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Max Planck Institute: Research Fellowship on Blackness and Racialisation in Europe

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of diversity in historical and modern societies, especially concerning ethnic, religious, political, and legal processes and dynamics. This work includes basic empirical research to advance theoretical concepts.

The Minerva Fast Track Research Group Migration, Identity and Blackness in Europe, situated at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, is inviting applications for the position of

Research Fellow [Postdoctoral] (m/f/d)
(full-time for two years with a starting date of 1 June 2023 or earlier)

The newly established research group takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying Blackness, racialization, and identity formation and transformation processes in the context of migration. The group explores questions such as: how are migrants’ identities (trans)formed in the context of migration? How do migrants communicate their own identities, and how do others communicate about migrants? And what can we learn if we look at racialization and migration as interconnected processes? In answering these questions, the group combines qualitative research methods (e.g., interviews and ethnographic observations) with computational methods (e.g., computational text analysis). The group is committed to doing non-exploitative research and engaging in participatory research practices. Our main focus is on African migrants in Europe, particularly Germany.

The successful research fellow is expected to (1) contribute to the group’s research projects, carrying out research on the multiple dimensions of Blackness and Africanness and the identifications of African migrants in Germany at the group or/and societal level, (2) be open to work with community-based organizations and initiatives (in Germany), and (3) play an active role in the organization of international seminars and the publication of research in key academic venues, as well as for wider audiences.

Your Profile

Applicants should have a strong interest in studying the interconnections between identity, communication, migration and racialization, focusing on the European context. Applicants must hold a PhD in sociology, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, data science, or similar. Applicants expecting a PhD must have submitted their thesis by 24th February 2023.

Very good spoken and written English and some basic knowledge of German are required. Very good spoken and written German is an advantage. The working language at the institute is English and regular presence at the Institute is required.

Our Offer

The contract will be for a full-time position and for a period of two years ending 30 June 2025. 1-year extensions are also possible, contingent upon confirmation of funds. Salary is based on the German collective agreement for civil servants (TVöD Bund), level E 13.

The Max Planck Society is mainly funded by the German Federal and State Governments (see Max Planck Institutes provide outstanding facilities, academic resources and intellectual environments to support independent research. Max Planck Institutes are not tied to universities. There are no teaching obligations for staff, but teaching and other forms of cooperation with universities are possible.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women across the sciences. Applications from women are, therefore, particularly welcome, as are applications from people of diverse gender or sexual orientations. Following its commitment to equal opportunities employment policies, the Max Planck Society especially encourages applications from persons with a disability. Persons of any nationality can apply.

Applications must be emailed to no later than Sunday, 26th February 2023. Applications should be submitted in a single combined PDF file and include the following:

  • a cover letter describing the applicant’s research interests and their alignment to the group’s goals, and relevant research experience,
  • a CV without a photo, including a list of publications,
  • a short writing sample (no more than 500 words) such as the abstract of a first-author publication or abstract of PhD thesis, and
  • the names and contact details of two referees who we may contact.

Interviews are planned for early to mid-March, mainly in person at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. Remote interviews may be arranged for candidates residing outside of Germany.

Informal queries may be directed to Dr Johanna Lukate (lukate (@) For information on the institute, please consult


Universität zu Köln: 2 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter:nnen an der Professur für Entrepreneurship und Management

An der Professur für Entrepreneurship und Management der Universität zu Köln sind zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt zwei Stellen als

Wissenschaftliche:r Mitarbeiter:in oder „Post-Doc“
(Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)

zu besetzen. Die Beschäftigung erfolgt jeweils in Vollzeit (Stellenumfang 100%) und befristet bis zum 31.12.2025.

Mit Prädikat abgeschlossenes Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Volkswirtschaftslehre oder Wirtschaftsinformatik mit sehr guten empirischen/ökonometrischen Kenntnissen.

Ihre Aufgaben:
Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst die Mitarbeit in Lehre und Forschung des Lehrstuhls, z. B. die eigenständige Durchführung von Lehrveranstaltungen, die Mitwirkung bei sowie das eigenständige Vorantreiben von (empirischen) Forschungs- und Publikationsvorhaben und die konzeptionelle Weiterentwicklung der Entrepreneurship-Lehre in der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät.

Wir bieten:

Die Möglichkeit zur wissenschaftlichen Qualifizierung (bspw. Promotion) ist gegeben; Bewerbungen von bereits promovierten Kandidaten/innen, die eine „post-doctorale“ Karriere anstreben, sind ausdrücklich erwünscht. Wir bieten Ihnen die Zugehörigkeit zu einem engagierten, kooperativen und leistungsstarken Team mit offener, konstruktiver Atmosphäre.

Unsere Anforderungen:

  • Interesse und Mitwirkung an aktuellen Forschungsvorhaben im Bereich der Managementforschung (bspw. in den Bereichen Entrepreneurship, Innovation oder Strategischem/Internationalem Management)
  • Hohes Interesse an empirischer Forschung; entsprechende Kenntnisse quantitativ-empirischer Methoden und Datenauswertung (z.B. Stata oder SPSS) sehr wünschenswert; Kenntnisse der Programmiersprache „Python“ sind von Vorteil
  • Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Selbstständige Arbeitsweise, Teamfähigkeit, hohe Belastbarkeit und überdurchschnittliche Leistungsbereitschaft

Die Universität zu Köln strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils an. Bewerbungen von Frauen werden bei gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung daher bevorzugt berücksichtigt, sofern nicht in der Person eines Mitbewerbers liegende Gründe überwiegen. Die Bewerbung geeigneter Schwerbehinderter und gleichgestellter behinderter Menschen im Sinne des SGB IX ist erwünscht.

Ihre schriftliche Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen richten Sie bitte bis zum 08.01.23 an


Universität zu Köln
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Professur für Entrepreneurship und Management
Herrn Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Schwens
50923 Köln

Ihr Ansprechpartner bei Fragen ist,
Herr Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Schwens

Wir bitten darum, Bewerbungsunterlagen nicht in Mappen, sondern nur in Kopie vorzulegen, da die Unterlagen nicht zurückgesandt werden. Elektronische Unterlagen sind explizit erwünscht. Diese werden nach Abschluss des Auswahlverfahrens vernichtet.

Call for Applications – Starter Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates

Call for Applications

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences now offers 2 Starter Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates.

We welcome applications from candidates aiming to write their doctoral thesis at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. The school supports scholarship holders through personal mentoring, workshops and support services.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2023.
Scholarships are available from 1 October 2023 for the duration of one year.

Find out more about the application information on the Graduate School’s website

EURAM 2023 & MREV Call for Papers: Sustainability at Work: HRM Practices and Their Impact on Employees and Firm Outcomes

*** Apologies for any cross-postings ***

Call for Papers: Sustainability at Work: HRM Practices and Their Impact on Employees and Firm Outcomes 

Guest Editors:
Konstantina Tzini, CUNEF University Madrid, Spain
Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF University Madrid, Spain
Abderrahman Hassi, Al Akhawayn University Ifrane, Morocco
Simon Jebsen, University of Southern Denmark

EURAM 2023 SIG 09 Organisational Behaviour Track 09 & MREV Special Issue

Companies, employees, and scholars alike have taken a growing interest in sustainable HRM (Ehnert et al., 2016; Stahl et al., 2020), especially in the face of current trends in the workplace – like remote working and digitalisation – in the post-COVID-19 era (McKinsey Global Institute, 2021). Since HRM practices affect not only employees but also the human, social, and environmental firm context (Rothenberg et al., 2017), developing more sustainable HRM systems can enhance social sustainability (Ehnert, 2009; Pfeffer, 2010) and help organisations reach their corporate sustainability goals (Taylor et al., 2012).

To achieve these organisational goals, however, the response of employees, work teams, and managers to sustainable HRM practices is crucial, as they hold a primary role in the success of sustainable HRM (Paulet et al., 2021). The common view is that sustainable HRM will positively affect employees (Aust et al., 2020), therefore assuming favourable responses at the individual level and consequently positive outcomes at the organisational level.

The growing embracement of sustainable HRM in today’s changing workplace provides excellent research opportunities to study its multifaceted, under-explored outcomes and to contribute to “Transforming Business for Good”. This track explores the impact of sustainable HRM on employee attitudes and behaviours, the interplay of sustainable HRM with other corporate initiatives and changing work practices, and its ultimate link to organisational-level outcomes.

Possible themes include but are not limited to:

  1. The impact of different sustainable HRM practices on shaping employee attitudes and behaviours at the individual and group level. Empirical evidence of both positive (e.g., employee well-being, engagement) and adverse outcomes for employees (e.g., burden requirements, unethical behaviours) are welcome.
  2. Organisational value creation and outcomes of using sustainable HRM (e.g., sustainable employment, innovation, performance)
  3. Possible synergies or redundancies stemming from the combination of sustainable HRM and other corporate sustainability initiatives and their effect on individual and organisational level outcomes
  4. The interplay between sustainable HRM and current trends in the workplace, such as remote work and digitalisation, and their effect on individual employee attitudes, behaviour, and performance.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Konstantina Tzini (, Sylvia Rohlfer, Abderrahman Hassi, Simon Jebsen

This call for papers is related to a European Academy of Management (EURAM) track. We encourage interested colleagues to submit and present their research at the conference. However, it can contribute to the special issue without joining the conference.

European Academy of Management (EURAM)

The European Academy of Management (EURAM) is a learned society founded in 2001. It aims at advancing the academic discipline of management in Europe. With members from 49 countries in Europe and beyond, EURAM has a high degree of diversity and provides its members with opportunities to enrich debates over various research management themes and traditions. EURAM 2023 is from 14 to 16 June 2023 at Trinity Business School in Dublin, Ireland.

The deadline for paper submission is 10 January 2023 (2 pm Belgium time). Contributors are notified of acceptance in mid-March. Further information about the deadlines and important other dates can be found on the EURAM homepage. The author’s guidelines and information about the submission procedure can also be found on the EURAM homepage.

Special Issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies

management revue – Socio-Economic Studies is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary European journal publishing both qualitative and quantitative work, as well as purely theoretical papers that advance the study of management, organisation, and industrial relations. The journal publishes articles contributing to theory from several disciplines, including business and public administration, organisational behaviour, economics, sociology, and psychology. Reviews of books relevant to management and organisation studies are a regular feature.

All contributors to the EURAM track are invited to submit their papers for the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies. Full papers for this special issue must be submitted by 30 September 2023. All contributions will be subject to double-blind reviews. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due 31 March 2024. The publication is scheduled for issue 3/2024. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system using ‘SI Sustainability at Work’ as the article section.

The manuscript length should not exceed 9,000 words (excluding references), and the norm should be 30 pages in double-spaced type with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each page. Further, please follow the guidelines on the journal’s homepage.


Aust, I., Matthews, B., & Muller-Camen, M. (2020). Common Good HRM: A paradigm shift in Sustainable HRM? Human Resource Management Review, 30(3), 100705.

Pfeffer, J. (2010). Building sustainable organisations: the human factor. Academy of Management Perspectives, 24(1), 34-45.

Stahl, G. K., Brewster, C. J., Collings, D. G., & Hajro, A. (2020). Enhancing the role of human resource management in corporate sustainability and social responsibility: A multi-stakeholder, multidimensional approach to HRM. Human Resource Management Review, 30(3), 100708.

Taylor, S., Osland, J., Egri, C.P. (2012). Introduction to HRM’s role in sustainability: Systems, strategies and practices. Human Resource Management, 51(6), 789-798.

16th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD (28 August – 2 September 2022)

16th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD
28 August – 2 September 2022
Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg (Germany)


PARALLEL MORNING SESSION 1 (29 – 31 August 2022)

PARALLEL AFTERNOON SESSION 2 (29 – 31 August 2022)

PARALLEL SESSION 3 (1 September 2022)


  • Dr. Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University
  • Dr. Simon Jebsen, University of Southern Denmark
  • Dr. Heiko Stüber, Institute for Employment Research


539 Euro (with accommodation and meals)

It is possible to get a certificate on five credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).


The workshop will take place at the Akademie Sankelmark, Akademieweg 6 in Oeversee (near Flensburg), Germany.


For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the workshop committee (

Please register for the workshop here or on the workshop website.


  • Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the FAF Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Institute for Employment Research (IAB), The Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency in Nuremberg
  • Akademie Sankelmark im Deutschen Grenzverein e.V.


  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • University of Hamburg, School of Business
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics

Gastvortrag Forschungsdatenzentrum: Betriebs- und Organisationsdaten und die Möglichkeiten der Archivierung qualitativer Daten/HSU Hamburg

Im Rahmen einer Vortragsreihe des Forschungsclusters OPAL der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg/Universität der Bundeswehr wird folgender Gastvortrag angekündigt:

Vortragender: Tobias Gebel, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Forschungsinfrastruktur des DIW Berlin

Vortragstitel: „Das Forschungsdatenzentrum: Betriebs- und Organisationsdaten und die Möglichkeiten der Archivierung qualitativer Daten“

Datum des Vortrags:  25. April 2022 um 18:00 – 19:30 Uhr

Der Vortrag findet im hybriden Format statt. Für Zugangsinformationen schreiben Sie eine Email an

A differentiated Europe and its implications

The core objective of this course is to address differentiation as a central concern in European studies, across academic disciplines from political science, public policy and public administration, to law, sociology and history. All modern political systems are differentiated; the EU is distinctly so. Precisely how and what the implications are for the EU and its member states remain contested. The course aims to conceptualize differentiation, discuss causes and effects of differentiation, and show how differentiation manifests itself internally in the EU and in the EU’s relations with non-members.

21-24 June 2022

University of Oslo, zoom

Course Language:

– John Erik Fossum, Professor of Political Science, ARENA and EU3D Scientific Coordinator
– Jarle Trondal, Professor of Political Science, ARENA and University of Agder

Other contributors:
– Dirk Leuffen, Professor of political science and international politics at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, at the University of Konstanz, and work-package co-leader in EU3D
– Benjamin Leruth, Assistant Professor in European Politics and Society, University of Groningen
– Vivien A. Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations in the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Professor of Political Science at Boston University
– Sieglinde Gstöhl, Director of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies and full-time Professor, College of Europe in Bruges

Find more information here:
or email us:

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2022

ZBW – Leibniz Informationszentrum Wirtschaft

Digitaler Workshop „Gute Wissenschaftliche Praxis und Reproduzierbare Forschung mit STATA“

Im Workshop zeigen wir, wie Analysecodes und Daten reproduzierbar und entsprechend den Richtlinien renommierter Journals aufbereitet werden. Wir geben einen Überblick über die Anforderungen der wichtigsten Drittmittelgeber, Fachzeitschriften und Fachgesellschaften in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften.


22. März 2022 von 10:00-15:00 Uhr


Der Kurs ist bereits seit dem 8.3.22 ausgebucht. Interessenten können sich aber trotzdem noch auf eine Warteliste setzen lassen und ggf. nachrücken, falls andere Teilnehmer ausfallen sollten.


Der Workshop richtet sich vorrangig an Master-Studierende und Promovierende der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, die am Anfang ihrer Dissertation stehen, mit quantitativen Daten arbeiten und STATA als Statistiksoftware nutzen. Teilnehmende sollten deshalb Kenntnisse von Statistik/Ökonometrie und Erfahrungen im Umgang mit einer Statistiksoftware haben.

Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 30 Personen begrenzt, um allen Teilnehmenden ausreichend Möglichkeit für Fragen und zur Diskussion der Themen zu ermöglichen.

Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos.


Bitte über die Webseite der ZBW:

McKinsey Symposium

“Forschergeist 2022“

Ein Symposium von McKinsey unter dem Motto “Wirtschaft trifft Wissenschaft – Gemeinsam die Herausforderungen von morgen angehen”



Promovierende, Postdocs und Professionals mit bis zu fünf Jahren Berufserfahrung

Ausrichtung und Ort:

Bei dem interdisziplinären Event kommen Teilnehmer:innen aller Fachrichtungen unter dem Motto „Wirtschaft trifft Wissenschaft – Gemeinsam die Herausforderungen von morgen angehen“ auf Schloss Velen zusammen.




Bewerbungen sind online bis zum 28. März möglich.

Weitere Informationen:

VHB ProDok Kurs

Design Science

Abstract and Learning Objectives

Design Science Research (DSR) is a promising research paradigm that intends to generate knowledge on the design of innovative solutions to real-world problems. As such, DSR is specifically useful in contributing to the solution of societally and practically relevant challenges. At the same time, matured methodological foundations are available today, specifically supporting publishing DSR research both at conferences and top-tier journals.

This course gives an introduction to Design Science Research (DSR). It focuses on planning and conducting design science research on Ph.D. level. It is intended to provide state-of-the art methodological competences for all Ph.D. students in business whose research is not solely descriptive/explanatory, but also comprises components where artefacts are purposefully designed and evaluated.

While Design Science Research is very common in Information Systems research, purposeful artefact design and evaluation are found in many other business research fields like, e.g., General Management, Operations Management/Management Science, Accounting/Controlling, Business Education, or Marketing. Although Design Science is often conducted implicitly, the methodological discourse in the Information Systems has led to a high level of reflection and to the availability of a large number of reference publications and cases, so that examples and cases will often originate from this domain. It should however be noted that Design Science as a paradigm is applicable and is used in nearly all fields of business research. As a consequence, this class is not only part of the Information Systems ProDok curriculum, but intentionally being positioned as cross-domain class.

The goal of the course is to provide Ph.D. students with insights and capabilities that enable them to plan and conduct independent Design Science research. To achieve this goal, students will engage in a number of activities in preparation and during this four-day course, including preparatory readings, lectures, presentations, project work, and in-class discussions. The course format offers an interactive learning experience and the unique opportunity to obtain individualized feedback from leading IS researchers as well as develop preliminary research designs for their own Ph.D. projects.


02.05. bis 13.05.2022

Face to face time: Mo, Wed, Mo, Wed, Fr


offline: ca. ten days for reading, preparation, decentral group work
online: two full days and three half days between May 2 – 13, 2022





Click for information on fees, payment and registration.
or email us:

As this course is offered as an digital course, the participation fee is reduced by 160 Euro.

Registration Deadline: April 3, 2022