Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
Cristine Dyhrberg
PhD fellow

Room: POR/18.B-4.130
cristine dyhrberg

My project scrutinizes fluid forms of organization in civil society, which are boosted by technological developments and shaped through their affordances. From the stance of a processual-relational ontology I work with a practice lens to explore how ‘organizationality’ plays out, the role of social media herein and what characterizes engagement produced in such organizing. I use these insight to discuss the democratic implications of these new forms of organization.

I am part of the research project Civil Society in the Shadow of the State ( and a member of the research organizations Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR), International Society of Third Sector Research (ISTR) and the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS).

I hold a MA in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and have a decade of practical experience working with different issues pertaining to civil society development and socially disadvantaged youth through employment in state, municipality and a social housing association


Primary research areas
  • Fluid forms of organization 

  • Distributed collective action 

  • Social media affordances in organizing

  • Civic action through leisure

  • Democratic innovation in public sector and civil society


Curriculum Vitae
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Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard; Alice Neusiedler / At kere sig som transformativ praksis : Hvordan alternative danseformer organiseres omkring kerneopgaven.
In: Transformationens politik: Ledelse af tidens udfordringer. . ed. /Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Dorthe Pedersen; Erik Mygind du Plessis; Jette Sandager. København : Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne 2023, p. 129-142
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Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard / Comment on Plan C – Makers’ response to COVID-19
In: Journal of Peer Production, No. 15, 2022, p. 2-7
Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard / Dealing With the Platform : The Role of Affordances in Netnography as Rapid Research.
In: SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online. London : SAGE Publications 2022
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Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard / How Makers Make Decisions : Enabling Unified Diversity in Collaborative Organizations.
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2022
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Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard / New and Fluid Forms of Organizing Volunteering
In: A Research Agenda for Civil Society. ed. /Kees Biekart; Alan Fowler. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2022, p. 189-200
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Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard; Liv Egholm / Producing Civic Action through Fluidly Organized Leisure – Creating Change through Maintenance?
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2022
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Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard; Liv Egholm / Producing Civic Action through Fluidly Organized Practices – Creating Change through Maintenance?
Paper presented at Ethnography of Public Life and POETs Seminar , 2022
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Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard / Collective Action in Peer Production : On How Processes of Elastic Integration Incorporates Messiness in a Collective Crisis Response.
Paper presented at 37th EGOS Colloquium 2021, 2021
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Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard / Elastic Integration in Civic Do-ocracies : How Organizing Shapes Collective Civic Engagement in Informal, Non-Membership Based Networks.
Paper presented at 36th EGOS Colloquium 2020, 2020
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