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Morten Hansen      

Management Professor at University of California, Berkeley; Author

Morten T. Hansen is a management professor at University of California, Berkeley (School of Information) and at INSEAD, France. Formerly he was a professor at Harvard Business School, Harvard University, for a number of years where he taught leadership, general management, and corporate change in the MBA and executive education programs.

Professor Hansen's research has focused on collaboration, innovation, corporate transformation, and building great companies. His research has been published in the leading international journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ), Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, among others. He is the winner of the 2005 ASQ award for having made exceptional contributions to the field of organization studies.

Professor Hansen has published several best-selling articles in Harvard Business Review, and his managerial research has been covered by the New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, among others. He is the winner of the 2005 Sloan Management Review/Pricewaterhouse Coopers Award for the management article that has contributed most significantly to the enhancement of management practice.

A native of Norway, Professor Hansen holds a Master's degree in Finance from London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stanford University where he was a Fulbright scholar and the recipient of the Jaedicke award given to outstanding Ph.D. student performance.

In addition to his academic career, Professor Hansen has also been a senior management consultant for a number of years in the London, Scandinavian and San Francisco offices of the Boston Consulting Group. He consults regularly to large global companies in the U.S. and Europe and is a noted speaker at senior executive and in-company conferences.

Morten Hansen's book, Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results was published by Harvard Business School Press in May of 2009 and was named one of The Best IT-Business Books of 2009 by CIO Insight Magazine.

After conducting a five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen outlined his findings about what contributes to high performance in 2018's "Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More*.

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