PhD candidate (m/f) in the area of Strategic Management Kühne Logistics University Germany


Kühne Logistics University (KLU), Hamburg/Germany is seeking to recruit a

PhD candidate (m/f)

in the area of Strategic Management


Kühne Logistics University (KLU) is an independent, state-accredited private university based in the HafenCity Hamburg. The KLU offers Masterand Bachelor programs in Global Logistics and Management as well as a PhD program. The 2014 Handelsblatt research ranking of management faculties ranks KLU among the top five universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With its 23professors, the KLU covers a wide portfolio of fields in management and logistics.


Research position

Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Björn Michaelis, Adjunct Professorof Management and Organization, KLU is looking for a PhD candidate (m/f) that is highly encouraged to conduct research inmergers & acquisitions, dynamic capabilities, and/or behavioral strategy. The PhD candidate can expectcomprehensivesupport, access to KLUs excellent research infrastructure andto a network of leading scientific and business partners worldwide.The candidate could also participate in a dynamic and technology-based start-up company in Hamburg and, if desired, take on a management role.

We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated and likes to work at the intersection of management and practice. The applicant should have the ability to write clear and concise reports in English and to give presentations to groups of academics and practitioners. He or she should have a Master’s or Diploma degree in business administration/management, economics, or another related field.


Salary and Conditions

The position has a duration of 4 years and can be filled on mutual agreement as soon as possible.The successful candidate will receive an attractive scholarship, which covers all fees and living expenses in Hamburg, including an ownbudget of 5,000 Euro per year for research related costs.The possible role in the start-up company is remunerated separately. The candidate can expect excellent working conditions and a great atmosphere. Applications are considered until the position is filled.



We are looking forward to your application! All applications should be sent by email to application should include a CV, all relevant certificates and a cover letter explaining your motivation.Should you have any questions concerning the application please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Van Tri directly (+49-40 328707-145).


Hamburg, November 2017

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