PhD Defense: Leonie Decrinis

Monday, April 8, 2024 - 10:00 to 12:00

Leonie Decrinis

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Leonie Decrinis has submitted her thesis entitled:

Nudging in the workplace: Exploring a micro-level approach towards corporate sustainability

In her thesis, Leonie Decrinis focuses on micro-level organisational dynamics and assesses the application of nudging as a managerial approach to encourage behaviour change in support of corporate sustainability. The role of individuals in shaping environmental, social and governance outcomes of organisations remains understudied, with limited insights into the drivers and mechanisms underlying sustainable behaviour change. Leonie’s dissertation provides insights about these drivers and mechanisms, highlighting how nudges can effectively target employee decision-making through adjustments in the organisational context. The main arguments of the thesis stem from three distinct papers, each with unique research objectives, methodologies, and approaches. Overall, the dissertation suggests encouraging prospects for the use of nudges to promote employee sustainable behaviour by addressing cognitive and non-cognitive determinants of individual decision-making. Moving forward, it is essential to leverage this potential by integrating nudges with other management practices to harness intervention synergies.

The thesis will be available from

Primary Supervisor:

Professor Jeremy Moon
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisors:

Professor Andreas Rasche
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:

Associate Professor Meike Janssen (Chair)
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School

Professor and Dean Stephen Brammer
Bath School of Management
University of Bath


Professor of Economics Oliver Hauser
Department of Economics
University of Exeter

Date: 8 April 2023
Time: 10:00-12:00
Online: Teams Link

Location: Dalgas Have
Room: DH.V.1.01
Reception: DH.V.2.07+2.08

*Please note that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off.
*The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence.

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