Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

PhD defence: Dimitra Makri Andersen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Dimitra Makri Andersen has submitted her thesis titled:   Walking through Temporal Walls:   Rethinking NGO Organizing for Sustainability through a Temporal Lens on NGO-Business Partnerships

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00

Dimitra Makri Andersen

This PhD dissertation aims to enhance understanding of the challenges and possibilities related to NGO organizing for sustainability through partnerships with business.In doing so it employs an explicit temporal lens grounded in an understanding of sustainability as an intrinsically temporal concept, and of NGO-Business partnerships as temporally ambiguous organizational practices. The dissertation is thus positioned in the literature at the intersection of NGO-business partnerships and temporality and draws on a case study of the Danish Red Cross through an abductive qualitative research approach. The dissertation builds on organizational theory contributing new conceptual tools to the study of temporal tensions in cross-sector partnerships for sustainability. It also opens up for a more nuanced and temporally sensitive managerial approach to cross-sector collaboration for sustainability, highlighting how particular approaches to time and temporality can support or diminish substantive sustainability goals.
Primary Supervisor:
Professor Lars Bo Kaspersen
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Majken Schultz
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:
Professor Sylviya Svejenova Veilkova (Chair)
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Juliane Reinecke
International Management and Sustainability
Kings College, London
Professor Frank De Bakker
Department of Business and Society
IÉSEG School of Management

The thesis will be available from
The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in FUHU executive room (3rd floor, above the canteen, Solbjerg Plads)

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 24 September 2021
Time 10:00-12:00

Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SPs05 Nykredit Aud

It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams at the following link:

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!


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