PhD in Business program track Strategy & Entrepreneurship

The Strategy & Entrepreneurship group conducts fundamental and interdisciplinary research by taking an organizational and managerial approach.

Application for enrollment in September 2024

Application deadline

Application deadline: 01 February 2024

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Description of the research field and topics

We seek to understand the real behavior and performance outcomes of firms and other organizations which are complex and whose managers are boundedly rational. We apply diverse research methods to create evidence-based knowledge that is useful in addressing current and future challenges in business and society. Our research currently centers around four areas: (1) corporate and international strategy, (2) organizational learning, collaboration and innovation within and across firms, (3) links between strategy, organizational environment and performance, and 4) startup and corporate entrepreneurship.

Course program

PhD candidates in the Strategy & Entrepreneurship will receive a course program consisting of:

  • Econometrics 1
  • Econometrics 2
  • Economic Foundations of Strategy, Organization and International Business
  • Behavioral Foundations of Strategy, Organization, and International Business
  • Research Methods
  • Selected Topics in Strategy, Organization, and International Business
  • Advanced Strategy and International Business
  • Advanced Microeconometrics

All PhD in Business students will follow the mandatory research integrity module.

Placement records

Recent graduates of the PhD in Business track Strategy & Entrepreneurship were placed at the following international universities:

  • BI Norwegian Business School (Norway)
  • HEC Paris (France)
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
  • Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
  • VU Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  • University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  •  University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  • EM Lyon Business School (France)
  • Singapore Management University (Singapore)
  • Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (China)
  • Texas A&M University (USA)
  • University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Graduate Program Coordinator PhD in Business – track Strategy & Entrepreneurship