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PhD scholarships in Management and Corporate Sustainability at Misum

Misum/Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at Stockholm School of Economics invites applications for two Ph.D. positions exploring the relationship between management and corporate sustainability. 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified students intending to do research which would explore one of the following broad questions:

  1. how corporations and their managers contribute to, and extend, wider governance systems for sustainability and CSR?
  2. how corporate sustainability and CSR are governed by corporations themselves or in the interaction with their environment?

The PhD positions are offered within the SSE Program in Business Administration (240 ECTS) and prepares the candidate to be a successful researcher or to advance into a chosen career. The SSE PhD Business Administration Program offers research areas in: management and organization, marketing, strategy and international business, accounting and managerial finance, and Asian economy and business.  

There is no restriction on possible issue areas but Misum is particularly interested in research on issues which reflect the interaction of more than one dimension of sustainability: economic, social and environmental.  Misum is particularly interested in research which examines the organizing and impact of ethical, responsible and sustainable business and their wider impacts. Themes may include but are not limited to Big Data and the Sustainable Development Goals, corruption, business role in migration, green investments, Bottom-of-the Pyramid, organizational identity and responsibility, media and communication studies, sustainability standards, sustainability strategy and value chain management. The research could explore the roles of managers and corporations and other actors in forming and developing these initiatives; the operations and impacts of the corporate engagement; or how corporations manage their relationships with them. 

MISUM’s contribution to the study of corporate sustainability and responsible business is organized around MISUM three research platforms: Sustainability in Consumption and Production, Sustainability in Financial Markets and Sustainable Socio-Economic Development, drawing on the expertise of SSE faculty dedicated to explore how business may contribute to sustainability. The successful PhD candidates will be supervised by the relevant faculty at SSE and Mette Morsing, Professor and Mistra Chair of Sustainable Markets.

The PhD programme at Stockholm School of Economics has a history over 50 years. Over the course of four years, it allows you to conduct research under the supervision of SSE professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the Stockholm School of Economics’ homepage for more information about the SSE PhD Business Administration programme here.It is required that the applicant joins Misums’s research environment.

Stockholm School of Economics has a longstanding tradition of excellence and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates are expected to understand and support this mission by for example emphasis on relevance for business as well as educational and dissemination activities.

For further information please contact: Professor, Mistra Chair of Sustainable Markets, Mette Morsing, tel.: +46 08-736 9739, e-mail mette.morsing@hhs.se. More information about Misum may be found at our homepage

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 4 years. Teaching is not part of the commitment but there may be teaching possibilities if considered relevant. The PhD student will be enrolled at the SSE PhD Business Administration Program.

To be considered, the candidate should have a) a university level degree, b) at least three semesters of business administration courses (90 ECTS) including a thesis worth at least 15 ECTS, and c) one year of Master level studies or the equivalent. The applicants must be fluent in English.

The application (see link below) must include a statement of purpose (max 1.000 words) and a description of the project (max 3.600 words). The research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan. Please, also note that it is recommended to attach a sample of any former research activity such as for example your master thesis. Also, evidence of English language proficiency must be included if you are not a native English speaker. For more detailed info, please read carefully the online instructions: https://www.hhs.se/en/Education/PhD/business-administration/admission/ .

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the PhD Program https://www.hhs.se/en/Education/PhD/business-administration/

Closing date February 1 2017.

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below (also to be found on the website).

Apply here

Stockholm School of Economics must receive all application material, including all appendices by the application deadline.

Details about Misum Center for Sustainable Markets at Stockholm School of Economics are available here https://www.hhs.se/misum