Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-2.144A
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+45 27213264
E-mail: kv.bhl@cbs.dk
Primary research areas
  • Organization Studies 
  • Work and Work Organisation 
  • Health Promotion 
  • Modern Technology 
  • Michel Foucault and Philosophy of Science 


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  • Projektsamfundet, HA(Pro), Erhvervsøkonomi og Projektledelse
  • The Use of Concepts, PhD course (tilbagevendende)
  • Human Kapital,  HA(fil.), Erhvervsøkonomi og Filosofi
Selected publications


  • Villadsen, K. (2022) Goodbye Foucault’s ‘Missing Human Agent’? Self-formation, Capability, and the Dispositifs. European Journal of Social Theory (forthcoming).
  • Sandset, J. & Villadsen, K. (2022) Pandemic Modelling and Model Citizens: Governing COVID-19 through Prediction, Sovereignty, and Discipline. The Sociological Review (early online 2.8.2022).
  • Villadsen, K. (2021) ‘The Dispositive’: Foucault’s Concept for Organizational Analysis? Organization Studies, 42(3). 
  • Steensen, K. Q. & Villadsen, K. (2020) From Social Gospel to CSR: Was Corporate Social Responsibility Ever Radical? Organization, 27(6). 
  • Sørensen, B. M. and Villadsen, K. (2018) Penis-whirling and Pie-throwing: Norm-defying and Norm-setting Drama in the Creative Industries. Human Relations, 71(8).
  • Dean, M. & Villadsen, K. (2016) State Phobia and Civil Society: The Political Legacy of Michel Foucault. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 
  • Villadsen, K. (2016) Michel Foucault and the Forces of Civil Society. Theory, Culture and Society, 33(3).


Publications sorted by:
Tony Joakim Sandset; Kaspar Villadsen; Kristin Heggen; Eivind Engebretsen / Discipline for Pleasure : A New Governmentality for HIV Prevention .
In: BioSocieties, Vol. 18, No. 1, 3.2023, p. 102-127
Journal article > peer review
Kaspar Villadsen / Goodbye Foucault's 'Missing Human Agent'? : Self-formation, Capability and the Dispositifs.
In: European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2.2023, p. 67–89
Journal article > peer review
Kaspar Villadsen; Johannes Lundberg / Guest Editors’ Introduction to Special Issue : ‘Foucault, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Corporate Sustainability’.
In: Sustainability, Vol. 15, No. 6, 2023, 11 p., p. 1-11
Editorial > peer review
Tony Joakim Sandset; Kaspar Villadsen / Pandemic Modelling and Model Citizens : Governing COVID-19 through Predictive Models, Sovereignty and Discipline.
In: The Sociological Review, Vol. 71, No. 3, 5.2023, p. 624-641
Journal article > peer review
Henrik Nielsen; Kaspar Villadsen / The ESG Discourse Is Neither Timeless Nor Stable : How Danish Companies ‘Tactically’ Embrace ESG Concepts.
In: Sustainability, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2.2023
Journal article > peer review
Kaspar Villadsen / Jane Addams’s Pragmatist Method Extended : Care Work Between Abstract Rules and Situated Practice.
In: Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 28, No. 10, 12.2022, p. 1027-1038
Journal article > peer review
Kaspar Villadsen / Was Jane Addams a Sociologist?
In: The Oxford Handbook of Jane Addams. ed. /Patricia M. Shields; Joseph Soeters; Maurice Hamington. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2022, p. 389-410
Book chapter > peer review
Kaspar Villadsen / Dispositivanalyse : Mellem Foucault og Deleuze.
In: Eklektiske analysestrategier. ed. /Emil Husted; Justine Grønbæk Pors . Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2021, p. 113-138
Book chapter > peer review
Kaspar Villadsen / State Lockdown : The Concept of "Risky Immigrants" in Danish Policy Discourse.
In: Contemporary Christian-cultural Values: Migration Encounters in the Nordic Region. . ed. /Cecilia Nahnfeldt; Kaia S. Rønsdal. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 110-135 (Religion, Resistance, Hospitalities)
Book chapter > peer review
Kristian Bondo Hansen; Marius Gudmand-Høyer; Kaspar Villadsen / The Portfolio Management of the Self : A Critical Reflection on Uncertainty-Adjusted Human Capital Investment Practices in Modern Work-life.
Paper presented at 13th Annual Critical Finance Studies Conference, 2021
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