Incoming Scholars

Oivind Hagen

Øivind Hagen

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2022-Spring 2023). Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School.
Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä

Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2022). Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Business, Aalto University; The Royal Society & British Academy Newton International Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University.

Dr. Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä is a scholar-activist based at Aalto University School of Business in Finland. His work originates from disciplinary approaches rooted to entrepreneurship and organizational science.

His previous work focused particularly on extreme settings. It included teaching entrepreneurship in North Korea (2012-2017) and co-founding the WTSUP! Beirut platform (2018-2020) that focused on supporting equality and equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Lebanon. In Finland, Dr. Heikkilä's previous work included action-research (2016-2019) with The Shortcut initiative, which aims to integrate immigrants into Finnish society with community-driven entrepreneurship education methodology via NGO-startup modeling.

Dr. Heikkilä's current focus is to support societal crisis recovery by working first, on exploring and piloting new forms of science dissemination and second, studying resilience and perseverance in entrepreneurial and artistic communities.... Read more about Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä

Johan Hvenmark

Johan Hvenmark

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2022-Spring 2023). Associate Professor, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College.
Ida Lunde Jørgensen

Ida Lunde Jørgensen

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2022). Renew Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Business History, Department of Management Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School.
Ida Lunde Jørgensen is a Postdoctoral Fellow and a cultural and organizational scholar at the Centre for Business History at Copenhagen Business School. She has a PhD in Organization and Management from CBS. Jørgensen is interested in the way society influences organizations and organizations influence society through the symbolic realm. Her research explores things through a historical lens and often draws on institutional perspectives and cultural studies. Her most recent work focuses on two topics: (i) The role of national museums in Denmark and Sweden. Specifically, she studies how national museums curate historical collections of art and cultural heritage amid heated debates about immigration and national identity in the Nordic countries. (ii) The historical and ongoing role of companies in the production and negotiation of racial symbols that ascribe value and meaning to the people portrayed.
Mads Mordhorst

Mads Mordhorst

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2022). Associate Professor, Department of Management, Politics and Philosopy, Copenhagen Business School.
Sabina Nielsen

Sabina Nielsen

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2023). Professor, Department of International Economics, Government and Business, Copenhagen Business School.
Bo Rothstein

Bo Rothstein

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2023). August Röhss Chair in Political Science; Co-founder, Quality of Government (QoG) Institute, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Bo Rothstein holds the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at University of Gothenburg and is the co-founder of the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute in the Department of Political Science. During 2016 and 2017 he served as Professor of Government and Public Policy at University of Oxford, Nuffield College. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, Collegium Budapest for Advanced Study, Harvard University, University of Washington-Seattle, Cornell University, the Australian National University and Stanford University. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Finnish Society of Arts and Letters. Among his publications are Controlling Corruption - The Social Contract Approach (Oxford University Press, 2021), Making Sense of Corruption (with Aiysha Varraich, Cambridge University Press 2017), The Quality of Government: Corruption (University of Chicago Press 2011), Social Traps and the Problem of Trust (Cambridge University Press 2005) and Just Institutions Matter (Cambridge University Press 1998). He is planning to work on a project that links economic inequality with the organization of the power structure within firms. The project will combine organizational theory, economic sociology and political economy to develop a realistic model that will serve to decrease economic inequality and increase democracy in the workplace.
Ed Saiedi

Ed Saiedi

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2022). Assistant Professor, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, BI Norwegian Business School.
Iiris Saittakari

Iiris Saittakari

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2023). Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Aalto University.
Iiris Saittakari is an Assistant Professor at Aalto University School of Business in Finland. She defended her doctoral dissertation entitled The location of headquarters: why, when and where are regional mandates located? in May 2018. Her research interests include the location and relocation of headquarters, the meaning of location, the politization of multinational corporations, and the associated policy implications. She is currently working on a research project that aims to understand the multifaceted meaning of location including both physical and perceptual aspects. This Academy of Finland and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation funded project focuses on the location of multinational corporations’ headquarters due to their importance for businesses and societies alike. Various types of headquarters employ high-skilled employees, bring tax revenue, and attract further investments to a location, making potential host locations compete for them. Furthermore, multinational corporations are powerful politicized institutions that are not afraid to use their bargaining power during the location negotiation processes. At the same time, they have become targets for political campaigns mobilized against their location decisions. In her research, Saittakari thus not only focuses on the physical aspects but also the political, social and emotional dimensions associated with location.
Niels Thygesen

Niels Thygesen

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2022). Associate Professor, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School.
I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School. I am mainly working with social science disciplines applied to management and public value. My past research focuses on trust, time and technologies in public organizations. My current research project, which examines the gift economy as a way to create public value, has international implications. For instance, an article on its way to Public Management Review on public value associated with this economy as well as the publication: Thygesen, N. (2019). The gift economy and the development of sustainability. Local Economy, 34(6), 493-509.