Current scholars - Weatherhead
List of current scholars
Elin Lerum BoassonUniversity of Oslo (Norway)
Anne KovalainenTurku School of Economics (Finland)
Maarit LaihonenAalto University School of Business (Finland)
Christina ÖbergÖrebro University (Sweden)
Elin Lerum Boasson
|Institution||University of Oslo (Norway)|
|Institution||Turku School of Economics (Finland)|
|Department||Department of Management and Entrepreneurship|
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, at Massachusetts University, at London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Currently Anne leads an international research consortium SWiPE (www.smartworkresearch.fi), which analyses 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. Her research has covered topics of gender and economy, welfare society, entrepreneurship, public sector, and qualitative research methods and innovations. Anne Kovalainen is member of the Board at SITRA, Finnish Innovation Fund and she is member the Finnish Academy of Science and 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-Weatherhead Center Anne will mainly work on a monograph with Senior Research Fellow Poutanen (Routledge 2019) and an edited volume with several authors (Routledge 2019).
|Institution||Aalto University School of Business (Finland)|
|Department||Department of Management Studies|
|Title||PhD, Post-doctoral researcher|
I am a postdoctoral researcher at 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. In my current project, I analyze the rising international interest toward nuclear energy and the political contexts of it by using especially the case of Finnish nuclear new builds in collaboration with Russia, which is an ideal illustration in terms of contemporary international political tensions - the reappearance or Russian nuclear industry to international and Western energy production scene in the context of quest for sources to produce energy for growing global needs. This development urges on analyzing the economic and political developments of the global nuclear industry where international economic situation and power relations still have crucial and multidimensional effects.
Secondly, in the era of (re)organization of different movements, nuclear power is also again in great interest of these movements which I analyze based on ethnographic data and the wider recent history of different movements around nuclear power in order to theorize unorthodox organizations.
|Institution||Örebro University (Sweden)|
|Department||School of Business|
Christina Öberg is Professor and Chair in Marketing at Örebro University and also associated with the Ratio Institute, the University of Exeter, and Leeds University. She has a background from Linköping University and Lund University, and has also been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the University of Bath, and Manchester University. Her research interests concern mergers and acquisitions, customer relationships, innovations and new ways to pursue business, including the sharing economy and the effects of additive manufacturing. Current projects inlude the spread of the sharing economy; business models in 3D printing; and newly established firms' development of business networks. Internationalisation becomes an integrated part in the ‘borderless’ creation of business, platforms erasing geographical distances, but also the counter trend of local production and consumption, which may effectively redefine distance, where focus rather becomes on individual self-employed parties in borderless structures. Christina's research is published in such journals as the Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, International Marketing Review, the European Journal of Marketing, and Production Planning & Control.
|Institution||University of Turku (Finland)|
|Department||Turku School of Economics|
|Title||Senior Research Fellow|
Seppo Poutanen is Senior Research Fellow and Docent of sociology at School of Economics of University of Turku, Finland. Seppo is trained both in philosophy and sociology, and his areas of expertise include metaethics, social epistemology, social theory, sociology of science and technology, gender studies, methodology of social sciences and economic sociology. Seppo has acted as Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar at several universities (e.g. Stanford University, London School of Economics, University of Essex, UTS Business School Sydney). Seppo’s current research projects, associated mainly with the international research project SWiPE (see www.smartworkresearch.fi), focus on the rise of entrepreneurial university, professionalism and entrepreneurship, and work and education in the new platform economy. He has published his research in Social Epistemology, Critical Public Health, Journal of Critical Realism, Sociological Research Online, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship and in several edited volumes. Seppo’s latest publications include Poutanen, S. & Kovalainen, A. (2017) Gender and Innovation in the New Economy - Women, Identity, and Creative Work. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. At the SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership, Seppo will mainly work on a monograph with Professor Kovalainen (Routledge 2019) and an edited volume with several authors (Routledge 2019).
|Institution||Stockholm School of Economics/KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)|
|Department||Department of Accounting and Financial Management/Department of Industrial Economics and Management|
|Institution||The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (Norway)|
|Department||The Fridtjof Nansen Institute|