PhD Scholarship in Maritime Research at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark 2021

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD scholarship within the maritime research area in the 2021/22 academic session.

The application must include a 5-page PhD project description describing the scientific content of the research project. The theme of the research project concerns customer relations in international shipping regarded from a digitalization perspective. Academically the PhD project will be based on a combination of business model theories and maritime digitalization research. The business model aspect is embedded in a long, solid research tradition within strategic management (According to Zoot, Amit and Massa (2011) at least 1177 business model articles were published in peer-reviewed academic journals between 1995 and 2011.). The fundamental definition of business model is “a customer-based value proposition” and an important aspect of the project will be to understand implications of various types of “value propositions” – that is both in terms of traditional financial value as well as the more alternative understandings such as social, environmental and cultural values.

The maritime digitalization research mirrors a combination of research within digitalization and maritime economics. The latter is a growing research field as illustrated by the recent publication of the book Maritime Informatics (Lind, Michaelides, Ward & Watson (2020)). The research area tends to be focused on a technological understanding of maritime informatics such as vessel design, route planning and port management. This PhD project will contribute by including a rather novel focus on the customer side of maritime informatics. The purpose of the project is thus to investigate and understand how digitalization-processes have – and continuously will – develop innovative relations between shipping companies and existing as well as new customers.

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Worth of Award

  • The 3-year scholarship is a fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement.
  • The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 28,000 (app. 3,700 euro) up to DKK 31,600 (app. 4,200 euro), depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17.1% of the base salary.
  • The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organization.

Eligibility

  • The Department will give priority to applicants with the following qualifications: high grades from their universities, an educational background in the social sciences, and finally, the applicants must be fluent in English.
  • To be considered for the 3 years program, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process and a total of 180+120 ECTS). However, applicants who hold a one year Master’s degree may also be considered for evaluation.
  • PhD students who enter the PhD program with a one year Master’s degree (60 ECTS) will be offered a 4 years program and will be considered a Master’s student for the first 2 years of the program.

How to Apply

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices by the application deadline.

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The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. The application material must include:

  • Copy of diplomas and grade transcripts from Bachelor’s and Master’s level education
  • Curriculum vitae (CV),
  • If relevant, a list of papers and publications,
  • Sample of a written work (e.g. Master’s thesis),
  • The application must include a 5-page PhD project description.

This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question pertaining to the research theme described above. Together with a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

Deadline: Applications close on May 10, 2021.

 

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