Kathleen Eisenhardt joins ETH Academy on Ensuring a Sustainable Future
Kathleen Eisenhardt, Professor for Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, joins the 10th ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology focusing on “Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Technological, Organizational, and Institutional Change.”
The annual academy, organized by D-MTEC’s Group for Sustainability and Technology (SusTec) will gather more than a dozen international junior researchers from the 29th of May to the 3rd of June 2017. The academy faculty also includes Inês Azevedo, Professor for Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and Volker Hoffmann from the hosting SusTec Team.
On May 30 (1.30 pm to 3 pm) Professor Eisenhardt will provide a talk about her research on “Weaving Strategic Decisions: Strategy Formation under Novelty, Resource Constraint and Complexity”, based on joint work with Timothy Ott. Registrations are appreciated by 24 May 2017.
Kathleen Eisenhardt is the Stanford W. Ascherman M.D. Professor for Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Programme. Dr. Eisenhardt's research focus is strategy and organization, especially in technology-based companies and high-velocity industries. She is currently studying the use of heuristics and other cognitive strategies, strategic interaction in new markets and novel ecosystems, and strategy making by boards of directors. She has received numerous awards, including the career Scholarly Contribution Award from the Academy of Management (AOM), the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Organization Theory and Management (OMT) and Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) divisions, and the ASQ Scholarly Contribution award for the most influential paper five years after publication. She was recently noted as most cited research author in strategy and organization studies for the past 25 years. Professor Eisenhardt consults at senior levels with firms in industries ranging from internet, telecommunications, software, and biotech to agribusiness, semiconductors, and clean tech.