PhD Scholarships at the Department of Operations Management

Country: Denmark;

Deadline: 06.06.2018



The Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for up to three vacant PhD scholarships within the areas of the Department.  


The research activities at the Department span across five academic research areas: Supply Chain Management (design and management of flows of goods, services, knowledge and information between firms); Performance Management (design, use, and effects of financial and non-financial measures in strategy development and implementation); Innovation Management (deployment of management tools and mechanisms to connect technology, organization and markets); Operations Management (relation between production, organization, and strategy in manufacturing and service industries); Managerial Economics (decision modelling around pricing, costing, production planning and forecasting).  


The Department of Operations Management supplies teaching and supervision to undergraduate, graduate, masters, executive and PhD programmes in economics and business administration.  


It is the ambition of the Department to develop research and teaching in close connection with practice.  


We are interested in PhD projects and candidates that want to pursue interdisciplinary research within the areas of the Department. Competencies and skills from empirical research by any method are an advantage, as is the ability to bridge to other research areas of the Department.  

More description of the Department, research areas and projects can be found on   


Applications will be assessed on the basis of the quality of the proposed project, as well as the quality of the candidate. Only project proposals that clearly fall within the areas of the Department will be considered.  


The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme,    


It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see    


CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.  

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).  


For further information please contact: Head of Department Carsten Ørts Hansen, tel.: +45 3815 2483, e-mail    


Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.  


General information:  

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.  


The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.  

The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Business and Management    

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicant must be fluent in English.  


The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.  

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).