PhD Vacancy – KU Leuven, Belgium (deadline April 14th 2019)

The Centre of Expertise for Cooperative Entrepreneurship (KCO) of KU Leuven, Belgium is looking for 5 full-time PhD students to pursue research on cooperatives in various areas of business economics and management.

Cooperative enterprises are value-driven member-owned and democratically controlled organizations that operate primarily and philosophically outside of the traditional profit to capital owners’ model. Governance is often set forth as the most distinctive element of cooperatives. However, cooperatives are confronted with several pressures that challenge the nature of their governance, which a broad FWO-SBO project resulting from the collaboration between the KCO at the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven and Saint-Mary’s University in Halifax aims to investigate.

We are looking for motivated and outstanding PhD students to conduct research on

We offer you a full-time employment, starting October 1, 2019. The appointment will be for 4 years, annually renewable. You will enter the doctoral program of the Faculty of Economics and Business and will develop a doctoral dissertation in Business Economics at KU Leuven. You can apply for these positions until April 14, 2019 on KU Leuven’s jobsite.

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