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International Advisory Board

Our international advisory board comprises professors at leading universities who, like the principal investigators of the research unit, stem from the fields of business studies, economic geography or sociology:

Prof. Katherine K. Chen, Ph.D., City University of New York, NY

Prof. Susan Christopherson, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Prof. Phil Cooke, Ph.D., Cardiff University, UK, and Bergen University; Norway

Prof. Daniel Hjorth, Ph.D., Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Prof. Joe Lampel, Ph.D., Manchester Business School, UK

Prof. Amalya Oliver, Ph.D., Hebrew, Jerusalem, Israel

Prof. Woody Powell, Ph.D., Stanford University, CA

Prof. Andy Pratt, Ph.D., City University London, UK

Prof. David Stark, Ph.D.,Columbia University, New York City, NY


Two additional are experts in each field of study, pharma and music respectively:

Dr. Pertti Aaltonen, Aalto University Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Dr. Peter Tschmuck, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna;


The main role of the advisory board is to advise the research unit as a whole, as well as provide input and critical feedback on individual projects. The research unit will regularly report the progress to the advisory board. We envision this to be an important monitoring and quality assurance measure.