.
  • Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.
  • Transcript(s) and a full CV

Deadline: The application closes on March 31, 2021.


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