Executives who respect both the letter and the spirit of ethical norms aren’t born – they’re shaped by their home communities.
Kaisa Snellman is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. Kaisa's main teaching and research interests are in the areas of economic sociology, culture, organisations, social capital, and social networks.
Her current work examines increasing economic and social inequality in the United States and the consequences of these trends for social mobility. In particular, she interested in the role of social networks and neighborhoods in producing or maintaining inequality. Her recent work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focuses on increasing health inequalities in the United States.
Her previous work has examined the changing role of knowledge production in the economy, and the “Americanisation” of corporate governance practices in Europe. Her research on the diffusion of the shareholder model in Finland received the Louis R. Pondy Best Dissertation Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management in 2012. She was also a finalist for the William H. Newman Award from the Academy of Management.
Kaisa’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, Forbes, Businessweek, and The Huffington Post, among others.
She holds a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University, an MA in Sociology from Stanford University, and an MSc degree in Economics from Swedish School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.
Kaisa blogs about economic inequality and culture at Harvard Business Review.
Follow Kaisa on twitter: @KaisaSnellman
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