How can shared value be assessed and operationalized in local contexts?
You will perform empirical studies with mixed method approach of business- community settings in Sweden. The ambition is to make two in-depth cases, of which one is the study of Frölunda Torg in Gothenburg where considerable efforts have been made to create an inclusive and prosperous community. Qualitative methods, such as interviews, focus groups and workshops with a broad set of stakeholders, will be complemented with literature, archival and statistical data analysis.
Your research will be part of a broader ambition to build a research competence platform around shared value that will further develop the concepts, undertake and develop operationalization and measurements, as well as developing teaching cases. The research will be in line with Misum’s mission to enable dialogue between practice and research and are expected to be disseminated trough academic publications as well as through outreach activities with our stakeholders.
The research environment:
You will join a team of researchers at the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets, at Stockholm School of Economics, were a wide set of research on sustainability and corporate social responsibility is conducted. Your research will be part of the research platform Sustainability in Consumption and Production lead by Associate Professor, PhD Susanne Sweet. In addition the Skandia project involves a network of affiliated researchers that will aid the project such as Tommy Borglund, Örebro University, as well as an international team of advisors that have expertise in the concept and measurements of shared value.
Details about Misum Center for Sustainable Markets at Stockholm School of Economics are available here https://www.hhs.se/misum
Qualifications and requirements:
We are looking for a candidate that has a PhD in business administration; business economics; sociology or other social science with a focus on business community studies. A high analytical capability is a prerequisite. The PhD degree should not be older than 5 years.
Special merits can be methodological knowledge and experience of field studies; theoretical knowledge on community stakeholder processes and/or business-social impact. We are looking for a person that can work both individually and in groups, used to take own initiatives and with experience of publication in highly ranked academic journals. Good language proficiency in spoken and written English and sufficient knowledge in written and spoken Swedish or Scandinavian.
You are expected to: (1) contribute to the team’s development of the research area shared value and participation in the groups applications for additional funding; (2) to engage in outreach and feedback activities connected to the research project at least once a year; (3) three publishable papers on shared value and community impact in international academic journals. (4) Opportunities of teaching can be discussed.