The successful applicant will work on a project titled “From Ideas to Actions: Decoding Nascent Entrepreneurship via Experiments and Machine Learning”, funded by a Dutch Research Council (NWO) Starter Grant.
In your PhD, you will embark on experimental research in the realm of entrepreneurship, especially:
- Psychology of Nascent Entrepreneurship: Experimentally exploring entrepreneurial imagination, creativity, and cognitive processing.
- Innovative Research Data and Methods: Identifying novel data types for entrepreneurship research, especially audio/video content, and the application of latest techniques, such as generative models and causal inference.
- We will support you to develop your own ideas in relation to these topics.
In your PhD journey, you'll receive training in quantitative empirical research and pre-registration, along with support for data collection, experimentation, and conference travel. You will craft and execute top-tier research, aiming for presentations and publications at leading conferences and journals. The members of the department have published their research in top-tier outlets, such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, among others.
We seek proactive, motivated individuals eager to pursue a potential academic career. You will join a supportive team aspiring to good standards of research and teaching. As a member of our research group, you will mostly interact with Dr. Jermain Kaminski, Dr. Catarina M. Santos, Dr. Simon Kleinert, and Prof. Dr. Martin Carree.
Candidates are expected to enter the doctoral program of the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) and to deliver a doctoral dissertation within three to four years (full-time). PhDs at our department are allocated 20% of teaching per year and do Bachelor thesis supervision in a colloquium (“thesis circle”).