Current scholars - Weatherhead
List of current scholars
Rolv Petter AmdamBI Norwegian Business School (Norway)
Ivar BleiklieUniversity of Bergen (Norway)
Antoinette HetzlerSociology (Sweden)
Markus LatzkeWU Vienna (Austria)
Rolv Petter Amdam
|Institution||BI Norwegian Business School (Norway)|
|Department||Department Of Strategy|
Rolv Petter Amdam is Professor of Business History at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.
Amdam has written and edited numerous books and articles on business education, internationalization, Americanization, and on transfer of knowledge, including Inside the Business School: The Content of European Business Education (co-editor 2003), “Americanization in Comparative Perspective: The Managerial Revolution in France and Norway, 1940-1990”, Business History , (co-author 2007), "Global Transfer of Management Practice across Nations and MNC subcultures", Academy of Management Executives, (co-author 2005), “The Internationalisation Process Theory and the Internationalisation of Norwegian firms, 1945 to 1980”, Business History (2009), and the chapter on business education in G. Jones and J. Zeitlin, The Oxford Handbook in Business History (2008).
At SCANCOR-Weatherhead he will work on the project “Global expansion of executive education”. This project aims at studying how the concept of short executive programs as a tool to develop top executives expanded globally from the US from the end of World War II to the 1980s. This process will be studied based on a definition of top-executive development as an organizational field that is unique but related to the field of business education.
|Institution||University of Bergen (Norway)|
|Department||Administration and Organization Theory|
Ivar Bleiklie is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway. His research focuses on comparative studies on reform policies and organizational change in higher education in Europe, as well as on biomedical policy and on public services. He is the co-editor of Managing Universities – Policy and Organizational Change in Eight European Countries, London: PalgraveMcMillan (forthcoming 2017); University Governance: Western European Comparative Perspectives, Dordrecht: Springer 2009; Transforming Higher Education. A Comparative Study (2nd edition). Dordrecht: Springer (2006); Comparative Biomedical Policy: Governing Assisted Reproductive Technologies. London: Routledge (2006). Currently he is working on two projects about Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science in 33 European countries, COST-action/Horizon 2020 and Higher education Government and Society – relations between higher education institutions, governments, labor market actors and businesses.
I am senior full professor in sociology at Lund University, Sweden. My area of 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, and the concept of citizenship and the public identity. My current research project is “Threats and Violence at School – Are Teachers without Rights?” financed by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences. Deterioration in the work environment of public institutions puts pressure on national governments to guarantee both the rights of employees and the quality of social services. This is becoming an international concern as education, health care and social services financed through national public funds attracts an international market of suppliers. Writing and analyzing results of my research on rights of teachers and changes in schools as a work place allows me to frame my research not only in a national context but also in an international perspective.
|Institution||WU Vienna (Austria)|
I am 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. One of my ongoing projects applies a sense-making perspective and examines a failed change project within hospital wards. Another one focuses on the relationship between cultural contexts and safety climate. Concerning past research in Career Studies, I used longitudinal data for investigating changes in careers, like the number and consequences of job transitions. Furthermore, by using a Bourdieuan lens which allows me to consider relationality and power relations, I studied career capital in various social fields for e.g. business school graduates and former teachers. A current project focuses on career capital of refugees and its relocation from home to host country as well as its acquisition and conversion in the host country.
Anne Reff Pedersen
|Institution||Linköping University (Sweden)|
|Department||The Institute for Analytical Sociology|
|Institution||Hanken School of Economics (Finland)|
I am an affiliated postdoctoral researcher with Wallenberg Center for Financial Research (WCEFIR) at the Hanken School of Economics in Finland. My research interests include financial management, corporate finance, corporate governance and international finance. My research focuses on the link and interaction between organizational governance and financial performance, financial policy, agency problem, cultural integration, managerial incentives, intellectual capital, labor market and executive career paths to the top. For example, I examine how human capital activities like founder post-merger positioning and CEO selection affect corporate governance and firm performance. My research goals include: (1) identify organizational governance problem through comprehensive analyses from both financial and management perspectives; (2) deal with organizational governance problem in detailed contexts (e.g., countries, regions, stages, transitions, events, policies, business cycles, etc). My current research projects include: (1) “International merger waves and corporate innovation”. Corporate innovation varies with countries due to differences in innovation tradition, creative environment, national culture, dominant religion, economic policy, political uncertainty, legislation and regulation. I investigate whether cross-border mergers can mutually improve innovation opportunities, innovative capacity, and financial performance for both targets and acquirers. (2) “Corporate internationalization and management labor market.” I examine how international experience affects CEO selection and multinational corporate governance.