Department of International Economics and Management
The main focus of my research is the transformation of market institutions in China, how and why it happens, and its consequences on firm and policy levels. An increasingly important feature of this transformation of market institutions relates to China’s exposure to international norms and business practices. The internationalization of Chinese business brings the institutional legacies to the fore, i.e. the particular ways of organizing businesses and administration, the norms they follow, and the logics they apply. I have for instance done research on China’s ability to shape markets (renewable energy) through institutionalization of new logics and state interferences in the form of subsidies. Of particular interest is the potential conflicts between Chinese and international institutions, or how they are adapted or transformed as they interact.
My theoretical ambition is to develop neoinstitutional theories by exposing them to the particular Chinese context characterized by a strong state dominated setting. This provides new insights into the development of organizational fields, possibilities for institutional entrepreneurs, and the creation and elaboration of institutional logics.
Based on my on-going attempt to understand if, how, and why China’s economy functions differently from western market economies, I engage in dialogue with businesses, organizations, and ministries and disseminate widely through public lectures and news media.
- Chinese state capitalism
- Chinese market policies and state subsidies
- Renewable energy in China
- Foreign companies in China
- EU – China trade and investment policies
- Neo-institutional theory
Christensen, Nis Høyrup 2013. 'Shaping Markets: A Neoinstitutional Analysis of the Emerging Organizational Field of Renewable Energy in China'. Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2013, 227 p.
Papers included in the Ph.D. thesis:
'The Making of a New Institutional Logic: From Sustainable Development to the Emerging Field of Renewable Energy in China'.
Between Market, State, and Sustainability: Institutional Logics and Subsidization of Renewable Energy in China.
'Institutional Entrepreneurship and the Emergence of an Organizational Field: How Dragon Power Introduced Biomass as a Source of Renewable Energy to China'.
Christensen, Nis Høyrup 2008. 'The Chinese paradox: Integrating socialism and the market economy'. In Politik, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 59-66.
In: Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2017, p. 79-97
In: Samfundsøkonomen, No. 1, 4.2016, p. 24-29
In: Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2015, p. 5-12
In: Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2015, p. 107-124
In: Offentligt eller privat?: Historiske og aktuelle udfordringer i politik og økonomi. . ed. /Lars Bo Kaspersen; Joachim Lund; Ole Helby Petersen. København : Djøf Forlag 2010, p. 37-51
In: Politik, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2008, p. 59-66
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2013, 227 p. (PhD Series, No. 3.2013)
In: List of Danish and Chinese Scholars and Professionals. ed. /Carsten Boyer Thøgersen; Su Qin; Nis Høyrup Christensen; Hans Jørgen Hinrup. Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute 2017, p. 7-13
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute 2017, 102 p.
In: Mandag Morgen, No. 23, 22.6.2015, p. 29
In: Mandag Morgen, 2015
In: Mandag Morgen, No. 4, 4.2.2013, p. 27-28
In: Berlingske Tidende, 3.7.2009, p. 13
In: www.di.dk, 11.6.2008