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The Postdoctoral Research Centre (PRC) focuses on building innovative knowledge in various disciplines to mitigate against challenges within the business sector. The scientific platform concentrates on complementing the existing research base with further superiority. The PRC welcomes any discipline under business science to conduct postdoctoral research which is de facto next step on the academic career path after completion of PhD.

The centre focuses on core and interdisciplinary business science aimed at creating a significant and sustainable impact in academia as well as in industry. We offer an ecosystem that facilitates and empowers independent research. PRC recruits, develops and nurtures qualified and skilled researchers and specialists - many of whom are well recognised as creative leaders - around the spectrum of the business management.  BSBI’s researchers receive access to academic resources to build and enrich their skills, sharpen their research aptitude to deliver industry leading research breaking conventional, established boundaries. At BSBI postdoctoral fellows actively engage with other academic institutions and respective industrial sectors, thus expanding BSBI’s global network.

The PRC works with BSBI’s international scientific journal in publishing research articles, commentaries, reviews and books. Fellows play important role in the domain specific seminar series.

About PRC

  • The centre offers postdoctoral research in all the industry areas and cross-cutting knowledge horizontals applying innovative knowledge. Postdoctoral programmes are 2 to 3 years duration.
  • Postdoctoral researchers are assigned to specific research areas fitting to their academic background. They can choose from any subject area and match it with required research methodologies.
  • Fellows are offered to work as full-time with concentration on research and teaching (60-40).
  • The role involves full-time research as well as teaching of postgraduate and undergraduate courses, as well as supervising DBA candidates.
  • Researchers are also encouraged to send proposals for winning research fund, start new research projects and work under the supervision of the Provost, Chief Academic Director of BSBI.
  • Fellows are encouraged to build new networks, write research blogs under certain domains while continuously updating keeping their research up to date with industry trends.


Aims and Objectives

PRC continues to direct the faculty growth programmes to strengthen research capabilities in the field of business. Faculties and senior researchers in the field of applied business research are also welcome to submit postdoctoral proposals. Fellows are given complete freedom to work on their research project individually or in team.

Explore and develop strategic thinking on global business priorities; build a repository of published articles, books and research reports. Fellows are encouraged to publish scholarly work in the Scientific Journal of Business and Innovation – BSBI and continue its academic legacy.

In the scientific domain, postdoctoral research fellows are working within a competitive research market and many go on to enter a myriad of science and science-related careers. This requires fellows to develop skills not only specific to their research area but also develop broader skills that meet the needs of a diverse scientific workforce and marketplace.

PRC facilitates skill enhancement of experienced researchers and make progress to assemble research competencies in the field of innovative scientific research with tangible industry-specific solution. Nurturing of the research potential of the junior scientific team across business disciplines helps them to strengthen research competencies to succeed in their field after graduation.

Focus includes (but is not limited to):

  • Application of research techniques
  • Data analysis and interpretation using new methodologies
  • Statistical analysis using R, Python, STATA or SPSS
  • Meta-analysis of literature
  • Understanding the manuscript submission and peer review process

The PRC enables postdoctoral fellows to perform at the highest level in their chosen discipline.


Receive an all-encompassing research infrastructure and atmosphere to conduct state-of-the-art independent research to attest eminence.

Maintain periodic coordination and dissemination of research outcomes in scholar communities to expand and stretch the boundary for further collaborations.

Promote and encourage interdisciplinary industry funded management consultancies and strategic advisory research to bridge the gaps between academia and industry.
In addition to this, postdoctoral scholars should demonstrate proficient skills in order to succeed in a number of positions in the job market.

  • Researching and gaining knowledge of available career fields and professional options
  • Identifying relevant transferable skills and aligning those skills with the job market
  • Writing job application materials (CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement)
  • Interviewing and networking
  • Negotiating job offers

Consolidate new research papers in the form of books, monographs and journal articles to be published in indexed journals and international publishing houses.

Dedicate a certain period of time to target submitting proposals (one every quarter) in Horizon 2021-2027, DFG and other regional/national/ international funding sources.

Appointment of Fellows

BSBI Applied Business Research lab

PRC fellows are appointed as senior or junior scientists, based on their year of experience and year of completion of doctoral study. A fellow is appointed within BSBI Applied Business Research lab. There are two categories of fellows are as follows:

1. Junior Scientist, (BSBI Applied Business Research) – A fellow is appointed as junior scientist, if s/he has completed her/his PhD after 2016 and has at least 5 years of experience in industry/ academics.

2. Senior Scientist, (BSBI Applied Business Research) – A fellow is appointed as senior scientist, if s/he has completed her/his PhD before 2016 and has at least 10 years of experience in industry/ academics.


- The research conducted in PRC focuses mostly on applied theoretical and/or empirical research followed by developing a case study to provide industry-specific solutions.

- Each fellow must publish a minimum of 4 papers (Junior Scientist) / 8 papers (Senior Scientist) each year and at the end publishes a book. Members of the PRC are also required to attend at least 2 conference programmes (regional-national-international) and conduct and manage seminar series of particular disciplines.




Key Information

  • International researchers having a source of fund are welcome to collaborate with BSBI’s applied business research scientists:
    • To form a scientific team and work in Berlin for a period of the duration of the research project
    • To access an international research database
    • To publish in high impact journals,
    • To organise seminar series and conferences
  • Before applying as fellow, the researcher who has secured funding will be given priority to set up and build a scientific research team comprising of senior and junior scientists of the BSBI Applied Business Research lab.


Scope and Methodology

  • The centre appreciates the establishment of distinguished chairs and smart research labs of multiple domains of excellence.
  • The centre has developed a 5-year plan on scientific research across several management disciplines. PRC develops research strategy and research plans on fund seeking and implementation mechanisms of research at postdoctoral level.
  • The centre initiates coordination with multiple donor organisations and investment houses.
  • The centre organises quarterly seminars on new applications and innovations to increase the active involvement of its faculty members and research scholars from outside.
  • Collaborations between institutions are made during multiple research forums. The centre also organises periodic visits to universities and research centres to exchange research ideas and create new knowledge on global scale.