PhD student position in Entrepreneurship and Financing

Lulea University
February 15, 2023
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Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

Subject description Research in Entrepreneurship and Innovation comprises organizational development with a specific emphasis on firm development based on innovative products, services, production solutions or management modes.

Project description We are recruiting a PhD candidate who will conduct research related to the research center Sustainable Finance Lab. The center was founded by a consortium of six universities and research institutes in Sweden which generates, groundbreaking research in close collaboration with national and international financial market actors. Within the center consortium a broad network of academic and industrial partners come together, to undertake research and practice necessary for social and environmental sustainability transformation of financial markets.

The project specifically contributes to the research domain that focuses financing of entrepreneurship for developing competitiveness and innovation. Development of models and principles for efficient allocation of financing requires an understanding of financiers' processes and decision-making, and consequences of such decision-making. The project specifically contributes with a gender perspective in the research field of entrepreneurial financing. The research area may also include social sustainability, inclusion, and diversity in financing entrepreneurship. The Ph.D. candidate will contribute to generate new knowledge of how models for inclusion, diversity, and gender may work.

Relevant research topics includes, but are not limited to, the following examples:

- Financing of entrepreneurial ventures from a gender perspective - Investment models for inclusion, diversity, and gender in entrepreneurship - FinTech market solutions from a gender perspective

Qualifications The general entry requirements for doctoral (third-cycle) studies are as follows: a completed degree at the Master's (second-cycle) level with completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle credits. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge has been acquired in some other way within or outside the country. In addition to the general entry requirements, knowledge of business administration or in industrial engineering and management or equivalent subject is required.

You should be strongly motivated for doctoral studies and have good collaboration and communication skills. It is important that you can express yourself orally and in writing in English. It is an advantage, but not crucial, if you can work with Swedish data and express yourself orally and in writing in Swedish.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Information Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%, which means that the period of employment may extend to the same extent. Salary is paid in accordance with current agreements. The position is at the Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts at the university's campus in Luleå. We look positively on you being able to get started as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact: Professor Malin Malmström, +46 920-49 1087, malmstrom@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, +46 920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se 920-49 1809; OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below where you attach a personal letter reflecting on the theme of the project (about one to two A4 pages) and why you are a suitable doctoral student for this project; CV/qualifications; diploma (or certificate of result) and grades; a master thesis / essay / report or other text that you have written that demonstrates your scientific competence must be attached.Please mark your application with the reference number below. CV and personal letter must be written in English. The diploma must be written in Swedish or English.

Reference number: 4150-2022 Last day of application : February 15 2023

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