Fall 2022

Frank Dobbin

Frank Dobbin

Director, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center; Faculty Associate. Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Frank Dobbin's evidence-based research on corporate diversity programs (with Alexandra Kalev) shows that mentoring programs, diversity taskforces, and special recruitment programs have helped to promote diversity by engaging managers, while diversity training and diversity performance evaluations have thwarted progress by stigmatizing managers. These findings have been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Le Monde, CNN, and National Public Radio. Dobbin has published numerous books studying the social construction of economic rationality, including Forging Industrial Policy: United States, Britain, and France in the Railway Age (1994) and The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy (2008). Recent research examines rise of the shareholder value model of corporate management.
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Catherine Nehring

Catherine Nehring

Coordinator, STAR Lab; Coordinator, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center; Assistant to Professor Michael J. Hiscox.

Catherine Nehring is the Coordinator of SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She has been with SCANCOR since before the grand opening at Harvard in 2016.

Catherine has been Professor Michael J. Hiscox's Faculty Assistant since 2012 and the Coordinator of STAR Lab since 2013. She has been at Harvard University for ten years, and she worked at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College for four years prior to that. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Oivind Hagen

Øivind Hagen

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2022-Spring 2023). Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School.
Ida Lunde Jørgensen

Ida Lunde Jørgensen

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

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

Ed Saiedi

Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (Fall 2022). Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, BI Norwegian Business School.
I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Norwegian Business School (BI). Previously, I was a visiting scholar at Stockholm School of Economics' finance department and Bruegel Institute. My research is focused on financing entrepreneurship and innovation (e.g. venture capital), economics of digitization and their interactions (e.g. crowdfunding, digital entrepreneurs). I study how digitalization and economic events impact entrepreneurship, innovation and firm growth. In particular, I study how digitalization affects entrepreneurial financing and strategy (esp. in crowdfunding settings), and how the experiences of founders and funders shapes their economic decision-making. I also explore how firms’ resource allocations affect their innovations.
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.