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Project researcher/PhD, EU funded Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Global mobility of employees” (GLOMO) project

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    University of Vaasa
    Management sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    19/06/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Finland › Vaasa
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


A Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded under H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 is recruiting an early stage researcher for fixed-term, fully funded Project researchers /PhD positions (100%) at the University of Vaasa, FI

We are happy to open a position in the EU funded Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Global mobility of employees” (GLOMO) (www.glomo.eu) project. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action “Global mobility of employees” (GLOMO) is an international research project, co-ordinated by Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen from the University of Bamberg, and is financed under the funding line “excellent science” of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Commission.


Topic No.: Early Stage Researcher 6

Project Title: Managing and recognizing social capital

Host institute: University of Vaasa, Finland

Supervisors: Prof. Vesa Suutari (University of Vaasa, FI). Prof. Liisa Mäkelä (University of Vaasa, FI).

Starting date: asap (contract until 12/2021; extension by local doctoral student contract can be discussed)

Short description

ESR 6 project will examine the effects of social capital that individuals develop during their international work on individual careers and wellbeing, and organizational outcomes. The project is connected with and supported by other projects on global careers at the University of Vaasa.


The primary objective of this project is to develop a theory of internationals' social capital. It concerns both the diversity of ties formed by internationals through their international assignments, and the ties’ applicable and useful for development of: a) internationals’ individual careers and well-being, as well as b) organisational capabilities and outcomes (i.e., organisational performance). Moreover, the project aims to develop a methodology that would allow to extrapolate a potential value of internationals’ social capital for individuals and their employability, and for organisations, from internationals’ CVs.

Expected Results:

• Two empirical papers on the internationals’ social capital and its implications for (a) individual careers and wellbeing, and (b) organisational outcomes.

• Knowledge for individuals that will allow them to interpret their individual social capital and its effects on their career success.

• Knowledge for organizations that will allow them to interpret expatriates’ social capital captured in their prior experiences and its effects on organizational performance.

Planned secondment(s)

A secondment of up to four months to one of the GLOMO network partners is planned as part of the position.


The University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary university offering degrees at all academic levels from Bachelor’s degrees to Doctorates. Located on the western coast of Finland, surrounded by the Kvarken Archipelago and just a stone’s throw away from the city centre and the UNESCO World Heritage site, the University of Vaasa is situated in a beautiful seaside campus, which offers a modern study environment for around 5,000 students. The University produces graduates who are experts and leaders with an international orientation, and is the second largest provider of university-level business education in Finland. Management and Change is a recognised strength and focus area of the research conducted within the University of Vaasa. High-quality education has been one of the guiding values and key success factors, evidenced in the EPAS quality accreditation of our education programmes and Centre of Excellence in University Education nominations by the Finnish Ministry of Education.

ESRs will be a part of the research group in Human Resource Management (HRM) located with the School of Management. Comprising five professors, eight post-doctoral researchers and around 15 doctoral students, the HRM research group is Finland’s largest scientific research group dedicated to examining people management issues in organisations. The main focus areas of the group’s research are international HRM, strategic HRM, and leadership. In the latest research evaluation of the university, the research carried out by the group members was evaluated to be at high international level by external international experts. The researchers focusing on international HRM have also received various international recognitions and awards for their research.

We seek

A candidate having a relevant university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resource Management or International Management, Business Psychology, Economic Geography, Sociology, Business Pedagogics or related fields.


Prof. Vesa Suutari

School of Management

University of Vaasa

P.O.Box 700

65101 Vaasa



E: vsu@uva.fi

T: +358 44 0244247

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Eligible candidates should apply online, using the central submission system here. All documents need to be submitted as a single PDF (max. 30 MB). Applications are open until June 19th.


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