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Jane Wei-Skillern

Adjunct Associate Professor
Center for Social Sector Leadership
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F469
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


PhD, Business/Organizational Behavior, Stanford University
MA, Business Research, Stanford University
BS, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley

Positions Held

At Haas since 2008

2010 – present, Associate Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business

2008 – present,  Lecturer, Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business

2008 – 2010, Visiting Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
2001 – 2008, Assistant Professor, General Management Unit, Social Enterprise Group, Harvard Business School
2000 – 2001, Assistant Professor, London Business School

Current Research and Interests

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Nonprofit networks
  • Management of nonprofit organizations
  • Philanthropy

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “The Networked Nonprofit,” with Sonia Marciano. Stanford Social Innovation Review (Spring 2008).
  • Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector, with James Austin, Herman Leonard, and Howard Stevenson. Sage Publications, 2007.
  • “Social Entrepreneurship and Commercial Entrepreneurship: Same, Different, or Both?” with J. Austin and Howard Stevenson. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 30, no. 1 (2006):  1-22.
  • “Social Entrepreneurship: It’s for Corporations, Too,” with Dutch Leonard, Ezequiel Reficco, and James E. Austin, in Social Entrepreneurship, edited by Alex Nicholls. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • “Corporate Social Entrepreneurship: A New Vision for CSR,” with James E. Austin, Dutch Leonard, and Ezequiel Reficco, in vol. 2 of The Accountable Corporation, edited by Marc J. Epstein and Kirk O. Hanson. Praeger Publishing, 2005.
  • Case Studies: Harvard Business School Case: “World Wildlife Fund U.S,” with Kerry Herman (2008); “The Energy Foundation,” with Alison B. Wagonfeld (2008); “Habitat for Humanity Egypt,” with with Kerry Herman (2006): 9-307-001; “Guide Dogs for the Blind Association,” with Allen S.Grossman and Kristin Lieb (2003): 303-006.

Honors and Awards

  • Achieving Social Impact, MBA 292N-2
  • Social Entrepreneurship, MBA 292N-2

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