The overall aim is to qualify young researchers scientifically and methodically for:
- international academic careers (incl. presentations of research findings at academic conferences and first publications in high ranked scientific journals)
- leading positions in politics and in public sector or management of private organisations
- entrepreneurship (e.g. business start-ups, business succession, corporate entrepreneurship)
Academic degree: Dr. rer.soc.oec
Duration of studies: 3 years
Language of instruction: English
- Admission to Doctoral Studies of Economics and Social Sciences at AAU
- Confirmation of supervision by a member of the doctoral programme
Possible research areas in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development are:
- topics along the entrepreneurial process (from opportunity identification to opportunity exploration)
- special topics like „female“, „ethnic“, „social“ and „technological“ entrepreneurship.
- technological- and business model innovations at company level
- macro-economic questions relevant to innovation (e.g. economic development, fragmented research systems and markets, insufficient support mechanisms).
- Economic Development
- entrepreneurship and its impact on innovation and job creation
- entrepreneurship and its impact on transition economies or developing countries.
- letter of motivation
- documents (certificates incl. evaluation results / grades and evidence of skills in one or more of the research fields of the doctoral program)
- envisaged topic of doctoral thesis / envisaged dissertation topic
- master thesis (pdf)
- reviews of master thesis
to the contact address below.
The decision about admission (after a hearing) will be taken jointly by the faculty members of the doctoral programme.
There are no formal deadlines. Applications can be filed any time.
Basic module (minimum of 16 ECTS credits):
- central courses (on compulsory literature as well as theories and methods in innovation and entrepreneurship) which have to be taken by all doctoral students
- doctoral colloquium to enhance discussion and exchange among doctoral students and supervisors
Methods module (minimum of 20 ECTS credits):
- courses to expand methods competence
- additional in-depth methods courses can be chosen from CESEENet programme, EDEN seminars or VHB courses
Elective module (minimum of 12 ECTS credits):
- individual choice of thematic courses
- preferably cumulative, written in English
Faculty members (potential supervisors)
- Prof. David Audretsch, Ph.D. (Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship)
- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dieter Bögenhold (Department of Sociology)
- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Robert Breitenecker (Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship) — currently on leave of absence
- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heiko Breitsohl (Human Resource Management, Leadership and Organizational Behavior)
- Assoc. Prof. MMag. Dr. Rita Faullant (M/O/T School of Management, Organizational Development and Technology)
- Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Dietfried Globocnik (Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship)
- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nina Hampl (Department of Operations, Energy, and Environmental Management) — currently on leave of absence
- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Max-Peter Menzel (Department of Geography and Regional Studies)
- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erich Schwarz (Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship)
- Assoc. Prof. Mag. Dr. Martina Ukowitz (Human Resource Management, Leadership and Organizational Behavior)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dieter Bögenhold
E: Dieter [dot] Boegenhold [at] aau [dot] at
T: +43 463 2700 3401
Kornelia Kanyo, Bakk.rer.soc.oec.
E: kornelia [dot] kanyo [at] aau [dot] at
T: +43 463 2700 3400