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PhD Scholarship in the field of Strategy and Organization, Belgium


The Department of Management (ACED) of the University of Antwerp is seeking a promising young scholar to fill the following full-time vacancy

PhD Scholarship in the field of Strategy and Organization - 2015BAPFTEWEX075

Job description

  • You prepare a PhD thesis in the field of Strategy and Organization;
  • Your PhD research will be supervised by Victor Gilsing and Prof. dr. Christophe Boone. Your research will be focused on the role of CEOs, Top Management Teams and (non-executive) Boards of Directors in innovation processes and the creation of breakthrough innovations;
  • You will explore to what extent and in what ways a firm´s senior leadership influences (1) its internal innovation and technological search processes, (2) its external collaborations for innovation, and (3) how this materializes into technological breakthroughs;
  • You contribute to research in the excellence center ACED (University of Antwerp, Department of Management).

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master’s degree in Economics, Business Economics, or equivalent, or you obtain your degree before the end of September 2015;
  • You can submit outstanding academic results;
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy (;
  • You are quality oriented, conscientious, creative, flexible and a team player.

We offer

  • A PhD scholarship at the University of Antwerp for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for another two year period after positive evaluation;
  • The scholarship starts at September/October 1st 2015;
  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment at the excellence center ACED (University of Antwerp, Department of Management). More information on the program of ACED can be found on the website (


  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date April 24th  2015;
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from Ben Daems (tel 00 32 3265 31 51);
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please Victor Gilsing (

Further Information

Application Deadline : 24 April 2015

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