Fall 2022

Frank Dobbin

Frank Dobbin

Codirector, 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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Torben Iversen

Torben Iversen

Codirector, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center; Faculty Associate. Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Torben Iversen is a Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Government Department at Harvard University. His research and teaching interests include comparative political economy, electoral politics, and applied formal theory. He is the author of Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century (Princeton UP 2019) (with David Soskice), Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality (Yale UP 2010) (with Frances Rosenbluth), Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare (Cambridge UP 2005), and Contested Economic Institutions (Cambridge UP 1999). He is also the author or co-author of many articles on comparative politics and political economy in leading social science journals and edited volumes. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been a Hoover National Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a BP Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.
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.

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.

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.

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.
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.