At the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) Transregio 294 “The Structural Transformation of Property”, which is hosted at the Universities of Jena and Erfurt, the following academic research position is advertised at the University of Erfurt, part of the project JRT02 “Clash or Convergence of Capitalism: Property Conflicts over Chinese Direct Investment in Germany and the EU“ (Project leader: PD Dr. Stefan Schmalz). The part-time position (26 hours per week) is available as soon as possible.
1 PhD Position (m/f/d)
(Pay category E 13 TV-L; 65 %)
Area of Responsibility
The project aims to analyze the expansion of Chinese corporations in the EU and Germany, in particular the conflicts arising from Chinese direct investment and the political responses to takeovers and increasing competition. The successful applicant will:
- Participate in the research tasks as well as the preparation and realization of events of the interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre "The Structural Change of Property" (https://www.uni-erfurt.de/max-weber-kolleg/forschung/forschungsgruppen-und-stellen/forschungsgruppen/sonderforschungsbereich-transregio-294-strukturwandel-des-eigentums)
- work on a PhD project on the internationalization of Chinese companies and Chinese direct investment in the EU and Germany
- create a data set with Chinese company data on the internationalization of Chinese firms, thereby analyzing corporate networks using tools for social network analysis, from findings the researcher will prepare high quality publications along with the team
- participate in an international research collaboration (primarily with Naná de Graaf, VU Amsterdam)
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