Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Dr. Phil

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E-mail: dh.mpp@cbs.dk
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management philosophy
  • Organization theory
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Aesthetics and organization


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Daniel Hjorth is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organisation at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is Academic Director for the across CBS Entrepreneurship Business in Society Platform. His latest books include “The Politics and Aesthetics of Entrepreneurship” (2009), edited with dr. Chris Steyaert, and the “Handbook of Organisational Entrepreneurship” (2012) and (co-editing) the Oxford University Press Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organisation Studies. Hjorth’s research is focused on the organizational conditions for entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and on social entrepreneurship.


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Management and Organization in the Creative Society (7,5 ECTS)
Organizational Entrepreneurship (PhD course)
Entrepreneurship (module, within LAICS MBA, DPU)
Organizing the New Museum (St Gallen University, 7,5 ECTS)



I constantly supervise in-between 5 to 10 PhD students (presently 7)


Other teaching activities

Continuously part of building course and programmes in entrepreneurship, organizational creativity and innovation.

Developing collaborations with St Gallen University on Master- and PhD levels.


Selected publications
  • Hjorth, D. (2012) “Public Entrepreneurship – Desiring Social Change, Creating Sociality”, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 25(1-2): 34-51
  • Hjorth, D. (2011) “Advancing Family Business Research through Narrative Analysis”, Family Business Review, 25(3): 339-355
  • Hjorth, D. (2011) “On Provocation, Education and Entrepreneurship”, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 23(1-2): 49-63.
  • Hjorth, D. (2007) “Narrating the Entrepreneurial Event: Learnng from Shakespeare’s Iago”, Journal of Business Venturing, 22(5): 712-732
  • Hjorth, D. (ed.) (2012) Handbook of Organizational Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

  • Research project: PDF iconIncubation_for_Public_Innovation.pdf (Feb 2014-Dec 2015) done in collaboration with Krinova and HKR.




Publications & dissemination
Daniel Hjorth / Critique Nouvelle : An Essay on Affirmative-Performative Entrepreneurship Research.
In: Revue de l'Entrepreneuriat, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2017, p. 47-54
Journal article
Robert D. Austin; Daniel Hjorth; Shannon Hessel / How Aesthetics and Economy Become Conversant in Creative Firms
In: Organization Studies, 26.10.2017
Journal article
Daniel Hjorth; Robin Holt / It's Entrepreneurship, not Enterprise : Ai Weiwei as Entrepreneur.
In: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol. 5, 6.2016, p. 50–54
Journal article
Daniel Hjorth; Robin Holt / Nietzsche as Educator
In: The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education. ed. /Chris Steyaert; Timon Beyes; Martin Parker. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 107-119 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter
Daniel Hjorth / Resisting the New : On Cooptation and the Organisational Conditions for Entrepreneurship.
In: The SAGE handbook of resistance. ed. /David Courpasson; Steven Vallas. London : Sage Publications, Incorporated 2016, p. 298-316
Book chapter
Daniel Hjorth; Alexandra Dawson / The Burden of History in the Family Business Organization
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 37, No. 8, 8.2016, p. 1089-1111
Journal article
Maria Daskalaki; Daniel Hjorth; Johanna Mair / Are Entrepreneurship, Communities, and Social Transformation Related?
In: Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2015, p. 419-423
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Daniel Hjorth; Robin Holt; Chris Steyaert / Entrepreneurship and Process Studies
In: International Small Business Journal, Vol. 33, No. 6, 2015, p. 599-611
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Daniel Hjorth / Moving on : Affirming the Entrepreneurial in Entrepreneurship Research.
In: Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Debating Research Orientations. . ed. /Alain Fayolle; Philippe Riot. Abingdon : Routledge 2015, p. 28-43 (Routledge Rethinking Entrepreneurship Research)
Book chapter
Lars Lindkvist; Daniel Hjorth / Organizing Cultural Projects Through Legitimising as Cultural Entrepreneurship
In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2015, p. 696-714
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Administrative tasks

Academic Director for the CBS Entrepreneurship BiS Platform.