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From: Nicolas Friederici 
To: change <change@change.washington.edu<mailto:change@change.washington.edu>>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:50:19 +0000
Subject: Hiring a Researcher at University of Oxford: Digital Entrepreneurship 
| Economic Geography | Sub-Saharan Africa

We are recruiting a full-time Researcher to work with 
 at the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford) on a project that 
critically assesses the changing landscape of digital entrepreneurship in 
Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Researcher will conduct a grounded, comparative empirical study of digital 
entrepreneurship in African cities. We are interested in the practices of 
digital entrepreneurship, how opportunities in digital economies are created 
and exploited, which local actors are better or worse positioned to extract 
value, the emergence of clusters and ecosystems of digital entrepreneurship, 
and how African contexts affect these processes/how observed processes differ 
from the Global North. A secondary focus is on narratives and discourses around 
digital entrepreneurship in Africa, and how they shape on-the-ground realities.

The researcher will primarily focus on fieldwork in several African cities, as 
well as writing and analysis, using a range of methods (interviews, participant 
observation, thematic/narrative analysis, surveys). We are therefore seeking a 
researcher with experience in conducting qualitative social science and case 

The successful candidate will work with Professor Mark 
Graham<https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/mark-graham/> and Dr Nicolas 
Friederici<https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/nicolas-friederici/>. This work is 
part of a larger five-year ERC-funded project titled 
Geonet<http://geonet.oii.ox.ac.uk/>, aiming to understand the implications of 
changing connectivities for African knowledge economies.

We seek candidates with a background in Economic Geography, Entrepreneurship 
Studies, Development Studies, (Urban) Sociology, Social Anthropology, 
Communications, Organisation Studies, Management or related disciplines. The 
position is intended for someone at the postdoctoral level (Grade 7: £31,076 – 
£38,183), but we will consider hiring strong candidates at the pre-doctoral 
stage (Grade 6: £27,629 – £32,958 p.a.).

The post runs for at least one year, with the possibility of renewal 
thereafter, funding permitting.

You can access the advert and a full job description here (deadline Jan 12, 

Nicolas Friederici | Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute
@friedema | https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/nicolas-friederici | 
http://cii.oii.ox.ac.uk/author/nicolas | http://www.linkedin.com/in/ictnicolas

Nicolas Friederici | @friedema | http://www.linkedin.com/in/ictnicolas

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