Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Anders Ravn
Assistant professor

Room: POR/18.B-3.134

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
Publications & dissemination
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
Anders Ravn Sørensen / Internationaliseringen af de danske handelsuddannelser
In: Økonomi og Politik, Vol. 90, No. 2, 6.2017, p. 26-35
Journal article
Anders Ravn Sørensen / Monetary Organization and National Identity : A Review and Considerations.
In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2016, p. 173-185
Journal article
Anders Ravn Sørensen / “Too Weird for Banknotes” : Legitimacy and Identity in the Production of Danish Banknotes 1947–2007.
In: Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 29, No. 2, 6.2016, p. 182-206
Journal article
Anders Ravn Sørensen / Banking on the Nation : How Four Danish Central Bank Governors Used and Reproduced the Logics of National Identity.
In: International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2015, p. 325-347
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Anders Ravn Sørensen / Can the European Central Bank Create a European identity?
In: Ianus - Diritto e Finanza, No. Special Issue, 2014, p. 41-60
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Anders Ravn Sørensen / Superstar Technocrats : The Celebrity Central Banker.
In: Celebrity Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2014, p. 364-367
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Anders Ravn Sørensen / The Danish Euro : Constructing a Monetary Oxymoron in the Danish Euro Debate.
In: National Identities, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1.2014, p. 31-51
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Anders Ravn Sørensen / At designe danskhed : Forestillinger om nationen på danske pengesedler.
In: Kulturstudier, No. 1, 5.2013, p. 118-142
Journal article
Anders Ravn Sørensen / Central Banks : National Community and Identity.
Paper presented at The 17th Annual European Business History Association (EBHA) Conference, 2013
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