Postdoctoral Positions (2)

Beedie School of Business and Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business Studies

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC


Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions at the Beedie School of Business in the following areas:


1. Innovation at the “Base of the Pyramid”:  This research program aims to develop a theory of product, service and business model innovation that allows organizations to meet the needs of the “base-of-the-pyramid” segments profitably, sustainably, and in socially responsible ways. The research is being carried out in partnership with several academic and non-academic institutes around the world. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant discipline; a strong interest in inclusive growth and economic development issues in emerging markets; and possess mastery of qualitative research methods (including interviews, fieldwork, surveys, case-study research and grounded theory). Familiarity with randomized control experiments and/or statistical methods would be a plus. Willingness to travel for fieldwork, likely in developing countries in Asia, Africa or Latin America, would be an asset to the research program.


2.  Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chains:  This research program is aimed at developing long-term solutions for sustainable global supply chains. The research employs both analytical modeling and empirical methods. Candidates should have a record of publications and/or demonstrated interest in pursuing substantive research on related topics. Candidates must have a PhD in a related discipline, and possess strong modeling, analysis and computational skills with demonstrated capabilities in at least one of the following: economic and game theoretic modeling, simulation and optimization, or econometrics. 


The positions are for one year, with possibility of renewal depending on performance and budget availability. A 2-year position could be negotiable for the right candidates.


The candidates will work under the supervision of Prof. Sudheer Gupta. The candidates will have joint appointment as fellows at the Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business Studies. More details about the Centre activities can be found here:


The Beedie School of Business is recognized as a top 100 ranked research school, is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, and is signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education. With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey and downtown Vancouver, SFU offers a strong research environment in a dynamic Pacific Rim setting that is ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the world’s most liveable city. For further details about the Beedie School of Business, visit our website at


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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Interested applicants should send (electronic format, pdf preferred) their CV, a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for this position, copies of any publications, and contact details for at least two references to:


Prof. Sudheer Gupta at [log in to unmask]


Start date: September 1, 2013. (Start date may be negotiable to accommodate the successful candidate).

Tessa Perkins
Appointments Secretary
Office of the Dean
Beedie School of Business
WMC 5305
Simon Fraser University
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Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
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