Doctoral Student

Daniel Albert Brown

Dan is a doctoral student in the Management unit at Harvard Business School where he studies how firms and their managers can create value for all of their stakeholders and what effects performance measures have on this process.  His main research interests include the purpose of the firm in society, stakeholder theory, hybrid organizations, including social enterprises, and performance measurement.

Dan is a certified public accountant and has worked in the accounting industry in both commercial and standard-setting capacities.  In 2010 he worked with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) on the first suggested guidelines for voluntary reporting of service efforts and accomplishments (SEA) performance information, in addition to an international review of performance measurement standards and guidelines for the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB).  He also remains actively involved on the board of a variety of nonprofit organizations.  Dan graduated from Babson College in 2009 with both a BS in Business Administration, with concentrations in Economics and Accounting, and an MS in Accounting.