IAS conducts research in organizational dynamics with an emphasis on quantitative modelling. Primary research topics include the creation and evolution of new organizations and industries, how labour market dynamics affect workforce segregation within and across organizations, and computational approaches to group and organizational decision-making.
Our work draws upon the sociology of organizations and is informed by recent advances in organization studies, economics, entrepreneurship, and analytical sociology with a specific focus on quantitative modelling and “big data”.
The research group is embedded in a network of influential international scholars working at the intersection of organization studies and sociology.
Empirically, the focus is on business organizations as well as public and non-profit organizations, with an emphasis on the Nordic countries. An advisory board allows us to maintain close contact with relevant topics in business and the public sector and to disseminate our research through outreach activities.