Department of Business Administration

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Stipends for PhD studies

Stipends for PhD studies at the Department of Business Administration

PhD candidate in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship

We are looking for a PhD student for a project about the “entrepreneurship industry” encompassing the cultural underpinnings of entrepreneurship and the activities taken to promote entrepreneurship in private, public, and non-governmental organizations or society at large. The broad focus of the project is to scrutinize the relationship between initiatives taken to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial outcomes, with a particular interest in understanding the role of social norms in this relationship. Questions we care about include, for example, how do norms and ideals shape entrepreneurial activities? What are the positive and negative consequences for individuals, organizations, and society from these activities?

We welcome candidates with interest in understanding how norms, cultures and ideals shape decisions and actions and who are curious about the phenomena of entrepreneurship in modern society. The position is connected to ongoing research at the department, and the PhD student will be embedded in a network of researchers in Sweden and abroad. The thesis project will be conducted under the auspices of the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship.

The PhD student will receive a scholarship for the first year and be employed at the department the last three years.

Application deadline: 2nd June 2023

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Anna Brattström, Associate professor

Being a PhD student

If appointed to a PhD position, you will be admitted to the PhD programme in Business Administration, a four-year programme for a doctoral degree. The doctoral degree consists of two parts, courses (90 ECTS credits) and a thesis (150 ECTS credits). As a PhD student you will mainly be working with your research project, but you can also be given more general tasks at the department, e.g. teaching, research or administrative work, in accordance with the regulations. Rules for employment as a PhD student are stated in The Higher Education Ordnance (SFS 1998:80), Chapter 5.