Africa Business School – Doctorat – 2023/2024

The Africa Business School Ph.D. is a full-time doctoral program of 4 years that aims to be Africa’s leading Ph.D. program in developing impactful, innovative, and rigorous state-of-the-art research.
Apply now to join the 4th cohort next year.

Admission requirements:

-Hold a master’s degree from an institution recognized by the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education. Prior research experience is desirable.

-Proficiency in spoken and written English.

-Exclusive dedication to the program (full-time).

-A research proposal (details below).

Research fields:
1- Finance
Diversification and hedging strategies.
Environmental economics & climate change.
Commodity and financial markets.
Portfolio selection problems.
Multi-criteria decision-making.
Risk management and uncertainty modelling.
Sustainability, renewable energy.

2- Marketing
Transformative service research: service research with the goal of investigating the wellbeing implications of service.
Digital transformation and customer engagement: exploring how firms use digital tools platforms, and resources to enhance customer engagement and experience.

3- Organizational Behavior & Leadership
International human resources management and organizational behaviour.
Cross-cultural and intercultural management.
Management in multinational enterprises.

4- Strategic Management
Performance of business models with environmental and social sustainable at the strategy core.
The evolution of corporate social responsibility over time.
Strategic management and educational technologies.

5- Value Network and Business Analytics
Two-echelon inventory routing: Formulation and solution procedures (in cooperation with Ghent University, Belgium).
Supply chain optimization with financial considerations (in cooperation with Ghent University, Belgium).
Integrated production planning and energy management: Analysis, formulation, and solution procedures (in cooperation with Ecole de Mines, France).

6- Sustainability and energy transition
Energy, environmental and resources economics (markets/competition, regulation/pricing, scenarios/energy mix-security/policies).
Transition in power, gas, and transportation industries.
Sustainability transitions.
Patterns and dynamics of structural societal change towards carbon neutrality.
Governance strategies for change towards carbon neutrality.
Decarbonization strategies.
Implications of the twin transition with digitalization.
Multi-sector dynamics.
Technological, corporate and sector multi-criteria assessment.

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