Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership
Justine Grønbæk
Associate professor
PhD, cand.soc.

Room: POR/18.B-4.140
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Justine Pors

My research explores new forms of organising, management and government and their adverse effects especially within the context of the welfare society. In my work, I strive to consider both broader policy developments as well as the professional practices and experiences in everyday organisational life. I am particularly interested in the contradictions and paradoxes inherent to contemporary policies and in subjectivity, affect and ghostly matters.

I have studied phenomena such as welfare reforms, education, public innovation, co-creation, gender, knowledge production and digital knowledge sharing. 

Primary research areas
  • Ghostly matters in organising
  • Welfare Management
  • Public policy and administration
  • Biodiversity policy and knowledge
  • Primary and Secondary education
  • Noise and organizing
  • Affect and embodiment
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  • Politisk Kommunikation og Ledelse
  • Analysestrategi og metode
  • Samfundets kommunikative differentiering
  • Strategisk HRM i det moderne arbejdsliv
  • Politisk kommunikation og Ledelse (PKL)
  • Master in Public Governance 
  • PhD supervision: Jette Sandager & Anne Agerbak Bilde
Selected publications
  • Justine Grønbæk Pors / ‘It Sends a Cold Shiver down My Spine’ : Ghostly Interruptions to Strategy Implementation. I: Organization Studies, Vol. 37, Nr. 11, 11.2016, s. 1641-1659
  • Justine Grønbæk Pors / The Ghostly Workings of Danish Accountability Policies. I: Journal of Education Policy, Vol. 31, Nr. 4, 2016, s. 466-481
  • Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Justine Grønbæk Pors / Public Management in Transition : The Orchestration of Potentiality. Bristol: Policy Press 2016, 288 s.
  • Justine Grønbæk Pors; Lena Olaison; Birke Otto / Ghostly Matters in Organizing. I: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 19, Nr. 1, 2019, 29 s., s. 1-29
  • Justine Grønbæk Pors; Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen / Kerneløse kerneopgaver : Skolen som potentialiseringsmaskine. I: At lede efter læring: Ledelse og organisationer i den reformerede skole. . red. /Helle Bjerg; Nana Vaaben. Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur 2015, s. 299-318
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Justine Grønbæk Pors / Jane Bennett : Marvelling at a World of Vibrant Matter.
In: Affect in Organization and Management. ed. /Carolyn Hunter; Nina Kivinen. New York : Routledge 2023, p. 61-75 (Routledge Focus on Women Writers in Organization Studies )
Book chapter > peer review
Peter Fleming; Lena Olaison; Mie Plotnikof; Justine Grønbæk Pors; Alison Pullen / Crawling from the Wreckage
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2022, 20 p., p. 1-20
Jette Sandager; Justine Grønbæk Pors / Ghostly Mirroring : How Taxidermy Could Teach us Something Important About Current Attempts to Inspire STEM Aspirations in Young Women.
In: Narratives of Educational Leadership: Representing Research via Creative Analytic Practices. . ed. /Denise Mifsud. Singapore : Springer 2022, p. 199-221 (Educational Leadership Theory)
Book chapter > peer review
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Justine Grønbæk Pors / Transformation and Potentialization : How to Extend the Present and Produce Possibilities?.
In: Kybernetes, 11.8.2022
Journal article > peer review
Justine Grønbæk Pors / A Ghostly Encounter and the Questions We Might Learn from It
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 27, No. 4, 6.2021, p. 289-301
Journal article > peer review
Emil Husted (Editor) ; Justine Grønbæk Pors (Editor) / Eklektiske analysestrategier
Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2021, 320 p.
Anthology > peer review
Justine Grønbæk Pors / Ethics beyond Individualism : Vulnerability, Inheritance and Discursive-affective Entanglements.
In: Book of Abstracts. Gender, Work & Organization. 11th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference: Transforming Contexts, Transforming Selves: Gender in New Times. Canterbury : University of Kent 2021, 2 p., p. 34-35
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Justine Grønbæk Pors / From Self-evident Norms to Contingent Couplings : A Systems-theoretical Analysis of Changes in the Relationship between Schools and the Function Systems in Denmark.
In: European Educational Research Journal, Vol. 20, No. 6, 11.2021, p. 821-840
Journal article > peer review
Justine Grønbæk Pors / Local Meaning-making in Discursive, Embodied and Affective Registers
In: International Journal of Public Leadership, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2021, p. 247-264
Journal article > peer review
Justine Grønbæk Pors; Emil Husted / Når problemer kalder på samtænkning : Indledende tanker om eklekticisme som samfundsfaglig analysestrategi.
In: Eklektiske analysestrategier. ed. /Emil Husted; Justine Grønbæk Pors . Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2021, p. 13-38
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Frederiksberg Kommune, 2018: Presentation of research
  • Dansk Magisterforening, 2019: Presentation of research
  • BUPL, 2019: Presentation of research
  • Esbjerg kommune, 2019: Presentation of research