Jönköping International Business School

Great Post Doc opportunity for PhD in entrepreneurship, behavioral economics, or experimental psychology to co-create the Next Big Thing in entrepreneurship!

How entrepreneurs can strategically use environmental changes for entrepreneurial action and success has long been neglected in entrepreneurship and strategy research. The External Enabler (EE) framework addresses this by providing conceptual tools that allow knowledge accumulation across different changes to the business environment. Since its introduction, EE research has created quite a stir with several articles being among the best-cited in leading journals as well as attracting practitioner interest.

JIBS is recruiting two Post Docs to work on this topic with Prof. Per Davidsson, a co-originator of the EE framework and internationally acknowledged as thought leader and top mentor in entrepreneurship.

As a Post-Doctoral Researcher, we offer you full-time employment for two years, with a possibility of one year extension. Most of your time (80%) will be devoted to research while benefitting from and contributing in person to JIBS’ vibrant research environment. The remaining time is allocated for teaching (20%). It is an excellent opportunity to kick-start or boost a successful research career in an active and collegial research environment.



Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is one of four schools at Jönköping University. We offer an international and team-oriented workplace with competitive education programmes, across Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels, as well as a thriving research environment and many opportunities for personal development. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with specific foci on entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. Our guiding principles are: international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. JIBS is double-accredited, by EQUIS and AACSB. Recent independent assessments of research productivity and impact ranks JIBS first in Sweden in economics and business administration and first in Europe and second in the world in entrepreneurship.

The research at JIBS is to a large extent conducted within one or more of our three research centres:

CeFEO - Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership- https://ju.se/center/cefeo
CEnSE - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics- https://ju.se/center/cense
MMTC - Media, Management and Transformation Centre- https://ju.se/center/mmtc



You should hold a PhD degree from a reputable university, completed no more than three years before the last date for application. Individuals close to obtaining their PhD are also welcomed to apply if they have set a date for their dissertation defense.  

We believe particularly suitable backgrounds include business & management or information systems with an entrepreneurship specialization as well as experimental psychology or behavioral economics paired with a strong interest in entrepreneurship.

To be successful you should provide evidence of publishing success, some edge in theoretical and/or methods skills, and compelling ideas for future EE research based on a thorough reading of Davidsson (2015, JBV; 2020 AMD); Davidsson et (2020 AMP), von Briel et al. (2018, ETP) and Kimjeon & Davidsson (2021, ETP) reflected upon through the lens of your own skills, interests and convictions. Referees attesting to your creativity, initiative, work ethic and good organizational citizenship are also helpful.

We expect you to be fluent in English and prefer applicants to have a strong international profile. Practical experience with entrepreneurship is meritorious. We are looking for applicants with a collegial attitude and a willingness in building not only their own CVs, but also contribute to the organization. 

Employment starts September 2022, or as agreed.



Employment starts September 2022, or as agreed. The position is full time (100%) and temporary for a period of at least two and a maximum of three years, provided that the employee has not previously been employed as a Post Doc for more than one year in the same subject area at JU. Collective agreements and individual salary setting are applicable.

Please note that individuals close to obtaining their doctoral degree are also welcome to apply if they have a date set for their dissertation defense.  
JIBS encourages applications of both female and male applicants. We are actively working for a more balanced distribution between male and female researchers.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing services.

For more information about the position, please contact Professor Per Davidsson per.davidsson@ju.se or Kajsa Haag, Associate Dean of Faculty kajsa.haag@ju.se



The application period is from 2022-03-16 to 2022-08-31, 2022. However, starting from April 15, the selection process takes place on a continuous basis. This implies that we can offer candidates a position before the deadline of applications. We therefor encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

All decision will be made and communicated by 2022-09-30 at the latest Your application should include:

  • A cover letter that includes a description of your education and previous experience as well as your motivation for applying to this position, including reasons why you believe JIBS is the right place for you.
  • An outline of possible projects on “external enablement of entrepreneurial action and success” that you find interesting and promising.
  • A full CV, including a full list of publications, teaching experience and practical experience.
  • Contact details for three referees.
  • Attested credentials.
  • Copies of up to 5 of your most important scholarly contributions as well as your doctoral dissertation.
Anställningsform Tidsbegränsad anställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde September 2022, or as agreed
Löneform Monthly salary
Antal lediga befattningar 2
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2022/1011-211
  • Per Davidsson, per.davidsson@ju.se
  • Kajsa Haag, kajsa.haag@ju.se
Facklig företrädare
  • Thomas Cyron, Saco-s, +4636-101767
  • Vaida Staberg, Saco-s, +4636-101899
Publicerat 2022-03-16
Sista ansökningsdag 2022-08-31

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