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Timon Beyes holds a fractional professorship at CBS’ Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy and is Professor of Sociology of Organization and Culture at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. He has a background in Sociology and Management Studies and has done his doctoral and post-doctoral research at the Institute of Sociology and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Informed by recent developments in cultural and social theory, his research focuses on the processes, spaces and aesthetics of organization in the fields of media culture, art, cities as well as higher education.


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Primary research areas
  • Organization Theory
  • Aesthetics and Organization
  • Art and Urban Space
  • Digital Cultures / Media and Organization
  • Education


Curriculum Vitae
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Selection (PhD-level):

  • Rethinking Management Education: Theories, Practices, Interventions
  • Sloterdijk’s Plural Spherology and its potential for Organization Studies




Supervision of PhD-projects in the research areas listed above.


Other teaching activities

Development of the European Haniel Program on Entrepreneurship and the Humanities in cooperation with University of St.Gallen and Leuphana University Lüneburg.


Selected publications

Leeker, M., Schipper, I. and Beyes, T., (eds.) (2017) Performing the Digital: Performance Studies and Performances in Digital Cultures. Bielefeld: Transcript.

Beyes, Timon (2017) ‘Colour and Organization Studies’. Organization Studies, Published online before print:http://oss.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/03/0170840616663240.full.pdf+htm

Beyes, Timon and Christian De Cock (2017) ‘Adorno’s Grey, Taussig’s Blue: Colour, Affect, Organization’ Organization, 24(1): 59-78.

Beyes, T., M. Parker & C. Steyaert (Eds.) (2016). The Routledge Companion to the Humanities and Social Sciences in Management Education. London: Routledge.



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Timon Beyes / Exposing the Machinic Present : Rimini Protokoll’s Theatre of Operations.
In: The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics. ed. /Peter Eckersall; Helena Grehan. Abingdon : Routledge 2019, p. 219-223 (Routledge Companions)
Book chapter
Timon Beyes; Robin Holt / Für ein Bestiarium der Organisation : Kafkas Grenzwesen.
In: Kafka: Organisation, Recht und Schrift. . ed. /Günther Ortmann; Marianne Schuller. Weilerswist : Velbrück Wissenschaft 2019, p. 103-124
Book chapter > peer review
Timon Beyes; Claus Pias / The Media Arcane
In: Grey Room, Vol. 75, No. 75, 2019, p. 84-105
Journal article > peer review
Armin Beverungen; Timon Beyes; Lisa Conrad / The Organizational Powers of (Digital) Media
In: Organization, Vol. 26, No. 5, 9.2019, p. 621-635
Journal article > peer review
Timon Beyes / Uncanny Matters : Kafka’s Burrow, the Unhomely and the Study of Organizational Space.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2019, p. 179-192
Journal article
Timon Beyes / Color
In: The Creativity Complex: A Companion to Contemporary Culture. . ed. /Timon Beyes; Jörg Metelmann. Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag 2018, p. 70-75 (Kulturen der Gesellschaft, No. 36)
Book chapter > peer review
Timon Beyes / Curating
In: The Creativity Complex: A Companion to Contemporary Culture. . ed. /Timon Beyes; Jörg Metelmann. Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag 2018, p. 109-113 (Kulturen der Gesellschaft, No. 36)
Book chapter > peer review
Timon Beyes (Editor) ; Jörg Metelmann (Editor) / Der Kreativitätskomplex : Ein Vademecum der Gegenwartsgesellschaft.
Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag 2018, 378 p. (Kulturen der Gesellschaft, Vol. 37)
Anthology > peer review
Jörg Metelmann; Timon Beyes / Die nächste Wirtschaftsuniversität
In: Welzers Welt: Störungen im Betriebsablauf. . ed. /Dana Giesecke; Hans-Georg Soeffner; Klaus Wiegandt. Frankfurt am Main : Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag - Forum Wissenschaft Hochschule 2018, p. 151-156
Book chapter
Andreas Bernard; Timon Beyes; Claus Pias / Digitale Kulturen
In: Die Rolle der Universität in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft im Wandel. ed. /Anna Henkel; Steffi Hobuß; Christoph Jamme; Ulf Wuggenig. Berlin : Pro BUSINESS Verlag 2018, p. 167-170
Book chapter
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