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PhD Program in entrepreneurship and innovation accepting applications

  • 1.  PhD Program in entrepreneurship and innovation accepting applications

    Posted 11-02-2020 15:53
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    The Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary is looking for applicants with exceptional academic credentials and the drive to excel at scholarly research in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. As a diverse and interdisciplinary group of scholars, we have a broad view of both the definitions of entrepreneurship and innovation, and the scope of entrepreneurship and innovation research. Entrepreneurship and innovation in our view encompasses the pursuit of new economic, social, institutional, and cultural outcomes by people and organizations. Our doctoral program offers an integrative approach combining a solid foundation in theory and empirical research (both qualitative and quantitative) with an openness to engage with a broad range of disciplinary perspectives including economics, sociology, strategy, organization theory and behavioral science. Our aim is to nurture doctoral students to conduct rigorous and high-impact, innovative research.

    Why the Haskayne School of Business?

    Our PhD program is a full-time, research-intensive and highly flexible program that allows students to tailor courses to their needs and interests. We provide a collaborative, supportive and intellectually stimulating research environment for discovery and dissemination of scientific knowledge applicable to the business community.

    We encourage early and continual involvement in research, provide excellent mentors who work closely with students both in the classroom and on research projects, and provide access to essential resources and training in quantitative and qualitative methods and research design. Publication opportunities are plentiful, with students often co-authoring articles for high-quality journals. Our graduates have been successful in pursuing careers in academia, consulting, and industry, with 85% holding university positions.

    Haskayne faculty

    We have a diverse faculty committed to excellence in research and teaching. Faculty research has appeared in leading journals, including:

    • Academy of Management Journal
    • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
    • Journal of International Business Studies
    • Organization Science
    • Strategic Management Journal
    • Academy of Management Review
    • Journal of Business Venturing
    • Management Science
    • Small Business Economics


    Our funding is competitive. We provide $25,000 per year for four years, pay full tuition as well as offer travel support to attend up to three key academic conferences annually in years 2 to 4 in the program. We also support students in pursuing other internal and external scholarship opportunities. Our PhD students have a proven track record of winning high profile national scholarships, such as Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Scholarships and Killam Doctoral Scholarships.

    Why Calgary?

    Calgary is Canada's fourth largest city and was recently named the fifth most livable city in the world by The Economist. With thriving business and finance sectors - including international oil and gas companies - and thanks to the school's close ties with the business community, Haskayne faculty and students have research access to many top businesses.

    Minimum Requirements

    GMAT: 650; GRE: 85th percentile; GPA: 3.5; TOEFL iBT: 100 or IELTS: 7.0

    Apply online now for Fall 2021. For more information, please email phdreq@ucalgary.ca

    Seok-Woo Kwon (he/him)
    Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Robson Professorship in Entrepreneurship
    Haskayne School of Business | University of Calgary
    Scurfield Hall 470, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, CANADA
    1.403.220.6646 | seokwoo.kwon@ucalgary.ca