Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-2.131
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E-mail: mip.mpp@cbs.dk

My research and teaching revolve around three primary areas:

  • How to manage self-managing employees
  • What the relationship between stress and self-management is
  • How the relationship between employees’ subjectivity and the value-creation processes of organizations is understood in the theory about strategic human resource management and how the relationship is constituted in empirical settings
Primary research areas

Management of self-management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Management philosophy
General management




Curriculum Vitae
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’SHRM og det moderne arbejdsliv (personale -ledelse),’ Master of Public Governance

’Managerial challenges in contemporary work-life’, Cand.merc.(fil)

‘Strategi’, Ha.(fil.)

‘HRM, strategi og samfund’, Cand.merc.hrm.

’HRM, strategi og samfund, Cand.soc.hrm



I supervise projects with an interest in SHRM, self-management, general management and management philosophy


Selected publications

Raastrup Kristensen, A. & M. Pedersen (2013): Strategisk selv-ledelse – ledelse mellem frihed og forretning. København: Gyldendal Business

Muhr, S.L., Pedersen, M., & Alvesson, M. (2012) Workload, Aspiration, and Fun: Problems of Balancing Self-Exploitation and Self-Exploration in Work Life. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 37, 193-220

Pedersen, M. (2011) ’A career is nothing without a personal life’: on the social machine in the call for authentic employees, ephemera,  11(1), 63-77

Pedersen, M. (2008): Tune in, break down and reboot – new machines for coping with the stress of commitment. Culture and Organization, 14 (2), pp. 171-

Pedersen, M & A..R. Kristensen (2013) ‘Strategisk selvledelse – om at lede selvledende medarbejdere’. In: P. Helth: Lederskabelse -det personlige lederskab. Forlaget Samfundslitteratur


Publications sorted by:
Michael Pedersen; Anders Raastrup Kristensen / ‘Blowing up the Pylon’ : The Limitations to Lacanism in Organization Studies, Seen from the Perspective of Deleuze and Guattari.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 25, No. 3, 6.2019, p. 189-201
Journal article > peer review
Anders Raastrup Kristensen; Michael Pedersen / Strategisk selvledelse : Om at lede selvledende medarbejdere.
In: Lederskabelse: Det personlige ledersekab. . ed. /Poula Helth. København : Samfundslitteratur 2018, p. 65-78
Book chapter
Michael Pedersen / The Resilience of Habit
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2018, p. 331-339
Journal article > peer review
Anders Raastrup Kristensen; Michael Pedersen / ‘I Wish I Could Work in my Spare Time’ : Simondon and the Individuation of Work–Life Balance.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1.2017, p. 67-79
Journal article > peer review
Rasmus Johnsen; Morten Sørensen Thaning; Michael Pedersen / Knowledge You Can’t Google : Teaching Philosophy at the Business School.
In: The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education. ed. /Chris Steyaert; Timon Beyes; Martin Parker. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 374-386 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter > peer review
Anders Raastrup Kristensen; Michael Pedersen / The Fold of Commitment : Rereading Douglas McGregor through Gilles Deleuze.
In: Tamara, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2016, p. 75-83
Journal article > peer review
Michael Pedersen / Book Review : On Habit, C. Carlisle, Routledge, UK (2014), 277 pp..
In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 31, No. 1, 3.2015, p. 161-162
Book review > peer review
Pia Bramming; Vibeke Andersen; Anders Bojesen; Michael Pedersen; Anders Raastrup Kristensen; Sverre Raffnsøe; Mette Mogensen; Kristian Gylling Olesen / Trivsel, produktivitet og selvledelse : Et studie af selvledelses betydning for trivsel og produktivitet i det moderne arbejdsliv. Slutrapport.
København : Arbejdstilsynet 2014, 52 p.
Michael Pedersen; Anders Raastrup Kristensen / Du skal kende dig selv! : Nej, du skal kende din forretning!.
In: Nye perspektiver på stress. ed. /M. Friss Andersen; S. Brinkmann. Århus : Klim 2013, p. 93-108
Book chapter > peer review
Anders Raastrup Kristensen; Michael Pedersen / Strategisk selvledelse : Om at lede selvledende medarbejdere.
In: Lederskabelse: Det personlige lederskab. . ed. /Poula Helth. Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2013, p. 67-78
Book chapter > peer review
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