New affiliated professors at the Department of Management

Dan Ariely, Linus Dahlander and Robert D. Austin join the department as affiliated professors

2017.11.15 | Merete Elmann

Dan Ariely

Linus Dahlander

Robert D. Austin

In connection with the BSS business portfolio investment (BSS business satsning), we are pleased to welcome three new affiliated professors to the Department of Management. The main objective of this affiliation is that the professors contribute in various ways to the development of research at the department; for instance by organising or participating in PhD courses, giving research or research practice seminars as well as having conversations about research and potentially co-authoring -  especially with PhDs and junior faculty.

Dan Ariely is a researcher, professor, and author in the field of behavioural economics, where he explores the topics of irrational behaviour and human decision-making. In his own words: “I do research in behavioural economics and try to describe it in plain language. These findings have enriched my life, and my hope is that they will do the same for you.”
Dan holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from University of North Carolina and a second PhD in Business Administration from Duke University, and worked for several years as Professor at MIT.
Currently, Dan is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Economics at Duke University. In addition, he is the founder of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, a Behavioral Economics research lab at Duke University.
In connection with this work at Aarhus University, he will be collaborating, among others, with resident AU Associate Professor, Panos Mitkidis, in their joint field of Psychology and Behavioural Economics.

Linus Dahlander is an associate professor with tenure at ESMT Berlin. He received his PhD from Chalmers University of Technology and was an assistant professor and an Advanced Institute of Management Research Fellow with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School in the UK. He did his postdoc at Stanford University.
Linus has taught classes for MBAs, EMBAs, executives as well as PhD students on innovation, entrepreneurship, and networks. He also consults and advices startups, large multinationals as well as government organisations on issues around entrepreneurship, innovation and networks. He was recognised as one of the best young business school professors by Poets & Quants and his research has won multiple prizes, such as a prize for the best young researcher in Europe on innovation and leadership.
Linus’ ongoing research investigates how new ideas and innovations are developed in networks and communities. The ongoing projects use large-scale analysis of networks, which he integrates with a deeper appreciation for what content flows through networks. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal among others. He also served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal in the 2013-2016 editorial team.
Linus has accepted to join us as affiliated professor for two years. Linus will contribute in various ways to the development of our department, for example, participate in PhD courses, give seminars as well as having conversations about research and potentially co-authoring with PhD’s and junior faculty. He plans to visit the department 3-4 times a year.

Robert D. Austin is professor of Information Systems at Ivey Business School. Before his appointment at Ivey, he was professor of Technology and Operations Management at the Harvard Business School. At Harvard, he chaired the executive programme for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) for more than ten years. He has also taught more than 25 seminars in the case method approach to business education to faculty members around the globe.
Robert D. Austin has published widely, in both academic and professional venues, such as Harvard Business Review, Information Systems Research, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, and the Wall Street Journal. He also is the author of nine books and more than 50 published cases and notes.
Robert D. Austin will join our department as affiliated professor from January 2018.