Department of Accounting

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
  • Project management and organization
  • Organization theory, including the sociology of science, technology and innovation
  • Product development and design, including building construction and sustainability
  • Management accounting and strategy, including the relation between the project and the firm
  • The processes and material practices of  knowledge production and (e)valuation
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Project Management (undergraduate  elective and as mandatory)
  • Project Management and Product Development ( mandatory graduate/Cand.Merc)
  • Primarily within Project Management
Other teaching activities

Lectures in different graduate programs such as

  • Cand.Merc SOL
Selected publications
  • Tryggestad, K. and Georg, S. 2011. How objects shape logics in construction. Culture and Organization, 17 (3), 181 – 197.
  • Tryggestad, K., Georg, S. and Hernes, T. 2010. Constructing buildings and design ambitions. Construction Management and Economics, 28 (6), 695-705.
  • Skærbæk, P. and Tryggestad, K. 2010. The role of accounting devices in performing corporate strategy. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 35, 108–124.
  • Tryggestad, K. 2005. Technological strategy as macro-actor: How humanness might be made of steel. In: Barbara Czarniawska and Tor Hernes (eds.) Actor-network theory and organizing (Malmø: Liber and Copenhagen Business School Press), pp.31-49
  • Kreiner, K. and Tryggestad, K. 2002. The Co-production of Chip and Society: Unpacking Packaged Knowledge. Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 18, pp. 421-449.
Publications sorted by:
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
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
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: Organization, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016, p. 434-450
Journal article > peer review
Mark Christensen; Peter Skærbæk; Kjell Tryggestad / The Experimental Role of Accounting in Shaping Project : Program Dynamics in Military Outsourcing Trials of Strength.
In: 10th Conference on New Directions in Management Accounting: Innovations in Practice and Research. . ed. /Kari Lukka; Michael Shields. Bruxelles : European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management 2016 (EIASM Conference Proceedings Series)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Jennifer Whyte; Kjell Tryggestad; Alice Comi / Visualizing Practices in Project-based Design : Tracing Connections through Cascades of Visual Representations.
In: Engineering Project Organization Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2-4, 2016, p. 115-128
Journal article > peer review
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