Incoming scholars - Weatherhead

Elin Lerum Boasson

University of Oslo (Norway)
e.l.boasson@stv.uio.no

Anne Kovalainen

Turku School of Economics (Finland)
anne.kovalainen@utu.fi

Christina Öberg

Örebro University (Sweden)
christina.j.e.oberg@gmail.com

Seppo Poutanen

University of Turku (Finland)
seppo.poutanen@utu.fi

Torkel Strömsten

Stockholm School of Economics/KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
torkel.stromsten@hhs.se

Jørgen Wettestad

The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (Norway)
jorgen.wettestad@fni.no

Elin Lerum Boasson

Institution University of Oslo (Norway)
Department Political Science
Title Associate Professor
Arrived 08.27.2018
Departs 07.31.2019
E-mail e.l.boasson@stv.uio.no

Anne Kovalainen

Institution Turku School of Economics (Finland)
Department Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Title Professor
Arrived 08.20.2018
Departs 12.31.2018
E-mail anne.kovalainen@utu.fi

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).

Christina Öberg

Institution Örebro University (Sweden)
Department School of Business
Title Professor
Arrived 08.31.2018
Departs 12.31.2018
E-mail christina.j.e.oberg@gmail.com

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.

Seppo Poutanen

Institution University of Turku (Finland)
Department Turku School of Economics
Title Senior Research Fellow
Arrived 08.20.2018
Departs 12.31.2018
E-mail seppo.poutanen@utu.fi

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).

Torkel Strömsten

Institution Stockholm School of Economics/KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Department Department of Accounting and Financial Management/Department of Industrial Economics and Management
Title Associate Professor/Professor
Arrived 08.27.2018
Departs 08.26.2019
E-mail torkel.stromsten@hhs.se

Jørgen Wettestad

Institution The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (Norway)
Department The Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Title Research Professor
Arrived 08.27.2018
Departs 07.31.2019
E-mail jorgen.wettestad@fni.no