Leadership Paper Series

Leadership Paper Series is gathering faculty across CBS and research partners from fellow universities and research institutions. We want to stimulate the sharing of knowledge about leadership and strengthen the translation of research to practitioners who exert leadership on a daily basis.

The CBS Leadership Centre wants to bring together researchers across CBS to inspire and nurture cross-disciplinary thinking on leadership. The Leadership Paper Series is a forum for doing exactly this. We invite junior and senior colleagues, as well as visiting and guest scholars, to present and discuss leadership research in progress from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical traditions. Presenters receive constructive feedback from discussants and attendees with the aim of developing their papers and arguments for eventual publication.


If you’d like to learn more, or if you are interested to present or participate at one of our upcoming events, please e-mail the Series coordinator, Minna Paunova (mp.msc@cbs.dk).


Read more about our past Leadership Paper Series events below.

May 2024 - Craft, imagination and experimentation 

Paper 1. The Craft Imaginary in Leadership Studies - towards slow leadership

    By Marta Gasparin (CBS) & Steven Brown (NTU)

Paper 2. Realists of a larger reality?: Science fiction, the utopian imagination and the speculative experimentations with future better worlds in robotics

    By Ana Alacovska (CBS)


Marts 2024 - Digital technologies meet influence and leadership

Paper 1. The Unseen Divide: Individual Adoption of Generative AI Tools in the Workplace

    By Christian Hendriksen (CBS)

Paper 2. Balancing digital person-branding in multi-stakeholder management processes

    By Anna-Bertha Heeris Christensen, Antonia Erz & Sylvia von Wallpach (CBS)


December 2023 - Developing and selecting leaders

Paper 1. Shaping Organizational Performance via Bottom-up Voice and Top-down Vetting in Managerial Selection: Evidence from the Educational Sector

    By Thomaz Teodorovicz (CBS), Samina Karim (Northeastern University) & Monica Higgins (Harvard University)

Paper 2. Elevating managers – Examining the anthropotechniques of a business simulation 

    By Esben Langager Olsen (Novo Nordisk) & Johan Simonsen Abildgaard (CBS)


June 2023 - The implications of human capital

Paper 1. Cognitive ability, non-cognitive ability, and employee mobility: Evidence from Swedish microdata

    By Ali Mohammadi, Pooyan Khashabi, Tobias Kretschmer, & Joseph Raffiee

Paper 2. Not just a woman or a man: How board faultlines and overlap between CEO and female directors’ characteristics affect firm performance

    By Sabina Nielsen & Morten Huse


November 2022 - Authenticity and trust

Paper 1. The Ethics of Authentic Leadership: A Heideggerian Perspective 

    By Florence Villesèche & Sverre Spoelstra

Paper 2. Faces of Trust in Public Management and Governance

    By Steen Vallentin & Elisabet Skov Nielsen

The main takeaways can be downloaded here


September 2022 - Interaction and networks

Paper 1. Influence in interaction: The realization of moments of leadership?

    By Magnus Larsson, Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen, Liv Hassert & Lars Thøger Christensen

Paper 2. How much for a female CEO – and who pays the price? Investigating the practices and processes of pricing women leaders in professional executive recruitment

    By Sara L. Muhr, Kai Inga Liehr Storm & Minna Paunova

The main takeaways can be downloaded here


May 2022 - Leadership and AI: Futures, faith, and hope

Paper 1. Is the future of leadership a Mechanical Turk reversed?

    By Sverre Spoelstra & Anoush Margaryan

Paper 2. Extending hope: Exploring the leadership practices of promissory technology projects

    By Frank Meier & Dan Kärreman

PDF icon The main takeaways can be downloaded here


March 2022 - Reflection and action in leadership

Research Paper Series - Leadership

Paper 1. The play’s the thing – Hamlet and the question of leadership

    By Robin Holt & Eric Guthey

Paper 2. So, I just sit there and laugh at jokes that aren’t funny: Dealing with tension and gender in the Danish Workplace

    By Edmonia Baker & Signe Vikkelsø

The main takeaways can be downloaded here

The page was last edited by: CBS Leadership Centre // 05/22/2024