Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-2.131
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+45 22714448
E-mail: mp.bhl@cbs.dk

My research and teaching revolve around three primary areas:

  • How to manage self-managing employees
  • The role habit plays in change management, business ethics, leadership, HRM and other fields
  • 4 day work week
Primary research areas
  • Self-management
  • Management and leadership
  • Change management
  • Habits
  • 4 day work week


Curriculum Vitae
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  • ’SHRM og det moderne arbejdsliv (personaleledelse),’ Master of Public Governance
  • ’Philosophical investigations in contemporary work-life’, Cand.merc.(fil)
  • ‘Ledelsesfilosofi’, HA(fil.)
  • People strategy in context, cand.merc. pbs
  • ’Strategisk HRM’, Cand.soc.hrm



I supervise projects with an interest in SHRM, self-management, general management and management philosophy


Publications sorted by:
Stephen Dunne; Michael Pedersen / Habits, Infinite Jest and the Recoveries of Pragmatism
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 29, No. 2, 3.2023, p. 111-123
Journal article > peer review
Michael Pedersen; Sara Louise Muhr / Breaking the Unchangeable Pattern of Old Habits in Organization Studies : Introducing the View of Ravaission’s Notion of Habit as a Dynamic Inclination.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 27, No. 5, 9.2021, p. 423-435
Journal article > peer review
Kristian Gylling Olesen; Michael Pedersen; Preben Olund Kirkegaard / Forord : Faglige ledelse - tæt på praksis.
In: Lederliv, Vol. 1, No. Efterår, 2021, 8 p.
Anders Raastrup Kristensen; Michael Pedersen / God ledelse
In: God Ledelse. ed. /Karsten Mellon. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2021, p. 173-184
Book chapter > peer review
Michael Pedersen; Stephen Dunne / Dewey’s Broad Account of Habit and its Relevance for Change Management : A Conceptual Clarification with Pragmatic Illustrations.
In: Journal of Change Management, Vol. 20, No. 3, 9.2020, p. 247-263
Journal article > peer review
Anders Raastrup Kristensen; Michael Pedersen / Fremtidens offentlige toplederroller kræver nye kompetencer
In: Statslig topledelse anno 2020: Rammevilkår, udfordringer og kompetencebehov. 10 perspektiver fra danske forskere. København : Medarbejder- og Kompetencestyrelsen 2020, p. 40-55
Report chapter
Michael Pedersen; Stephen Dunne / Virtue’s Embodied Malleability : the Plasticity of Habit and the Double-Law of Habituation.
In: Philosophy of Management, Vol. 19, No. 2, 6.2020, p. 155-172
Journal article > peer review
Michael Pedersen; Anders Raastrup Kristensen / ‘Blowing up the Pylon’ : The Limitations to Lacanism in Organization Studies, Seen from the Perspective of Deleuze and Guattari.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 25, No. 3, 6.2019, p. 189-201
Journal article > peer review
Anders Raastrup Kristensen; Michael Pedersen / Strategisk selvledelse : Om at lede selvledende medarbejdere.
In: Lederskabelse: Det personlige ledersekab. . ed. /Poula Helth. København : Samfundslitteratur 2018, p. 65-78
Book chapter
Michael Pedersen / The Resilience of Habit
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2018, p. 331-339
Journal article > peer review
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Outside activities
  • Strategisk selvledelse og vaner, Workshop for Forbrugerrådet Tænk, 2019
  • Strategisk selvledelse og vaner, Oplæg for Børne og -Undervisningsministeriet, 2019
  • Næstved, Slagelse og Ringsted Sygehuse, Medicin 3, 2019: Workshop om ”Selvledelse og vaner”
  • CBS Executive, 2019: Summer School kursus om “Resultatorienteret lederskab”
  • VUC Videnscenter, 2019: Workshop om ”Selvledelse og vaner”
  • Gældsstyrelsen, 2019: Workshop om ”Resultatorienteret lederskab”
  • Energi-, Forsynings- og Klimaministeriet, 2019: Oplæg om ’Vaner og trivsel’
  • CBS Executive, 2018: Summer School kursus om “Resultatorienteret lederskab”
  • VIA College, 2018: Oplæg om ”Ledelse af selvledelse”