PhD Defense: Nina Frausing Pedersen

Fredag, 31 maj, 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

Nina Frausing Pedersen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Nina Frausing Pedersen has submitted her thesis entitled:

A Framing Contest between Institutional Actors on Crypto-Asset Policymaking in the EU

The emergence of Bitcoin in 2009 sparked a revolution in the realm of crypto-assets, leading to the creation of various novel innovations within financial services. These novel innovations challenge traditional finance, prompting debates on the effectiveness of existing regulation. The Markets-in-Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulation highlights Europe’s response to increasing policy uncertainty arising from crypto-assets. Through a case study of an EU working group, this research reveals how institutional actors construct meaning and influence policymaking on crypto-assets. It contributes to our understanding of how micro-mobilizing actions shape institutions and technological trajectories, shedding light on negotiation strategies.

The thesis will be available from

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Michel Avital
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisors:
Associate Professor Xiao Xiao
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Jonas Hedman
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Christiane Lehrer (Chair)
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Wendy Currie
Information Systems and Management
Audencia Business School

Professor Thomas Butler
Information Systems and Regulatory Technologies
University College Cork

Date: 31 May 2024
Time: 14:00-16:00

Location: Solbjerg Plads
Room: SPs03 North Consulting
Reception: FUHU 

*The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence.

Sidst opdateret: Department of Digitalization // 16/05/2024