Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
Garmann Johnsen
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.A-2.20
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Graduating in Philosophy of the Social Sciences from London School of Economics as well as Business Administration and Philosophy from Copenhagen Business School, I hold a PhD from Copenhagen Business School. My research interests lie in the intersection of organization studies, entrepreneurship research, business ethics, and philosophy. These interests have led me to develop different research projects, including a study of sustainable entrepreneurship, authentic leadership, and management innovation. Currently, I am exploring the way that philosophy can illuminate the entrepreneurial experience of dealing with time, uncertainty, and judgment.

Primary research areas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organization
  • Business ethics
  • Philosophy
Administrative tasks

Study Director of the BA/MA programme in Business Administration and Philosophy

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  • Organizational Philosophy and Practice (CM.fil, CBS)
  • Ontologi og viden (Ontology and knowledge) (HA.fil, CBS)
Selected publications

Johnsen, C. G. & Holt, R. (2021): “Narrating the Facets of Time in Entrepreneurial Action”, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, First online:


Johnsen, C. G. (2021): “Sustainability Beyond Instrumentality: Towards an Immanent Ethics of Organizational Environmentalism”, Journal of Business Ethics, 172(1): 1-14.


Johnsen, C. G., Olaison, L. & Sørensen, B. M. (2018): “Put Your Style at Stake: A New Use of Sustainable Entrepreneurship”, Organization Studies, 39(2-3): 114-125


Publications sorted by:
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Ulf Larsson-Olaison; Lena Olaison; Florian Weber / Navigating Populism : A Study of How German and Swedish Corporations Articulate the Refugee Situation in 2015–2016.
In: Business & Society, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2.2024, p. 341-372
Journal article > peer review
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Robin Holt / Narrating the Facets of Time in Entrepreneurial Action
In: Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Vol. 47, No. 2, 3.2023, p. 613-627
Journal article > peer review
Christian Garmann Johnsen / Tactics of Sustainable Entrepreneurship : Ways of Operating in the Contested Terrain of Green Architecture.
In: Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 32, No. 2, 4.2023, p. 120-133
Journal article > peer review
Christian Garmann Johnsen / The Temporality of Entrepreneurship : How Entrepreneurs Blend Memories and Projections in the Ongoing Present of New Venture Creations.
In: Organization as Time: Technology, Power and Politics. . ed. /François-Xavier de Vaujany; Robin Holt; Albane Grandazzi. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2023, p. 256-274
Book chapter > peer review
Shama Patel; Abayomi Baiyere; Christian Garmann Johnsen / Beyond Practice : Assemblage Thinking in Sociomateriality Research.
In: Proceedings of the 30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2022 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Lisa Conrad; Rowland Curtis; Christian Garmann Johnsen / Modes of Organization
In: Ephemera. Theory and Politics in Organization, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2021, 16 p., p. 1-16
Editorial > peer review
Birke Otto; Christian Garmann Johnsen; Emil Husted; Justine Grønbæk Pors; Jette Sandager; Lena Olaison; / Pasts, Presents and Futures of Critical Publishing
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2021, 21 p., p. 1-21
Editorial > peer review
Christian Garmann Johnsen / Sustainability Beyond Instrumentality : Towards an Immanent Ethics of Organizational Environmentalism.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 172, No. 1, 8.2021, p. 1-14
Journal article > peer review
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Lena Olaison; Bent Meier Sørensen / Water in the Desert : Ephemera as an Arendtian Oasis.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 21, No. 4, 12.2021, p. 277-288
Journal article > peer review
Jens Budtz-Jørgensen; Christian Garmann Johnsen; Bent Meier Sørensen / Against Boundarylessness : The Liminal Career of the Flexible Employee.
In: Organization, Vol. 26, No. 6, 11.2019, p. 917-935
Journal article > peer review
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Academic Interests
  • Member of editorial collective of the journal ephemera: theory and politics in organization, , currently.
  • Member of board: Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism,, 2019-2023
Research Projects
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