Johanna Mair

Academic Co-Director

Johanna Mair is a Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She serves as the Academic Editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review and is the Stanford PACS Distinguished Scholar at Stanford University.   

Her research focuses on how novel organizational forms and institutional arrangements create economic value as well as social impact and the role of innovation in this process. She has published articles in leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspective, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Research in Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Venturing, Long Range Planning, Journal of World Business, Group & Organization Management, and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Her recently published book with Christian Seelos on Innovation and Scaling – How effective Social Entrepreneurs create Impact makes this research accessible to a broader audience. In addition, her research is published. In 2008 she was recognized as a Faculty Pioneer for Social Entrepreneurship Education by the Aspen Institute.

From 2001 to 2011 she served on the Strategic Management faculty at IESE Business School. She has held a visiting position at the Harvard Business School, INSEAD and the Wirtschaftuniversität Wien.  Before earning her PhD in Management from INSEAD (France), she was directly involved in executive decision-making in international banking.

Today, alongside her academic responsibilities, she carries out advisory and board work for foundations, multinational companies, the United Nations, governments, and social venture funds.