Jesper B. Sørensen is Associate Professor
of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate
School of Business. He has taught core courses in
strategic management and corporate strategy, including
an innovative course on the intersection of organizational
and strategic issues, drawing on insights from sociology
and economics. He is a sociologist who specializes
in the dynamics of organizational and strategic change,
and their implications for individuals and their careers.
His research on firm outcomes has focused on the impact
of organizational structure and culture on organizational
learning, performance and innovation. His work on
the dynamics of teams has led to new insights concerning
how people respond to changes in the racial composition
of their workgroups. Professor Sørensen earned
an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University and
a Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University.
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