Estonian Business School (EBS) is inviting applications for a doctoral position in platform economies in the context of its PhD programme in Management. Candidates can apply for either the traditional research track or for the applied/ experimental innovation track.
The position is either full-time (40 hours/week) or part-time depending on the individual circumstances of the candidates (to be agreed individually). The expected start date is on 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, with a nominal duration of 48 months. The proposed research grant/ scholarship is for the duration of the PhD (4 years), subject to an annual review of progress towards completion of the PhD.
The position is based at the EBS Tallinn campus in Estonia (A. Lauteri 3, Tallinn, Estonia).
We are looking for doctoral candidates to conduct research and real-life testing/simulation/ implementation (for the applied/ experimental PhD track) into the evolving business models and/or socio-economic impacts of online platform economies and associated ecosystems. Proposals are invited on a broad basis and can address both the economic and societal aspects related to the platform economy. Proposals could, inter alia, focus on the emergence, formation and characteristics of digital platform ecosystems; the design of markets and business models, including different value creation approaches, their viability and impact (including distributional effects); questions related to the governance and organisation of online platform ecosystems and their constituent parts; the socio-economic influence of digital platforms as well as ethical and regulatory issues related thereto. Proposals, which propose to adopt novel, forward-looking approaches are particularly welcomed.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research, the project(s) will be co-ordinated and supervised in close co-operation between different research groups at the Estonian Business School depending on the exact scope and focus of individual proposals (e.g. Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship, Political Economy and Society, Management and Organisations, Methods and Design, Marketing and Communication).
Application deadline is tied with the application to the PhD programme.
The PhD journey of each doctoral candidate is highly individualised and the balance of activities will be tailored for each individual candidate depending on whether they choose to apply for the classical or applied/ experimental PhD track. It is, however, likely that the candidate will engage in the following activities:
- Development and implementation of an independent research and application agenda related to the candidate’s PhD project
- Close collaboration with the candidate’s supervisor(s) and project team
- Contributing to a number of different projects related to the candidate’s field of activity
- Publishing academic outputs
- Teaching or assisting in teaching activities (including supervision of thesis) in courses related to the candidate’s field of study
- Other relevant activities
Work environment and remuneration
Active participation in EBS’ academic and business ecosystem is a high priority. We emphasise the importance of good working relationships among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present in the department and take an active part in the research programme on at least a weekly basis. We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained.
The monthly gross salary is between 2500 and 3000 euros.
Applicants should preferably hold a MA degree or equivalent qualifications in management or business studies, economics, political science, sociology, or in disciplines related to the topic of the call, e.g. computer science, data science, digital economics, mathematics.
The application should include a 2-4-page proposal for a doctoral research project.
For admission following documents must be submitted:
- Application form in the DreamApply platform
- Curriculum Vitae
- University diplomas and diploma supplements
- Copy of a passport or ID card
The application must be submitted in English. Deadline: 1 August 2022