Department of Accounting

Visiting associate professor

Room: SOL/C4
E-mail: kt.acc@cbs.dk

Most of my research is empirically driven and concerns the organizational processes and practices that involve the materialization of  ideas, knowledge, product designs, projects and their often unexpected outcomes and transformations. The empirical domains are heterogeneous and spans automotive, electronics, building construction, transportation and medical devices. A common analytical approach across these empirical studies is the pragmatic  focus on the active (material) role of objects and technological devices, for example in shaping design options, strategic decisions and outcomes for particular projects and firms.

Primary research areas
  • Management Accounting and project management
  • Management accounting, strategy and organizational and spatial design
  • Consultants and accounting
  • The performative roles of accounting and economics vis-a-vis the economy
  • The role of accounting in public sector reforms
  • Accounting and the transition towards a sustainable circular economy
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Organizing Technologies at Masters programme: Strategy, Organization and Leadership (Until 2021).
  • Public sector accounting, at Master of Public Governance
  • Project management (HA Alm. HA-pro, master in Management of Innovation and Business Development/MIB until 2015)
  • Perspectives and methods in accounting, Phd course
  • Primarily within Project Management
Other teaching activities

Lectures in different graduate programs such as

  • Cand.Merc SOL
Selected publications
  • Skærbæk, P. and Tryggestad, K. (2010). The role of accounting devices in performing strategy. Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 108-124.
  • Christensen, M., Skærbæk, P. and Tryggestad, K. (2019). Contested organizational change and accounting in trials of incompatibility. Management Accounting Research, 45, pp. 1-15. ISSN 1044-5005.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mar.2019.03.001.
  • Tryggestad, K. (2020). Technological strategy as macro-actor: How humanness might be made of steel.  In: Barbara Czarniawska and Tor Hernes (eds.) Actor-Network Theory and Organizing.   Lund: Studentlitteratur (2nd edition, originally published 2005, Malmö: Liber and Copenhagen Business School Press), 25-44. ISBN 9789144138879.
  • Skærbæk, P.; Tryggestad, K., and Christensen, M.  (Forthcoming). Economics performativity and its consequences for accounting and organizational spaces – the case of public sector reforms. Chapter 8. in Franck Cochoy, Gustavo Guzman, and Andreas Diedrich. (Eds.) “Space and Organizing”, Edward Elgar Publishing. Expected publication spring 2023.
  • Skærbæk, P.; Tryggestad, K., and Christensen, M.  (Conditionally accepted) Økonomiske teorier performative rolle i reformer – negative konsekvenser for borgere og den offentlig sektor. To be resubmitted to Praktisk økonomi & finans September 2022.
Publications sorted by:
Peter Holm Jacobsen; Kjell Tryggestad; Chris Harty / Design as Redesign in the Case of Architectural Competitions : The Role of Design Visualisations and Juries.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 27, No. 1, 1.2021, p. 51-70
Journal article > peer review
Kjell Tryggestad / Technological Strategy as Macro-actor : How Humanness Might be Made of Steel.
In: Actor-network Theory and Organizing. ed. /Barbara Czarniawska; Tor Hernes. Lund : Studentlitteratur 2020, p. 25-44
Book chapter > peer review
Kjell Tryggestad; Chris Harty; Peter Holm Jacobsen / Bringing the Building Back In : Implications for Studying Organizations.
In: Context in Action and How to Study It: Illustrations from Health Care. . ed. /Ninna Meier; Sue Dopson. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2019, p. 104-121
Book chapter > peer review
Mark Christensen; Peter Skærbæk; Kjell Tryggestad / Contested Organizational Change and Accounting in Trials of Incompatibility
In: Management Accounting Research, Vol. 45, 12.2019
Journal article > peer review
Mårten Hugosson; Kristin Stevik; Per Søberg; Kjell Tryggestad / Forming Innovative Projects in Sustainable Construction : How Socio-technical Connectivity Shapes the Building Project and Its Context.
In: The Connectivity of Innovation in the Construction Industry. ed. /Malena Ingemansson Havenvid; Åse Linné; Lena E. Bygballe; Chris Harty. Abingdon : Routledge 2019, p. 11-31 (Spon Research)
Book chapter
Kjell Tryggestad; Mårten Hugosson; Per Søberg / Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Sustainable Construction Innovation : The Role of the Partnering Contract.
In: Proceeding of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference 2018. ed. /Chris Gorse; Christopher J. Neilson. Manchester : ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management 2018, p. 495-504
Article in proceedings > peer review
Daniel Sage; Lise Justesen; Andrew Dainty; Kjell Tryggestad; Jan Mouritsen / Organizing Space and Time Through Relational Human–Animal Boundary Work : Exclusion, Invitation and Disturbance.
In: Societies Under Construction: Geographies, Sociologies and Histories of Building. . ed. /Daniel J. Sage; Chloé Vitry. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2018, p. 237-264
Book chapter > peer review
Tim Neerup Themsen; Chris Harty; Kjell Tryggestad / Risk Management and Uncertainty in Large Complex Public Projects : What Roles for Knowledge and Public Accountancy?.
Paper presented at 2017 Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, 2017
Paper > peer review
Kjell Tryggestad; Chris Harty; Peter Holm Jacobsen / The Building as Context and Object : Or How to Design a New Hospital Building and Healthcare Organization.
Paper presented at The 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference, 2017
Paper > peer review
Peter Holm Jacobsen; Chris Harty; Kjell Tryggestad / (Re)Constructing the Wicked Problem Through the Visual and the Verbal : The Case of a Dialogue Based Architectural Competition.
In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference. ed. /P. W. Chan; C. J. Neilson. Vol. 2, Cambridge : ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management 2016, p. 761-770
Article in proceedings > peer review
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