Job opportunity in Digital Strategy Research

Happy holidays everyone, and here is a quick holiday announcement of a new paid-for role at the BHC!

Applications Invited for Research Associates (8 months) for Digital Strategy Research Project of the Business History Conference

About the BHC

The Business History Conference is a scholarly organization devoted to encouraging all aspects of research, writing, and teaching about business history and about the environment in which businesses operate. Founded in 1954, the organization is now international in scope, with approximately 30 percent of its membership residing outside North America.

About the project

The BHC´s digital presence began under the leadership of Pat Denault in the early 2000s. Now the BHC manages a website, a blog, and social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn). In addition, especially with the coronavirus pandemic, some of its regular events have become virtual, thus the BHC increasingly relies on digital technology to connect with its members. Anticipating more changes to the technological and economic environment, BHC´s Web Editor (Paula de la Cruz-Fernández) and Web Administrator (Shane Hamilton) have received authorization from the BHC Trustees to initiate a thorough review of our current digital strategies. This review of officers’ and members’ expectations and experiences of our existing digital tools, as well as consideration of best practices being pioneered by other organizations in a turbulent environment, will guide the future digital work of our officers and directors.

The BHC invites applications for two research positions, each eight months in duration. The work begins in February and continues through September (a total of 30 weeks). We expect the researchers to work 10 hours a week ($20/hour). One of the researchers must be fully bilingual in Spanish and English.

The researchers will, in coordination with the BHC Electronic Media Oversight Committee and the BHC Web Editor and Web Administrator:

  • Review current platforms and usage of them.
  • Interview users of web platforms and events (both in person and online interview).
  • Run focus groups to learn more about perceptions related to the Annual Meeting, the Doctoral Colloquium, and the Mid-year event among others. 
  • Research what other organizations are doing in regards to online initiatives and virtual/hybrid meetings.
  • Collect pertinent information in terms of digital best practices for scholarly organizations. 
  • Assist in the creation of a strategy report.

Requirements to apply:

  • One of the researchers must be bilingual.
  • Graduate students / emerging scholars are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong awareness of digital communications technologies, including social media tools, web platforms, and video conferencing platforms, though advanced technical skills (e.g., coding, server or database management) are not necessary.
  • Knowledgeable or familiar with scholarly associations and also with business history.

Application process:

  • Send a letter of interest explaining your experience in digital projects and potential contributions to the project. 
  • Brief CV. 

Send documents in one PDF file to the project directors Paula de la Cruz Fernandez and Shane Hamilton at web-editor@thebhc.org by January 14th, 2022.

University of Gothenburg offers PhD studentships in Economic History

Ref PAR 2021/180

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

With around 3 700 full-time equivalent students, 470 employees and 160 international partner universities, the main subjects of economics and law, and its four departments, the School of Business, Economics and Law offers a unique range. The School also provides unique collaborations with industry and the public sector. The School of Business, Economics and Law is EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accredited, making it the only business school in Sweden with Triple Crown accreditation.

The Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg announces 2-3 positions as PhD student located at unit of Economic History. The department conducts education and research within three different subject areas; Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Asset. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research.

The Unit for Economic History conducts research and education within the field which includes studies economic and social development in a long-run perspective. The studies concern current topics relating to globalisation, the environment, migration and gender from the perspective of economic history. Classical issues relating to economic growth and distribution are also studied. The unit offers doctoral education as well as single-subject courses on Bachelor´s and Master´s level which gives the possibility to complete a Bachelor´s and Master´s degree. Several of the courses are included in educational programmes at the University of Gothenburg. For further information please click here.

Job assignments

The PhD student is expected to complete a PhD education in economic history during the period of employment. The main component of this education is to write a doctoral dissertation. Other tasks, including teaching and administrative duties, might be necessary to some extent, and will then render an extension of the PhD education to an equivalent degree.

Eligibility

Entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programmes require both general and specific eligibility.

The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programmes are:

  1. academic degree at an advanced (Master’s) level, or
  2. attainment of at least 240 higher education (HE) credits for courses, of which at least 60 HE credits are awarded in the second cycle, or
  3. equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

In addition, admission to the third-cycle programme in economic history at the University of Gothenburg also requires:

  1. attainment of 90 higher education credits for courses in economic history at any level, or
  2. attainment of at least 30 higher education credits for courses in economic history at an advanced (second-cycle) level, or
  3. achievement of equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

Qualified is the person who masters English in speech and writing. Applicants not fluent in Swedish are expected to learn Swedish during the employment period.

Assessment

Applicants will be assessed based on the general and specific eligibility requirements and their estimated ability to benefit from the study programme. At the assessment, particular weight will be given to documented qualifications from courses completed and theses written. Weight will also be given to recommendations from previous teachers or other persons with an insight into the qualifications of the applicant. It is also of the utmost importance that the planned field of research is within fields for which the unit possesses competence to supervise a PhD thesis. Personal suitability is of importance for this position. The ability to co-operate well is a key quality. You should be able to work independently as well as in a team. One of the positions require the applicant to work in the research field of business history.

Employment

The position is a temporary position of four years according to the Higher Education Ordinance with an extent of 100 %. The employment is located at the unit of Economic History, the Department of Economy and Society. First day of employment is 2021-09-01 or upon agreement. 

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctorial level are given in SFS 1993:100.

Only those who are admitted to third-cycle (doctoral) programmes may be employed as PhD student. Departmental work such as education, research or administrative assignments may be relevant.

A new employment is valid for maximum one year. The employment extends with maximum two years at a time. The total employment time cannot extend more than four years of doctoral education on full-time.

The university applies a local agreement regarding setting of wage rates for PhD students.

Appointment procedure

The applications will be evaluated by the research committee at the Unit for Economic History. Selection will be made among eligible applicants based on the information cited in the application, using the assessment criteria described above. Selected applicants will be called to an interview. Applicants are expected to be available for an interview on site or via videolink within two weeks after the last day of application.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:

Klas Rönnbäck, professor and responsible for PhD education in economic history, +46 31 786 45 20, klas.ronnback@gu.se.

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

How to apply

Please attach the following in the application:

  • Personal letter (1 page)
  • Short description (1-2 pages) of the applicant’s goal and vision for the PhD education, and the field of research that the applicant aims to work within
  • CV
  • Transcript of records of first- and second-cycle studies including courses completed and grades achieved
  • Copy of diploma/degree certificate
  • Copy of first- and second-cycle theses/degree theses (with a translation of the abstract into English for non-English theses)
  • Copy of other scientific works by the applicant that are cited in the application
  • Letters of recommendation, if applicable.

Please clearly state your social security number in the application, preferably in the CV and Cover Letter.
Also clearly state the reference number to the recruitment case. Make sure that any referees also include the reference number in their letter of recommendation.

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application at the last date of application.

Closing date: 2021-06-09

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

PhD studentship opportunity: Women & Work in the City of London, 1870-1970

The University of Oxford, in partnership with the Baring Archive, are offering a 3-4 year PhD studentship on the topic of Women and Work in the City of London, 1870-1970. The studentship will begin in autumn (Michaelmas term) 2021, and the main data source is the Baring Archive Ltd. More information on this exciting opportunity can be found here:

https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/women-and-work-in-the-city-of-london-1870-1970

The deadline for applying is 8th January 2021.

Fully-Funded PhD in International Business in Vienna

Fully-Funded PhD in International Business at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics University of Vienna, Austria
Reference number: 11518

The Department of Marketing and International Business at the University of Vienna invites applications for University Assistant (praedoc) at its International Business research group (Professor Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki).

Duration of employment: 4 years

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will:

1. Contribute to the teaching (to the extent regulated by the collective agreement) and research activities of the International Business research group with a focus on SMEs Internationalisation, Family Firm Internationalisation, International Entrepreneurship.

2. Participate in publications, academic articles and presentations.

3. Write the doctoral thesis: We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 month.

4. Additional tasks: supervision of students; involvement in the organisation of meetings; conferences, symposiums; involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration.

Profile:

MA or MSc in the study field of Business Administration or a comparable degree; interest in qualitative and quantitative methods; excellent command of written and spoken English; IT user skills; ability to work in a team.

Applications including a letter of motivation (English or German) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna

(http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 10.12.2020, mentioning reference number 11518.

For further information please contact Ladenstein, Judith

+43-1-4277-38012, Plakoyiannaki, Emmanuella +43-1-4277-38010.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions.

Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna Reference number: 11518

E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna

For further details on the post, please see link below:

https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow?_flowExecutionKey=_cDD7508A0-C8E1-EEF1-7D44-7B69DCE7F098_k48BB6E72-EE0A-4149-DBB3-CC9565C62B87&tid=82843.28

New editors for BJM and IJMR

Our two journals – the British Journal of Management (BJM) and International Journal of Management Reviews (IJMR) – continue to go from strength to strength, rising in impact factors and rankings as well as in the number of submissions being received. We are investing further in our journals to provide additional support for the wonderful teams of Editors that work so hard to provide high quality outlets for research. So we are seeking to recruit the following roles:

  1. An additional Co-Editor in Chief for IJMR, to work with the current Editors in Chief, Dr Dermot Breslin and Professor Katie Bailey. 
  2. An additional Associate Editor, ideally with a specialism in information systems and perhaps based in North America, to join the team on IJMR.
  3. Four additional Associate Editors for BJM.

Details of all these roles can be found in the documents attached or via the BAM website. The closing date for all roles is 9am on Monday 4th January 2021.

Please support our community by sharing these opportunities with your networks.

With best wishes
Madeleine Barrows FRSA

CEO, British Academy of Management

Postdoc Position: Entrepreneurial Studies

The University of Southern California’s Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies seeks applicants for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Scholars with interests in founder perspectives and decision-making encouraged to apply, as are those with more specialized interests in the ethics, sociology, or history of entrepreneurship. Successful candidates will be expected to be in residence during the fellowship and to participate actively in the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. During their term, fellows will actively collaborate with Greif Center faculty and contribute to the Center’s fellowship program in addition to conducting and publishing their own research. The postdoctoral researcher will work under the supervision of Professor Dan Wadhwani. Interested candidates are welcome to contact Professor Wadhwani at dwadhwani@marshall.usc.edu with questions.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Opening up the archive of the Basel Mission

Mission 21 Evangelisches Missionswerk Basel

This position requires fluency in German.

Per 01.01.2020 oder nach Vereinbarung suchen wir für ein Jahr (befristete Anstellung) eine/n

Projektmitarbeiter*in – Erschliessung Archiv der Basler Handelsgesellschaften (100%)

Das weltweit bekannte Archiv der Basler Mission und von Mission 21 steht zu Forschungszwecken den Interessierten offen. Forschende aus Fachgebieten wie Geschichte, Ethnologie, Anthropologie, Missions-wissenschaften, Religionswissenschaften, Geografie, Ökonomie oder Linguistik finden bei uns Archivalien (Akten, historische Bilder und Karten) ab dem frühen 19. Jahrhundert. Hinzu kommen neuere Archivalien aus weiteren Ländern in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika, in denen sich Mission 21 und ihre Trägervereine engagieren, sowie das Archiv der Missions-Handlungs-Gesellschaft.

Die Unterlagen der Basler Handelsgesellschaften, inklusive United Trading Company (UTC) sind Teil des Archivs von Mission 21. Mit einem Umfang von rund 80 Laufmetern dokumentiert dieser Bestand in einmaliger Weise die wirtschaftlichen Beziehungen einer bedeutenden Schweizer Unternehmung mit Asien und Afrika im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert und die Verflechtungen innerhalb der Schweiz. Mit der Erschliessung wird der Bestand für die in- und ausländische Forschung zugänglich gemacht.

Aufgaben
• Erschliessen des Bestandes nach archivischen Standards
• Beschreibung der Unterlagen und Positionierung in den nationalen und internationalen Kontext
• Beantworten von Anfragen aus Forschungskreisen
Voraussetzungen
• Abgeschlossenes Masterstudium im Bereich Geschichte oder Ökonomie
• Kenntnisse in Betriebswirtschaft/Buchhaltung und Geschichte der internationalen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen
• Erfahrung im Erschliessen von Archivbeständen
• Ausdauer Sorgfalt, Genauigkeit, selbstständige Arbeitsweise
• Gute Englisch- und PC-Anwenderkenntnisse (Datenbanken)
• Kenntnisse in Kurrentschrift sind von Vorteil

Kontakt
Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung bis per E-Mail an: bewerbung@mission-21.org
Myriam Pellet, Leiterin Personal, Mission 21, Missionsstrasse 21, 4009 Basel, Telefon +41 (0)61 260 22 73
Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie von Patrick Moser, Projektleiter, Telefon +41 (0)61 260 22 57, patrick.moser@mission-21.org
http://www.bmarchives.org
http://www.mission-21.org

Fully funded Ph. D. positions at the University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has an open call for applications for 1-2 Ph.D.-student positions in economic history, fully funded. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2019 .

The department conducts education and research within three different subject areas; Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Asset. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research.

The Unit for Economic History conducts research and education within the field which includes studies economic and social development in a long-run perspective. The studies concern current topics relating to globalisation, the environment, migration and gender from the perspective of economic history. Classical issues relating to economic growth and distribution are also studied. The unit offers doctoral education as well as single-subject courses on Bachelor´s and Master´s level which gives the possibility to complete a Bachelor´s and Master´s degree. Several of the courses are included in educational programmes at the University of Gothenburg. For further information please click here.

For more information, please see:

https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=4814

Co-Editors for Business History

Business History

Applications are invited for three Co-Editors to join the Editorial Team for
Business History. The positions are for terms of three years starting in January 2020, renewable by mutual consent for further terms at Routledge’s discretion.

About the Journal

Business History is an international journal concerned with the long-run evolution and contemporary operation of business systems and enterprises. Its primary purpose is to make available the findings of advanced research, empirical and conceptual, into matters of global significance, such as corporate organization and growth, multinational enterprise, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, technological change, finance, marketing, human resource management, professionalization and business culture.

The Journal has won a reputation for academic excellence and has a wide readership amongst management specialists, economists and other social scientists and economic, social, labour and business historians.

Business History: The emerging agenda

The core strategy of Business History is to promote business history as a sui generis scholarly discipline, engaging on an equal footing with mainstream history and the wider social sciences. To achieve this, the Journal will continue to be international, comparative, thematic and theoretically informed. In the post-Chandler world, the agenda for business history is to extend its scale and scope specifically to:

  • widen its international scope: business activities in underrepresented regions, for example Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • go back beyond the 19th and 20th centuries to include ancient, medieval and early modern eras
  • inform the policy agenda; historical examples of regulatory success and failure, nationalisations and privatisations
  • engage with the business and management agendas; entrepreneurship, competitive advantage, corporate governance
  • theoretical development; independent theory or theories of business history

All research articles in this journal are rigorously peer reviewed, based on initial editor screening and anonymized reviewing by at least two referees.

The Journal is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus and numerous business journal quality lists, such as the CABS and ABDC lists. Please visit http://www.tandfonline.com/fbsh for additional information about the Journal and Publisher.

Job Description

We are seeking three Co-Editors to join the Editorial Team to drive the strategy for Business History, working to enhance the impact and reputation of the Journal. The Co-Editors will manage the peer review process for papers assigned to them, recommending high quality papers to publish.

Routledge provide an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Editorial team.

Key Tasks

The tasks to be undertaken will include but will not be limited to:

  • Working with the Editorial Team, Routledge and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of Business History and acting as an ambassador for the Journal;
  • Attendance and networking at international conferences and events to promote Business History and solicit submissions, invited contributions, and special issue proposals;
  • Responsibility for enhancing the quality and reputation of Business History, particularly in relation to the quantity, quality and timeliness of published research;
  • Commissioning topical special issues with active, well-respected Guest Editors;
  • Day-to-day manuscript and peer review management including selecting and managing peer reviewers and making recommendations for the final decision on papers assigned to you;
  • Ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the Journal’s code of publishing ethics;
  • Working with the Editorial Team to refresh the Editorial Board and pool of reviewers as necessary in terms of subject specialisms and geographical representation;
  • Attending Editorial Team / Editorial Board meetings annually.

Candidate Experience

We are seeking three outstanding and professional academics who are actively involved in the disciplines covered by Business History, with an international reputation for research excellence, and a passion for communication. Prior experience of editing an established journal is preferred, but not essential.

Applicants should be actively involved in networks within the field. Key qualities sought for the positions include energy, enthusiasm, managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, an understanding of research and publishing ethics, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with Editorial Team members and a major publisher. Applicants should have clear employer or institutional support for this activity.

Application Procedure

Applications must include a letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of Co-Editor as part of an Editorial Team for Business History, and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the Journal (maximum of 1 side of A4). CVs should also be submitted.

To submit your application, or for further details, please contact:

  • Neil Rollings, incoming Executive Editor, Business History, Neil.Rollings@glasgow.ac.uk
  • Stephanie Decker, incoming Executive Editor, Business History, s.decker@aston.ac.uk
  • James Cleaver, Portfolio Manager for Business, Management & Accounting Journals, Routledge, James.Cleaver@tandf.co.uk.

Anyone who wishes to discuss these positions informally with the Executive Editors are welcome to contact Neil Rollings or Stephanie Decker at the email addresses given above. Neil Rollings and James Cleaver will also be attending the European Business History Association conference in Rotterdam, August 2019. Stephanie Decker and James Cleaver will be at the British Academy of Management Conference in Birmingham, September 2019.

The deadline for applications is Friday 13th September 2019.

Candidates who pass the initial screening stage will be invited for an interview with the incoming Executive Editors and Routledge, which will be in person or over video link.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.