Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics

PhD Programmes

Training PhD students is a major commitment for the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics (INO). The department is educating own PhD students, is frequently hosting visiting PhD students from other universities, and is regularly offering PhD courses to interested PhD students from CBS and other universities in Denmark and abroad.

PhD students at the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics (INO) are typically enrolled in the CBS PhD School in Economics and Management and follow the rules of this program. The students follow a structured PhD program with a preset selection of courses. The program includes five regular courses and two workshops. The mandatory courses are:

  • Economics of Innovation,
  • Management of Innovation,
  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship,
  • Applied Econometrics,
  • and Qualitative Methods.

The two workshops are the Proposal Workshop, and the Publishing Course.

The courses are open to other PhD students, and especially the econometrics course is very popular. Each course runs over 8-10 weeks with weekly sessions, ending with written exams. So far, the results are very encouraging.

The department aims for a 1:1 relation between permanent faculty and PhD students, i.e. around 12-15 PhD student. This way we wish to ensure that PhD students may always receive the necessary attention from faculty in their education. The funding of the students may come from either external or internal sources. The PhD program is the same, the only difference is that the external funding will typically be thematically defined by a larger research project.

PhD project topics include but are not limited to the economics of entrepreneurship, the economics of research and development,  high tech ventures, innovative entrepreneurship, academic entrepreneurship, open innovation, markets for technologies, crowd sourcing, business model innovation, knowledge transfer for innovation, patent and licensing studies, entry and industrial dynamics, applications of behavioral economics to entrepreneurship and innovation studies, entrepreneurship and human capital, the organization of teams, entrepreneurship within firms, as well as crowd-funding of start-ups.

The PhD coordinator at the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics is Professor H.C. Kongsted.

The Department's PhD graduates typically find work in academia or similar highly specialized jobs. The list of the graduates from the last couple of years:

2014 Karin Beukel Assistant Professor Copenhagen University
2014 Maggie Mei Assistant Professor Grenoble Ecole de Management
2014 Solon Moreira Assistant Professor IESE Business School
2014 Virgilio Failla Assistant Professor Bath University
2014 Arjan Markus Assistant Professor Tilburg University
2014 Maria Halbinger Assistant Professor Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College CUNY
2015 Milan Miric Assistant Professor University of Southern California
2015 Gouya Harirchi Research Fellow University of Trieste
2016 Anders Ø. Olesen Management Consultant PA Consulting Group
2017 Giulio Zichella Research Fellow Copenhagen Business School
2018 Rasmus Toft-Kehler    
2018 Ahmad Barirani    
exp. 2018 Stefan Kirkegaard Sløk-Madsen    
exp. 2018 Agnieszka Nowinska    
exp. 2018 Diego Zunino    


The page was last edited by: Department of Innovation and Organizational Economic // 11/15/2021


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