Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership
La Cour
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-4.124
Anders La Cour

How welfare and management are coupled within both policy documents and everyday practices of different welfare services, represent to day the overall frame for my research. I investigate the dynamics that these different couplings gives occasion to within especially three empirical fields. First in relation to the state involvement with voluntary social work, second in relation to the Danish state meta-governance of the house associations in Denmark, and thirdly in relation to the emergence of new welfare technologies, that influences the welfare service of elderly people, which challenge our idea of what welfare can be.

Primary research areas
  • Welfare management
  • Policy of voluntarism
  • Specific welfare technologies
  • Management of volunteers
  • Management of eldercare
Curriculum Vitae
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Selected publications
  • The Love Affair Between the Policy and the Voluntary Organizations, in  Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen and Inger-Johanne Sand (eds.)"Hybrid Forms of Governance", Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Information and Other Bodily Functions: Stool Records in Danish Residential Homes, in the journal "Science, Technology & Human Values, 36 (2), 2011, pp. 244-268.
  • The Euphemism and hypocrisy in Corporate Philanthropy, in the journal "Business Ethics - A European Review", 20(3), 2011, pp. 253-265.
  • Amateur Hour is Over, in the journal "Distinction - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory", (21) 2010, pp. 71-91.
  • Voluntary Social Work as Paradox, in the journal "Acta Sociologica" 51(1), 2008, pp. 41-54.
Publications sorted by:
Anders la Cour / Toward a New Typology of Professional and Voluntary Care
In: VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 29.11.2022
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Anders la Cour / Ledelse af frivillige – når regler og værdier brydes
In: Public Governance Research, Vol. 6, 3.2021
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Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen; Anders la Cour / Paradox as Analytical Tool for Managing Organizational Complexity : A Novel Typology and Paths Forward.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
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Mike Zundel; Anders la Cour; Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen / Spencer Brown’s Paradox
In: Interdisciplinary Dialogues on Organizational Paradox: Investigating Sociual Structures and Human Expression, Part B. . ed. /Rebecca Bednarek; Miguel Pina e Cunha; Jonathan Schad; Wendy K. Smith. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2021, p. 139-159 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 73 B)
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Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen; Anders la Cour / How to Learn from the Man in the Mirror : Navigating Paradoxes Through Self-Reflexivity.
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
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Michael Grothe-Hammer; Anders la Cour / Organization and Membership : Introduction to the Special Issue.
In: Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2020, 6 p., p. 419-424
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Erik Højbjerg; Anders la Cour / Post-foundationalism, Systems Theory and the Impossibility of Critique
In: Discourse, Culture and Organization: Inquiries into Relational Structures of Power. . ed. /Tomas Marttila. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2019, p. 343-366 (Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse)
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Holger Højlund; Anders la Cour / Technologies and Intimacy in Danish Nursing Homes
In: Sociologia e Politiche Sociali, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2019, p. 73-94
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Anders la Cour / The Management Quest for Authentic Relationships in Voluntary Social Care
In: Journal of Civil Society, Vol. 15, No. 1, 3.2019, p. 1-17
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Anders la Cour; Holger Højlund / Untimely Welfare Technologies
In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, Vol. 9, No. Special Issue 5, 2019, p. 69-87
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Ringkøbing/Skjern Kommune 2018 – 2020: Research and education
  • Boligselskabernes Landsforening (BL) & Momsfonden, 2011-2020: Research
  • Selveje Danmark
  • Kræftens Bekæmpelse
  • Diakonisse Stiftelsen 
  • Dansk Røde Kors
  • KFUM’s Sociale Arbejde
  • Friluftsrådet
  • Dansk Flygtningehjælp
  • Trygfonden