Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Garmann Johnsen
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-2.146
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Overall, my research revolves around the use of philosophy in organization studies. Predominately, I am interested in how philosophical concepts can be used to both challenge common sense perceptions and open up to alternative ways of understanding organization, management, leadership and entrepreneurship. In do this both in my research and my teaching practice. Currently, I am engaged in a project on sustainable entrepreneurship supported by the Velux foundation. Informed by philosophical concepts, I explore the challenges that entrepreneurs who commit to a sustainable agenda face in practice, but also the strategies they use to cope with these challenges. On this basis, I explore alternative conceptualizations, articulations and experiences of sustainable entrepreneurship.

Primary research areas
  • Organizational Philosophy
  • Organization Studies
  • Philosophy and management education
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Organizational Philosophy and Practice (CM.fil, CBS)
  • Ontologi og viden (Ontology and knowledge) (HA.fil, CBS)
Selected publications
  • Johnsen, C. G. (first online): Authenticating the Leader: Why Bill George Believes that a Moral Compass Would Have Kept Jeffrey Skilling out of Jail, Journal of Business Ethics, DIO: 10.1007/s10551-015-2968-7
  • Johnsen, C. G. (2016): Romanticizing the market: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the pedagogy of post-bureaucratic management, Culture and Organization, 22(1): 88-105
  • Johnsen, C. G. (2015): Deconstructing the future of management: Pharmakon, Gary Hamel and the impossibility of invention, Futures, 68(4): 57-66
  • Johnsen, C. G. & Sørensen, B. M (2015): ‘It's capitalism on coke!’: From temporary to permanent liminality in organization studies, Culture and Organization, 21(4): 321-337
Publications & dissemination
Christian Garmann Johnsen / Authenticating the Leader : Why Bill George Believes That a Moral Compass Would Have Kept Jeffrey Skilling Out of Jail.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 147, No. 1, 1.2018, p. 53-63
Journal article
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Lena Olaison; Bent Meier Sørensen / Conceptual Activism : Entrepreneurship Education as a Philosophical Project.
In: Revitalizing Entrepreneurship Education: Adopting a Critical Approach in the Classroom. . ed. /Karin Berglund; Karen Verduyn. Abingdon : Routledge 2018, p. 119-136 (Routledge Rethinking Entrepreneurship Research)
Book chapter
Karen Landmark; Hans Grelland; Christian Garmann Johnsen / Coping with Sustainability : The Need for Non-instrumental Thinking.
In: Coping with the Future: Rethinking Assumptions for Society, Business and Work. . ed. /Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen; Halvor Holtskog; Richard Ennals. New York : Routledge 2018, p. 114-125
Book chapter
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Lena Olaison; Bent Meier Sørensen / Put Your Style at Stake : A New Use of Sustainable Entrepreneurship.
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 39, No. 2-3, 2018, p. 397–415
Journal article
Ekaterina Chertkovskaya; Christian Garmann Johnsen; Konstantin Stoborod / Hosting Emergence with Hospitality
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2017, p. 733-749
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Mette Nelund; Lena Olaison; Bent Meier Sørensen / Organizing for the Post-growth Economy
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, p. 1-21
Journal article
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Bent Meier Sørensen / Traversing the Fantasy of the Heroic Entrepreneur
In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2017, p. 228-244
Journal article
Christian Garmann Johnsen / Who’s Afraid of Organization? : Concepts, Process and Identity Thinking.
In: Philosophy of Management, 26.10.2017
Journal article
Ekaterina Chertkovskaya (Editor) ; Christian Garmann Johnsen (Editor) ; Konstantin Stoborod (Editor) / Wither Emergence?
London : MayFly Books 2017, 204 p. (Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, No. 4, Vol. 17)
Christian Garmann Johnsen / Romanticizing the Market : Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Pedagogy of Post-Bureaucratic Management.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2016, p. 88-105
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