Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Centre for Business History
  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
PhD, Director of Unit

Room: POR/18.B-2.18a
Christina Lubinski

Christina Lubinski is professor at the Department of Business Humanities and Law at Copenhagen Business School. Her research and teaching focuses on entrepreneurship in national and global contexts. A historian by training, she uses historical reasoning to study early-stage startups, family businesses, entrepreneurial processes and organizations over time. She is a member of the Centre for Business History and the Centre for Organizational Time. Since 2023, she is academic director of the unit Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership.

Christina has published in leading journals in both management (Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Family Business Review) and business history (Business History Review, Business History, Enterprise & Society). Her monograph Navigating Nationalism in Global Enterprise appeared with Cambridge University Press. She has won the Henrietta Larson and Oxford Journals Article Prizes as well as several teaching awards.

Primary research areas
  • Historical Entrepreneurship
  • Venturing and Startup Organization
  • Global Business and Emerging Markets
  • Time and Organizations
  • Family Business
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  • Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipate and Avoid Startup Pitfalls (BSc in International Business)
  • Google, Uber, Amazon – Management Challenges in Networked Businesses (BSc in Economics and Business Administration)


  • Entrepreneurial Processes (MSc in Social Sciences)
  • Organizing Growth (MSc in Social Sciences)


  • Using Historical Approaches in Management and Organizational Research (PhD School in Organization and Management Studies)
  • Perspectives on Time and Organization (PhD School in Organization and Management Studies)


Other teaching activities

Editor of the Historical Entrepreneurship case series at Harvard Business School Publishing, including

Selected publications
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Christina Lubinski / Postcolonial Transition and Global Business History: British Multinational Companies in Ghana and Nigeria
In: Business History, 16.3.2023
Book review > peer review
Christina Lubinski / Navigating Nationalism in Global Enterprise : A Century of Indo-German Business Relations.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2023, 286 p. (Cambridge Studies in the Emergence of Global Enterprise)
Book > peer review
Christina Lubinski; William B. Gartner / Talking About (My) Generation : The Use of Generation as Rhetorical History in Family Business.
In: Family Business Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 3.2023, p. 119-142
Journal article > peer review
Christina Lubinski / Dynamische Fähigkeiten : Die Sparkassen und das Geschäft mit dem Mittelstand.
In: Die Entstehung der modernen Sparkasse: Von der “Ersparnisanstalt” zum marktorientierten Unternehmen (1950er bis 1980er Jahre). . ed. /Günther Schulz. Stuttgart : S-Communication Services GmbH 2022, p. 137-164 (Sparkassen in der Geschichte, Forschung, Vol. 23)
Book chapter > peer review
Morten Tinning; Christina Lubinski / Ego-documents in Management and Organizational History
In: Management & Organizational History, Vol. 17, No. 3-4, 2022, p. 166-188
Journal article > peer review
Christina Lubinski; Christoph Viebig / IP Management in the Start-up Lifecycle
In: Intellectual Property Strategies for Start-ups: A Practical Guide. . ed. /Stefan Golkowsky. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2022, p. 191–214 (Elgar Practical Guides)
Book chapter
Christina Lubinski / M. Raianu: Tata
In: H-Soz-Kult, 14.1.2022
Book review
Patricia Genoe McLaren; Todd Bridgman; Stephen Cummings; Christina Lubinski; Ellen O'Connor; J.C. Spender; Gabrielle Durepos / New Times, New Histories of the Business School
In: Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2021, 7 p., p. 293-299
Laura Julia Rischbieter; Christina Lubinski / Sound Speculators : Public Debates about Futures Trading in British India and Germany, 1880–1930.
In: Enterprise & Society, Vol. 22, No. 3, 9.2021, p. 808-841
Journal article > peer review
Christina Lubinski; R. Daniel Wadhwani / Geopolitical jockeying : Economic nationalism and multinational strategy in historical perspective.
In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 41, No. 3, 3.2020, p. 400-421
Journal article > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Two-week summer school course, Escuela Internacional de Verano, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, June 2019 and June 2023.