Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Dragsdahl Lauritzen
Assistant professor

Room: POR/18.B-4.148
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Ghita’s research focuses on interorganizational innovation collaborations and the dynamic interplay between disparate partners collaborating on joint projects. In particular, Ghita is passionate about understanding the interdependencies and relationships between different roles and competing demands within cross-boundary collaborations and how boundaries between different logics are put at stake by ways of managing. Building on Niklas Luhmann’s system theoretical notion of paradox, Ghita strives to develop new frameworks for the study of conflict management exploring how some conflicts can hold the key to innovation.

Empirically, Ghita has focused on management practices occurring in and across the public, private and voluntary sector, such as innovation collaborations between professionals and volunteers in online user communities, crowdsourcing, and public-voluntary partnerships.

Prior to joining MPP, Ghita has been a Postdoc at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Technology Management, and at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Management Engineering, where she also received her PhD degree. Ghita also has experience as consultant within academic, commercial, and public environments designing and using game-based training to support organizations in innovation management. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Roskilde University (RUC) and a MSocSc in Political Communication & Management from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

Primary research areas
  • Collaborative innovation
  • Welfare management
  • Technology and innovation management
  • Paradoxes
  • Systems theory
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Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen; Maria Karafyllia / Perspective : Leveraging Open Innovation through Paradox.
In: Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 36, No. 1, 1.2019, p. 107-121
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J. Nils Foege; Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen; Frank Tietze; Torsten Oliver Salge / Reconceptualizing the Paradox of Openness : How Solvers Navigate Sharing-protecting Tensions in Crowdsourcing.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 48, No. 6, 2019, p. 1323-1339
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Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen; Stina Teilmann-Locke; J. Nils Foege / The Search for Serendipity : Adaptive Management as Method to (Non)Manage Open Innovation in the Public Sector.
Abstract from 5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference, 2018
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Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen; Søren Salomo / Exploring the Dynamics of Firm and Innovation Community Collaboration : A Complex Love Story.
In: Revolution of Innovation Management: Volume 1. The Digital Breakthrough. . ed. /Alexander Brem; Eric Viardot. London : Palgrave Macmillan 2017, p. 17-41
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Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen / The Role of Innovation Intermediaries in Firm-Innovation Community Collaboration : Navigating the Membership Paradox.
In: Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 34, No. 3, 5.2017, p. 289–314
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J. Nils Foege; Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen; Frank Tietze / Value Appropriation in Crowdsourcing Activities : How Solvers Enable Richer Trading Zones.
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Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen; Maria Karafyllia / How to Control Openness in Firm and Innovation Community Collaboration? : Innovating through Paradox.
In: Proceedings of the 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference: Crossing Borders and Boundaries: The Changing Role of Innovation/Entrepreneurship. Bruxelles : European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management 2016 (EIASM Conference Proceedings Series)
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Sophie Nyborg; Kristian Borch; Martin Mose Bentzen; Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen / User Innovators in the Smart Energy Transition
Abstract from XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference 2016, 2016
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J. Nils Foege; Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen / What is Mine is Yours or is It? : Exploring Solvers’ Value Appropriation Strategies in Crowdsourcing Contests.
Paper presented at 2016 R&D Management Conference, 2016
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Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen / Exploring the Role of Intermediary Organizations in Firm-user Community Collaborations : Resolving or Multiplying Paradoxes?.
Paper presented at The 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015, 2015
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