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This is a position to work in the new CORPNET research group, funded by the European Research Council and based at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam. The multidisciplinary team of political scientists, computers scientists and sociologists will consist of ca. four PhD projects, two postdoc projects and the PI you will be responsible to is dr. Eelke Heemskerk. The post is available from 1 September 2015.
Corporate Network Governance: Power, Ownership and Control in Contemporary Global Capitalism (CORPNET)
Corpnet seeks to do what has so far eluded existing scholarship: to fully explore the global network of corporate ownership and control as a complex system. Using cutting-edge network science methods, the project explores for the first time the largest database on ownership and control covering over 100 million firms. Exploiting the longitudinal richness of the new data in combination with state-of-the-art methods and techniques makes it possible to model and empirically test generating mechanisms that drive network formation.
POSTDOC Project: Corporations, finance, and states in the global corporate regime
This subproject first zooms in on the role of the state as owner in the global network of ownership and control. Although national states, as analytical and geographical category, are less important than before, states re-emerge in the global political economy as actors. Increasingly, states are owners of corporate businesses, in particular in emerging markets. This leads to urgent questions on the geopolitical implications of state influence through corporations. This project deepens thoroughly our understanding of the position of states in the global corporate governance networks and explores the geopolitical consequences. Second, the project investigates the role of financial institutions in the network. How central are financial institutions to the overall structure, cohesion and connectivity of the global corporate governance network? And how does this differ for different regions, sectors and firms?
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The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 2 (or 3) years for 38 hours per week. In the first instance, a contract will be given for 12 months; if positively evaluated, the contract will be extended for another 12 or 24 months. The gross monthly salary will be between €3,324 and €4,551, excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end of year bonus, based on a full-time appointment and depending on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The Collective Labour Agreement for the Dutch Universities is applicable.
The successful candidates will begin their projects on 1 September 2015.
Applications must contain:
Applications must be sent to [log in to unmask] before Monday 8 June 2015. Emailed applications should mention vacancy number 15-159 in the subject line and should contain the documents as an attachment (in one single pdf-file).
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.