shempp

Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Shannon
Hessel
Assistant professor
,
PhD


Room: POR/18.B-3.143b
Tel:
+45 38152186
, Mobile:
+45 5217 2723
E-mail: she.mpp@cbs.dk
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research area
  • collaborative group work, in co-located and distributed settings
  • art and innovation
  • aesthetics and business competitiveness
  • leadership within creative groups and organizations
  • entrepreneurship and organizational creativity
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/shempp
Presentation

My research and teaching address collaborative group work practices, innovation management, and the role of aesthetics and arts-based practices in processes of business value creation. My PhD thesis develops our understanding of a special form of collaborative work in which arts ensembles and innovative groups engage, which I call “ensembling.”  I have coauthored two Harvard Business Press books on CEO and IT leadership, as well as several Harvard Business School teaching cases. My expertise using the Harvard Business School case-teaching method and as a theatre arts professional inform the way I create a dynamic, interactive classroom experience.

Courses

“Innovation and Art/Aesthetics” (7,5 ECTS), as part of the Cand. Soc. Masters program Organisational Innovation and Entrepreneurship

“Managing in the Creative Economy” (select sessions)

 

Supervision

Students are welcome to contact me regarding research in the areas listed above.

 

Other teaching activities

Executive seminars

 

Selected publications
  • O’Donnell, Shannon. (2013). Making Ensemble Possible: How special groups organize for collaborative creativity in conditions of spatial variability and distance (Doctoral dissertation). Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. 
  • O’Donnell, Shannon. (2013). Reconceiving Constraint as Possibility in a Music Ensemble. In Brian Moeran and Bo T. Christensen (Eds.), Exploring Creativity: Evaluative practices in innovation, design and the arts (pp. 96-120). UK: Cambridge University Press
  • O’Donnell, Shannon and Lee Devin. (2012). Collective Creativity: E-Teams and E-TeamWork. In Daniel Hjorth (Ed.), Handbook on Organisational Entrepreneurship (pp. 280-299). UK” Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Austin, Robert D., Richard L. Nolan and Shannon O’Donnell. (2012). Harder Than I Thought: Adventures of a Twenty-First Century Leader. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press.
  • Austin, Robert D., Richard L. Nolan and Shannon O’Donnell. (2009). The Adventures of an IT Leader. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press.

 

Publications
2013
Shannon O'Donnell / Reconceiving Constraint as Possibility in a Music Ensemble
In: Exploring Creativity: Evaluative Practices in Innovation, Design, and the Arts. . ed. /Brian Moeran; Bo T. Christensen. New York : Cambridge University Press 2013, p. 96-120
Book chapter
2012
Shannon O'Donnell; Lee Devin / Collective Creativity : E-teams and E-teamwork.
In: Handbook on Organisational Entrepreneurship. ed. /Daniel Hjorth. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated 2012, p. 280-299
Book chapter
Robert D. Austin; Richard L. Nolan; Shannon O'Donnell / Harder Than I Thought : Adventures of a Twenty-First Century Leader.
Boston : Harvard Business School Press 2012, 310 p.
Book
2011
Shannon O'Donnell / Making Shared Leadership Possible in Distributed Conditions : How Small Groups Respond to Conditions of Spatial Variability and Distance in Processes of Collective Creativity.
Paper presented at The 27th EGOS Colloquium 2011, Göteborg, Sverige. 2011
Paper
Shannon O'Donnell / The Towards Silence Project : Multiple String Quartets Organize to Perform a New Musical Form in Spatially Variable and Distributed Conditions.
In: International Journal of Business Anthropology, Vol. 2011, No. Fall, 2011, p. 1-26
Journal article
2009
Robert D. Austin; Richard L. Nolan; Shannon O'Donnell / A "Novel" Approach to the Design of an IS Management Course
In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), Vol. 24, 2009, p. 315-332
Journal article
Robert D. Austin; Richard L. Nolan; Shannon O'Donnell / The Technology Manager's Journey : An Extended Narrative Approach to Educating Technical Leaders.
In: Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2009, p. 337-355
Journal article