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The University of Amsterdam Business School (ABS, The Netherlands) 
provides academic courses in accounting, finance, management, marketing, 
and strategy, based on international research carried out in these 
areas. Within ABS, the strategy and marketing section is involved in 
teaching at BSc and MSc levels, as well as in executive education. Staff 
members publish in top-tier journals including /Academy of Management 
Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of 
Management, Journal of Management Studies, Marketing Science, 
Organization Studies, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal/.

The Amsterdam Business School's strategy & marketing section currently 
has the following vacancy:

*PhD position in international strategy & organization*

full time
job reference number W12-006

This PhD project will focus on how multinational enterprises (MNEs) 
organize their international operations in the context of the global 
business environment more generally, including the variety of 
requirements in different locations related to stakeholder and 
shareholder pressures, and the changing role of government. The 
candidate should be interested in exploring issues of coordination and 
control with respect to overseas subsidiaries, and relationships between 
headquarters and subsidiaries. Specific topics might include, for 
instance, which coordination strategies and control mechanisms are used 
under which circumstances, and for which kinds of activities (e.g., 
innovation, new market development, corporate social responsibility, or 
a combination thereof). However, there is considerable scope for the 
candidate to help define the more detailed focus within the broader 
realm of MNE strategy and organization in relation to the expertise of 
the supervisors. The types of MNEs considered may vary from small 
entrepreneurial firms to large and mature MNEs, and from manufacturing 
to service firms. The research will require the development of strong 
academic writing and methodological skills as well as the ability to 
access and acquire secondary and primary data.


. A Master's degree (MSc, MA, or /drs/) in the area of business 
(business studies, business administration, management, strategy or 
marketing) with excellent grades and a demonstrable interest in the area 
of (international) strategy
. Interest (and preferably experience) in field research, including 
studies focusing on organisations

. Well-developed analytical skills, creativity, precision, and perseverance

. The drive to publish in top-level academic journals in the field of 

. Mastery of both written and spoken English

Further information

This project is part of ABS' research initiative on corporate 
governance, which involves senior and junior researchers from various 
disciplines. The supervisors of this project will be Prof.dr. Ans Kolk 
and Dr. Alan Muller. Requests for information should be directed to Dr. 
Muller (E: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>; T: +31 (0)20 525 4262).

The UvA is located in the centre of Amsterdam. For more information on 
the Amsterdam Business School and its strategy & marketing section, 
please visit

The closing date for applications is 18 February 2012.

*The appointment will initially be for 1.5 years, to be extended to a 
total of 4 years upon excellent performance (two evaluations will be 
held, one after 10 and one after 14 months). The salary will be in 
accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel, and 
will range from EUR2,042 (first year) up to a maximum of EUR 2,612 
(final year) gross per month. The collective employment agreement of the 
Dutch universities will be applicable. The PhD thesis should be 
finalised within four years. In this period, the candidate will also be 
expected to do some teaching (20% of the time). Targeted starting date 
is 1 September 2012, but a later start can be discussed.

*Applicants should send their CV and a covering letter to: Universiteit 
van Amsterdam, Personnel Department, Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WB 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Applications may also be emailed to 
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