Call for interest for potential candidates for a post-doc position (3 years) in Economics of Innovation and/or Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Bergamo, Italy.At the Department of Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods of the University of Bergamo, we are looking for potential candidates for a research fellow position (3-year post-doc position, possibly transformed in an RTD-A position - assistant professor) in Economics of Innovation and/or Entrepreneurship and Innovation.The research fellow position focuses on the digital transformation and the innovation slowdown.The project intends to analyze the reasons for the apparent paradox that, despite of all the digitization, digitalization and digital transformation phenomena of the economy, a slowdown can be observed in the data relating to the innovativeness of a Country. The change of technological paradigm deriving from the introduction of new technologies related to digital transformation should lead to an increase in the levels of innovation: the availability of a mass of data unthinkable until a few decades ago and the digital technologies for processing and exploiting efficiently such a mass of data should facilitate innovation. Instead, we observe a decreasing trend starting from 2000. Three the main themes of interests: 1. The concentration of innovative activity; 2. Weak market selection; 3. More exploitation and less exploration?This post-doc position presents an excellent opportunity to contribute to better understand the innovation process inside the firms and the selection mechanism of the market, and to develop new policy implications and tools for industrial and innovation policies.More information and key details on the project can be found here.Knowledge of Italian language is not required, excellent ability to speak and write in English is compulsory. There are no restrictions regarding the nationality of the applicants. A strong knowledge in Statistics and Micro-Econometrics is a preferential competence.Candidates are invited to express their interest by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: CALL FOR INTEREST 2019). Candidates should attach their curriculum vitae, a detailed list of publications, and a brief statement to explain why they are interested in this call.The deadline for expressions of interest is February 15th, 2019. All applications will be processed confidentially.
The research fellow will collaborate with Prof. Elena Cefis (responsible of the project) and she/he will be included in our Department that provides a dynamic research environment in which faculty members and distinguished visitors conduct both applied and theoretical research in all areas of economics and management.
The gross salary is in line with the Italian post-doc position (Euro 30,000 per year).Please note that this is a call for interest, not a job vacancy announcement. The Department will advertise the job vacancy later in the year (mid February - March 2019).I would greatly appreciate if you could share the information about this position with your relevant networks.
With best regardsElena CefisElena Cefis, PhDFull ProfessorDep. of Management, Economics and Quantitative MethodsUniversity of Bergamo, ItalyAssociate Editor: Industrial and Corporate ChangePublications: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=YNK0y7EAAAAJ&hl=itCV: http://www00.unibg.it/dati/persone/151/7396-CV-May%202018.pdf
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