Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
- The pathologies of modern work-life; stress, burn-out and depression and their cultural histories
- The history of philosophy
- Contemporary theories of self-regulation, self-management and the management of self-managing employees
- Business humanities
- The phenomenology of time: boredom and stress
My main research interests may be separated into two areas. Firstly, I work with the pathologies of modern day work-life (stress, depression, anxiety, boredom etc.) and how they resonate with our cultural history. In my PhD, which I wrote at CBS, I develop three ‘formations’ in the history of melancholy which are reflected in the way we speak about and act towards stress, burn-out and depression today. More recently, I have been working with the concept of boredom and the status of the phenomenon in a culture that focuses intensely on self-regulation and personal initiative. I am interested in how the experience of boredom through the 20th c. has come to constitute a resource in the development of new markets within social media, cultural design and wellness industries. In this context of a “cultural phenomenology”, I have also been very interested in how the clinical vocabulary of psychopathology has come to dominate our conceptions of subjective malaise.
Secondly, I work with the humanities and their role and use in business education. I am very engaged in the disciplinary development of philosophy in practice, especially through case-based teaching. I am also engaged in a project on the humanities in psychiatric practice and teach medical practitioners.
I have a classical background in philosophy with an emphasis on continental thinking. I have worked broadly with the history of philosophy and with especially Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Gadamer. More recently I have worked with the history and theory of psychoanalysis, especially with Freud, Klein, Winnicot and Lacan.
MPP Research: Video Portrait - Rasmus Johnsen:
“Philosophy of the Present” 6th semester, BSc in Philosophy and Business Administration Development, administration and teaching
Member of the studyboard for Philosophy and Business Administration
- Johnsen, Rasmus and Gudmand-Høyer, Marius T. “Lacan and the Lack of Humanity in HRM” in: Organization, Vol. 17, Nr. 3, 2010, 331-344.
- Johnsen, Rasmus: The Great Health of Melancholy : A Study of the Pathologies of Performativity, Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur, 2009. 187 p. (PhD Series; 25.2009).
- Bramming, Pia and Johnsen, Rasmus: “Love Will Tear Us Apart : Transformational Leadership and Love in a Call Centre.” in: European Journal of International Management, Vol. 5, Nr. 1, 2011, s. 80-95
- Johnsen, Rasmus: “Is Your Manager a Psychopath? ... Are you? : The Human-Animal Divide at Work” in: Ethics and Organizational Practice: Questioning the Moral Foundations of Management red. Steen Vallentin, Bent Meier Sørensen and Sara Louise Muhr. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated, 2010. 181-198
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 37, No. 10, 2016, p. 1403-1415
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)
In: Hverdagslivets følelser: Tilstande, relationer, kulturer. . ed. /Inger Glavind Bo; Michael Hviid Jacobsen. København : Hans Reitzel 2015, p. 393-414
In: Bibliotek for Laeger, No. 207, 2015, p. 290-307
In: Diagnoser: Perspektiver, kritik og diskussion. . ed. /Svend Brinkmann; Anders Petersen. Aarhus : Klim 2015, p. 271-290
In: Den humane vending: En antologi. . ed. /Marius Gudmund-Høyer; Sverre Raffnsøe; Morten Raffnsøe-Møller. Aarhus : Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2015, p. 245-289
In: Consumer Culture Theory. ed. /Russell W. Belk; Linda Price; Lisa Peñaloza. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013, p. 227-244 (Research in Consumer Behavior, Vol. 15)
Paper presented at The 4th International Deleuze Studies Conference. "Creation, Crisis, Critique". 2011, 2011
In: European Journal of International Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2011, p. 80-95
Paper presented at The 26th EGOS Colloquium 2010, 2010
In: Ethics and Organizational Practice: Questioning the Moral Foundations of Management. . ed. /Steen Vallentin; Bent Meier Sørensen; Sara Louise Muhr. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated 2010, p. 181-198
In: Ethics and Organizational Practice: Questioning the Moral Foundations of Management. . ed. /Sara Louise Muhr; Bent M. Sørensen; Steen Vallentin; Edward Elgar. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated 2010, p. 181-198
In: Organization, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2010, p. 331-344
In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2009, p. 202-213
In: Ephemera, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2008, p. 26-40
In: Slagmark, No. 52, 2008, p. 79-88
Frederiksberg : Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS 2013, 61 p.
Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2009, 187 p. (PhD Series, No. 25.2009)
In: Kritisk Forum for Praktisk Teologi, No. 108, 2007, p. 27-36
In: Politiken, 13.5.2014
2013, 8 p.
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2013, 9 p.
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In: Arbejdsmiljoe, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2012
In: MPP News, No. 1, 4.2012, p. 12-15
In: Weekendavisen, 2.9.2011, p. 12
In: Studietidsskriftet Hvorfor, Vol. Forår, No. 7, 2011, p. 37-39