Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-3.138
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Stefan’s research and teaching interests concern mainly leadership, ideation, and arts & design-based approaches to problem solving and organizing. He has worked with a number of companies on Innovation Leadership, helped raise start-up capital, and co-developed innovation processes at a number of organizations. Currently, Stefan is working to develop the Studio@CBS, a problem-based, experiential learning space for organizations, students, and academics.

Primary research areas
  • Design Business
  • Creativity and Business Innovation
  • Organizational Change
  • The Role of Imagination for Management
  • Studio Pedagogy for Management Education
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  • Design-Driven Innovation Strategy
  • Managing in the Creative Economy
  • Leadership in the Creative Organization



I am glad to supervise doctoral students and master students in the core area of my expertise.


Other teaching activities

I am continuously working to develop studio pedagogy for management education. For this I created with colleagues a teaching facility called the Studio at CBS. We continuously experiment with teaching formats and management innovations in the Studio. Most of the work at the Studio is problem-based, experimental learning in facilitated groups. CBS is one of the front runners in the world when it comes to developing Studio-based teaching formats.


Selected publications

Barry, D. & Meisiek, S. (2010) Seeing More and Seeing Differently: Sensemaking, Mindfulness and the Workarts, Organization Studies 31(11): 1505–1530.


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Stefan Meisiek; Daved Barry / Finding the Sweet Spot between Art and Business in Analogically Mediated Inquiry
In: Journal of Business Research, Vol. 85, 4.2018, p. 476-483
Journal article > peer review
Stefan Meisiek / A Studio at a Business School?
In: Designing Business and Management. ed. /Sabine Junginger; Jürgen Faust. London : Bloomsbury Academic 2016, p. 159-166
Book chapter > peer review
Stefan Meisiek; Pierre Guillet de Monthoux; Daved Barry; Robert D. Austin / Four Voices : Making a Difference with Art in Management Education.
In: The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education. ed. /Chris Steyaert; Timon Beyes; Martin Parker. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 330-341 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter > peer review
Daved Barry; Stefan Meisiek / Discovering the Business Studio
In: Journal of Management Education, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2015, p. 153-175
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Stefan Meisiek; Daved Barry / Organizational Studios : Enabling Innovation.
In: Artistic Interventions in Organizations: Research, Theory and Practice. . ed. /Ulla Johansson Sköldberg; Jill Woodilla; Ariane Berthoin Antal. Abingdon : Routledge 2015, p. 225-238 (Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management, Vol. 4)
Book chapter > peer review
Stefan Meisiek (Editor) ; Daved Barry (Editor) / Art and Management
Heidelberg : Elsevier 2014, 150 p. (Scandinavian Journal of Management, No. 1, Vol. 30)
Anthology > peer review
Linda Matula; Richard Badham; Stefan Meisiek / Organisational Theatre and Polyphony : The Negotiation Bazaar.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014, 2014
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Stefan Meisiek; Daved Barry / The Science of Making Management an Art
In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2014, p. 134-141
Journal article > peer review
Stefan Meisiek; Daved Barry / Theorizing the Field of Arts and Management
In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2014, p. 83-85
Editorial > peer review
Stefan Meisiek; Linda Matula; Richard Badham / Translating, Deconstructing and Harmonising : Organisational Theatre and Organisational Polyphony.
Paper presented at The 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014, 2014
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