Corporate rule breaking can have devastating effects on society, and hence corporations are highly regulated. While corporations need to comply with rules and regulations to avoid or limit harms, corporate noncompliance is widespread. Therefore, gaining insight in the drivers of corporate rule breaking as well as in the effectiveness of regulatory actions in promoting compliance is pivotal.
Combining insights from criminology, economics and business studies, this project takes a ‘life-course’ approach to explain longitudinal patterns of corporate noncompliance by investigating time-varying corporate, industry and macro-economic characteristics of noncompliance in two different industries – chemical and finance. Employing cutting-edge quantitative methods, the project uses longitudinal data on both regulatory actions and rule violations. The proposed PhD project will address the following three overarching questions:
In addition to advancing our theoretical understanding of corporate noncompliance, this study will directly benefit regulatory practice in its efforts to protect employees, citizens and the environment.
Fixed-term contract: 1 + 3 years.
We offer a challenging position at a socially involved organization. The salary starts at €2,590 (PhD-scale) in the first year and increases to €3.318 (PhD-scale) gross per month in the fourth year for a full-time (40 hours per week) appointment. The job contract is offered initially for one year and prolonged to in total four years based on an assessment of performance and perspectives.
The job contract ends after four years with the defense of the PhD thesis. Depending on the prior training of the successful PhD candidate, the PhD degree will be awarded by the Faculty of Law and/or by the School of Business and Economics. Supervision will be provided from both disciplines.
You will also receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.33% and a holiday allowance of 8%. Click here for more information about our employment conditions.
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact prof. dr. mr. Arjan Blokland via firstname.lastname@example.org. A full research proposal can be sent to you upon request. For information on the application procedure or secondary job conditions please contact Manon Quik, HR Advisor, via email@example.com.
Are you interested in this position? Please apply by sending an email with your curriculum vitae and cover letter including the contact details of at least one proposed referee to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the position PhD candidate corporate noncompliance. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2022.
Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)
De Boelelaan 1077, 1082 SB, Amsterdam
Make sure to apply no later than 30 Nov 2022 23:58 (Europe/Amsterdam).
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