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PhD candidate Leadership & Management in the Digital Age

The Amsterdam Business School has a vacancy for a PhD candidate Leadership & Management in the Digital Age. The PhD project focuses on leadership and …

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Roetersstraat, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2325 - € 2972 per maand


The Amsterdam Business School has a vacancy for a PhD candidate Leadership & Management in the Digital Age.

The PhD project focuses on leadership and management of workers in the digital age. Current and future developments in information and communication technology facilitate and create new ways of working. However, many theoretical models in the field have been developed in traditional contexts and we do not know to what extent assumptions hold within these changing organizational forms.

Algorithms are increasingly used in many different types of organizations to help make decisions in the area of people management. One example is that many workers nowadays work for platforms (such as Uber, Temper.works, Deliveroo, etc.). Such workers are quasi-managed by algorithms that incorporate client feedback and other metrics and that are developed and implemented by firms that officially are not their employers. Thus, a first project could focus on identifying different types of platform workers and exploring the impact of electronic monitoring and the management by algorithms in particular on the individual well-being and performance of these different types of platform workers. Further projects within the PhD can explore the consequences of algorithmic management in different types of organizations in which algorithms are used to support managers in their decision making, to for example understand how such algorithms affect people management decision making and change the role of managers or look at other ways in which on-going digitization, including robotization and AI in the workplace affect the management, job characteristics, and well-being of workers.


The ideal candidate holds a (Research) Master’s degree in a relevant field with a quantitative focus (e.g., quantitative psychology, quantitative business/HRM).

We seek a highly motivated student with excellent grades in applied statistics, psychometrics, data science, or math as well as knowledge about, or a strong interest in and proven affinity with leadership and management practices in the digital age.


The appointment will be for a period of 4 years, with an intermediate evaluation after 18 months. End-result should be a PhD thesis. An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) conferences. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching at undergraduate level. The gross monthly salary will range from €2,325 in the first year to €2,972 in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

We offer the possibility to join a young, vibrant and very collegial group, and help shape a growing business school at an internationally recognized university that has the ambition to become a leading international player in the field of business research and education.

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