Mair Johanna

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

Her research focuses on the nexus of organizations, institutions and societal challenges. Her focus in recent work is on mechanisms that enable organizations to transform social systems and make progress on social problems. She is the academic editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review and co-directs the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

She has co-directed the Social Innovation + Change Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, has served on the faculty at IESE Business School, and has held a visiting position at the Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

Her book Innovation and Scaling – How effective Social Entrepreneurs create Impact (Stanford University Press, 2017 co-authored with Christian Seelos) has won the 2017 Terry McAdam Award at ANOVA and the 2018 ONE Outstanding Book Award at the Academy of Management Meeting.

Her research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics, Research in Organizational Behavior, Research in the Sociology of Organizations and other journals, and has appeared in the Financial Times, Nature Human Behavior and Stanford Social Innovation Review