Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
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Daniel Hjorth

Daniel Hjorth is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organisation at the Department of Business Humanities and Law, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Between 2013 and 2018 he served as Academic Director for the across CBS Entrepreneurship Business in Society Platform.

Daniel Hjorth is currently employed as a 20% professor at BHL.

Primary research areas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisation studies
  • Philosophy and Management
  • Organizational creativity
  • Art, Design and Business


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  • Business Concepts and Prototypes (master, 7,5 ECTS); 
  • The Art of Innovation (master, 7,5 ECTS); 
  • Organisational Entrepreneurship (exec. mba); 
  • various PhD courses on organisation and entrepreneurship.

I enjoy supervising PhD students and Master thesis writing students and I have done both in abundance.


Other teaching activities

Continuously part of building course and programmes in entrepreneurship, organizational creativity and innovation.

Developing collaborations with St Gallen University on Master- and PhD levels.


Selected publications

Hjorth, D., Holt, R., and Steyaert, C. (2015) ‘Entrepreneurship Process Studies’, in International Small Business Journal, 33(6): 599-611. 

Hjorth, D. and Dawson, A. (2016) “The burden of history in the family business organization,” Organization Studies, 37(8): 1089-1111.

Hjorth, D. and Holt, R. (2016) “It’s Entrepreneurship not Enterprise: Ai Weiwei as Entrepreneur”, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 5: 50-54.

Austin, R., Hjorth, D., and Hessel, S. (2017) “How aesthetics and economy become conversant in creative firms,” Organization Studies, 36(8): 1095-1114

Helin, J., Hernes, T., Hjorth, D., and Holt, R. (Eds) (2014) Oxford handbook on Process Philosophy and Organization Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Publications sorted by:
Bo Christensen; Kasper Merling Arendt; Daniel Hjorth / How Learning Spaces Matter in Entrepreneurship Education : Introducing the Concept of Topopraxis.
In: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Vol. 35, No. 3-4, 3.2023, p. 317-336
Journal article > peer review
Daniel Hjorth; Robin Holt / Entrepreneurship and the Creation of Organization
New York : Routledge 2022, 264 p. (Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship)
Book > peer review
Daniel Hjorth; Trish Reay / Organizational and Institutional Entrepreneuring : Introduction to the Special Issue.
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2.2022, p. 159-177
Journal article > peer review
Daniel Hjorth / Toward a More Cultural Understanding of Entrepreneurship
In: Advances in Cultural Entrepreneurship. ed. /Christi Lockwood; Jean-Francois Soublière. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2022, p. 81-96 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 80)
Book chapter > peer review
Niels Arvid Sletterød; Espen Carlsson; Daniel Hjorth / Entrepreneurial Intermediation in Innovation : A Study of Multilayered Contexts and Embedded Dynamics of Organisation-creation.
In: Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity , Vol. 10, No. 1, 2021, p. 1-21
Journal article > peer review
Carine Farias (Editor) ; Pablo Fernandez (Editor) ; Daniel Hjorth (Editor) ; Robin Holt (Editor) / Organizational Entrepreneurship, Politics and the Political
Abingdon : Routledge 2021, 126 p.
Anthology > peer review
Daniel Hjorth / Playing
In: Organizational Gamification: Theories and Practices of Ludified Work in Late Modernity. . ed. /Mikko Vesa. New York : Routledge 2021, p. 169-176 (Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society)
Book chapter > peer review
Daniel Hjorth; Chris Steyaert / Stirring and Disturb : Urging the Movement of Academic Entrepreneurship Onwards.
In: New Movements in Academic Entrepreneurship. ed. /Päivi Eriksson; Ulla Hytti; Katri Komulainen; Tero Montonen; Päivi Siivonen. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2021, p. 254–268
Book chapter > peer review
Daniel Hjorth / The Word “Opportunity”
In: Revue de l'Entrepreneuriat, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2021, p. 13-15
Journal article > peer review
Daniel Hjorth / Pen
In: The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies. ed. /Timon Beyes; Robin Holt; Claus Pias. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, p. 311-320
Book chapter > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Nottingham Trent University, 2018 (Jan-Dec): Fractional position, Professor, research + publishing + grant application support
  • Université Paris Dauphine, 2018 (equivalent of two weeks): Guest Professor, research + publishing
  • Kyoto University, Graduate School of Management, 2018 (short visit, equivalent of 1 week): Guest teacher in master level course