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Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1- Hosting offer for an MSCA-IF post-doc candidate in Risk management and entrepreneurship

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    24/07/2019 10:00 - Europe/Athens
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    France, Villeurbanne
    Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
    Actuarial Science and Finance Institute
    Laboratory of Actuarial Science and Finance

The Laboratoire de Sciences Actuarielle et Financière (LSAF) is a leading actuarial research lab in Europe and undertakes inter-disciplinary research on risks in insurance and finance. The research topics of the laboratory are always evolving to include new risks (human longevity improvements, natural hazards...), recent accounting standards (IFRS), new prudential regulation systems (Basel 4, Solvency 2) as well as new risk management practices (Enterprise Risk Management) or new business models with Big Data and Analytics in insurance. Current team research projects concern in particular the impact of modeling and data analytics on the management of insurance and financial firms, environmental risks, longevity risk management and public health, long term investments and ESG, as well as behaviours and risks.

Strongly associated to ISFA graduate school of actuarial studies, LSAF gathers 30 permanent researchers, 4 post-docs and 18 PhD students. LSAF is part of University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), a multidisciplinary university in the primary fields of science and health. With over 2630 professors and assistant professors and 39,000 students, leading to more than 4500 internationally published articles and 40 patents per year. The University is involved in more than 80 European Union projects.

The LSAF offers to host a MSCA Individual Fellowship candidate ("Experienced Researcher" according to the Marie Sklodowska Curie categories, typically a post-doc), submitting an application to the next MSCA-IF call for proposals (deadline september 2019), interested to work on the following research topic:

Entrepreneurship implies at the same time an exposure at risks on a market characterized by the uncertainty, but also the capacity to develop various strategies to reduce these risks and ensure the sustainability of the enterprise on the market. The ability to manage risks is an essential skill for the success of a start-up. But this ability is less obvious to the necessity entrepreneur, founded to be more risk averse (Block et al., 2015). In the long run, start-up created by necessity entrepreneurs are poorly structured, fragile and remain exposed to the slightest uncertainty. Within this context, exposure to risk - vulnerability – and risk management abilities calls for a different way of classifying entrepreneurs (Bayart and Saleilles, 2017). The aim of the project will be to conduct an international quantitative survey to analyse the implementation of risk reduction strategies by recent entrepreneurs. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in management, entrepreneurship and data analysis. Her/his PhD defense must take place before Sept. 10th, 2019.

Block, J., P. Sandner and F. Spiegel (2015), “How Do Risk Attitudes Differ within the Group of Entrepreneurs? The Role of Motivation and Procedural Utility”, Journal of Small Business Management, 53(1):183–206.

Bayart C. & Saleilles S., (2017), From Necessity to Vulnerable Entrepreneur, in Bérard C. et Teyssier C., Risk Management: Lever for SME Development and Stakeholder Value Creation, Wiley-ISTE, p.193-209.

The fellowship could last for 12 to 36 months, depending on the type of Individual Fellowship.


The successful Marie-Curie Post-doctoral fellow will be supervised by Caroline Bayart and Séverine Saleilles at LSAF, UCBL and will also work with other entrepreneurship researchers of Lyon and Saint-Etienne research centers with other researchers of Lyon and Saint-Etienne (https://maelyse.universite-lyon.fr/), which conducted a research project about Risk Management as a lever for SME Development and Stakeholder Value Creation.

Caroline Bayart is associate professor at the University of Lyon (France) and member of the academic research center LSAF. Her research interests include survey methods, data analysis and individual behavior modelling.

Séverine Saleilles is assistant professor at the University of Lyon (France) and member of the academic research center LSAF. Her research interests include entrepreneurial networking, small firm cooperation and sustainability-driven entrepreneurship.

Application process to LSAF:

Interested candidates are invited to contact us exclusively by email at postdoc-1941@isfa.fr

Make sure that you include the reference "Post-doc 1941" in the title of your email. Please attach a CV, a motivation letter, your MSc marks, as well as a 1-page research proposal.

NB: Candidates will receive the support of the LSAF supervisors, as well as a professional grant application company, to prepare and submit their application with the LSAF as a host laboratory, to the next MSCA-IF call for proposals.


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