PhD scholarship - Framing markets for energy technologies

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The Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the following research area:

Framing markets for energy technologies - The role of economic tools in defining and qualifying the value of different energy technologies

The proposed project will make a comparative and empirical study of the role of economic theories and tools in qualifying wind power in the context of other energy technologies in France and Denmark, and trace how these qualifications shape market regulating policies for existing and new energy technologies.

How calculations are formatted and become legitimate is an important new research agenda for innovation studies and economic sociology.

Candidates for the position should preferably have an educational background in economics, economic sociology, anthropology, institutional theory or a similar education.

The project is conducted in collaboration between Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology (IOA), Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and Centre for Sociology of Innovation (CSI), at the Ecole des Mines de Paris (Paris School of Mines).

In Denmark the PhD-student will be associated with the research project ‘Markets as Emergent Transaction Spaces – Towards a Sociology of Agency, Technology and Markets’ at Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology.

The director of the project is Professor Peter Karnøe, IOA.

The PhD-student will be matriculated at the PhD-program in Organizational Analysis at the same department.

In France the PhD-student will be associated with Centre for Sociology of Innovation (CSI), at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, and matriculated in the doctoral program.

The principal supervisors will be Professor Michel Callon and doctor Fabian Muniesa.

The PhD-student will be associated to the CSI research stream on 'The Framing on Markets' and will have free access to the courses and initiatives at the CSI’s doctoral program.

The PhD student is supposed to stay 1- 1 1/2 year in France and the rest of the time in Denmark.

The teaching load will take place at CBS in Denmark.

For further information please contact Professor Peter Karnøe: pka.ioa [at] cbs phone (0045) 3815 2815

Application deadline: 1 November

All interested researchers irrespective of age, sex, race, religion, or nationality are invited to apply for the position.

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