PhD defence: Stig Strandbæk Nyman

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00

Stig Strandbæk Nyman

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Stig Strandbæk Nyman has submitted the thesis entitled:

                                                The Birth of Algorithmic Aspirational Control

This dissertation coins the term algorithmic aspirational control (AAC) to describe an emergent configuration of algorithmic control. Drawing on Michel Foucault’s analytical strategy of analyzing the process of problematization, the dissertation examines the dilemmas emerging when managers use computer-programmed procedures to direct workers toward organizational goals through targeted algorithmic recommendations and other forms of digital nudging.

Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Mads Bødker
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisors:
Professor Tina Blegind Jensen
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Rob Gleasure (Chair)
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Associate Professor Ella Hafermalz
School of Business and Economics, Knowledge, Information and Innovation
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Professor Eric Monteiro
Department of Computer Science

The thesis will be available from

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

Organised by

CBS PhD School


25 October 2023




Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SPs03 Novo Nordisk Aud.

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