Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

  • Centre for Business History
Anders Ravn
Assistant professor

Room: POR/18.B-2.141b

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. My research focuses on three main areas:

  • Uses of history: I am interested in the ways organizations and companies have used and appropriated the past in order to increase legitimacy, facilitate change and build their brands.
  • Financial and monetary history: In particular how the legitimacy of currencies and central banks relates to national identity.
  • European business/management education in historical perspective

I am currently researching and writing an organizational history of Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in collaboration with Professor Kurt Jacobsen. The publication of the work is planned to coincide with CBS’ centennial anniversary in 2017. This history of CBS will focus on how the reciprocal relationship between the business school and society as a whole. The research investigates how development of the business school was affected by ideas, interests and societal trends in its surrounding institutional environment—as well as the school’s impact back on society.

I am member of the editorial board of Kulturstudier – a Danish journal of ethnography and history. 

Primary research areas
  • Uses of history in organizations
  • Brand and corporate heritage
  • Financial and monetary history
  • National identity and nationalism
  • History of business education
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Business strategy
  • Qualitative methods
  • Institutional perspectives
Other teaching activities

Lectures on the Danish banking crises of 2008 with special emphasis on Roskilde Bank

Selected publications
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Jeppe Nevers; Anders Ravn Sørensen / Danmark som søfartsnation
In: Søfartshistorier: Danmarkshistorien til søs. . ed. /Jeppe Nevers; Anders Ravn Sørensen. København : Gad 2020, p. 6-31
Book chapter
Anders Ravn Sørensen / Et museum for søfarten
In: Søfartshistorier: Danmarkshistorien til søs. . ed. /Jeppe Nevers; Anders Ravn Sørensen. København : Gad 2020, p. 166-185
Book chapter
Jeppe Nevers (Editor) ; Anders Ravn Sørensen (Editor) / Søfartshistorier : Danmarkshistorien til søs.
København : Gad 2020, 296 p.
Anders Ravn Sørensen / Museet for Søfart, Elsinore, Denmark. Opened 2013
In: The American Historical Review, Vol. 125, No. 5, 12.2019, p. 1814-1816
Book review
Anders Ravn Sørensen; Ellen Mølgaard Korsager; Michael Heller / A Bittersweet Past : The Negative Equity of Corporate Heritage Brands.
In: Journal of Consumer Culture, 11.5.2018
Journal article > peer review
Anders Ravn Sørensen / CSR at the Museum : Strategical Public History and the Invention of Societal Relevance at the Danish Maritime Museum.
Paper presented at The 22nd Annual European Business History Association (EBHA) Conference, 2018
Anders Ravn Sørensen / En brugt historiker : Jubilæum og organisatorisk historiebrug på Copenhagen Business School.
In: Kulturstudier, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2018, p. 81-109
Journal article > peer review
Nicholas Wong; Diego Coraiola; Anders Ravn Sørensen; Ian Jones / Rhetorical History and the Legitimation of New Industries
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2018, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Ivan Lind Christensen; Anders Ravn Sørensen / Temanummer om historiebrug : Et forord.
In: Kulturstudier, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2018, 4 p., p. 5-8
Kurt Jacobsen; Anders Ravn Sørensen / CBS : 100 Years.
København : Historika 2017, 416 p.
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Outside activities

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