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The Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Professor of Organizational Behavior

Jesper Sørensen

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

The Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Professor of Organizational Behavior
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Faculty Director, Stanford Seed
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Stanford School of Humanities and Science

Jesper B. Sørensen is the Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Professor and a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as a professor in the department of sociology by courtesy. At Stanford, Professor Sørensen has served as a faculty director of the Center for Social Innovation, and is currently faculty director of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, known as Stanford Seed. Prior to joining Stanford, Professor Sørensen taught at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sørensen received his AB from Harvard College and his PhD in sociology from Stanford University. In 2006, he won the Administrative Science Quarterly Award for Scholarly Contribution for the article “Aging, Obsolescence and Organizational Innovation” (ASQ, 2000). He also won the 2006 Teacher of the Year award from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal. Professor Sørensen has also been a senior editor at Organization Science and department editor for the Organizations Department at Management Science. In 2013, he co-founded Sociological Science, a nonprofit, open-access online journal devoted to publishing the best in sociological research, where he is currently the editor-in-chief.