Current scholars- Stanford
List of current scholars
Stephanie BaltersNorwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
Tua BjorklundAalto University (Finland)
Guido BuenstorfUniversities of Kassel, Göteborg and Aalborg (Germany)
Lionel CottierUniversity of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Arash HajikhaniLappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
Petri MäntysaariHanken School of Economics (Finland)
Hanna MaulaAalto (Finland)
Satu RekonenAalto University School of Science (Finland)
Helge RenåUniversity of Bergen (Norway)
Adrienne SorbomStockholm University (Sweden)
Lars WikmanUppsala University (Sweden)
Wenyao G. (Will) ZhaoEM Lyon Business School (France)
|Institution||Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)|
|Department||Department of Engineering Design and Materials|
|Title||PhD Student, M.Eng.|
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.
|Institution||Aalto University (Finland)|
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
|Institution||Universities of Kassel, Göteborg and Aalborg (Germany)|
|Department||Department of Economics and INCHER-Kassel|
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.
|Institution||Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)|
|Department||School of Business and Management|
|Area of Research||Innovation Management, Innovation Ecosystems/Platforms, Social Media, Text analytics, NLP|
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.
|Institution||Hanken School of Economics (Finland)|
|Department||Department of Accounting and Commercial Law|
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.
|Institution||Aalto University School of Science (Finland)|
|Department||Industrial Engineering and Management|
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."
|Institution||University of Bergen (Norway)|
|Department||Dept. of Administration and Organization Theory|
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.
|Institution||Stockholm University (Sweden)|
Research Areas: Global governance, social movements, corporations, think tanks, NGO:s, anticipation, scenario planning.
|Institution||Uppsala University (Sweden)|
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.
Wenyao G. (Will) Zhao
|Institution||EM Lyon Business School (France)|
|Department||Strategy and Organization|
|Area of Research||Organization, Entrepreneurship, Innovation|
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.