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
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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 / 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
Kurt Jacobsen; Anders Ravn Sørensen / CBS : 100 Years.
København : Historika 2017, 416 p.
Kurt Jacobsen; Anders Ravn Sørensen / CBS : Gennem 100 år.
København : Historika 2017, 416 p.
Anders Ravn Sørensen / Internationaliseringen af de danske handelsuddannelser
In: Økonomi & Politik, Vol. 90, No. 2, 6.2017, p. 26-35
Journal article > peer review
Anders Ravn Sørensen / A Brand Entwined in National History : Brand Heritage Between Asset and Liability.
Paper presented at The 2016 Business History Conference Annual Meeting, 2016
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 > peer review
Anders Ravn Sørensen / Swede of the Year
In: A Global Game: Sport, Culture, Development and Foreign Policy. . ed. /William Billows; Sebastian Körber. Göttingen : Steidl 2016, p. 145-149 (Culture Report / EUNIC Yearbook, Vol. 8)
Book chapter
Ellen Mølgaard Korsager; Anders Ravn Sørensen / Too Much of a Good Thing : When Corporate Heritage Becomes a Liability.
Paper presented at The 11th Global Conference of the Academy of Marketing's Brand, Corporate Identity and Reputation Special Interest Group 2016, 2016
Anders Ravn Sørensen / Zlatan Ibrahimović and Volvo : Pushing the Boundaries of Swedishness.
Paper presented at Fußball als Instrument der Nationenbildung I: Deutschland, Westeuropa, Zentral- und (Süd-)Osteuropa, 2016
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