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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


How do things go wrong in organizations and what are the consequences?

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Supply Chain and Operations department at the Carlson School of Management (CSOM). My research integrates work in operations management with insights from organizational theory and sociology to understand why organizations and individuals engage in organizational misconduct and what the consequences of such wrongdoing are. 

Before entering academia, I worked in business development in the industrial manufacturing industry (LESER GmbH & Co. KG). My work there influenced my research interests in two ways. First, I was confronted with the challenge that customers would sometimes forgo recommended maintenance best practices (and ultimately safety) in the interest cost. Second, I had the opportunity to closely work with our top management team and experience how different management styles shaped the organization. 

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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