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Chanchal Balachandran


Dr. Balachandran is a senior postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Management and Organization, Faculty of Economics. He obtained PhD in Economics, specializing in Organization Theory, from USI in 2015. Before this appointment, he held fellowships at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (Linköping University, Sweden), Institute for Futures Studies (Stockholm) and the Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Utrecht University School of Economics (the Netherlands).

At Linköping University, he taught various courses such as Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, and International Business.

Dr. Balachandran is a member of the Swedish Initiative for Research on Microdata in the Social and Medical Sciences (SIMSAM) and a contact person for matters related to Swedish company (FTG & FAD) and employment registers (LISA). 


Dr Balachandran’s main research interests are strategic human capital and entrepreneurship, job mobility, diversity in teams and organizations, and intra-organizational inequality. He conducts quantitative analysis on large scale micro-data from Swedish population registers (LISA) and firm dynamics (FAD, FTG) to answer these questions. Previously, he investigated some of these issues using historical data on the Dutch accounting industry.

His publications have appeared in Organization ScienceStrategic Entrepreneurship JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and PracticeAdvances in Strategic Management and Higher Education Policy.