Professor Johanna Mair


Universities & Institutions

  • The Hertie School, The University  of Governance in Berlin
  • Stanford University, USA

Research & Expertise

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Social innovation

Johanna Mair is Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School, The University of Governance in Berlin.

Her research focuses on how novel organisational and institutional arrangements generate economic and social development.

Mair is also the Distinguished Fellow at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Academic Editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Co-Director of the Global Innovation for Impact Lab. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

Her research is published in leading scholarly journals. She serves on the board of foundations and organisations and advises companies, governments and social impact investors on social innovation. Before earning her PhD in management from INSEAD, she was involved in executive decision-making in international banking. From 2001 to 2011, she was a member of the Strategic Management faculty at IESE Business School in Barcelona.

In 2008, the Aspen Institute recognised her as a “Faculty Pioneer” in Social Entrepreneurship Education.

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