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PhD position in Strategic Management and Sustainability


The Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society of the Faculty for Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne provides a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment. We value the diversity of the expertise of the members of the department as well as the diversity of the departments at the Faculty of Business and Economics. We have a collegial atmosphere that makes it easy for us to carry out our research. We conduct research on the sources of firms’ long term competitive advantage and sustainable performance. Members of the Department have published in leading international outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Man-agement Review, the Administrative Science Quarterly, the Strategic Management Jour-nal, or the Journal of Management Studies.


  • 50% of the position’s time will be dedicated to the completion of doctoral studies. Some of the research projects will involve working with large datasets to look into how the media and repeated company-activist interactions can affect a company’s reputation. The successful candidate will work on projects with the supervisor and Dr. Estefania Amer (postdoc).
  • 50% of the position’s time will be dedicated to providing administrative, teaching and research support for the supervisor and Dr. Estefania Amer.


  • A master’s degree in Management or Economics. Master’s degrees in other disciplines (such as International
  • Studies, Political Science, Environmental Science, Communication Studies, etc.) will be considered as long as the candidate has a Bachelor’s degree, or any other university-level degree, in Management or Economics.
  • Fluency in English.
  • A passion for research.
  • An interest in the following topics: Sustainability, reputation management, stakeholder management, private politics, NGOs, communication studies.
  • Expertise in empirical research methods is essential, especially in quantitative approaches. The candidate should be comfortable with econometric and statistical methods.
  • A willingness to complete a thesis in Management with an orientation in Strategy and Sustainability.