The PhD project will be conducted at Eindhoven University of Technology, one of the world’s leading research universities. It is well-known for its joint research with industry. The research will be conducted at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (IE&IS), embedded within the Research Group of Information Systems (IS). The IS Group studies on concepts, methods, techniques, and tools for the design, optimization, innovation, and data-driven analysis of information systems within business networks and society. It operates in both a strong international research network and an extensive international industry network, particularly in the domains of mobility, health, services, supply chains and logistics, and high-tech manufacturing.
The PhD project will focus on the design and application of concepts, methods, tools, or theories in either one of the broad research areas of business process management, service systems engineering, or digital business and platforms. In particular, two alternative research topics are considered (which will be decided based on candidate’s interest and background).
The first one focuses on the governance models for digital platforms. Digital platforms (such as Amazon, App Store, Airbnb, Uber, App Store, Twitter) are transforming economies with new business models. Simply put, digital platforms are socio-technical systems that allow multiple actors - including providers and customers- to interact to co-create value. The PhD candidate will work on developing governance models for digital platforms particularly in the mobility domain and will have the opportunity to collaborate with a number of industry partners in a European-Union (EU) funded project.
The second alternative focuses on developing patterns for process and/or business model innovation. Relevant topics include digital innovation and transformation, business model management, value co-creation, and explorative business process management (BPM). The PhD candidate will be a member of a young research team that has been running a series of industry and EU-funded research projects on the above-mentioned topics in the mobility, logistics, services, and healthcare domains.
You, as a successful applicant, will perform the research project outlined above in an international research team. You will report research findings at international conferences and workshops, and in high-quality scientific journals. The research will be concluded with a Ph.D. thesis. A small teaching load (on average about 10%) is part of the job description. The project will be supervised by Dr. Alexia Athanasopoulou, Dr. Banu Aysolmaz, and Dr. Oktay Turetken.
For information about terms of employment, please contact Susan Opgenoorth, personnel officer (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information about the Information Systems group can be found at: https://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-groups/information-systems-ieis/. Further information about the Eindhoven University of Technology can be found at http://ww.tue.nl.
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