Current scholars- Stanford

List of current scholars

Stephanie Balters

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
stephanie.balters@ntnu.no

Tua Bjorklund

Aalto University (Finland)
tua.bjorklund@aalto.fi

Guido Buenstorf

Universities of Kassel, Göteborg and Aalborg (Germany)
buenstorf@uni-kassel.de

Lionel Cottier

University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
lionel.cottier@unil.ch

Arash Hajikhani

Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
arash.hajikhani@lut.fi

Petri Mäntysaari

Hanken School of Economics (Finland)
petri.mantysaari@hanken.fi

Hanna Maula

Aalto (Finland)
hanna.maula@aalto.fi

Satu Rekonen

Aalto University School of Science (Finland)
satu.rekonen@aalto.fi

Helge Renå

University of Bergen (Norway)
helge.rena@uib.no

Adrienne Sorbom

Stockholm University (Sweden)
adrienne.sorbom@score.su.se

Lars Wikman

Uppsala University (Sweden)
lars.wikman@statsvet.uu.se

Wenyao G. (Will) Zhao

EM Lyon Business School (France)
weirzhao@gmail.com
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Stephanie Balters

Institution Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
Department Department of Engineering Design and Materials
Title PhD Student, M.Eng.
Arrived 01.01.2017
Departs 06.30.2017
E-mail stephanie.balters@ntnu.no

The aim of my PhD is to call for Affective Dimensions in Engineering. Grounded and guided by the fundamentals in affective neuroscience and in accordance with the human–computer interaction (HCI) paradigm of affective computing, we call for the emergence of affective engineering as a key contributor to future product and system design and development. In an engineering context, we aim to quantitatively measure in situ variables that allow us to control for emotional behavior responses; that is, we seek to use physiology sensors to “read” emotional responses in real time.

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Tua Bjorklund

Institution Aalto University (Finland)
Department Design Factory
Title researcher
Arrived 08.15.2016
Departs 08.13.2017
E-mail tua.bjorklund@aalto.fi

Tua studies how organizations can support sustaining development efforts - translating good intentions into actions. She's currently conducting a longitudinal study of new ventures in different ecosystems, and investigating the impact of engineering education on subsequent innovation and entrepreneurship activities. Tua has a DSc degree in industrial management and a MA in cognitive science.

 

Research areas: design; entrepreneurship; organizational psychology; innovation; engineering education

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Guido Buenstorf

Institution Universities of Kassel, Göteborg and Aalborg (Germany)
Department Department of Economics and INCHER-Kassel
Title Professor
Arrived 04.01.2017
Departs 06.30.2017
E-mail buenstorf@uni-kassel.de

Guido Buenstorf is interested in exploring the links between industrial dynamics, innovation, entrepreneurship and public research. He has written extensively about the role of spin-off entrepreneurship in industry evolution, which he studied in both historical and contemporary contexts. A second strand of research analyzed processes and repercussions of academic patenting. Current projects focus on scientists' career trajectories in academia and in the private sector, and also on competitive dynamics in higher education. 

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Lionel Cottier

Institution University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Department Economics
Title PhD Candidate
Arrived 01.01.2017
Departs 06.30.2017
E-mail lionel.cottier@unil.ch

Research Areas: labor economics, health economics, and public economics.

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Arash Hajikhani

Institution Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
Department School of Business and Management
Title MSc.
Area of Research Innovation Management, Innovation Ecosystems/Platforms, Social Media, Text analytics, NLP
Arrived 01.01.2017
Departs 06.30.2017
E-mail arash.hajikhani@lut.fi

I am passionate about innovation (socioeconomic phenomenon) and how it transforms the routine practices. I have been involved in different project in various capacities regarding evaluation, assessment and management of innovation. The process introduced me to a world of data which needs to be transformed to a valid and smart indicator for describing the current situation of innovation practices and possibly future insights and trends. Currently pursuing a PhD degree regarding evaluating innovation using novel sources of data in order to understand the best practices of innovation and promote them. My approach is to take both micro and macro level analysis where I survey within firm level and also consider an overall economic and social condition of a society in regards to innovation activities. My research also investigates the mechanism and dynamics of the concepts and their emergence patterns into innovation studies literature by utilizing advance text analytics and natural language processing techniques.

 

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Petri Mäntysaari

Institution Hanken School of Economics (Finland)
Department Department of Accounting and Commercial Law
Title Prof. Dr.
Arrived 04.01.2017
Departs 06.30.2017
E-mail petri.mantysaari@hanken.fi

Petri Mäntysaari is professor of commercial law at Hanken School of Economics in Vaasa, Finland. He has written ten books in the broad fields of commercial contract law, the law of corporate finance, corporate governance and innovation, electricity trade law, EU law, comparative law and legal theory. What may be interesting in the context of organizational research is that he has chosen a new point of view for legal science and builds theories about how users can use legal tools and practices to reach their objectives in different contexts. In commercial law, he chooses the firm - an organizational construction - as the user. This makes it possible to build new scientific theories with the ideal type of the firm doing different kinds of things to survive. In Stanford, he will work on a new book about how to increase the number of publicly-traded companies by reforming the regulation of capital markets. 

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Hanna Maula

Institution Aalto (Finland)
Department Organization and Management
Title PhD Student
Arrived 09.01.2016
Departs 06.30.2017
E-mail hanna.maula@aalto.fi
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Satu Rekonen

Institution Aalto University School of Science (Finland)
Department Industrial Engineering and Management
Title Doctoral student
Arrived 04.01.2017
Departs 07.31.2017
E-mail satu.rekonen@aalto.fi

Satu’s PhD research work investigates the management of experimentation-driven projects in multidisciplinary teams. It explores how to support the adoption of experimentation in novice multidisciplinary teams, how these teams manoeuvre with the ambiguity and uncertainty inherent to innovation and experimentation, and what is the role of project manager in enabling and facilitating a successful outcome."

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Helge Renå

Institution University of Bergen (Norway)
Department Dept. of Administration and Organization Theory
Title PhD fellow
Arrived 01.01.2017
Departs 06.30.2017
E-mail helge.rena@uib.no

organizational routines, organizational decision-making in unsettled settings, crisis management and crisis preparedness, sensemaking, emergency agencies.

The theoretical focus of his PhD project (2014-2018) is how organizations respond and interact (sense-making, decision-making, coordination and collaboration) in unsettled settings. Empirically the project examines and analyses how the Norwegian police and other first responders responded to the terror attacks in Oslo and Utøya 22 July 2011.

http://www.uib.no/en/persons/Helge.Ren%C3%A5#uib-tabs-current-projects

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Adrienne Sorbom

Institution Stockholm University (Sweden)
Department SCORE
Title Associate Professor
Arrived 01.01.2017
Departs 06.30.2017
E-mail adrienne.sorbom@score.su.se

Research Areas: Global governance, social movements, corporations, think tanks, NGO:s, anticipation, scenario planning. 

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Lars Wikman

Institution Uppsala University (Sweden)
Department Government
Title Mr
Arrived 08.22.2016
Departs 07.05.2017
E-mail lars.wikman@statsvet.uu.se

Lars Wikman is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Government, Uppsala University in Sweden. He teaches strategy and political science at the Swedish Defence University. Before his master’s degree in political science, also from Uppsala University, he served as an officer in the Swedish Marine Corps including a service tour overseas to Africa. His graduate studies are financed by the Ministry of Defence, through the Armed Forces Ph.D. program at the Swedish Defence University. As part of his dissertation he spent previous year working for the Swedish Parliament in order to experience and participate in the political process in order to deepen his knowledge on how the parliament works on foreign policy. He writes his doctoral dissertation about the Swedish foreign policy decision-making process to contribute militarily to the International Security and Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

https://www.fhs.se/sv/kontakta-oss/w/wikman-lars/

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Wenyao G. (Will) Zhao

Institution EM Lyon Business School (France)
Department Strategy and Organization
Title Dr.
Area of Research Organization, Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Arrived 09.23.2016
Departs 06.30.2017
E-mail weirzhao@gmail.com

Wenyao G. (Will) Zhao's primary research interests center on organizational and institutional changes across business and society, and empirically on analyzing multimodal data through visual methods. At Stanford,Will is currently conducting research projects aiming at better understanding the various ways in which individuals and organizations, especially corporations and civil groups, establish and transform meaning.