BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway, invites applications for vacant PhD scholarships within Strategic Management including international entrepreneurship.

Application deadline: February 1., 2019

Starting date:  August 2019

About the Position: The PhD specialization in Strategic Management focuses on developing doctoral students’ theoretical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful researchers in the area of strategic management. We encourage applications from students with a strong background in disciplines such as economics, business administration, and organizational and behavioral sciences. The ideal candidate is interested in pursuing an academic career in research and teaching, and has strong communication and analytical skills. We welcome research interests and project proposals in areas such as competitive strategy and business models, international strategy, corporate structures and governance, entrepreneurship, innovation, knowledge based strategy and strategic leadership and processes, alliances and M&As, as well as organizational design.

Accepted applicants will be offered close supervision and follow-up by the research faculty. The four-year scholarships are currently NOK 479 300,- per year (will be adjusted during 2019). The positions provide for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The scholarships require 25% of the teaching responsibilities of a full time professor position.

About the Department: The Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship is currently home to about 40 faculty and 11 PhD students.  The Department is highly international (currently including 13 nationalities) with PhDs from some of the world’s best business schools (Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, among others). The department hosts research centers in IT, Construction, and Ocean Industries, which sponsor and provide data supporting faculty research, workshops and seminars. The doctoral program is an important element of the department’s research agenda and of BI’s vision of being one of the leading business schools in Europe. The selected candidates will be working closely with faculty and have the opportunity to collaborate on research projects.

Additional information about the doctoral program, admission requirements and the application can be obtained from the Doctoral Administration at BI Norwegian Business School (Email: and the department’s website (

(ie-scholars thanks Stine Oyna, IE Ambassador for Norway & Denmark, for heads-up regarding this position)