Sunday, October 12, 2008

PhD Student Position in Organization Theory - University of Lugano

University of Lugano
Funded PhD Student Position in Organization Theory
Institute of Management
Faculty of Economics

The University of Lugano invites applications to the Organization and Management Theory stream of the PhD program in Economics. Student with an interest in organizational theory and strategic management are particularly encouraged to apply. With its emphasis on rigorous training and creative high quality research the Faculty of Economics of the University of Lugano provides a solid first step toward the development of a successful international academic career.

Successful candidates will join the Center for Organizational research (CORe), the new project-based research center created within the Faculty of Economics. The current full time faculty members are Alessandro Lomi, Erik Larsen, Filippo Carlo Wezel, Nikolaus Beck, Paulo Gonçalves and Gianluca Carnabuci. The research interests represented within the CORe include, but are not limited to, demographic models of organizations in industry, processes of inter-firm mobility, decision-theoretic and ecological models of market entry and exit, system dynamics models of organizational and business processes, the analysis of social networks within and between organizations, simulation models for the study of industrial and corporate change, theories of organizational emergence, growth and innovation, and behavioral models of queuing processes.

The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation through the research project “Networks of influence: within and between firms impact of upper echelon’s mobility”. Successful applicants will work as teaching and research assistants within the Institute of Management. Admission to the Ph.D. program is highly competitive. Admission decisions are based on the candidates' background, interests and potential for academic achievement. To satisfy the minimum criteria for consideration, applicants must have completed a Master degree in management, economics, sociology, psychology, or closely related fields prior to joining the program. A keen interest and a previous knowledge of quantitative empirical research is essential. The official language of the Ph.D. program is English.

The applications received before the 15th of November 2008 will receive priority.

For further information, including detailed application instructions, candidates may contact directly Professor Filippo Carlo Wezel (