Project Coordinator (AC) for projects in the area of Entrepreneurship

16. september 2023

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  • Udsendt dato
    16. september 2023
  • Udløbsdato
    1. oktober 2023
  • Karriereniveau
    Alm. fastansættelse

Job beskrivelse

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for the position as academic employee (AC) for projects in the area of Entrepreneurship.

The projects take place in the context of the research activities of Professor José Mata on topics such as: What leads individuals to create new ventures? What makes some existing organizations more entrepreneurial than others? Which strategies do people and organizations adopt to become entrepreneurial? What are the implications of the strategies adopted for the success of the ventures? What are the consequences of the presence of such organizations for society?

A diverse set of factors is analysed to answer the questions above, in particular:

  • what motivates, enables, and hinders successful entrepreneurship by women and immigrants at different stages of the life cycle of firms.
  • the constraints affecting entrepreneurial organizations and the strategies followed by them to engage resources in their ventures, namely in terms of mobilizing funds, but also employees, and founding and managerial teams.
  • the role of organizations supporting the creation of new entrepreneurial ventures, and the extent and success of such support.

The analysis relies mostly on empirical methods, namely on the analysis of: Large-scale microdata sets, in particular, the excellent Danish micro-data; Experiments, both in the laboratory and the field; Other types of primary data like own surveys and secondary data collected by third parties.
Prof. José Mata is the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Chair of Entrepreneurship and his research activities are funded through the donation from the Mærsk Foundation that instituted the Chair and by a project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Organizing conferences, workshops, and events together with the head of secretariat.
  • Supporting the creation and development of relevant research proposals and cross-disciplinary projects.
  • Updating the relevant webpages and promoting the research activities on social media etc.
  • Conducting administrative tasks such as organizing meetings, taking minutes, organizing travels and accommodation etc.
  • Liaising with external partners such as government departments, private companies, and other organizations in Denmark and abroad.
  • Supporting the management of educational activities in the context of the projects.


  • You have a Master’s degree in a relevant academic field.
  • You are proficient in Danish and English (fluently spoken and written).
  • You are outgoing and collaborative.
  • Knowledge about and experience with working with business community is an advantage.

About SI
The position is located at Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI) at Copenhagen Business School. SI’s research is focused on strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business. The department’s ambition is to host an internationally recognized and leading environment for research and teaching within the broad area of strategy. The department’s research is generally cross-disciplinary. Faculty members have backgrounds in management, economics, sociology, and economic geography. The theoretical foundation for research in these areas is eclectic, combining strategy, innovation, and/or internationalization theory with insights from economics, sociology, psychology, and economic geography.

The number of staff at the department is approximately 90. This includes about 55 faculty members (professors, associate professors, tenure track assistant professors), 7 administrative staff, and 30 members of staff who are hired on temporary contracts as research assistants, post docs or PhD students.

Salary and terms of employment
The position is funded by projects and is limited to 3 years. Employment and remuneration take place in accordance with the applicable agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the relevant organization with classification and remuneration depending on qualifications and experience. The position is placed at the Department of Strategy and Innovation in the middle of CBS Campus in Frederiksberg, Denmark.

The recruitment process
Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position. An appointment committee will review the applications and invite a selection of qualified candidates to an interview. One of CBS’ strategic goals is to promote diversity in our organisation. For this reason, we aim to plan the recruitment process that minimizes potential bias. Applicants are therefore kindly encouraged not to include photos or more personal information than absolutely necessary in their application.

The deadline for application is 1 October 2023.

Interviews will be conducted after the application deadline’

Job start as soon as possible.

Questions regarding the vacant position can be directed to Professor José Mata: [email protected]. Information about the department is available at

Application due: 10/1/2023


CBS is a globally recognised business school with deep roots in the Nordic socio-economic model. We have a broad focus on business and societal challenges of the 21st century. As such we have a full portfolio of high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education that has equipped generations of professionals and leaders in the private sector and beyond.

Located at Frederiksberg, Denmark, the school has approx. 21.000 full and part-time students, 760 full-time faculty members, 210 PhD students and 680 administrative staff, and a full portfolio of Bachelor, Master’s, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish.

Our global profile carries the obligation to develop the transformational capabilities of students, graduates and business leaders via our educational activities and opportunities for lifelong learning. Complex challenges call for joint action, and therefore our strategy focuses on strengthening current and starting new partnerships with other sciences, the business community, authorities and civil society.


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