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The European University Viadrina and the German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS) are inviting applications for
Up to Seven PhD Positions
starting in April 2017 in their joint Doctoral Program in Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships (<>). The aim of the program is to create knowledge about how nascent as well as established organizations achieve and sustain competitive advantage in rapidly changing environments through the development of critical competences in relationship with other organizations and stakeholders (such as customers or suppliers).
What can you expect from the PhD program?

  *   This is a structured PhD program. You have the opportunity to complete your degree within three years, part of which is training and part of which is work on your own dissertation.
  *   During the first year you will participate in seminars and workshops and develop your dissertation proposal. You will spend the first semester at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) near Berlin and the second semester at GGS in Heilbronn near Stuttgart. In the second and third year you will work on your dissertation and may choose to be based at either one of the two locations.
  *   You will be thoroughly educated as a management or marketing scholar.
  *   This is an international program and the language of instruction and coursework is English. You will be able to interact with the international research community at leading conferences and other research forums (e.g., summer schools).

What do we offer?

  *   A vibrant, stimulating and intellectually challenging institutional context with experienced researchers with different disciplinary and methodological backgrounds.
  *   A monthly scholarship of about 1,400 EUR per month (for a maximum of three years based on your progress in the program and your research project).
  *   Hard- and software required for your research project.
  *   Up to 3,500 EUR per year to fund your research and participation in conferences.

What do we expect from you?

  *   A deep, profound and intrinsically motivated interest in doing research and the ambition to be an active, responsible and creative part of the scientific community in general and the DCR research group in particular.
  *   Proven ability and drive to conduct an independent research project, and potential to contribute to the overall efforts of the research group.
  *   A Master's degree (or equivalent) in business studies or a related field.
  *   Proficiency in English (some knowledge of German is beneficial, but not required).
  *   Some experience with empirical research.

  *   The submission of a complete application package (see

The closing date for applications is January 15, 2017. For further information please contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

German Graduate School of Management and Law gGmbH
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D-74076 Heilbronn
Sitz Heilbronn, Registergericht Stuttgart HRB 109182
Geschaeftsfuehrer: Prof. Dr. Tomas Bayon

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