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Travel Grants: Herrenhausen Conference on “The New Role of the State for the Emergence and Diffusion of Innovation” (20-22.02.2019)

We would like to draw your attention to travel grants offered by the Volkswagen Foundation for PhD students or early Post Docs (max. four years since PhD) researching on the topics addressed by the Herrenhausen Conference on “The New Role of the State for the Emergence and Diffusion of Innovation”, taking place in Hanover (Germany) on February 20-22, 2019.

The content of this international conference includes the following topics:

  • Session 1: Does innovation (policy) matter for (economic) growth?
  • Session 2: Societal Transitions and Grand Societal Challenges
  • Session 3: Multiple Roles of the State in Coping with Innovations
  • Session 4: Corporatism and Cooperation
  • Session 5: Policy Instruments to Support Innovative Changes
  • Session 6: Innovation Policy as Inclusive Strategy
  • Debate: “The role of the state is solely defined as curing market or system failures” vs. ” Government shall not infringe upon market forces”
  • Interactive Debate: “How must innovation policy be balanced to deal with economic, ecological, societal and developmental issues?”
  • Lightning Talks by 10 selected young scholars
  • Workshop on Friday (22nd of February) with young scholars to summarize results of the conference in a memorandum

Applicants can win one of 30 travel grants to take part in the Herrenhausen Conference. Successful applicants will get the chance to present their research in poster sessions. The posters will be displayed during the entire conference. The best 10 papers and research ideas will be presented to the audience in lightning talks. Furthermore, the best research paper can win a prize of 1,000 Euro.

The grants include travel expenses to and form Hanover, visa fees (if applicable), as well as accommodation in Hanover. Applicants are to apply until January 13, 2019 by sending all required documents as pdf-files to William Arant ( Please note that we are not able to accept applications after this deadline.

Your application should contain the following:

  • A short description of your research focus that explains how your approach tackles the topic addressed above (max. 1,000 characters)
  • An abstract of a current research project or paper (max. 2,000 characters). If you want to participate in the Best Paper Competition, please provide a full research paper instead of the abstract.
  • A short C.V. (max. 1,000 characters)
  • A short list of your most recent publications (max. 5)

Participants will be selected by the steering committee. Acceptance will be based on qualification of the applicant as well as originality and potential of the research project. We willl inform the applicants about the results on January 20th, 2019.

More information on the conference and the travel grants can be found under:

Dirk Fornahl, Stefan Kuhlmann and Uwe Cantner

University of Bamberg: Research Associate at the Chair of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Research Associate
(50% to 100% of the regular working hours; salary according to 13 TV-L).
Initially, the position is for one year (defining a topic and drafting a research proposal) with the intent to extend for a doctorate degree or habilitation. Rules on fixed-term contracts of the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz apply.
The position is also possible as a part-time job.

Job Description:
The position awaits you with a diverse and challenging range of duties. You will work independently as well as in teams on research projects. You are expected to present the results of your research on international conferences and publish them. As part of your teaching responsibilities, you will conceptualise tutorials and supervise seminar as well as thesis papers. The own scientific qualification with the goal of a doctorate degree or habilitation is another task within the scope of this activity and will be actively supported. You will become part of a dedicated team that works collegially and on one’s own responsibility.

– Outstanding degree in business administration, ideally with focus on human resource management; psychology with focus on industrial, organisational, or business psychology; sociology with focus on sociology of work, labour sciences, or business education
– Research interest in the field of careers, international mobility of employees, work flexibility
– Excellent to good knowledge of empirical research methods (quantitative and / or qualitative)
– Ability to work in teams and excellent knowledge of the English language (written and spoken) as well as good knowledge of the German language

General Information:
The Faculty is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from female candidates. Where candidates are otherwise equally qualified, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.
The University of Bamberg has been certified by the Hertie Foundation as a family-friendly university and is committed to provide measures to help reconcile work and family life.

If you are interested in joining our scientific team within an uncomplicated and friendly work atmosphere, please submit your full application in electronic form to us. Your application should include all relevant supporting documents. Please also state the earliest possible starting date. It should preferably be sent by email, attached as a single pdf file, to

For further information, please refer to our website or contact us via email ( or

Contact Details:
Chair of Human Resource Management
and Organisational Behaviour
Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen
Feldkirchenstraße 21
96045 Bamberg

Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation in Supply Chain and Logistics – HICL 2019

Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL)

hosted by the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and invite you to participate on the

26 & 27 September 2019
and an additional Ph.D. seminar on the 25 September 2019

Digitalization trends continuous to shape the industrial world opening up new opportunities across a wide range of sectors. Artificial intelligence (AI) is considered a key driver of digital transformation that has the potential to introduce new sources of growth. Besides AI, the recent advances in machine learning and automation have created a whole new business ecosystem. Additionally, customers are demanding more innovative, more diverse and greener products. This creates numerous challenges for all actors in the supply chain; yet, they also present a unique opportunity to create solutions that improve performance and productivity. HICL 2019 focuses on research concepts and ideas that foster the digital transformation in logistics and supply chain with a focus on artificial intelligence. For this year’s theme:

Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation in Supply Chain and Logistics

we invite empirical, theoretical, methodological and practical contributions addressing topics related to one of the following tracks:
– Innovation and Technology Management
– Risk and Security Management
– Sustainability and City Logistics
– Maritime and Port Logistics
– Supply Chain Analytics and Blockchain
– Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

It is our understanding that many of tomorrow’s goals can only be achieved by a constant exchange of ideas within the scientific community. HICL seeks to create an inspiring environment for researchers and professionals to discuss solutions, challenges, and responsibilities companies face in logistics and SCM. We provide a multidisciplinary network and welcome scientific and practical contributions from different disciplines, including Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Law, and Mathematics. All accepted contributions will be published open access in HICL book series

Submissions will only be accepted through the HICL website: (

Zehn Promotionsstipendien – Graduiertenschule „Wettbewerbsfähigkeit junger Unternehmen“ an der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Die von der Jürgen Manchot Stiftung geförderte Graduiertenschule „Wettbewerbsfähigkeit junger Unternehmen“ an der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf vergibt zum 1. April 2019

zehn Promotionsstipendien.

Die Laufzeit der Stipendien beträgt zunächst 24 Monate. Nach erfolgreicher Zwischenevaluation besteht die Möglichkeit, einen Antrag auf Verlängerung des Stipendiums zu stellen. Das Stipendium umfasst eine monatliche Zuwendung i.H.v. 1.600 € pro Monat und zusätzlich einen Pauschalbetrag für Sachmittel und Reisekosten für den verpflichtenden Auslandsaufenthalt sowie zur Teilnahme an Konferenzen.

Die Stipendienstellen sind an der Manchot Graduiertenschule zum Thema „Wettbewerbsfähigkeit junger Unternehmen“ an der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät verortet. Die Forschungsschwerpunkte sind innerhalb interdisziplinärer Promotionsthemen-Cluster angesiedelt. Zentrale Themenfelder sind: (1) Junge Unternehmen als Arbeitgeber, (2) Innovationen in jungen Unternehmen, (3) neue Finanzierungsoptionen für junge Unternehmen sowie (4) Digitalisierung in jungen Unternehmen. Durch die Struktur der Graduiertenschule wird eine intensive Unterstützung der zukünftigen Stipendiat/innen gewährleistet.

Die Ausschreibung richtet sich an hervorragend qualifizierte Bewerber/innen mit einem abgeschlossenen Masterstudium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften oder in einem angrenzenden Fach mit einem Schwerpunkt in mindestens einem der Forschungsbereiche oder aus angrenzenden Themenfeldern, die international vernetzt zu den Fragestellungen der Graduiertenschule promovieren möchten.

Die Universität Düsseldorf ist bestrebt, den Anteil von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre zu erhöhen. Frauen werden bei gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung bevorzugt berücksichtigt, sofern nicht in der Person eines Mitbewerbers liegende Gründe überwiegen. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt. Bewerbungen aus dem Ausland sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Weiterführende Informationen finden Sie auf der Internetseite der Graduiertenschule:
Bitte nutzen Sie für Ihre Bewerbung ausschließlich das dort hinterlegte Bewerbungsformular und schicken Sie uns ausschließlich per Email ein gebündeltes PDF-Dokument an Merken Sie sich vor, dass am 06.02.2019 persönliche Bewerbungsgespräche stattfinden werden.

Bewerbungen sind bis zum 06.01.2019 zu richten:
An die Sprecher der Manchot Graduiertenschule
„Wettbewerbsfähigkeit junger Unternehmen“
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eva Lutz und Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Süß
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf

Zwei Postdoc-Positionen (100%) in Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

An der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf sind an der Jürgen-Manchot-Graduiertenschule „Wettbewerbsfähigkeit junger Unternehmen“ zum 01.04.2019 zwei Stellen als

Postdoc (m/w) in Betriebswirtschaftslehre
(100 %, EG 13 TV-L)

zu besetzen. Die Anstellung erfolgt zunächst befristet bis zum 31.03.2022. Es handelt sich um Qualifikationsstellen im Sinne des Wissenschaftsvertragsgesetzes (WissZeitVG), die der Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Qualifizierung der Mitarbeiterinnen/Mitarbeiter
dienen soll.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Call for Applications: GIGA Doctoral Programme

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, peace and security, growth and development, and power and ideas. The GIGA Doctoral Programme invites applications from

Prospective Doctoral Students

to join the programme on 1 October 2019. The GIGA Doctoral Programme (DP) is a three-year structured programme for junior researchers, in which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of comparative area studies (CAS). GIGA doctoral students are fully integrated into the GIGA’s research structure and benefit from close supervision within an international research environment. The training programme fosters their engagement with the GIGA’s global approach to scholarship and provides them with the necessary methodological and soft skills to pursue a career in academia and beyond. Through academic exchanges and field work, doctoral students engage with the ‘GIGA-regions’ and build their own networks. Additional mobility grants are provided for field work and conference attendance and, in line with the Leibniz Association’s principle of ‘theoria cum praxi’, doctoral students are offered exposure to policy advice and knowledge transfer activities. Doctoral degrees will be awarded by one of our partner universities, dependent upon the affiliation of the student’s first Supervisor.

Applicants are expected to fulfil the following criteria:

  • An excellent grade point average and a final degree (masters or equivalent) in political science/international relations, economics, history or a related discipline.
  • A high-quality project proposal that fits with the GIGA’s research agenda. Priority will be given to projects with a cross-regional or a comparative area studies focus.
  • Strong command of the English language (German is not a prerequisite).

We strongly welcome international applications. Diversity and the reconciliation of work and family life are of great importance to the institute.

Please fill out the GIGA DP application form: and send it with your full application (Ref.-No. GIGA-19-01) including:

  • a letter of motivation, a research proposal of 2000 words max. and an additional academic writing sample,
  • a CV and simple copies of degrees and academic transcripts (BA, Diploma, MA),
  • proof of English language skills, and
  • a statement about intended funding for the duration of three years (final admission is dependent upon the applicant’s ability to provide proof of funding by the starting date)

to Kerstin Labusga, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Email: (Email applications, preferably in a single pdf file, are particularly welcome).

Screening of applications will begin on 1 February 2019.

For further information, including a list of FAQs, please visit the GIGA DP website You may also contact us at:

ReMaT Research Management Training for Early Career Researchers, 10 & 11 December 2018

Institution:  Tutech Innovation GmbH

Lecturer: Monica Schofield and Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper, Tutech Innovation GmbH

Date: 10 & 11 December 2018

Tutech Innovation GmbH
Harburger Schloßstrasse 6-12
21079 Hamburg, Germany

Please use this form to register by 06.12.2018

Content and Aim of the Workshop:
ReMaT is an intensive, interactive workshop, providing an introduction to a number of key topics relating to research management including project management, grant acquisition, and science and technology related entrepreneurship. ReMaT is especially tailored to meet the needs of early stage researchers especially from the 2nd year of PhD studies onwards, but is
also suitable for others involved in research, or in directing research. ReMaT delivers hands-on practical training in an intensive, yet effective workshop form over two days. There is a strong emphasis on European networking in the way the workshop is delivered: we encourage participation from many different countries and disciplines.

For further information on workshop fees and the workshop program see the workshop flyer.

VHB ProDok: Kursverzeichnis 2019

Der VHB unterstützt mit seinem Kursprogramm die Doktorandenausbildung in der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an Universitäten im deutschsprachigen Raum. Bei ProDok handelt es sich um ein Angebot, das es NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen ermöglicht, sich auch auf Gebieten auf höchstem Niveau weiterzubilden, die an ihrer eigenen Hochschule nicht oder weniger stark vertreten sind.

Auf diese Weise können Angebot und Nachfrage auch von Spezialveranstaltungen sehr gut zusammengeführt werden und die wissenschaftliche Ausbildung an wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultäten im deutschsprachigen Raum international noch konkurrenzfähiger werden.

Das Format der Kurse ist regelmäßig so konzipiert, dass sie einem Umfang von 6 ECTS entsprechen. Die Anrechnung an den Fakultäten ist allerdings derzeit noch individuell abzuklären.

Zur Kursübersicht 2019

Informationen zu Anmeldung, Teilnahme und Zahlung finden Sie unter:

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EURAM 2019 CfP: Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer in Start-ups and SMEs (ENT SIG Track T03_12)

European Academy of Management Conference in Lisbon (26 – 28 June 2019) 

Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF, Spain
Claudio Petti, University of Salento, Italy

Short Description:
The survival and growth of an organization depend mainly on the capabilities of its management and its employees; and its ability to ensure knowledge transfer in, from and to the organization. To understand how these processes are organized, it is vital to focus on how input is transformed into innovation and to include the control structure as all activities related to the process have to be coordinated and structured. In a context in which formalized processes are unevenly developed and management knowledge may be more unevenly spread, innovation and knowledge management research need to take several issues into account.

Deadline: 15 January 2019

The full Call for Papers 

Hamburg Business School: Doctoral study courses in winter semester 2018/19

The following doctoral study courses will be on offer at the Hamburg Business School in winter semester 2017/18:

  • HCHE Research Seminar and PhD Course (12.-13.11.2018)
    Patricia Born (Informationen)
  • Behavioral & Experimental Economics (4 Termine, Start 14.12.2018)
    Markus Nöth & Guido Voigt (Informationen)
  • Advanced Modelling and Optimization (Blockkurs 17.-21.12.2018)
    Malte Fliedner & Knut Haase (Informationen)
  • Recent Developments in Causal Inference (Blokkurs im Januar)
    Martin Spindler (Informationen)
  • Survey Research (4.-6.2.2019, Kick-off 5.11.2018)
    Karen Gedenk (Informationen)
  • Recent Developments in Audit Research and an Approach to getting Published (20.-22.2.2019)
    Nicole Ratzinger-Sakel (Informationen)

See also for further information on the doctoral studies program of the Hamburg Business School.