Johanna is a Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and the Hewlett Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She currently serves as the academic editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Her research lies at the intersection of organizations, institutions and social change. More specifically, she is interested in how institutions stifle and enable social and economic progress and the role of organizational activity in this process. Johanna has served on the faculty of IESE Business School from 2001-
At the Hertie School of Governance her teaching centers on leadership, social innovation and managing public problems. In addition she co-
Johanna has received numerous awards for her research and publications. In 2007 she was recognized as a "Faculty Pioneer" by the Aspen Institute and received the Ashoka Award for Social Entrepreneurship Education. Her research was awarded the 2007 Strategic Management Society "Best Paper for Practice Implications Award" and the 2008 Gold Prize of the IFC-
She has co-
Before earning her Ph.D. in management from INSEAD (France), Johanna was directly involved in many aspects of the executive decision-