Past Scholars

Silviya Svejenova Velikova

Silviya Svejenova Velikova

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2020). Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School.
Silviya Svejenova conducts research on multimodal and temporal aspects of creativity, innovation, inclusion, space, and place, with particular interest in creative industries and strategic leadership. Empirically, she has studied art, architectural firms, city identities, festivals, film-making, food, haute cuisine, public libraries, orchestras, and university spaces. Her work has been published in Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, MIT Sloan Management Review, etc. She is co-author of Sharing Executive Power (Cambridge University Press), and is currently completing a new book The Changing C-Suite (Oxford University Press). At CBS, she is co-director of the research centre ‘imagine.. Creative Industries and Institutions’ and member of the Centre for Organizational Time (COT). Silviya is co-principal investigator of Velux-funded project ‘The Temporality of Innovations’. She has been Chair and Executive Board member of EGOS, the European Group for Organizational Studies, and long-term coordinator of its PhD workshop. She is Senior Editor of Organization Studies.
Sampo Tukiainen

Sampo Tukiainen

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2018). Project Manager and Researcher, Department of Management Studies, School of Business, Aalto University, Finland.
I am currently working at Business Finland in developing and funding circular economy innovation ecosystems. Previously, I have been a researcher and a project manager in the Department of Management Studies at the Aalto University School of Business. My latest research project was an EU Horizon 2020 funded examination of the interplay between ‘innovation managers’ (CEOs/CTOs/R&D managers) and national and EU-level innovation policies. The project covered over 700 companies and 5 industrial sectors in 11 EU countries. Based on this, my research focused on examining the innovation managers’ subjectivity in institutional work. This research focus combined institutional organizational analysis, micro-level institutional work, and international industrial policies.
Sarah Valdez

Sarah Valdez

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2017). Associate Director and Senior Lecturer, Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University, Sweden.
Sarah Valdez is Associate Director and Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) at Linköping University. Her research focuses on the social impacts of immigration to Europe including the rise of anti-immigrant political parties and the dynamics of neighborhood segregation. Sarah received her PhD from the University of Washington and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Carlos III-Juan March Institute in Madrid. Her work has been published in Social Forces, European Sociological Review, and Migration Studies. Sarah is currently Principal Investigator on a Swedish Research Council (FORTE) project investigating the impact of ethnic enclaves on second generation immigrant assimilation, in which she uses Swedish population registers and spatial data to address issues of enclave measurement, the creation of ego-centric neighborhoods, and the diffusion of human capital in social networks. Sarah is also working on a cross-national comparison of the rise of left and right wing populism in Europe.
Signe Vikkelsø

Signe Vikkelsø

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2020). Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School.
My research is located at the intersection of organization theory and science and technology studies. I am interested in the role of organization theory and organizing techniques in the shaping of human relations and society. Among other things, I have studied the organizational consequences of electronic patient records in hospitals, the history of organizational concepts, and the organizing effects and challenges of innovation policies and principles. Currently, I am collaborating on a project comparing US, Chinese and Danish science and innovation policies.
Jørgen Wettestad

Jørgen Wettestad

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2018-spring 2019). Research Professor, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway.
Jørgen Wettestad is a Research Professor at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, Norway. He has published several books and numerous articles on international and EU environmental policy, with particular attention to emissions trading. His most recent books are Comparative Renewables Policy, Forthcoming, Routledge (edited with Elin Lerum Boasson and Merethe Dotterud Leiren); The Evolution of Carbon Markets: Design and Diffusion Routledge 2018 (edited with Lars H. Gulbrandsen), Rescuing EU Emissions Trading: The Climate Policy Flagship Palgrave 2016 (with Torbjørg Jevnaker), and EU Climate Policy: Industry, Policy Interaction and External Environment Ashgate 2013 (with Elin L. Boasson). Since 2019 he has been member of the Editorial Board for the Politics and Governance Journal. He was a visiting scholar at IIASA, Austria, and the Institute for International Studies, Berkeley, CA. He has also led and participated in several EU funded projects, participated in numerous international research projects, and been Programme Director at the FNI for a long period. Wettestad serves regularly as peer reviewer for international journals and national research councils, and has been editorial board member of the journal Climate Policy since 2001. He will participate as Lead Author in WG III in IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report.
Yamin Xie

Yamin Xie

Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (2017). Researcher, Wallenberg Center for Financial Research, Hanken School of Economics; PhD, Hanken School of Economics, Finland.

I am an affiliated postdoctoral researcher with Wallenberg Center for Financial Research (WCEFIR) at the Hanken School of Economics in Finland. My research interests include financial management, corporate finance, corporate governance and international finance. My research focuses on the link and interaction between organizational governance and financial performance, financial policy, agency problem, cultural integration, managerial incentives, intellectual capital, labor market and executive career paths to the top. For example, I examine how human capital activities like founder post-merger positioning and CEO selection affect corporate governance and firm performance. My research goals include: (1) identify organizational governance problem through comprehensive analyses from both financial and management perspectives; (2) deal with organizational governance problem in detailed contexts (e.g., countries, regions, stages, transitions, events, policies, business cycles, etc).

My current research projects include: (1) “International merger waves and corporate innovation”. Corporate innovation varies with countries due to differences in innovation tradition, creative environment, national culture, dominant religion, economic policy, political uncertainty, legislation and regulation. I investigate whether cross-border mergers can mutually improve innovation opportunities, innovative capacity, and financial performance for both targets and acquirers. (2) “Corporate internationalization and management labor market.” I examine how international experience affects CEO selection and multinational corporate governance.