Department of Business and Politics


Room: POR/24-1.78

My research focuses on business and global governance and political aspects of globalization.

Trained as a political scientist, my main interest has for many years been international political economy. I am interested both in macro-theories of the international system in a historical perspective, and in empirical analyses of selected aspects of the global political economy.

In the second category I have inter alia published analyses of North-South relations, US foreign policy, the OECD’s role in global governance, civil society engagement with the OECD, and the corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement. Theoretically I am particularly interested in historical perspectives on world order, and in the engagement between liberal and critical theories in International Political Economy.

Currently my main focus is on the evolution of the post-crisis global economic regime complex with particular attention to transnational power relations.

I also take an interest in issues in the philosophy of science, particularly the relatively neglected contributions from Adam Smith and Niels Bohr.

I was the founder of the Bachelor and Master of Science Programs in International Business and Politics and was their academic director 2005 -2012. In these programs I teach Business and Global Governance, and International Political Economy.

Primary research areas
  • Post-Crisis global economic governance
  • Emerging economies in transnational economic governance
  • Business and global governance
  • Philosophy of science
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Research Seminar in International Political Economy, MSc. IBP.
  • Core Course in International Political Economy, MSc. International Business and Politics
  • Interdisciplinary Case Based Course in International Business and Politics, MSc. IBP
  • Business and Global Governance, 3rd year of BSc. IBP
  • 2nd Year and Bachelor Projects in BSc. IBP program
  • MSc. Theses in MSc. IBP program
  • Free papers and internships in both programs
Selected publications
  • Ougaard, Morten. 2015. "The Reconfiguration of the Transnational Power Bloc in the Crisis" European Journal of International Relations Online First.
  • Ougaard, Morten. 2015. "Erik Rasmussen, Niels Bohr og Værdirelativismen  - i Anledning af Kasper Lippert-Rasmussens bog om Erik Rasmussen." Politica 47 (4): 580-597.
  • Morten and Anna Leander, eds. 2010. Business and Global Governance. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
  • Ougaard, Morten. 2006. "Instituting the Power to do Good? The CSR Movement and Global Governance." In Global Corporate Power. International Political Economy Yearbook Vol.15, edited by Christopher May, 227-247. New York: Lynne Rienner.
  • Ougaard, Morten. 2004. Political Globalization. State, Power and Social Forces. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Ougaard, Palgrave Macmillan.
Publications List
Publications & dissemination
Morten Ougaard / The Transnational State and the Infrastructure Push
In: New Political Economy, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2018, p. 128-144
Journal article
Morten Ougaard / The Transnational State and the Infrastructure Push
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2017, 29 p. (Working Paper in Business and Politics, No. 93)
Working paper
Morten Ougaard / The Reconfiguration of the Transnational Power Bloc in the Crisis
In: European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2016, p. 459-482
Journal article
Morten Ougaard / Erik Rasmussen, Niels Bohr og Værdirelativismen - i anledning af Kasper Lippert-Rasmussens bog om Erik Rasmussen
In: Politica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2015, p. 580-597
Journal article
Morten Ougaard / Brazil in Global Economic Governance : A Neo-Poulantzian Perspective.
Paper presented at The 4th Global International Studies Conference 2014, 2014
Morten Ougaard / Sustainability and Counteracting Factors to Profit Rate Decline
In: Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2014, p. 220-237
Journal article
Morten Ougaard / Hegemonikrise og kampen om den næste økonomiske verdensorden
In: Økonomi og Politik, Vol. 86, No. 3, 10.2013, p. 3-20
Journal article
Morten Ougaard / Sustainability and the Question of Economic Limits to Growth
Paper presented at The 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations , 2013
Morten Ougaard / What Is Theory in Political Science?
In: What Is Theory?: Answers from the Social and Cultural Sciences. . ed. /Hervé Corvellec. Stockholm : Liber 2013, p. 231-249
Book chapter
Morten Ougaard / International politisk økonomi, OECD og de nye magter
In: IP i praksis: Et værktøj til studiet af international politik. . ed. /Liv Andersson; Ditte Friese; Gorm Kjær Nielsen. København : Djøf Forlag 2012, p. 175-192 (Studier i global politik og sikkerhed, No. 2)
Book chapter
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