PhD defence: Juan Camilo Giraldo-Mora

Friday, September 15, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Juan Camilo Giraldo-Mora has submitted his thesis entitled:


It is Along Ways: 

Global Payment Infrastructure in Movement


The anomaly is that while the global payment infrastructure develops without precedent, the infrastructure takes time to develop and does not easily leave anything behind. Based on abduction and following Heidegger’s and Bateson’s works, this thesis unfolds an ontological approach that helps clarify how the global payment infrastructure develops. In doing so, this study reveals movement in infrastructure development and revisits predominant assumptions in infrastructure studies, which emphasise infrastructure’s persistence and change. 


Primary Supervisor:
Professor with special responsibilities Jonas Hedman

Department of Digitalization

Copenhagen Business School


Secondary Supervisor:

Professor Michel Avital

Department of Digitalization

Copenhagen Business School


Assessment Committee:

Associate Professor Jacob Nørbjerg (Chair)

Department of Digitalization

Copenhagen Business School


Senior Lecturer Nancy Russo

Computer Science and Media Technology

Malmö University


Professor Jonny Holmström


Umeå University


The thesis will be available from


The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in FUHU (3rd floor above the canteen).




Organised by

CBS PhD School


15 September 2023




Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SPs07 Coloplast Aud. (ground floor)


It will also be possible to attend the defence via Zoom at the following link:


*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!

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