Julia Kirch Kirkegaard (Denmark)
Sep 2017 - Aug 2019
Technical University of Denmark
Julia Kirch Kirkegaard’s research focuses on the emergence, dynamics, and agency of markets. Her empirical focus is on renewable energy markets, in particular wind power. In her research project at Stanford University, which is founded in market studies within New Economic Sociology, and Science & Technology Studies more specifically, Julia examines the configuration of networks of expertise and innovation around the development of energy scenarios. Here she maps controversies over the politics of envisioned energy futures of the U.S., China, and Denmark. In her doctoral research at Copenhagen Business School (Department of Business and Politics), Julia has explored controversies over Chinese greening and technological catch-up through a case study of wind power development in China, and she has carried out postdoctoral research at the Technical University of Denmark (Department of Wind Energy) on social acceptance and resistance against wind power in a Danish context. Julia’s research is highly inter-disciplinary, crossing disciplines such as China Studies, energy studies, engineering, Industry Studies, Organisation Studies, the Anthropology of Markets and Actor Network Theory. Julia collaborates with Professors Woody W. Powell and Sarah Soule at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
Kari Jalonen (Finland)
Sep 2018 - Aug 2019
Aalto University School of Science
Kari Jalonen’s research interest lies in the creation of shared meaning in organizations, and the practices of strategy in public-sector organizations. His current work studies the crafting of a collective strategy in a city organization as a dialogue between different institutional perspectives, showing how these are continuously brought together to coordinate organizational action and craft shared understanding. Additionally, Kari studies and develops more inclusive, collaborative practices of academic work as a member of the Nordic Open Writing Hub. His work has been published at top research outlets such as the Strategic Management Journal and Qualitative Inquiry. At SCANCOR, Kari is involved in research on the emergence and negotiation of institutional complexity in organizational practice. He will collaborate with Professor Patricia Bromley in the Stanford Graduate School of Education for the academic year 2018-19.