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 Skærbæk; Tim Neerup Themsen; Kjell Tryggestad / How a Project Design Becomes a Macro-actor : Laboratory Simulations in Trials of Strength Between Competing Bridge Designs, Project Budgets and Sustainability.
In: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 17.5.2024
Journal article > peer review
Christine Lundberg Larsen; Kjell Tryggestad / Avslutning og veien videre
In: Regnskap og økonomistyring i sirkulære virksomheterOslo : Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2023, p. 228-236
Book chapter > peer review
Peter Skærbæk; Kjell Tryggestad; Mark Christensen / Economics Performativity and its Consequences for Accounting and Organizational Spaces : The Case of Public Sector Reforms.
In: Space and Organizing: On Spatial Agencing. . ed. /Gustavo Guzman; Andreas Diedrich; Frank Cochoy. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2023, p. 104-120
Book chapter > peer review
Christine Lundberg Larsen; Gunnar Alu; Stein Antonsen; Hans Christian Ellefsen; Hans Roger Granrud; Richard Haave Hanssen; Jørgen Strøm-Andresen; Lene Naustvik Sundalskleiv; Kjell Tryggestad / Regnskap og økonomistyring i sirkulære virksomheter
Oslo : Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2023, 246 p.
Book > peer review
Kjell Tryggestad; Christine Lundberg Larsen / Regnskapets rolle i sirkulærøkonomiske virksomheter : En introduksjon.
In: Regnskap og økonomistyring i sirkulære virksomheterOslo : Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2023, p. 15-36
Book chapter > peer review
Peter Skærbæk; Kjell Tryggestad; Mark Christensen / Økonomiske teoriers negative påvirkning på reformer : En studie av en politireform.
In: Praktisk økonomi & finans, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2023, p. 77-91
Journal article > peer review
Thomas Skinnerup; Peter Skærbæk; Kjell Tryggestad / The Trials of Strength between Economics and Accounting : Making the Danish Universities’ Productivity Measurable.
Paper presented at NTNU Trondheim Business School Conference, 2022
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
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