SCANCOR facilitates international research in organizational social science.

Our purposes are:

  • to nurture the development of social scientists and their scholarship over the course of whole careers
  • to advance research and development in the social sciences, particularly in the area of organizational studies
  • to encourage collaboration among organizational social scientists worldwide
  • to operate facilities at Stanford University and Harvard University for visiting scholars from our member institutions

Quick facts

  • SCANCOR was formally chartered as a consortium in 1988
  • Funded by institutions in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden
  • Two locations: Stanford University and Harvard University at Weatherhead
  • More than 45 cooperating institutions world wide
  • Facilitates interaction among scholars through conferences, workshops, seminars, post-doc programs and various forms of formal and informal visits

People of SCANCOR

SCANCOR Directors


Prashant Loyalka

Prashant is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

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Patricia Bromley

Patricia Bromley is Associate Professor in Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), Sustainability and (by courtesy) Sociology at Stanford University. She is Director of the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (2022-) and Co-Director of the

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Frank Dobbin

Frank Dobbin is the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. He holds a B.A. in sociology from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from Stanford. Dobbin

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