PhD student in Industrial Marketing


PhD student in Industrial Marketing

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The Centre for Business Model Innovation (CBMI) at Linköping University is seeking a Ph.D. candidate for the coming academic year!

Your work assignments

The PhD position is part of the research project “Data-Driven Service Transformation in Industrial Ecosystems,” which is funded by the Wallenberg Foundations and will be carried out together with industry partners. The overall aim of this project is to explore how data-driven service transformations are altering markets and value creation for businesses, industrial ecosystems, and society.
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Focusing specifically on B2B companies, the project will examine how organisations can leverage the potential of data sharing, AI, and digital platforms to capitalise on service innovation opportunities. It will also investigate how to incentivize engagement among ecosystem members and how to orchestrate such platforms and ecosystems so that value from new services is realized.

As a PhD student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

You will work under the guidance and supervision of Professors Christian Kowalkowski and Lars Witell. The PhD programme includes research training courses, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and collaborate with a network of esteemed international researchers.
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Your qualifications

We welcome applications from students with a background in disciplines such as business, marketing, industrial engineering and management, and statistics.

You should have a strong interest in marketing strategy and technology management, and an affinity for learning both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree, a research master’s/M.Phil degree, a comparable degree relevant to a Marketing specialisation, or completed courses with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses. An MBA degree does not fulfill the requirements for admission.

An excellent command of both written and spoken English is a requirement. Proficiency in Swedish is an advantage but not a requirement.

Your workplace

The Division of Industrial Management at the Department of Management and Engineering (IEI) conducts research and undergraduate education within marketing, management, and business strategy. You will be affiliated with the Centre for Business Model Innovation (CBMI), a research centre focused on how companies create sustained competitive advantage through novel business models (see link CBMI is linked to the Division of Industrial of Industrial Management.

IEI spans a wide range of fields, from economics and management to technology and design, with a strong focus on innovation and development to foster a sustainable society. It is a robust research department with several researchers who have published in top-tier journals, such as those found at level 4 in the Academic Journal Guide. The department’s doctoral students have achieved success and have been placed at well-renowned universities and companies, such as Auckland Business School, BI Norwegian Business School, Accenture, Ericsson, and McKinsey & Company.

The employment

When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at Doctoral studies at Linköping University

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date by agreement. 

Background screening may come to be carried out before any decision on employment is made.

Salary and employment benefits

The salary of PhD students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives

Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 20th of June 2024

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities

We look forward to receiving your application! 

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Contact persons

Christian Kowalkowski


+46 13 281571

Lars Witell


+ 46 (0) 13 282526

Johan Holtström


+46 13 281614

Elin Bergfeldt


+46 13 284403

Linköpings Universitet

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Deadline: 2024-06-20
Location: Sweden, Linköping
Categories: business engineering, Industrial Engineering , Marketing Management, PhD, Science management, Statistics,


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