Current scholars- Stanford

List of current scholars

Joakim Björkdahl

Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
joakim.bjorkdahl@chalmers.se

Benoit Decreton

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
benoit.decreton@wu.ac.at

Aurélien Feix

HEC Lausanne (Switzerland)
aurelien.feix@unil.ch

Maria Grafström

The Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University (Sweden)
maria.grafstrom@score.su.se

Pia Heilmann

Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
Pia.Heilmann@lut.fi

Suvi-Tuuli Helin

Aalto University (Finland)
suvi-tuuli.helin@aalto.fi

Ragnhild Kvålshaugen

BI Norwegian Business School (Norway)
ragnhild.kvalshaugen@bi.no

Pernilla Petrelius Karlberg

Center for advanced studies in leadership (Sweden)
pernilla.petrelius@hhs.se
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Joakim Björkdahl

Institution Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
Department Technology Management and Economics
Title Associate Professor
Arrived 04.01.2018
Departs 05.31.2018
E-mail joakim.bjorkdahl@chalmers.se

Joakim Björkdahl has extensive experience in strategy, innovation and finance. In addition to conducting research on these topics, he has wide experience of working with strategy, business development and valuation for manufacturing, pulp and paper, telecommunications, and private equity firms. He has also worked for regulatory bodies on different issues. Björkdahl has published articles in academic journals such as Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change and International Journal of Innovation Management. 

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Benoit Decreton

Institution WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
Department International Business
Title PhD student
Arrived 01.01.2018
Departs 06.30.2018
E-mail benoit.decreton@wu.ac.at

Benoit’s research focuses on strategy and international business, and more particularly on the management of international multi-business organizations. In his dissertation, he studies the involvement of multiple hierarchies – such as corporate and divisional – and related outcomes in the subsidiaries. He is also interested in how multinational corporations use subsidiaries to access and integrate external knowledge from innovation clusters. 

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Aurélien Feix

Institution HEC Lausanne (Switzerland)
Department Strategy, Globalization and Society
Title MSc
Arrived 04.01.2018
Departs 06.30.2018
E-mail aurelien.feix@unil.ch

My research can be subsumed under the heading the limits of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Nowadays, multinational corporations have widely endorsed the semantic of 'corporate responsibility' and publically present themselves as 'moral actors'. But this raises a series of delicate questions: Where to place the limits of business firms' social responsibility - notably in view of their financial motivations, the competitive pressures they confront, and the resources and capabilities they have at their disposal? How and to what extent can these limits be moved? What risks does our society take if it simply disregards these limitations and sets the moral requirements upon corporations too high? And in what sense can, and effectively does, CSR serve ideological purposes? My PhD research pursues these questions both conceptually and empirically.

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Maria Grafström

Institution The Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University (Sweden)
Department SCORE (Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research)
Title Associate Professor
Arrived 01.01.2018
Departs 06.30.2018
E-mail maria.grafstrom@score.su.se

Maria is an associate professor in business studies and her research interest is very much motivated by the ongoing mediatisation of organisational life. A point of departure for her studies is that organisations are increasingly permeated and influenced by a media logic – working methods and professional norms of news production and distribution are present far outside of news editorial offices and media organisations. Key questions of Maria’s research concern the relationship between media and organizations, how processes of mediatisation influence contemporary organizations and management, and how media participate in creating and circulating ideas and shape organisational agendas as for example the development within the field of corporate responsibility and business ethics.

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Pia Heilmann

Institution Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
Department Business and Management
Title Associate Professor
Arrived 01.01.2018
Departs 06.30.2018
E-mail Pia.Heilmann@lut.fi

I work as an Associate Professor in Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. Previously I have been a Professor of Management and Organizations for nine years. My research area relates to strategic human resource management and currently I am focused on small and middle-sized enterprises. I have published articles relating to different HR-areas, e.g. competences, careers and work wellbeing. I have a recent HR-data gathered from 100 Finnish SMEs and I am interested in international cooperation relating to writing.

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Suvi-Tuuli Helin

Institution Aalto University (Finland)
Department Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Title PhD student
Arrived 01.01.2018
Departs 06.30.2018
E-mail suvi-tuuli.helin@aalto.fi

I am a doctoral candidate at Aalto University Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. My research interest comprises of strategy process, the conscious and unconscious strategic behavior of organizations, emotion, cognition, biases, and learning. My dissertation deals with strategic learning and emotions in a context of management consulting. I have longitudinal ethnographic data, which I analyze to understand how and why consultants use former experience in new situations. 

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Ragnhild Kvålshaugen

Institution BI Norwegian Business School (Norway)
Department Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Title Professor
Arrived 01.01.2018
Departs 06.30.2018
E-mail ragnhild.kvalshaugen@bi.no

Ragnhild Kvålshaugen is Professor in Strategy and currently holds a chaired professorship in efficient building processes. Her research focuses on collaboration, learning and change in the interface between temporary and permanent organizations. She has been a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Her research is published in journals like Organization Studies, California Management Review, Journal of World Business, and Management Learning. Ragnhild has also been the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Vice Dean of MBA programs at BI. 

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Pernilla Petrelius Karlberg

Institution Center for advanced studies in leadership (Sweden)
Department Stockholm school of economics
Title Assistant Professor, PhD
Arrived 09.01.2017
Departs 06.30.2018
E-mail pernilla.petrelius@hhs.se

Research areas: I am interested in leadership norms and leadership practices in a mediatized and audit stakeholder society. I study how leadership practices develop in organizations that act in the global arena where ethical, cultural, or accountability dilemmas constantly challenge everyday work and leadership practices.