Hans Hansen, Ph.D.
Hans is an Associate Professor of Management at Texas Tech and the director of
the PhD Program in Management. His research interests are in organizational theory,
narrative theory, and qualitative research methods. His work has been published in
the Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Research Methods, Human Relations,
Organization Studies, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management Inquiry, and even
Law Reviews. Hans has served on the editoral boards at several journals and is the
co-editor of the Sage Handbook of New and Emerging Approaches to Management and Organizations.
Dr. Hansen has held positions at the Kellogg School of Management, Stanford University,
Copenhagen Business School, and Victoria University New Zealand. Hans teaches Organizational
Theory, Organizational Behavior, and Qualitative Research Methods for the undergraduate,
MBA, Ph.D. programs, and Executive Programs. He is an Embrey Human Rights fellow at
SMU and the Director of the Center for Innovative Organizations.
Hans has worked with organizations from around the world, conducting both narrative leadership and creativity workshops for a variety of clients. Project examples include narrative leadership for Unilever; narrative branding for Burts Bees, teamwork at Bayer, and process organizing for Child Social Welfare services in New Zealand. Most notably, Hans helped transform the landscape of the death penalty in Texas by helping organize Texas's public defender office for capital cases. To organize their work, they used an innovative narrative strategy that has helped stop over 100 executions to date. Contact Hans to check his availability.