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Hannele Seeck is a Professor of Management and Organization (full, tenured) at the University of Turku.

She holds positions of Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research (2008-) and National Defence University, Department of Leadership and Military Pedagogy (2010-).Previously she has been an Associate Professor of Management and Organization (full time) at the Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki campus) and five years a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science at the Department of Media and Communications (2010-2015). She is the founder of Organisational Research Group: Critical Alternatives (2006-) together with A. Kuokkanen, A. Välikangas and A. Laakso. Founding member A. Välikangas currently coordinated the group.

Prof. Seeck conducted her graduate studies (MSc, PhD) at the London School of Economics. After obtaining her PhD (May 2004), she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the London School of Economics (2004-2005) and the Academy of Finland (2005-2008). She also worked at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, for the most part as a Senior Researcher. She has also been a Fellow of the Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA) and is a current member of Management Study Group (LJT, Liikkeenjohdollinen Tutkimusryhmä). She has written over 70 publications, including books and journal articles, in her fields of specialty. Her work has appeared for example in Organization, Business History, Management Learning and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Prof. Seeck’s work intersects social theory, management and organization studies, history, education and communications. Her research concentrates on two themes: 1) the global travel of ideas: ‘the’ evolution, dissemination and glocalization of ideas and ideologies, and the role of different agents such as business schools, consultants and the media in their dissemination; 2) the travel of social innovations, ideas and practices – transforming agency and society, particularly through responsibilization and the new forms of governmentality entailed.

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Sähköposti: hannele.seeck (at)