Västerbottens län, Sweden
Date Posted
10 May 2024

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PhD Program
Umeå university, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics

Fully funded PhD in Innovation Management

Västerbottens län, Sweden
10 May 2024

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Position Description

The Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics is looking for a PhD student in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, with the Industrial Doctoral School of Umeå University. Apply 30th of May, at the latest.

Project description
The doctoral student will work within Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics (USBE) but also belong to the Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation of Umeå University through cooperation with the company MacGregor Sweden AB, MacGregor is a global company that shapes the offshore and marine industries by offering world-leading engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes, vessel operations, offshore loads, crude/LNG transfer and offshore mooring that are designed to perform with the sea. The student will be part of a research project in innovation management which explores how transformative innovation happens in the global maritime transport industry.

MacGregor’s areas of operation are central to this Ph.D. project. Thus cooperation with the company will be a vital part of the student’s work. The student will have the opportunity to, in dialogue with the supervisors, shape both methodological and theoretical aspects of the work.

As a Ph.D. student, you should take courses and do an independent research project. You are expected to contribute to the research environment through active participation in seminars, conferences and other research activities that support your research as well as the research environment. Doctoral education equals four years of full-time studies (240 ECTs). From the second year, the student may teach and carry out other school tasks which correspond to 20% of the working hours. Thus the employment is thereby equally prolonged. For more information about doctoral studies:

How to Apply

Apply before the 30th of May at The application should include: Cover letter with a motivation of the decision to apply for doctoral education (1-2 pages) Research draft describing the applicant’s research interests and a potential study within innovation management with a focus on MacGregor’s areas of operation (3 pages) CV Certified copies of your transcript(s) and degree certificate(s) Copy of thesis The names, with contact details and e-mail addresses, of at least two reference persons The form “New PhD” which you can find here: The application is to be submitted on the University recruitment system May 30th, 2018, at the latest.

Position Category: Business & Finance. Position Type: PhD Program.