Mounting social and environmental challenges arise from business conduct in global supply chains, including violations of human and labour rights or corruption. As a PhD Candidate, you will investigate the dynamics involved in negotiation, implementation and adaptation of these multi-actor governance initiatives. Your insights can help tackle such challenges in the future and lead to new and responsible forms of governance.
As a PhD Candidate/Junior Lecturer you will have both research (50%) and teaching (50%) duties for a 6-year period. You will work on a PhD project under the supervision of Dr Nora Lohmeyer, Dr Stefan Schembera and Prof. Kristina Lauche. The research you will conduct for your PhD thesis concerns Responsible Governance in Global Supply Chains. Supply chains face complex social and environmental challenges that require new forms of governance to compensate for the lack of global public regulation and to involve a variety of public and private actors.
This project aims to provide a better understanding of the ongoing dynamics involved in the negotiation, implementation and continuous adaptation of such multi-actor governance initiatives. It will take a process approach to advance scholarly knowledge of these ongoing dynamics across multiple (intra-organisational, inter-organisational, societal) levels by addressing such questions as: How can organisations account for reflexivity and adaptation in the governance of global supply chains? How can they ensure sustained motivation and engagement of the policy makers and adopters involved?
Your teaching responsibilities will include giving tutorials/lectures in the Bachelor's degree programmes offered by the Department of Business Administration, as well as in the Master's programmes in Organisational Design and Development. You may also be involved in the supervision of Bachelor's and/or Master's theses. Whilst holding this position, you will be given the opportunity to obtain your university teaching qualification.
Fixed-term contract: 6 years.
The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations. There are seven disciplines within NSM: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning. NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach. NSM employs 330 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. Currently, NSM has approximately 5,000 students.
NSM's research activities fall under the responsibility of the interdisciplinary Institute for Management Research (IMR). Under the motto 'Creating Knowledge for Society', IMR focuses on academic research into the development, design and effectiveness of the public and private structures that regulate, govern or manage human interactions.
The Department of Business Administration's research programme addresses the multiple values underlying responsibility, the conditions required to realise those values and interventions geared to the transition of organising for responsibility.
As a PhD candidate, you will join the Organisational Development and Design group. The group combines interests in the structural conditions of the organisation of work with studies of emerging change and organising for social responsibility. Externally funded projects involved new forms of organising in dynamic contexts, transitional change towards sustainability and circular economy, implications of new technology and field-level change in the development of ecosystems.
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Make sure to apply no later than 31 Oct 2021 22:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).
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