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Institution Faculty of Business Administration - Munich School of Management - Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization (ISTO)
Remuneration group TV-L E14
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date 2024-03-01 (at the latest)
Application deadline 2024-02-28

About us:

The Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization (ISTO), headed by Prof. Tobias Kretschmer, is a tenured chair with eight full-time postgraduate and postdoctoral research assistants. It is part of the Munich School of Management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the institute’s research focuses at the intersection of strategy, technology and organization including fields like platform markets, dynamic competition and boundaries within and across firms.

The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary and international research group comprising management and economics scholars. You will proactively engage in developing ambitious research projects, publish in top academic journals, and contribute to the teaching excellence of the institute. The post is financed by a third-party funded interdisciplinary project on “Resilient Regulation”, and the successful candidate will devote part of their time to developing and working on empirical studies related to the project, in particular on digital industries, e.g. video gaming or mobile apps.

We are looking for you:

Postdoctoral Position in Strategy, Organization and Technology (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Independent research
  • Coordinating an interdisciplinary research project
  • Interacting with various stakeholder groups
  • Teaching activities

Your qualifications:

  • Completed (or are about to complete) a doctoral degree in a relevant field, having demonstrated outstanding research potential through excellent dissertation research
  • Enjoy working in diverse and interdisciplinary teams
  • Interested in regulatory and strategic issues in digital markets, especially platforms and their ecosystems
  • Your work will draw on quantitative firm- or individual-level data, and some prior exposure to economic models and (lab or field) experimental settings is an advantage


ISTO offers a dynamic and international environment, with research and travel budget available for the members of the institute. We are involved in several large-scale research projects with national and international partners. ISTO also participates in the Organizations Research Group (ORG), running a regular seminar series and hosting leading international scholars. Our senior faculty are strongly committed to supporting postdoctoral researchers in their ongoing and future research. This has resulted in publications in leading academic journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science and Marketing Science, and successful placement of our postdoctoral researchers on the international academic job market. Prior placements of our alumni include Bocconi University, Copenhagen Business School, IE Madrid, Rotterdam School of Management, Imperial College London, University of Amsterdam, among others.

Your workplace is centrally located in Munich and is very easy to reach by public transport. LMU Munich provides newly appointed academics with various types of support, including welcome services.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please send your application as a single PDF file, by email to Mrs. Jennie Humphreys (Secr.):

Your application (in English only) should include:

  • Statement of motivation (max. one page)
  • CV with publication list
  • Contacts details of two referees
  • Job market paper (if available)
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts.   

Deadline for applications: 11th December 2023. On-site interviews are scheduled to be held from 18th to 20th December 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Tobias Kretschmer at

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