PhD defence: Kristjan Jespersen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Kristjan Jespersen has submitted his thesis entitled: Growing the Notion of Institutions: Advancing the Payments for Ecosystem Service Discourse Through Institutional Theory

 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

My research centers on payments for ecosystem services (PES), a prominent strategy to address economic externalities of resource extraction and commodity processing, improving both social and ecological outcomes. Given the novelty of attempting to force markets to reflect the price of environmental externalities, my research uses PES as a family of compelling cases with which to study institutional creation. In broad terms, my driving research question is “How are institutions in support of PES created?” I offer a unique contribution to studies of PES by interpreting the phenomenon through a neo-institutional perspective. Through both qualitative and quantitative approaches, the work identifies a key flaw in many current studies of - and policies about - PES: a thin conception of institutions as rules that ignores more subtle ways in which institutions and power are involved in the creation of PES systems.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Andreas Rasche
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School
 
Secondary Supervisor:

Professor Kai Hockerts
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School
 
Assessment Committee:
Professor Jeremy Moon (Chair)
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School
 
Associate Professor Frank de Bakker
Department of Management
IÉSEG School of Management
 
Associate Professor Tove Enggrob Boon
SCIENCE Private and Public Sector Services
University of Copenhagen
 
Thesis:
The thesis will be available from http://openarchive.cbs.dk
 
Reception:

The Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the reception area outside of the defence room, Porcelænshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg.
Organised by The Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies

Date    22 June 2017
Time    2 - 4 PM
Location Rs20Copenhagen Business School, Porcelænshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg
 

CBS address 
Råvarebygningen, Porcelænshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg
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