Incoming Scholars

Eliane Bucher

Eliane Bucher

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2022). Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Culture, BI Norwegian Business School.
Eliane Bucher is an Associate Professor with the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. She completed her doctorate in management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland where she is currently also a lecturer for digital media and communications management. Her research centers on new forms of work and organizing, algorithmic management and digital platforms. In particular, she is interested in harnessing automated forms of text analysis and machine learning to understand voice and inequality in large-scale online discourses. This includes inquiries into online spaces as catalysts for global social movements.
Kirsi Eräranta

Kirsi Eräranta

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2021). Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Aalto University.
Kirsi Eräranta is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication at Aalto University School of Business, Department of Management Studies in Finland. Her research focuses on the politics of business–society relations, and its complex implications for contemporary organizations and their stakeholders. She is a sociologically oriented organizational communication scholar, whose research agenda is theoretically positioned at the interface of discourse and critical management and organization studies, with a specific focus on topics such as gender, diversity and inclusion; corporate social responsibility; precarious work; and identity. In her research, Eräranta develops and deploys discursive theoretical and methodological perspectives to explore and examine contemporary social issues and organizational phenomena in order to advance knowledge of the relationships between business, government and society and, in particular, how these relationships change over time in the global world. Her research has appeared in journals such as Human Relations; Organization Studies; Gender, Work and Organization; and Social Science History.
Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä

Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 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.

His previous and ongoing affiliations include Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford SCANCOR visiting scholar, and Newton Fellow of the Royal Society. His work has been published in academic journals including Environment and Planning A, Journal of World Business, Journal of Strategic Information Systems and in various media outlets such as the Finnish national news outlet YLE and internationally in the Financial Times.

Siw Tone Innstrand

Siw Tone Innstrand

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center. Professor in Occupational Health Psychology, Department of Psychology; Director of the Center for Health Promotion Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Siw Tone Innstrand is a professor in occupational health psychology in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Center for Health Promotion Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has a PhD from NTNU on the interaction between work and family.

Her research interests include, among others, occupational health, health promotion, work-family balance, work engagement and burnout, interventions, and implementation research. Innstrand has initiated and developed ARK, which is a comprehensive implementation program to promote psychosocial work environment in academia. Currently over 19 universities and university colleges in Norway (N>30.000), and two in Sweden, are using ARK regularly in their systematic health, work and safety efforts.

In 2016-2017 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to work for one year at UC Berkeley’s Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces. This resulted in the project Healthy workplaces, a collaboration project between NTNU, UC Berkeley and BI Campus Stavanger. Innstrand was the principal investigator (PI) for Norway, financed by a Peder Sæther grant.

Currently she is the WP leader in the EU project H-work - Multilevel Interventions to Promote Mental Health in SMEs and Public Workplaces. Together with 14 partners from nine different countries, she will develop and test interventions, measuring instruments, tools and models to promote mental health in Europe.

She has received her second Fulbright Scholarship to do research on Healthy workplaces in the US in the light of COVID-19.

Ida Lunde Jørgensen

Ida Lunde Jørgensen

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center. 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.
Mariia Kobzeva

Mariia Kobzeva

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2022). Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Arctic Studies, Department of Social Sciences, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway.
Mariia Kobzeva, PhD in Political Science, is a postdoctoral fellow in global Arctic studies at the Department of Social Sciences, UiT Norwegian Arctic University. Mariia focuses on Sino-Russian relations in the Arctic amid the new balance of power, as well as on Russian and Chinese foreign policies. In 2020, Mariia was an awardee of a Centre universitaire de Norvège à Paris stipend for a two-month research project “French-Russian-Chinese cooperation in Arctic LNG projects” (conducted at Sorbonne Université). Mariia was awarded China-Nordic Arctic Research Center fellowship (upcoming visit to Tongji University, Shanghai in 2021). She is a member of the War and Peace Dynamics group at the UiT. In 2021, Mariia received the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship grant (MSCA-IF) for the research project on Arctic security regime adaptation (the starting date is in fall 2022).
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.
Achim Oberg

Achim Oberg

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2022). Professor, Research Team Digitalization, Institute for SME Research, University of Mannheim; Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social
Sciences, University of Hamburg.
Bo Rothstein

Bo Rothstein

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2022). 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.
Iiris Saittakari

Iiris Saittakari

Incoming Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center. Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Management Studies, Aalto University.
Iiris Saittakari is a Postdoctoral Researcher in International Business 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.
Emilia Vähämaa

Emilia Vähämaa

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2021). Wärtsilä Associate Professor, Department of Finance and Economics, Hanken School of Economics.
Emilia Vähämaa is an Associate Professor in finance at the Hanken School of Economics in Finland. Her research interests are in the areas of banking, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and perfomance measurement. Her articles have appeared e.g. in Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting Horizons, and Journal of Financial Services Research.
Linda Wedlin

Linda Wedlin

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Spring 2022). Professor, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University.
Linda Wedlin is a Professor in Business Studies in the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include national and transnational regulatory reforms in higher education and research, the organizing of status and status competition in the public science systems, and the role of classifications and monitoring mechanisms in forming organizational fields. She is the author and editor of several books, including Ranking Business Schools (Edward Elgar 2006) and Towards European Science (Edward Elgar 2015, together with Maria Nedeva). Her current work is aimed to explore issues of social and institutional change processes, with a particular focus on the travel and translation of ideas, in time as well as in space. With a large set of “meta-ideas” flooding our worlds – including those of “transparency”, “sustainability”, “entrepreneurship”, and “innovation”, there is great urgency in understanding the structures, actors and processes involved in the translation and diffusion of these ideas, and the entire “ecology of ideas” that come in their wake. This requires an interest in global issues of governance structures and procedures that make these ideas come into power.