Call for Applications: Laurits Andersen PhD position in Business and Organizational Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen

The Laurits Andersen Foundation at the University of Copenhagen has granted funds to the Department of Anthropology for a three-year fully financed PhD position in the field of business and organizational anthropology. Applicants are now invited to submit proposals for doctoral research that must fall within one or more of the areas mentioned below. In accordance with the remits of the foundation, the general expectation is also that the research proposed will place special emphasis on its practical significance and value to Danish business. This means that successful proposals must reflect a clear academic interest in seeking general insights of a theoretical nature within the field of business and organizational anthropology, as well as pointing to the practical significance of the research.

Field of research 

The five areas of research mentioned below are stipulated by the Foundation; the subsequent texts under each heading indicate possible interpretations for anthropological research. Proposals may to suggest other perspectives, as long as they relate specifically to one or more of the five headings. Proposals must specify both the empirical case to be studied and the general insights expected, just as the practical relevance in terms of results and audiences must be explicitly considered. Applicants are advised to study the more detailed account of the basis for this PhD call which may be found here:

1. Efforts to make better use of natural business resources 

2. Technical and scientific studies and experiments aimed at, or involving, potential improvements to production 

3. Testing the practical value of inventions or methods of production

4. Studying practical business problems of a general nature 

5. Studying markets abroad and how to prepare them for the introduction of Danish products

Qualifications and terms of employment

At the time of application, applicants must possess a postgraduate degree in anthropology or a closely related discipline from a Danish or international university. In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study program the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree program, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level. Prior knowledge of Danish language, society, and business is an advantage, but not a requirement. Work experience from business or other relevant professional practice will also be considered an advantage.

Please visit the application website for more information.

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