This interview with Burkard Eberlein was part of the 2021 ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance conference. The Reg Gov Early Career Network hosted a virtual reception aiming to exchange ideas of how to discover new research horizons, how to know when a new research domain is ‘ripe’ for exploration, and (importantly) how to translate such ideas into fundable research projects.
Burkard Eberlein is professor of public policy and strategic management at the Schulich School of Business, York University (Toronto, Canada). His current research focuses on the relationship between business and politics and on the political role of corporations, with a particular interest in the transnational governance of business conduct; the interplay of public and private governance modes; comparative regulatory governance and policy; and energy and sustainability. He has published widely in journals such as Governance, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of European Public Policy, Organization Studies, Public Administration and Regulation & Governance. Burkard is the recipient of various research grants awarded by agencies on both sides of the Atlantic (e.g., EU, German government, SSSHRC). Burkard serves on the editorial board of Regulation & Governance.