Patrick Haack

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Patrick Haack is Full Professor at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, where he teaches the Management of Risk, Reputation and Legitimacy.

Patrick Haack holds a Ph. D. from the University of Zurich in organization studies, as well as an MA degree in international relations from the University of Constance. He has been a visiting scholar at Schulich Business School, the University of Granada, Stanford University and Copenhagen Business School. He has also gained industry experience in the banking and crisis communication sector.

His research seeks to integrate psychological and social-constructionist viewpoints to open the “black box” of institutional processes. His specific interests include the analysis of legitimacy and other social evaluations, as well as questions of research design and methodology, especially the application of experiments and formal modeling approaches in the study of institutionalization and legitimation.

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