Italy: Research Assistantship at Department of Management University of Bologna

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Application has to be received by 30 November 2006.

The Department of Management seeks applicants for a Research Assistant
to work in a research project on “The determinants and obstacles to
high-tech entrepreneurship in European regions” funded by the
University of Bologna (“Progetti Strategici di Ateneo”). The post is
financed from January to December 2007 (12 months) and allows to work
on a part-time basis on a Ph.D. thesis in topics strictly related to
the research project.

Tasks: The successful candidate will contribute to data collection,
elaboration, reporting, and presentation of research findings. The
major task is to collect and elaborate data on competencies and
performance of newly established firms in European regions from various
sources. The project focuses on the factors that affect the birth and
post-entry performance of science and technology-based start-ups
(including university spin-offs), from the availability of
complementary skills (e.g., marketing and organizational skills) to the
supply of financial capital and supporting institutions (e.g., legal
services and management consulting). The methodological framework of
the project draws on applied econometrics and qualitative case-studies.

Required education/skills: the candidate should have obtained a
university degree in Economics, Management, Applied Industrial
Organization or Statistics for Management and Economics with an
excellent final mark. He/she should possess good analytical and
quantitative skills, be familiar with statistical/econometrics packages
such as STATA, TSP or SAS and be fluent in spoken and written English.
In addition, he/she should be interested in innovation and
entrepreneurship-oriented research.

The application form and the list of documents required should be downloaded from the following address:

By December 4th the list of applicants admitted to a face-to-face
interview with senior researchers in charge of the project will be
available at the Department front-desk (see the call for applications
in Italian or contact Mr Pierpaolo Palmieri at the following e-mail
address: pierpaolo.palmieri @

The interview will take place on December 10, 10.00 am at the Management Department.

A complete application should be sent to the Director of the
Management Department – Direttore del Dipartimento c/o Segreteria
Amministrativa del Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali, Via Capo di Lucca
34, 40126 Bologna.

Application has to be received by 30 November 2006.

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