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Steen Thomsen

Steen Thomsen, professor, Ph.D., is chairman of the Center for Corporate Governance at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He specializes in corporate governance as a teacher, researcher, consultant, commentator and practitioner. His academic publications include some 30 international journal articles and 3 books on the subject.

Primary research areas

Corporate Governance

Industrial foundations

Curriculum Vitae
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International Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance and Finance
Corporate Governance (MBA)


3 Ph. D. students

Other teaching activities

Ph. D. Course in Corporate Law and Economics

Selected publications
  • Thomsen, Steen and Martin Conyon. Corporate Governance: Mechanisms and Systems. McGraw-Hill. 2012.
  • Kronborg, Dorte and Steen Thomsen. 2009. Foreign Ownership and Long Run Survival, Strategic Management Journal, 30:207-219, 2009.
  • Thomsen, Steen & Torben Pedersen and Hans Kurt Kvist. The Direction of Causality between Blockholder Ownership and Market Valuation. Journal of Corporate Finance, 2006.
  • Thomsen, Steen & Torben Pedersen. Ownership Structure and Economic Performance in the Largest European Companies.  The Strategic Management Journal. 21(6). 2000. 689-705.
  • Thomsen, Steen. Corporate Ownership by Industrial Foundations. The European Journal of Law and Economics 7(2), 1999.
Publications sorted by:
Steen Thomsen; Martin Conyon / Corporate Governance and Board Decisions
København : Djøf Forlag 2019, 415 p.
Book > peer review
Rasmus Kristian Feldthusen; Steen Thomsen; Hanne Søgaard Hansen; Flemming Besenbacher; Knud T. Martens; Michael Skaarup; Niels Kleis Frederiksen; Camilla Christensen; Søren Hauskov Pilgaard; Hasan Dönmez; Annette Norup Thomsen / Beskatning ved overdragelse af erhvervsvirksomheder til erhvervsdrivende fonde : Rapport fra Arbejdsgruppen om Succession til Erhvervsdrivende Fonde.
København : Skatteministeriet 2018, 65 p.
Steen Thomsen / Foundation Ownership and Firm Performance : A Review of the International Evidence.
In: Corporate Governance in Contention. ed. /Ciaran Driver; Grahame Thompson. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2018, p. 66-85
Book chapter > peer review
Steen Thomsen; Thomas Poulsen; Christa Winther Børsting; Johan Moritz Kuhn / Industrial Foundations as Long-Term Owners
Brussel : European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) 2018, 60 p. (ECGI Working Paper in Finance, No. 556/2018)
Working paper
Steen Thomsen; Thomas Poulsen; Christa Børsting; Johan Kuhn / Industrial Foundations as Long‐term Owners
In: Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 26, No. 3, 5.2018, p. 180-196
Journal article > peer review
Christa Winther Børsting; Steen Thomsen / Foundation Ownership, Reputation, and Labour
In: Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2017, p. 317-338
Journal article > peer review
Aleksandra Gregoric; Lars Oxelheim; Trond Randoy; Steen Thomsen / Resistance to Change in the Corporate Elite : Female Directors' Appointments onto Nordic Boards.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 141, No. 2, 3.2017, p. 267-287
Journal article > peer review
Steen Thomsen / The Danish Industrial Foundations
København : Djøf Forlag 2017, 209 p.
Book > peer review
Steen Thomsen; Caspar Rose; Dorte Kronborg / Employee Representation and Board Size in the Nordic Countries
In: European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2016, p. 471-490
Journal article > peer review
Steen Thomsen / Nordic Corporate Governance Revisited
In: Nordic Journal of Business, Vol. 65, No. 1, 2016, p. 4-12
Journal article > peer review
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