The Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher. The position is time-limited to 2.5 years (with the potential of a 6 month extension) and connected to the project "Social Comparison and Reference Selection in Organizations". Expected starting date is November 1st, 2022 (but adaptable upon mutual agreement)
Copenhagen Business School has the status of an independent university and has more than 20,000 students and app. 450 full-time professors (assistant/associate/full). CBS is thus one of the largest business schools in Northern Europe, covering a wide range of business-related academic fields. The Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI) is one of 11 departments within CBS. The department has about 50 faculty members, currently including 20 professors, 20 associate professors, 10 assistant professors, in addition to 8 postdocs and 19 PhD students.
SI's ambition is to host an internationally leading environment for research and teaching in strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business. The theoretical foundation for research in these areas is eclectic and cross-disciplinary, combining theoretical insights from strategy, international business, organizational theory, economics, sociology, psychology, and economic geography. Methodologically, the department places considerable emphasis on the solid application of empirical methods, featuring surveys, register data, experiments, and qualitative studies. Faculty members have published in top academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Management Science, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, among others.
The "Social Comparison and Reference Selection in Organizations" project is aimed at improving our understanding about the phenomenon of comparisons between organizations. We know that such comparisons affect important firm actions and decisions (e.g., acquisitions, market expansions, product introductions, etc.), yet lack an understanding about how firms select comparison organizations (i.e., references) in the first place. Answering this and related questions about the consequences of selecting certain references is at the heart of the project.
A central benefit of the project is that the PostDoc can build on existing proprietary data on organizations' reference self-selection as well as on established simulations and computational experiments on the matter.
The postdoc position is a 2.5-year position (30 months) with 100% research obligations (i.e. no teaching obligations), starting in November 2022. If the successful applicant wishes to teach, teaching opportunities can be explored within the department. The PostDoc will work closely with Johannes Luger from SI and Dirk Martignoni (from USI Lugano, Switzerland). Short research stays at other collaborating institutions and visiting periods hosted by renowned scholars are optional.
The ideal candidate for the position will be a recent PhD graduate with strong technical skills in quantitative methods and with an interest in the research topic. Experience with computational or experimental methods is optional.
Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. The application must include:
We plan to interview interested candidates during the Academy of Management's Annual Meeting (held in Seattle). Both, online or in person interviews are possible. Please contact Dirk Martignoni (email@example.com) if you are interested.
For further information about the project and/or the positions, please contact Johannes Luger (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dirk Martignoni (email@example.com).
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance's agreement with the Central Academic Organization. A small personal research budget for travel and conference participation will be available. Information about CBS as a workplace is available at https://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs.
Closing date: Aug. 15th 2022.