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    Ph.D Scholarships in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    PhD Scholarships - Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    BI Norwegian Business School offers a four year doctoral programme in

    business administration. The programme features six areas of specialization:

    Economics, Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Organization,

    Marketing, and Strategic Management.

    The Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation seeks up to 4 new PhD

    candidates to complete their PhD within the PhD specialization Innovation and

    Entrepreneurship. Candidates should ideally have a background within the fields of

    social sciences and/or business and economics. The candidates should be interested

    in an academic career and have good communication skills. An important goal for

    the PhD programme is to have candidates hired at leading research institutions once

    they have completed their PhD.

    Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation at BI Norwegian Business

    School is known for having faculty involved in academic research and research

    communication at an international level. The department does research and teaching

    within central topics within innovation, entrepreneurship, economic organisation and

    business history. Additional information about the Department of Innovation and

    Economic Organisation can be found at


    The following options are possible:

    • 2 open positions relating to the Department’s activities.

    • 2 positions in health innovation within research projects to be conducted in

    collaboration with the Department of Informatics at University of Oslo and Oslo

    University Hospital.

    o 1PhD position is associated with the project “Responsive Architectures for

    Innovation in Collaborative Healthcare Services” (REACH) and will study ICT service

    innovations. See the REACH project’s web pages:

    o 1 PhD position is associated with the project ”From local breakthroughs in

    knowledge to integration in medical practice” (KINT) focussing the development and

    implementation of new minimal invasive surgery. See the KINT project’s web pages:

    The doctoral programme is an important element of the department’s research

    agenda and of BI’s vision to become one of the leading research business schools in

    Europe. The selected candidates can expect close supervision and will be working

    closely with the faculty and their place of work will be at the BI Norwegian Business

    School in Oslo where they will join a group of PhD students.

    Application deadline:

    15th of April 2012

    Expected Start Date:

    August 2012


    Oslo, Nydalen


    Head of Department

    Knut Sogner

    Telephone: +47 46410642

    PhD administration

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    Applicants must have completed a two year (120 ECTS) Master’s Degree with thesis

    work (preferably a Master of Science) by January 2012 to be considered for a

    scholarship. An average of grade B or better is required. The four-year scholarship is

    set according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale, and currently pays NOK 365.300

    per year (approximately USD 66,000). The position is linked to The Norwegian Public

    Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The scholarship involves 25%

    TA/RA responsibilities. If applicants are otherwise equally qualified, female applicants

    will be given preference.

    Additional information about the doctoral programme, admission requirements and

    the application can be obtained from the doctoral administration at BI Norwegian

    Business School

    The application must be submitted electronically only by using the "Send Application"

    button on the right hand side in this announcement. No e-mail application or hard

    copy application will be accepted.

    You are required to upload the following with your application:

    • Certificate of a Master of Science degree or equivalent, please include transcripts

    of grades

    • A Diploma Supplement or a similar document describing in detail the study and

    grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree


    • Other relevant certificates and transcript

    • A project proposal (5-10 pages including topic, proposed method, schedule)

    • CV

    • A research plan with milestones and a list of the courses you plan to take

    Template to be found here: Template

    • Letters of recommendations from relevant employers/tutors providing evidence of

    your skills as a researcher (a minimum of 2 letters)

    • Certificates from previously completed courses at the doctoral level, if requesting

    approval of these for the Ph.D. programme at BI Norwegian Business School (see

    last section of § 3.1.1 in our Ph.D. Regulations)

    • A complete list of all publications and/or other documented relevant activities

    Please note that all documents must be uploaded in the electronic application.

    Documents may not be submitted by e-mail. Furthermore, note that any documents

    forwarded after the application deadline will not be considered. Exceptions will only

    be made for students who are completing their master’s degree in 2011 and do not

    have a final certificate when applying.

    Please note that you will not be able to revise your application once it has been


    For questions about the open positions, please contact head of department professor

    Knut Sogner (

    For questions about the health innovation projects, please contact associate

    professor Thomas Hoholm ( or professor Håkan Håkansson

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