Department of Accounting

  • Center for Corporate Governance
Associate professor

Room: SOL/C5.04
E-mail: os.ccg@cbs.dk

Olaf Sigurjonsson completed his PhD from Copenhagen Business School, Department of International Economics and Management, in 2011. The title of his dissertation is ''Governance Failure and Iceland's Financial Collapse''. In parallel with and following his Ph.D. work, Olaf has conducted research in the fields of corporate governance and strategic management. Olaf has over 20 years' work experience in industry, both in Iceland and abroad. Olaf is affiliated both at Reykjavik University and at Copenhagen Business School, where is holds a part time position as an Associate Professor. Olaf has taught courses on Strategic Management, Change Management and Restructuring, Corporate Governance and Personal & Career Development.

Primary research areas
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Management
Curriculum Vitae
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Corporate Governance; Strategic Management, Corporate Restructuring


Supervision and committee member of PhD, MS and BS students' thesis.

Other teaching activities


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Gudrun Erla Jonsdottir; Jordan Mitchell; Olaf Sigurjonsson; Ahmad Rahnema Alavi / Responsible Ownership Fostering Green Tech Innovation
In: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Vol. 55, 2.2023
Journal article > peer review
Bent Sofus Tranøy; Olaf Sigurjonsson / Back From the Brink : Iceland's Successful Economic Recovery.
In: Successful Public Policy in the Nordic Countries: Cases, Lessons, Challenges. . ed. /Caroline de la Porte; Guðný Björk Eydal; Jaakko Kauko; Daniel Nohrstedt; Paul 't Hart; Bent Sofus Tranøy. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2022, p. 388-408
Book chapter > peer review
Bjorg Jonsdottir; Throstur Olaf Sigurjonsson; Lára Jóhannsdóttir; Stefan Wendt / Barriers to Using ESG Data for Investment Decisions
In: Sustainability, Vol. 14, No. 9, 1.5.2022
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Throstur Olaf Sigurjonsson; Audur Arna Arnardottir; Hao Jiao; Yunxia Zhu; David L. Schwarzkopf / Business Ethics in China and Iceland : Contrasts and Convergence.
In: Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 64, No. 1, 1.2022, p. 39-49
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Runólfur Smári Steinþórsson; Olaf Sigurjonsson / Leiðbeiningar um stjórnarhætti fyrirtækja í fræðilegu og hagnýtu ljósi : Dæmi frá Íslandi.
In: Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál (Research in Applied Business and Economics), Vol. 19, No. 1, 2022, p. 95-116
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Sergiu Gherghina; Clara Volintiru; Olaf Sigurjonsson / Making a Difference : The Effects of Institutional Resilience in Society during COVID-19.
In: European Political Science, 1.5.2022
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Olaf Sigurjonsson; Lára Jóhannsdóttir; Svala Gudmundsdottir / Private-public Collaboration in Iceland : Battling COVID-19 with deCODE Genetics.
In: European Political Science, 1.5.2022
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Ivana Načinović Braje; Domagoj Hruška; Olaf Sigurjonsson; Saulė Mačiukaitė-Žvinienė; Laura Mina-Raiu; Corina Cristiana Nastaca; Reyes Herrero López; Catalin Ploae / Revising the Curriculum of Governance Teaching Post COVID-19
In: European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2022, p. 265-281
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Rögnvaldur Sæmundsson; Marina Candi; Olaf Sigurjonsson / The Influence of Performance Feedback and Top Management Team Orientation on Decisions about R&D in Technology-based Firms
In: Technovation, Vol. 113, 5.2022
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Gisele M. Arruda; Lára Jóhannsdóttir; Stefan Wendt; Thorostur Olaf Sigurjonsson / The Role of Businesses in Climate Change Adaptation in the Arctic
In: Business and Policy Solutions to Climate Change: From Mitigation to Adaptation. . ed. /Thomas Walker; Stefan Wendt; Sherif Goubran; Tyler Schwartz. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2022, p. 341-363 (Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business in Association with Future Earth)
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