Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (2017). Professor, Department of Sociology, Lund University, Sweden.
I am professor emerita in sociology at Lund University, Sweden. My area of research interest is social policy and the welfare state. Although my empirical work involves the everyday life of micro processes and macro structural change within public institutions, my theoretical work involves the linkage between sociology of law, organization theory and social psychology. In my earlier research I have examined the development of the welfare state, formation of social policy, the concept of citizenship and the public identity and regulation of the private sector. I have recently completed research on “Threats and Violence at School – Are Teachers Without Rights.” Deterioration in the work environment of public institutions has put pressure on national governments not only to guarantee the quality of social services but also the rights of employees. Written results of research from the project has concentrated on changes in women dominated professions within the public sector not only of teachers but also of social workers and the influx of a growing international market of private suppliers within the area of education, health care and social services financed through national public funds. My current research involves “Financial Sustainability and Illicit Financial Flows.” The research examines global financial markets and the success and/or failure of individual states as well as global entities and imposed regulation.
Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2018). Professor in Organization and Management, UNSW Business School; Senior Research Fellow in Urban Management and Governance, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Markus Höllerer is Professor in Organization and Management at UNSW Sydney. He is also affiliated with the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance at WU Vienna. His scholarly work has been focused on the study of institutions, meaning, and novel forms of organization and governance. Research interests include, among others, issues of collaborative governance at the interface of the private sector, public administration, and civil society; the global dissemination and local adaptation of bundles of management ideas; the notion of resilience; and various forms of institutional pluralism and complexity. Recent studies engage with institutional arrangements as multimodal accomplishments and related methodology. Markus currently serves on the editorial board and as ad hoc reviewer for a number of leading academic journals, and is the Consulting Editor of Organization Theory. His work has been published in scholarly outlets such as Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Public Administration, Strategic Organization, and Urban Studies, as well as in several books and edited volumes. Markus has been an elected member of the Executive Board of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), serving as its Chair from 2017-2020.
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.
Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2016). Assistant Professor, Institute for Organization Studies, WU Vienna.
Dennis Jancsary is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Organization Studies at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), where he also received his PhD in 2011. Prior to this position, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark. His research interests focus on institutionalist approaches in organization theory, particularly the diffusion and theorization of management knowledge, as well as the role of verbal, visual, and multimodal forms of rhetoric, narrative, and symbolism in the construction and institutionalization of meaning. Empirically, his work is centered on the interfaces between business, public administration, and civil society. He has published in the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
His current research projects include the study of inequalities and social divisions as barriers to addressing grand challenges, especially in the context of city resilience, as well as the development of novel multimodal approaches to the generation and dissemination of academic knowledge.
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.
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).
Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2018). Professor of Business, University of Turku, Finland.
Anne Kovalainen is an economic sociologist. She works as Professor in entrepreneurship, with special interest in multidisciplinary analyses of society and economic life. She has worked as invited faculty fellow at Stanford University School of Sciences and Humanities, the University of Massachusetts, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Anne Kovalainen led an international research consortium SWiPE (www.smartworkresearch.fi), which analysed the contemporary forms of work in platform economy, rise of the entrepreneurial university, professionalism and entrepreneurship, and changes in work in the new platform economy. She is currently leading a research project ReGrow, which addresses the complexity of innovation work in the COVID-19 era. Her research has covered topics of gender and economy, welfare society, entrepreneurship, public sector, and qualitative research methods and innovations. Anne Kovalainen is an invited member of both the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and the Finnish Society of Sciences Letters. Among her latest publications are Poutanen, S. & Kovalainen, A. (2017)Gender and Innovation in the New Economy - Women, Identity, and Creative Work by Palgrave Macmillan, and two qualitative research method books by SAGE (2016, 2008). At SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center Anne mainly worked on a monograph with Senior Research Fellow Poutanen (Routledge 2019) and an edited volume with several authors (Routledge 2019).
Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2019). Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Industrial Economics and Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Yury Kucheev is a researcher in finance at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Yury’s research is funded by the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation. He investigates the performance measurements in financial industry, focusing on the impact of MiFID II legislation and functions that financial analysts play on the market as well as on the performance of active fund managers. His ongoing research projects include: “The impact of MiFID II legislation on Financial Markets: Who benefits from the ‘unbundling rule’?”, “Returns- and holdings-based methods of forecasting the performance of mutual fund managers: Can machine learning aid to select winners?” and “Rankings of financial analysts and mutual fund managers.”
Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2016). Professor (Emerita) of Management and Organization, Aalto University School of Business.
DSc (Econ) Seija Kulkki is a Professor (Emerita) of Management and Organization at Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland. Her doctoral thesis (1996) argues for Knowledge Creation of Multinational Corporations: Knowledge creation through action. From 2000-2010, she was a director (and founder) of the Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) at Aalto University School of Business. In 2006, during the Finnish EU Presidency, she acted on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland and European Commission, DG: Information Technology and Media for the launching of European Network of Living Labs. The network was launched as a first step towards European Innovation System were industrial, city-based or regional innovation ecosystems may become connected to form a European-wide large-scale RDI infrastructure for collaborative experimentation and piloting of firms, academia, cities, citizens and developer communities for new information society services, technologies and businesses.
Kulkki has recently published Cities for New Growth and Socio-economic Dynamism? The Case of Smart Cities and RDI Driven Participative Democracy and Governance in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Public Administration in Digital Age (2016). She has also addressed social issues related to digitalization and open innovation with D.Sc. (Tech) Petra Turkama: Challenges of Open Innovation, in the Open Innovation Yearbook 2016 of European Commission DG: Connect. Currently, Kulkki is working with an experienced team on a book on Philosophy and Methodology of Large-scale Experimentation in Social Sciences and Humanities. During her stay at SCANCOR/ Weatherhead, her research interest relates to the changing firm-society relationship in the global economy: (i) what are the emerging collaborative strategies, structures, processes and governance that shape today’s firm-society relationships, and (ii) what are the consequent collaborative mechanisms of value and wealth creation. Kulkki has been a visiting scholar at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), the Center for Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan), and SCANCOR, Stanford University (California, US).
Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2019). Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Vivian Anette Lagesen is a sociologist and Professor in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Her current research is a study on gender balance and diversity in academia, with a particular focus on department heads, management and inclusion strategies. Previous research has been a study of knowledge management, learning and policymaking in urban sustainability in national and local governments; a qualitative comparative study of gender, knowledge management and home-work balance in the software engineering industry in Norway, Malaysia and the US; a study of environmental knowledge management and learning in engineering consultant companies, and studies of inclusion of women to higher education in computer science. Lagesen is mainly working with qualitative studies.
Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (spring 2018). Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Business, Aalto University, Finland.
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Aalto University School of Business in the discipline of Philosophy, in the Department of Management Studies. In my doctoral thesis, I studied the politics of nuclear energy in Finland. I have also written about the politics of sustainable development, university activism, and artistic knowledge creation in the context of contemporary political debates. My current research projects include ethnography of unorthodox organizations, political bioeconomy strategies, and the relation of human-forest relationships and forest policies.
Former Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center (fall 2017). Programme Director of Business Administration for the Public Health Sector, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria.
Before my current position, I worked as Assistant Professor at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organisational Behaviour at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. My research focuses on two main areas: Health Care Management and Career Studies. Regarding the former, my focus has been on patient safety, which has led me to investigate the role of safety climate, error reporting systems, patient engagement as well as teamwork on the occurrence of adverse events. Theoretically, I draw on literature about organizational learning, sense-making and high reliability organizations. Concerning my research in Career Studies, I have used longitudinal data for investigating changes in careers, like the number and consequences of job transitions. Furthermore, by using a Bourdieuan lense which allows me to consider relationality and power relations, I studied career capital in various social fields for various groups such as business school graduates, teachers and refugees. A recent paper, applying signaling theory and convention theory, illustrates the role of social media in the recruitment process. In my ongoing projects, I focus on sustainable careers of health care professionals and the role of rules in relation to safety.