Elizabeth Anne Marie Hansen


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Doctoral Student

Elizabeth Hansen is a doctoral candidate in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School and a Senior Research Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Elizabeth’s research focuses on the organizational and technological dynamics of innovation and adaptation amidst the massive digital transformation of the media landscape.

Her dissertation examines how legacy public broadcasting organizations are adapting to digital modes of distribution and consumption (such as podcasting and mobile technology) while preserving successful business models and public service commitments.

At the Tow Center, Elizabeth is leading a project examining the technological and institutional barriers to making podcasts shareable on the social web. Elizabeth has also written about the revenue strategies of online nonprofit news outlets, the opportunities and challenges of podcasting for science journalism, the strategic difficulties facing digital advertising agencies in the new media environment, and the team collaboration implications of digitally-enabled work.

Elizabeth is a 2016-2017 fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University where she is working on a project tracing the re-emergence of podcasting as an open format and growing media industry.


    1. Overview

      by Elizabeth Anne Marie Hansen

      Elizabeth served as a Teaching Fellow for the 2011 undergraduate course Sociology 159: Social Entrepreneurship, taught by David Ager. She also served as a Teaching Fellow for the 2013 undergradudate course Sociology 114: Organizational Failures and Disasters: Leadership in Crisis, taught by Joshua Wakeham.

      Area of Study

      • Organizational Behavior
      • Sociology