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
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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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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
Journal article > peer review
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
Journal article > peer review
Runólfur Smári Steinþórsson; Olaf Sigurjonsson / Leiðbeiningar um stjórnarhætti fyrirtækja í fræðilegu og hagnýtu ljósi : Dæmi frá Íslandi.
In: Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál [Icelandic Journal of Business and Economics], Vol. 19, No. 1, 2022
Journal article > peer review
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
Journal article > peer review
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
Journal article > peer review
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)
Book chapter > peer review
Audur Arna Arnardottir; Olaf Sigurjonsson / Áhrif kynjakvóta á stjórnarbrag að mati stjórnarmanna
In: Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál [Icelandic Journal of Business and Economics], Vol. 19, No. 1, 2022
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David Schwartzkopf; Olaf Sigurjonsson / AI's Manifold Role in Ethics Education
In: Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI). ed. /Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch; Wolfgang Amann; Radha R. Sharma; Fauzia Jabeen. Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing 2021, p. 29-42 (Research in Management Education and Development)
Book chapter > peer review
Gudrun Erla Jonsdottir; Olaf Sigurjonsson; Ahmad Rahnema Alavi; Jordan Mitchell / Applying Responsible Ownership to Advance SDGs and the ESG Framework, Resulting in the Issuance of Green Bonds
In: Sustainability, Vol. 13, No. 13, 7.2021
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