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Jacobs Center, Room 388
Evanston, IL, 60208
M.Sc. Strategy 2006, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway
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Research Interests: Strategic management, Corporate governance, Organization theory
I am a Lecturer and doctoral candidate in Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. My research focuses on how business elites (top executives, board members, owners) and organizational endowments influence strategic decision-making. For instance, in my dissertation I examine how people, structure, and experience affect the evolution of young private and public firms. I investigate how boards of directors guide young private firms as they make their first steps in the public arena, and I focus on the board’s ability to influence the strategic direction of the firm as it evolves as a public corporation.
My research approach integrates theories of organizational learning, corporate governance and strategy. My papers are currently under revision or initial review, at Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Journal.
My teaching interests span topics in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior, such as strategic change, leadership, power in organizations, and cross-cultural negotiations. In my teaching approach, I am using insights from both research and over 6 years of work experience in management consulting, having worked with Arthur Andersen, Deloitte Consulting, and KPMG.