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
Link to this homepage
  • 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:
Liv Egholm / Interstitial Institutions
In: Cultural Sociology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 3.2023, p. 96-114
Journal article > peer review
Liv Egholm / A Pragmatist Approach to Stabilities and Change
Paper presented at Second Colloquium on Philosophy and Organization Studies (PHILOS), 2022
Paper > peer review
Liv Egholm / Civic Engagement in Scandinavia: Volunteering, Informal Help and Giving in Denmark, Norway and Sweden
In: Acta Sociologica, Vol. 65, No. 4, 11.2022, p. 460-462
Book review
Liv Egholm / Civil Society as a Site of Causation
Paper presented at Presentation at Center for Civil Sociology (CCS) Yale University, 2022
Paper > peer review
Diego Coraiola; Liv Egholm / New Ghosts in Old Town : The Intertemporal Translation of Edinburgh's South Bridge.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management . ed. /Sonja Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2022, 1 p., p. 3926 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Diego Coraiola; Liv Egholm / New Ghosts in Old Town : The Intertemporal Translation of Edinburgh's South Bridge.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard; Liv Egholm / Producing Civic Action through Fluidly Organized Leisure – Creating Change through Maintenance?
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard; Liv Egholm / Producing Civic Action through Fluidly Organized Practices – Creating Change through Maintenance?
Paper presented at Ethnography of Public Life and POETs Seminar , 2022
Paper > peer review
Diego M. Coraiola; Liv Egholm / The Temporality of Material Affordance
Paper presented at 13th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies PROS 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Liv Egholm; Lars Bo Kaspersen / A Processual-relational Approach to Civil Society
In: Civil Society: Between Concepts and Empirical Grounds. . ed. /Liv Egholm; Lars Bo Kaspersen. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 3-30 (Routledge Advances In Sociology)
Book chapter > peer review
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