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Finn Petersen

PhD Student
Supply Chain & Operations


  • Ph.D. (Ongoing) Expected: 2025
    Supply Chain and Operations Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) 2017
    Quality and Operations Management Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 2015
    Industrial Engineering and Management Nordakademie University of Applied Sciences, Germany


  • Organizational Misconduct
  • Organizational Theory


I am a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Supply Chain and Operations department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. My research focuses on understanding various aspects of organizational misconduct, a term I broadly define as firm behavior that violates established laws or social norms, potentially causing significant harm to consumers, employees, shareholders, and the environment. In my dissertation, I explore the roles of governance reforms and regulatory interventions in preventing misconduct using datasets and methods tailored to each research question.
Before joining the University of Minnesota, I worked in business development in the industrial manufacturing industry at LESER GmbH & Co. KG. In this role, I collaborated closely with maintenance departments and regulators to ensure process safety and prevent accidental misconduct. I have a Bachelor's degree from the Nordakademie (Germany) and a Master's degree from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden).

On the personal front, I am a sports enthusiast and enjoy exploring foreign cultures through their cuisine. 

Selected Works & Activities

  • Journal Articles
    Petersen, F.; Errore A.; Karaca Mandic, P. (Forthcoming). Lifting Statewide Mask Mandates and COVID-19 Cases: A synthetic control study. Medical Care.
  • Book Chapters
    Borrmann, F.; Petersen, F.; Seeboth, A. (2021): Strukturwandel im Vertrieb – Kooperationen als Antwort auf die Herausforderungen verschiedener Unternehmenscluster. In Markus H. Dahm (Ed.): Kooperationsmanagement in der Praxis. Wiesbaden: Springer
    • 1st Place at Interdisciplinary Health Data Competition, Medical Industry Leadership Institute (2021)
    • Roger and Marlene Schroeder Outstanding 1st Year Ph.D. Student Paper Award, Supply Chain and Operations Department - Carlson School of Management (2021)


    • Carlson Ph.D. DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice) Research Grant (2023)
    • Carlson Ph.D. Student Conference Travel Fellowship (2022)

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