PhD position in Innovation management Entrepreneurship

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PhD position in Innovation management Entrepreneurship

The organisation

The Faculté de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion (FSEG) is a faculty of the Catholic University of Lille, a private higher education and research association. With a view to further developing its Research Centre on Human Capital (CRCH, member of the Laboratoire Lille – Economie – Management (LEM), UMR 8179 CNRS), FSEG is recruiting a PhD student. This post is co-financed by Lille Métropole for 3 years.


New innovation processes raise many questions, both in the conduct of these projects, their tools and methods, or their support: What is the optimal “mix” of participants in part of a co- elaborative project? What is the role played by their training, experience or skills (human capital )? How to manage or prevent the emergence of free riders in these processes? What are the right incentives for this purpose? What is the role played by risk and, more importantly, the uncertainty in the dynamics of innovation? Can we establish a typology of projects? The dissertation will discuss a variety of innovation projects and their management as well as bring new insights by taking a multidisciplinary approach drawing on adjacent fields such as innovation management, strategy, economics or science education.


The ideal candidate

•       holds a Master degree in Management or Economics, or is (proven) close to completion

•       has a good knowledge of English and French

•       has an outstanding methodological knowledge that contributes to the research within the department and to education

•       has an active interest in the social economy and organisations in the social economy

Job description

In addition to her/his doctoral research, the ideal candidate may be asked to contribute to the further development of the undergraduate and graduate programmes. She/he will have a reasonable teaching load (both lectures and seminars). She/he supervises master dissertations and contributes to the academic life of the faculty and the research team. The ideal candidate is expected to publish in top-tier peer reviewed journals in accordance with the criteria set by AERES.


The candidate needs to submit (1) his/her curriculum vitae, (2) a letter of motivation, (3) two letters of recommendation.

Additional information can be obtained from Dr. Frederik Claeyé (

Please send your application to Professor Nicolas Vaillant,, or Dr. Frederik Claeyé,, as soon as possible.

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