Dr Salla Laasonen
Dr Salla Laasonen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Business-Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). She defended her doctoral thesis Corporate responsibility guaranteed by dialogue? Examining the relationship between nongovernmental organizations and business in 2012 at Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, Finland. Her research interests focus on cross-sector interaction, including collaborative and adversarial relations between public, private and civil society actors. She is particularly interested in stakeholder engagement and dialogue as a mechanism in different types of cross-sector interactions. Before starting at RSM, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (2014) and George Washington University (2006). Her teaching focuses on corporate responsibility related themes, methodology, and qualitative methods in particular. Her research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, and Corporate Governance. She is also senior editor for the publications section of the Annual Review of Social Partnerships, which is an annual publication bringing together academic and practitioner work on cross-sector partnerships.