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Finance d’Entreprise et Finance de Marché

Date : 14/03/2023

Call for application – PhD in Venture Capital

Audencia Business School
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Présentation de l'établissement :

Audencia is triple accredited (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) and one of the leading European and French business schools. The school offers a wide range of programs including Bachelors, BBAs, the MS Grande Ecole, MScs, MBA, Executive MBA, European Master in Management, Doctorate and Executive Education Programmes, with 161 core faculty members from 36 countries.

The school is very dynamic, has grown significantly in the most recent years and will continue to do so with new positions opening in the future. Audencia fosters both high-level research and high-level pedagogy and has a workload model that allows faculty to place emphasis on either of the two.

Description du poste :

Institutions and Supervision
The selected Ph.D. student will be part of the “Finance for innovation” Chair in Audencia Business School, under the supervision of Professor Benjamin Le Pendeven. The candidate will also be affiliated to a public university doctoral school (to be decided afterwards).

Research Topic
The proposal focuses on Venture Capital. Some specific research questions are already decided and will be discussed between the potential candidates and the supervisors. The thesis seeks to analyze original and fascinating questions related to the consequences of Venture Capital.

Profil recherché / Compétences requises

  • Application is open for candidates holding, or in the process of completing, a Master 2 diploma (or equivalent).
  • The candidate must preferably have a relevant diploma in the fields of Management Science, Economics, Finance, Political Science, Public Policy, History, Applied Mathematics, Sociology and other related fields.
  • A deep knowledge of Venture Capital and entrepreneurial finance is not mandatory, but is a plus.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods, e.g., STATA, R, Python.
  • Previous experience in academic research would be considered as an advantage.
  • Professional experience in entrepreneurial finance, in public agencies, start-ups and in the innovation financing ecosystem is greatly appreciated.
  • Demonstrated ability of professional oral communication and academic writing skills in English. French is a strong plus but not mandatory.
  • Applications are accepted by all candidates, regardless of gender and age.
  • Considering the nationality criteria of the potential funding public agency, only candidates from the EU, UK and Swiss will be considered. Strongly motivated potential candidates from other countries can however contact the supervisor to think about PhD funding alternatives (solutions always exist for high-quality candidates).

Documents à transmettre

Interested candidates must send their applications to Benjamin Le Pendeven (, including the following documents following documents:

  • Up-to-date CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Academic record for the 1st and 2nd years of the master’s degree
  • Master Thesis

The applications will be examined until the fulfillment of the position, at the latest by April 6th , 2023.

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