Professorship with special responsibilities in Strategic Management

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Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for a vacant professorship with special responsibilities in Strategic Management at the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization (SMG). The special responsibilities will involve research and teaching within the area of Strategic Management, as well as external collaboration with the, mainly, local and regional business community.

The core research area of SMG is strategic and international management including: knowledge governance in multinational corporations, HQ-subsidiary relations, strategic entrepreneurship, strategic alliances, strategic risk management, offshoring and internationalization of firms. Faculty teaches at all levels, from the bachelor level to the PhD level, and is strongly engaged in course development and innovation of teaching programs. SMG intends to increase its involvement in the MBA and Executive MBA programs of CBS. The department employs an international group of 24 faculty members including 7 PhD students.

The Professor with special responsibilities will be expected to conduct interdisciplinary multilevel research linking strategy, international management, decision-making, and leadership. Particular areas of interest could include management of international strategic alliances, internationalization of top management teams, knowledge governance in multinational corporations, and multilevel theory and method.  In relation to teaching, the Professor will be expected to teach courses in Strategic Management at CBS’ executive programs (e.g. full time MBA) as well as graduate and PhD levels. Furthermore, the Professor is supposed to contribute to the development and application of research areas of the department, with specific emphasis on strengthening and expanding SMG’s cooperation with the local and regional business community. Such cooperation could take form of attracting industrial PhDs, organizing practitioner-oriented seminars and workshops, promoting industry collaboration, doing case writing, and undertaking applied research projects, etc.



The successful applicant must have an international profile, a strong record of research publications, and teaching experience in the areas of Strategic Management and International Alliances. S/he must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research and teaching, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with industry.


The successful applicant must have a strong record of original research publications at an international level, evident in multiple publications in high-level, peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, the applicant should: demonstrate high impact on the relevant research community, measurable in terms of, e.g., Google Scholar and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) hits; be member of one or more editorial boards at major journals; undertake regular reviewing activity for major journals; be wellpositioned in international networks and demonstrate established collaboration with international scholars. Also, the applicant must prove his or her ability to attract research grants and manage externally funded projects.


For further information please contact: Acting Head of Department Bent Petersen, tel.: +45 3815 2510, e-mail [log in to unmask]. Information about the department may be found at


Closing date: September 9, 2011.


Details about CBS and the department are available at


A more detailed announcement is attached.


All the best,





Torben Pedersen


Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Copenhagen Business School



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