A Postdoctoral position in Entrepreneurship & Innovation


The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Center at emlyon business school is looking to fill a one- or two-year funded post-doctoral position starting in January 2022.


The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Computational Social Science, in Management, or in Sociology with methodological expertise in econometrics and/or data science and machine learning. S.he should exhibit an interest in the study of public policies supporting entrepreneurship, using machine learning techniques. A keen interest in, and experience of, Computational Social Science, is required, as well as general expertise in quantitative empirical research. Knowledge of programming languages (e.g., Stata, R, Python) will be considered meritous. Candidates with a PhD in Data Science and a strong interest in entrepreneurship and policymaking are also welcome to apply.


This post-doc position provides promising scholars with an excellent opportunity to advance their career by working on a research project on public policies supporting entrepreneurship, while moving forward their papers.




The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Center at emlyon makes up a supportive and dynamic environment. The members of the center meet regularly to discuss research, attend invited talks, mentor PhDs, DBAs and junior faculty members, and hold informal chats over coffee or tea.


The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Center brings together researchers interested in entrepreneurship and innovation, and everything in between. We are intellectually and methodologically open. We believe in great research, irrespective of methods or theoretical background. We aim high.


We are very engaged and research active and we have published in outlets such as ASQ, AMJ, AMR, OrgSci, ManSci, SMJ, ResPol, JoM, JBV, ET&P, SEJ, SBEJ… Some of them hold editorial responsibilities and have a strong experience in publishing.


The Post-doc we are looking for is passionate about research, energetic and open minded. We want her or him to be fully engaged with us, not to be locked in their office. With its emphasis on rigorous training and high-quality research, the Faculty of emlyon provides the successful candidate a valuable first step toward the development of a successful international academic career.  

Responsibilities include conducting high-quality research, taking active part in the activities of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Center, and mingling with the school's superb PhD students. No teaching. The working language is English.

To know more about the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Center, check our website: http://www.eship.em-lyon.com/


 business school, one of the leading French Grandes Ecoles in Management, has consistently been ranked among the top European Business Schools. It holds a triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA) and offers a wide range of programs including a BBA, MSc in Management, Specialized Master's degrees, MBA, DBA, PhD, as well as open and tailor-made executive programs. 

emlyon business school has campuses in France (Lyon, St Etienne and Paris), China (Shanghai) and Morocco (Casablanca).

Having celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2012, emlyon business school is a dynamic and innovative institution with a 164-strong faculty dedicated to develop excellence both in teaching and research thanks to unique and specific means (learning lab, clusters of excellence). emlyon's motto is Early Makers. This concept reflects our vision of entrepreneurs: individuals who try, experiment, make mistakes, start again and learn as they go. Entrepreneurs must now combine this dimension of doing and doing quickly with the ability to anticipate, mix and nurture ideas, see things before others and do things quicker than others. The entrepreneurs from emlyon business school are makers and early movers. They are early makers.


 business school is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of large universities with excellent research teams in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities

(see:  https://www.onlylyon.com/en )


Lyon is the second largest city in France, with a long tradition in entrepreneurship and with a strong digital industry.


Further information
About emlyon business school: http://www.em-lyon.com/en/

About Lyon: https://en.lyon-france.com/


We welcome applications from PhDs in Management with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. We are also happy to consider Sociology PhDs with an interest in entrepreneurship and innovation.


  • A cover letter including motivation to join emlyon business school
  • An updated CV
  • Research sample(s)
  • Reference letters from two referees to gelas@em-lyon.com.

The Recruiting Committee is chaired by Grégoire Croidieu. Please contact him with any questions at:

Applications received before October 1st, 2021 will be prioritized.