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Chanchal Balachandran


Dr. Chanchal 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. Prior to his appointment, he held fellowships at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (Linköping University, Sweden), Institute for Futures Studies (Stockholm) and at the Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Utrecht University School of Economics (the Netherlands). He also held doc.mobility fellowship from SNSF as a visiting PhD candidate at Stockholm School of Economics and Uppsala University in Sweden.

Dr. Balachandran is also a member of 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) as part of SIMSEG research program on School Segregation. 


Dr. Balachandran’s main research interests are inter-firm mobility, entrepreneurship, intra-firm wage dispersion and workplace diversity. At a broader level, he is interested in models of social and economic change via mobility (e.g., inter- and intra-firm, career, intra-generational, geographic). He conduct 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.