Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Assistant professor

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E-mail: ip.mpp@cbs.dk

My research focuses on how the Danish island of Samsø has achieved international acclaim by becoming Denmark’s Renewable Energy Island. By taking this island’s sustainable transition as my empirical starting point I explore the dynamics of storytelling, demonstration, entrepreneurship and materiality through the lens of empirical philosophy or STS (Science and Technology Studies).   

Primary research areas
  • Sustainability/sustainable transitions/renewable energy
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Ethnography/Qualitative methodology


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Philosophical Methods in Business Studies, Master's level course, cand.merc.(fil.)


Selected publications
  • Papazu, Irina (2016) “Authoring Participation”, Nordic Journal of Science and Technology, 4(1) 17-31
  • Papazu, Irina (2016) “Management Through Hope : An Ethnography of Denmark’s Renewable Energy Island”, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 5(2) 184 - 200.
  • Papazu, Irina (2015) “On the Materialisation of Participation in a Municipality Near You.” In: Community Governance and Citizen Driven Initiatives in Climate Change Mitigation. ed. / Jens Hoff; Quentin Gausset. London : Routledge, 2015. p. 54-68 (Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research).
  • Papazu, Irina (2016) “Participatory Innovation : Storying the Renewable Energy Island Samsø.” København : Koebenhavns Universitet, PhD thesis
  • Scheele, Christian Elling and Papazu, Irina (2015) “Changing Individual Behaviors or Creating Green Societies? Advancing from a Behaviorist to a Social Practice Theory Approach” Ecopsychology 7(2) 104-111.
Publications sorted by:
Irina Papazu / Ethnography as Empirical Philosophy : Studying Samsø’s Renewable Energy Transition.
London : SAGE Publications 2019 (SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2)
Net publication - Internet publication > peer review
Irina Papazu; Mette Nelund / Scaling as an Organizational Method : Ethnographic Explorations of Two Danish Sustainability Organizations.
In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 29, No. 2, 4.2018, p. 252-265
Journal article > peer review
Irina Papazu / Storifying Samsøs Renewable Energy Transition
In: Science as Culture, Vol. 27, No. 2, 6.2018, p. 198-220
Journal article > peer review
Irina Papazu / Nearshore Wind Resistance on Denmark’s Renewable Energy Island : Not Another NIMBY Story.
In: Science & Technology Studies, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2017, p. 4-24
Journal article > peer review
Irina Papazu / Netværksanalyse : Med og uden internettet.
In: Politik, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2017, p. 127-131
Book review
Irina Papazu / Renewing Samsø : Re-conceptualizing Politics as a Process of Community Renewal .
In: Abstracts: Third Nordic Science and Technology Conference. Gothenburg : Göteborg Universitet 2017, 1 p., p. 66
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Andreas Birkbak; Tobias Bornakke; Irina Maria Clara Hansen Papazu / Twitter-things : Retooling the Parliament into Issue-oriented Data Publics.
Poster session presented at Data Publics, 2017
Poster > peer review
Irina Papazu / Authoring Participation
In: Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, p. 17-31
Journal article > peer review
Irina Papazu / Management Through Hope : An Ethnography of Denmark’s Renewable Energy Island.
In: Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016, p. 184 - 200
Journal article > peer review
Irina Papazu / Participatory Innovation : Storying the Renewable Energy Island Samsø.
København : Københavns Universitet 2016, 303 p.
Ph.D. thesis
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