Johanna Mair

Johanna Mair

Academic Editor - Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Codirector - Global Innovation for Impact Lab

Johanna Mair is Professor of Management, Organization and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance, the Codirector of the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and the Academic Editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. 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 and teaches regularly at the Harvard Kennedy School and INSEAD. Before earning her PhD in Management from INSEAD (France), she was directly involved in executive decision-making in international banking. In 2008 she was recognized as a “Faculty Pioneer” for Social Entrepreneurship Education by the Aspen Institute. Her research focuses on how novel organizational and institutional arrangements generate economic and social development and the role of innovation in this process. She is the co-editor of three books and has published in leading academic journal. Today, alongside her academic responsibilities, she serves on the Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation of the World Economic Forum and carries out advisory and board work for multinational companies, the United Nations, governments, foundations and social venture funds.