Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-4.127
E-mail: le.bhl@cbs.dk

My research is centered on how concepts, practices, and temporalities impact cultural and social organizing. I am especially interested in the way we conceptualize “the common good” and its implications for how we address and solve the (grand) challenges of our day by organizing the present and diagnosing the future. My research contributes to contemporary discussions of: civil society, “the common good,” philanthropic gift-giving practices, and temporalities, as well as more theoretical and methodological discussions rooted in a relational-processual approach inspired by cultural sociology, pragmatism, and semiotics. In my current research, I investigate how the negotiations of “The Common Good” are translated into civil action and civil organizing over time. Particularly, the research sheds lights on the social inclusion/exclusion mechanisms involved in the process, and its consequences for future social actions.

Primary research areas
  • The empirical and conceptual development of Civil Society
  • The changing forms and organizing of the Common Good
  • Philanthropy and Gift-giving practices
  • The development and methodological application of a pragmatist approach to grand challenges
  • Temporalities and the relational-processual approach
  • Processual Methodology
  • Microhistory
  • Philosophy of science in a broad sense


Curriculum Vitae
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  • Philosophy of Science
  • Societal Actors` Issues and Agendas
  • Why culture matters
  • The Company in a Contextual Perspective
  • The logic of interaction
  •  Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  •  History of concepts
  •  Foundation of Communication
  •  Intercultural Communication
  •  Cultural analysis and theories

I teach at PhD, MSc and BSc level both mandatory and elective courses



I supervise at the PhD, MSc and BSc level and have done that for several years.

I have mainly supervised students from HA/Cand. merc. psyk., BLC, BSc Soc. and LPK at programmes from CBS and students from History and Anthropology from other universities.

I supervise at both the process and content level and expect the student(s) to turn up well prepared and always mail me a draft before supervision.

Other teaching activities

At CBS I have developed the BSc Soc. Programme; part of the HA Psyk programme and is part of the MPP Philosophy of Science group to develop PoS across different programmes. I am and have been part of several groups and research forums discussing university teaching and pedagogical philosophy in general and it-based teaching and teaching development in particular. I have a long track record of developing teaching programs at different universities.

Publications sorted by:
Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard; Liv Egholm / Fluid Forms of Organizing Volunteering : Producing Civic Action Through Organizational Maintenance.
In: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 28.3.2024
Journal article > peer review
Anne Cecilie Rathschau Kvium; Liv Egholm / Choosing Silence When the Public is Listening : Balancing the Boundaries Between Uncivil and Civil Spheres in Discursive Struggles.
Paper presented at 2nd CST Conference, 2023
Liv Egholm; Lars Bo Kaspersen / Civilsamfund - et begreb og en realitet : Hvordan studerer vi civilsamfund?.
In: Civilsamfundet i statens skygge. ed. /Lars Bo Kaspersen; Liv Egholm. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2023, p. 13-31
Book chapter > peer review
Lars Bo Kaspersen; Liv Egholm / Civilsamfundet i statens skygge
København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2023, 274 p.
Book > peer review
Liv Egholm / Filantropien som med-skaber af den danske velfærdsstat
In: Civilsamfundet i statens skygge. ed. /Lars Bo Kaspersen; Liv Egholm. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2023, p. 87-110
Book chapter > peer review
Liv Egholm / Gift-Giving and Foundation-Owned Business
In: Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. ed. /Deborah C. Poff; Alex C. Michalos. Cham : Springer 2023, p. 986–988
Encyclopedia chapter > peer review
Liv Egholm / Interstitial Institutions
In: Cultural Sociology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 3.2023, p. 96-114
Journal article > peer review
Anne Cecilie Rathschau Kvium; Maja Gildin Zuckerman; Liv Egholm / Problemers transformative potentialer : Kultur som åbent problem og løsningsfelt i sager om seksuelle krænkelser.
In: Transformationens politik: Ledelse af tidens udfordringer. . ed. /Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Dorthe Pedersen; Erik Mygind du Plessis; Jette Sandager. København : Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne 2023, p. 129-142
Book chapter > peer review
Liv Egholm / Stimulating Societalization : Problem-solving of Civil Society Organizations.
Paper presented at 39th EGOS Colloquium 2023, 2023
Paper > peer review
Liv Egholm; Jason Mast / The Temporality of Socientalization
Paper presented at 2nd CST Conference, 2023
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