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Viadrina GGS Doctoral Program in Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships


Six PhD Scholarships

Starting April 2012 for a Maximum Period of Three Years

The European University Viadrina (EUV) and the German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS) are inviting applications for six scholarships in their joint Doctoral Program in Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships.

The aim of the doctoral program is to create knowledge about how organizations achieve and sustain competitive advantage in rapidly changing environments through the development of critical competencies in relationship with other organizations and stakeholders.

The program is located in Germany at the EUV campus in Frankfurt (Oder) and GGS in Heilbronn. Scholarship recipients will participate in seminars at both institutions and develop their own dissertation and research agenda within the aim of the doctoral program.

Residencies in both locations are required over the course of the program. The program language is English. Scholarships are based on the guidelines of the German Research Foundation (www.dfg.de).

Minimum requirements for the positions: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in business studies, social or behavioral sciences, or related field. Interested applicants should send their application with the subject header “Doctoral Program” to [log in to unmask]. The application must contain the following in PDF format:

1. Completed application form

2. CV

3. Master’s certificate or evidence that all requirements for a Master’s degree will be completed by April 2012

4. One-page statement explaining the candidate‘s interest in and suitability for the position

5. Outline of a potential research project in the area of Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships (max. 1000 words plus references)

6. Copy of Master’s thesis

7. One-page summary of Master’s thesis

8. Names and contact information of three referees

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Closing date: December 12th, 2011

For further information, please contact [log in to unmask].



Markus Vodosek, Ph.D.
Professor of Strategic Management and Leadership
Academic Director MBA Programme

German Graduate School
of Management & Law (GGS)
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D-74072 Heilbronn


Phone: +49.7131.6456.3632
Fax: +49.7131.6456.3627
Mobil: +49.176.6211.9886
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German Graduate School of Management and Law gGmbH
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Geschaeftsfuehrer: Prof. Dr. Dirk Zupancic, Prof. Dr. Tomas Bayon
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