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Description of the PhD programme - The Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management is situated on the SDU-campus in Kolding, and we employ about 35 scientific and 6 administrative personnel. The Department is organised in three sections, (1) Organisational Studies, (2) Marketing, and (3) Applied Accounting and Auditing, Applied Economics, and Operation Management. The three sections are united in research under the common denominators of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management. For the past ten years, research has also taken place in co-operation with the Centre for Small Business Research (CESFO), and the Entrepreneur Academy IDEA, with whom we share a building.

PhD students in Business Administration who specialize in accounting and auditing, or in operation management will be attached to the Applied Accounting and Auditing, Applied Economics, and Operation Management subsection, PhD students within organisational studies will be attached to the Organisation subsection, and PhD students within marketing will be attached to the Marketing subsection. As of April 2007, the subsection of Applied Accounting and Auditing, Applied Economics, and Operation Management consists of two full professors, five associate professors and three PhD students. The Organisation group consists of three associate professors, three assistant professors and three PhD students. The Marketing group consists of one full professor, three associate professors, one assistant professor and two PhD students.  

Objective of the PhD programme
The objective of the PhD programme is to train PhD students to conduct high quality research in accounting and auditing, organisational studies or marketing and to enable them to communicate their results to colleagues, students, practitioners and other interested parties. We take pride in keeping this high standard while maintaining an informal atmosphere where friendliness, loyalty to our colleagues and openness are part of our everyday working environment.


Research environment
The department attempts not only to provide a challenging and stimulating environment for the development and implementation of research projects, but also an environment where the PhD student can be stimulated and grow on a personal level.

At least one senior faculty member is appointed as a PhD student’s formal supervisor, although many choose to have one or more (external) co-supervisors. The other section and department members also frequently participate in the guidance of PhD students. Once every two months, official internal seminars are organised, where PhD students get the opportunity to present their projects, ideas, theories, problems and so on before the other faculty members in order to get constructive feedback. Once every 3-6 months, external faculties are invited to provide an external progress evaluation on the respective PhD projects.

Furthermore, informal seminars are organised every other week, mainly by PhD students and Assistant Professors, but open to all faculty. Also, once in a while, informal social activities are organised by and for PhD students. Students are also encouraged to present their research at national and international conferences, workshops, symposia and the like.

PhD Courses
As part of the PhD programme, students are required to complete course work for a total of 30 ECTS in accounting, auditing or other areas of relevance to their research projects.
The Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management participates actively in the Doctoral programme in Organisation and Management Education (DOME), which offers a variety of quantitative and qualitative PhD courses.
Courses may also be taken at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) EDEN Programme.
Within each research group more specific topics are offered and connections are available.

Within the section of Applied Accounting and Auditing members participate actively in the European Auditing Research Network (EARNET), which offers opportunities for building an international network as well as the chance to participate in symposia, PhD workshops and the like.
Within the Marketing group there are good connections within the IMP-group (International/Industrial Marketing and Purchasing group). The Organisation group in particular has good connections within the entrepreneurial area.

Change of Research Environment
As a part of the PhD programme, PhD students are expected to spend approximately six months at another research institute, preferably a reputable international university. This is to promote the building of (international) networks, to develop mutually fruitful ideas and theories and to stimulate external critical feedback on one’s project.

Teaching and other tasks
As part of the PhD programme, PhD students are expected to work a total of 840 hours for the Department and the Faculty of Social Sciences. These hours will typically be spent providing research assistance, preparing papers and other research communications and teaching courses (minimum 300 hours). PhD students will typically teach (parts of) courses at the following studies: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (HA/HA-enin), Bachelor of Science in International Commerce and Modern Languages (SPRØK), Master of Science in Business Administration, Management and Leadership (CM-SL), Master of Science in Business Administration, International Business Development (CM-IVU), Master of Science in Business Administration, Strategic Entrepreneurship (CM-SE), Master in Design Management, Master of Science in Business Economics and Auditing (CMA) and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration(HD), MBA and modulated MBA (UK). It is a tradition that studies – and research – take place in close interaction with local businesses.
For further information on the PhD programme:

PhD in Accounting or Auditing
Doctorates can be taken in three main research areas:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing

The Department is characterized by multi-disciplinarily, so a combination of one main research area with one of the other research areas at the Department is also possible, for example combining Management Accounting and Supply Chain Management.

PhD projects can be conducted in all aspects of Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, and Auditing, both quantitative and qualitative. Current research, though, focuses mainly on:

  • the behavioural aspects of accounting and auditing;
  • auditing quality;
  • business and accounting ethics; 
  • the social, historical and political context of accounting and auditing; 
  • non-financial accounting and auditing;
  • other inter-disciplinary aspects of accounting and auditing


PhD in Organisational studies
Doctorates can be taken in three main research areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Innovation

PhD projects can be conducted within one of these research areas or in combination. Current research projects within this subsection are mainly on:

  • Market creation
  • Segmentation
  • Sales management and customer attractiveness
  • Pricing 
  • Formal and informal cooperation 
  • Organisation of innovation processes


PhD in Marketing
Doctorates can be taken in three main research areas:

  • Business-to-Business marketing
  • International Business Development
  • Innovation
     

PhD projects can be conducted within one of these research areas or in combination. Current research projects within this subsection are mainly on:

  • Global entrepreneurship comparison
  • Incubation studies 
  • Organisation of innovation processes
  • Entrepreneurial learning


PhD in Supply Chain Management and Operations Management
Doctorates can be taken in three main research areas:

  • Global Supply Chain design and strategy
  • Information technology and business processes
  • Global manufacturing, trade and outsourcing

PhD projects can be conducted within one of these research areas or in combination. Current research projects within this subsection are mainly on:

  • Supply Chain Management and Management Accounting
  • Supply Chain Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Master Data Management in Global Supply Chains


General questions Specific questions / unsolicited applications within Applied Accounting and Auditing
PhD-coordinator, Professor  Associate Professor
Per V. Freytag, PhD   Bent Warming-Rasmussen, PhD
Department of Entrepreneurship   Department of Entrepreneurship
and Relationship Management   and Relationship Management
University of Southern Denmark, Kolding University of Southern Denmark, Kolding

Tel. +45 6550 1380   Tel. +45 6550 1383
E-Mail: pvf@sam.sdu.dk    E-Mail: bwr@sam.sdu.dk


Specific questions / unsolicited applications Specific questions / unsolicited applications within Marketing   within Organisation
Professor    Associate Professor
Per V. Freytag   Thomas Schøtt
Department of Entrepreneurship   Department of Entrepreneurship
and Relationship Management   and Relationship Management
University of Southern Denmark, Kolding University of Southern Denmark, Kolding

Tel. +45 6550 1380   Tel. +45 6550 1458 
E-Mail: pvf@sam.sdu.dk    E-Mail: tsc@sam.sdu.dk


Specific questions / unsolicited applications within Supply Chain Management and Operations Management
Professor
Jan Stentoft Arlbjørn , PhD
Department of Entrepreneurship
and Relationship Management
University of Southern Denmark, Kolding

Tel. +45 6550 1370
E-Mail : jar@sam.sdu.dk

 

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