Research Associate / Doctoral Student in the area of entrepreneurship, family firms or owner-managed firms (m/w/d)

open until filled
Social Sciences, Economics, Business studies, Management
University of St.Gallen (HSG)
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Your tasks

  • You work on your dissertation in the area of owner-managed firms, family firms and in the overarching topic of entrepreneurship. You receive regular coaching to advance your dissertation and support from a highly motivated and experienced team of scholars.
  • You support the teaching activities of the Center for Family Business (CFB-HSG) and Swiss Research Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (KMU-HSG) and become engaged in supervising bachelor and master theses.
  • You can get engaged in the international research community and may also present your work at international conferences.
  • You can be involved in outreach activities with executives and business owners and will also learn how to communicate your research to the general public.

Your profile

  • You hold a very strong Master's degree in management, economics, finance, or related disciplines.
  • You have a strong motivation and curiosity for research on phenomena in the domain of owner-managed firms, family firms and / or entrepreneurship.
  • You have strong analytical and quantitative skills, or are eager and capable of acquiring them. Knowledge of Stata or R are a plus.
  • You are a team player with a high level of personal initiative and ability to work independently.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English, and you are fluent in German or eager to learn it.
  • You fulfil the Ph.D. admission requirements by the University of St.Gallen.

Small-to-midsized Enterprise, Family Business and Entrepreneurship – these three pillars constitute the basis of our activities at the Swiss Research Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (KMU-HSG). In particular, the Center for Family Business (CFB-HSG) is a leading national and international expert in the domain of family business. Besides academic publications, we focus on the transfer of academic insights to the general public and the dialogue and exchange with entrepreneurs, owner-managers, and family owners that spurs us on to generate and pass on new knowledge.

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