Mflikl

Department of Intercultural Communication and Management

Mikkel
Flyverbom
Associate professor
,
Academic Program Director of BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Organizational Communication, PhD


Room: POR/18.B-2.136
Tel:
+4538153375
E-mail: mfl.ikl@cbs.dk
Primary research areas
  • Global Internet governance
  • Transparency in and around organizations
  • Big data and governance
  • Internet industry
  • Corporate advocacy
  • Networks
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/mflikl
Presentation

Welcome!

I’m an Associate Professor and the Academic Program Director of the of BSc/MSc programs in Business Administration and Organizational Communication at Copenhagen Business School.

My main research interests concern how digital technologies shape communication and governance processes in organizational settings. More specifically, I’m interested in how organizations engage with digital transformations, such as ‘big data’ and internet infrastructures that unsettle established ways of working and thinking. My research addresses how the Internet has emerged as a key concern in global politics (see my book The Power of Networks), how ‘big data’ relates to knowledge production and the politics of transparency (see The Politics of Transparency), how transparency ideals shape the Internet domain (see the Sunlight in Cyberspace), and how power and transparency intersect (see The Transparency-Power Nexus). I work both empirically and conceptually on these issues, currently focusing on two projects:

Digital technologies and visibility management: This project seeks to conceptualize transparency and other ways of seeing, knowing and governing as forms of visibility management. On this topic, I’m editing special issue of The International Journal of Communication (with Paul Leonardi, Cynthia Stohl and Michael Stohl), and working on a book to be published by Cambridge University Press. My research in this area has been funded by a Google Research Award.

Datafication and anticipatory governance: Big data and algorithms play increasingly important roles in attempts to predict, measure and govern, and this new project looks at how organizations such as Internet companies, think tanks and international organizations turn digital traces into actionable and anticipatory knowledge. My work in this area is part of a five-year research project funded by a major grant from the Swedish Riksbank and led by Christina Garsten.

I actively engage in teaching, public speaking, advisory work and other efforts to highlight the relevance of my research in multiple settings. Most recently, I have been a member of the European Commission’s expert group TrustForesight, been appointed to the Advisory Board of the think tank DataEthics and asked to join the Editorial Board of the international journal Big Data&Society.

Courses

Digital Communication Strategies og Datafication

Supervision

PhD and master's students

Selected publications

Book:
The Power of Networks: Organizing the Global Politics of the Internet (Edward Elgar, 2011)

Peer reviewed journal articles:
Hansen, H.K and Flyverbom, M. The politics of transparency and the calibration of knowledge in the digital age, forthcoming in Organization

Logics of Transparency in Late Modernity: Paradoxes, Mediation and Governance, introduction to special issue of European Journal of Social Theory, co-authored with Hans Krause Hansen and Lars Thøger Christensen, forthcoming

Flyverbom, M. Sunlight in cyberspace? On transparency as a form of governance. Forthcoming in European Journal of Social Theory

 

 

Publications
2016
Anders Koed Madsen; Mikkel Flyverbom; Martin Hilbert; Evelyn Ruppert / Big Data : Issues for an International Political Sociology of Data Practices.
In: International Political Sociology, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2016, p. 275-296
Journal article
Oana Brindusa Albu; Mikkel Flyverbom / Organizational Transparency : Conceptualizations, Conditions, and Consequences.
In: Business & Society, 2016
Journal article
J. P. Singh; Mikkel Flyverbom / Representing Participation in ICT4D Projects
In: Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 40, No. 7, 2016, p. 692-703
Journal article
Mikkel Flyverbom; Paul Leonardi; Cynthia Stohl; Michael Stohl / The Management of Visibilities in the Digital Age : Introduction .
In: International Journal of Communication, Vol. 10, 2016, p. 98–109
Journal article
Mikkel Flyverbom / Transparency : Mediation and the Management of Visibilities.
In: International Journal of Communication, Vol. 10, 2016, p. 110-122
Journal article
2015
Hans Krause Hansen; Lars Thøger Christensen; Mikkel Flyverbom / Introduction: Logics of Transparency in Late Modernity : Paradoxes, Mediation and Governance.
In: European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2015, p. 117-131
Journal article
Mikkel Flyverbom; Anders Koed Madsen / Sorting Data Out : Unpacking Big Data Value Chains and Algoritmic Knowlegde Production .
In: Die Gesellschaft der Daten: Über die digitale Transformation der sozialen Ordnung. . ed. /Florian Süssenguth. Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag 2015, p. 123-144
Book chapter
Hans Krause Hansen (Editor) ; Lars Thøger Christensen (Editor) ; Mikkel Flyverbom (Editor) / Special Issue on Logics of Transparency in Late Modernity
London : Sage Publications, Incorporated 2015, 110 p. (European Journal of Social Theory, No. 2, Vol. 18)
Anthology
Mikkel Flyverbom / Sunlight in Cyberspace? : On Transparency as a Form of Ordering.
In: European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2015, p. 168-184
Journal article
Mikkel Flyverbom; Lars Thøger Christensen; Hans Krause Hansen / The Transparency–Power Nexus : Observational and Regularizing Control.
In: Management Communication Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2015, p. 385-410
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Administrative tasks

Editorial responsibilities:
Member of the Editorial Board of the Sage journal  Big Data & Society: Critical Interdisciplinary Inquiries