PhD Scholarship - Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Do you want to study the future of healthcare? Are you interested in technology innovation and users? Have you wondered why it is so challenging to improve healthcare services?
Department of Innovation and Economic Organization at BI Norwegian Business School now seeks good candidates for a PhD scholarship related to Innovation in Healthcare. Applicants may have a background in management studies (e.g. organization, innovation, strategy, marketing), or in the social sciences (e.g. sociology, communication, political science, anthropology). Candidates should show strong academic achievements, good collaborative and communicative skills, and aim for an academic career. The fieldwork will have to be done mostly in Norwegian, hence the candidate should ideally speak a Scandinavian language, or be able to learn Norwegian during the first 6-9 months.
The project “Conditions for change of practice with the implementation of electronic care messages” (BEPPLO) is run in collaboration between BI, Akershus University Hospital, and Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo (UiO), in addition to our international partners at leading European universities (e.g. Oslo, Cambridge, Lancaster, Warwick, Uppsala, Copenhagen and Stockholm).
The PhD candidate will together as part of a project team study and support the implementation of electronic care messages between Ahus and its municipal care partners. Such ICT service innovations aim to benefit the care providers, as well as the patient. However, we see that it is sometimes challenging to integrate such solutions with the established technological, organizational and economic systems.
BI Norwegian Business School offers a four year doctoral program in business and economics. The program features six areas of specialization: Finance, Economics, Strategic Management, Marketing, Leadership and Organization, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The four-year PhD scholarship is currently 425.400,- a year (PhD). The PhD scholarship involves 25% (35 hours) teaching and/or research assistant responsibilities.
The application should include the following: Diploma supplement a well prepared project description (i.e 5-10 pages including topic, proposed method, schedule), a CV, true copies of diplomas and testimonials, and a copy of the candidate’s master’s thesis (remember to zip this file). Please note that certified documentation of formal qualification must be submitted in order to be evaluated. 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.
Appointment to a position as Doctoral Candidate is conditioned on admittance to BI Norwegian Business School’s doctoral program in accordance with their admission requirement. The four-year programme is designed for talented students who wish to pursue an international career within academia and who can contribute on the international arena with their research and publications. This is in keeping with the school’s vision of being one of the leading research business schools in Europe. Applicants must have completed a two year (120 ECTS) Master’s Degree with thesis work (preferably a Master of Science) to be considered for a scholarship. An average of grade B or better is required. The Department Council will evaluate the project proposals. Candidates may be asked to come to an interview.
Additional information about BI’s doctoral program and admission requirements can be obtained from the Doctoral administration at BI Norwegian Business School (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please contact project leader, Associate Professor Thomas Hoholm (email@example.com) or Head of Department, Professor Knut Sogner (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the application process and the full project description.
Documentation may not be submitted after the deadline. This is a second announcement, candidates that have applied in the first round need not to submit a new application.
Application deadline: 22nd of October 2013
Expected Start Date: On agreement
Associate Professor Thomas Hoholm
Mobile: +47 46 41 06 19
Head of Department Knut Sogner
Mobile: +47 46 41 06 42