Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Bent Meier
Professor with special responsibilities

Room: POR/18.B-2.144
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Primary research areas
  • Organizational Philosophy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management of creative industries and modern work life    
  • Organizational Aesthetics
  • Critical Management Education
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My research has aimed to develop Organizational Philosophy into a method that maintains the uniqueness of the empirical or conceptual problem at hand and, on the other, is able to generate insights that go beyond this problem and its contextual situation.

Empirically, I am practicing Organizational Philosophy in five related fields: entrepreneurship, management in the creative industries, organizational aesthetics, critical management education and, lately, theology and organization.

In terms, then, of philosophy, I have mostly been working with poststructuralists like Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida, Foucault, Barthes, Serres and Kristeva.

Visiting Professorships
2014: Université Paris Dauphine, France
2014-15: Wollongong University, Australia

  • Organizational Philosophy, Masters level course at the Cand Merc Fil program
  • Organisering og Samfund (Organization and Society) at the HA Fil program




Thomas Lopdrup-Hjort

Lena Olaison

Pernille Steen Petersen

Christian Garmann Johnsen

Katrine Kjøller Neergaard


Selected publications
  • Sørensen, Bent M. (forthcoming) ’Rendering Suffering Visible: An Organizational Aesthetics for the Dark Side’ for Organization Studies, Special Issue on ‘The Dark Side of Organization’.
  • Sørensen, B. M. and Spoelstra, S. (2012) ‘Play at work: continuation, intervention and usurpation’, Organization, 19(2): 81-97
  • Muhr, S.L, Sørensen, B. M. and Vallentin, S. (eds) (2010) Ethics and Organizational Practice: Questioning the Moral Foundations of Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Sørensen, B. M. (2008) ‘Behold, I am making all things new’: The Entrepreneur as Saviour in the Age of Creativity’ in Scandinavian Journal of Management: Special Issue: Recontextualising / Recreating Entrepreneurship, 24(2), 85-93.
  • Sørensen, Bent M. (2006) Deleuze and the Social, Editor together with Martin Fuglsang. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Publications & dissemination
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Mette Nelund; Lena Olaison; Bent Meier Sørensen / Organizing for the Post-growth Economy Ephemera
In: Ephemera, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, p. 1-21
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Bent Meier Sørensen / Traversing the Fantasy of the Heroic Entrepreneur
In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2017, p. 228-244
Journal article
Bent Meier Sørensen; Martyna Sliwa / Classroom Diversity, Infinite Potential and the Bildung of Debt
In: The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education. ed. /Chris Steyaert; Timon Beyes; Martin Parker. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 482-496 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter
Kaspar Villadsen; Bent Meier Sørensen / From Penis-Twirling to Pie-Throwing : Exploring Norm-Defying Interaction in the Creative Industries.
Paper presented at 6th Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies. LEAMOS 2016, 2016
Martyna Sliwa; Bent Meier Sørensen; George Cairns / 'You Have to Choose a Novel' : The Biopolitics of Critical Management Education.
In: Management Learning, Vol. 46, No. 3, 2015, p. 243-259
Journal article
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Lena Olaison; Bent Meier Sørensen / Sustainable Entrepreneurship : In-between Ecology and Economy.
Abstract from 10th Organization Studies Workshop, 2015
Conference abstract for conference
Bent Meier Sørensen; Kaspar Villadsen / The Naked Manager : The Ethical Practice of an Anti-establishment Boss.
In: Organization, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2015, p. 251-268
Journal article
Bent Meier Sørensen; Sverre Spoelstre / Work as God’s Playtime? : The Theology of Organizational Play.
In: The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations. ed. /Alison Pullen; Carl Rhodes. Abingdon : Routledge 2015, p. 288-299
Book chapter
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Bent Meier Sørensen / ‘It's Capitalism on Coke!’: : From Temporary to Permanent Liminality in Organization Studies.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2015, p. 321-337
Journal article
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Bent Meier Sørensen; Lena Olaison / ‘This Phone Would Be Even Fairer If...’ : Micro-political Struggles over Sustainability and Entrepreneurship in a Contemporary Organization.
Abstract from Whither emergence?, 2015
Conference abstract for conference
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