Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy


Room: POR/18.B-3.144
E-mail: tbe.mpp@cbs.dk

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.

Primary research areas
  • Organization Theory
  • Cultural Sociology, Cultural Theory
  • Aesthetics and Organization
  • Art and Urban Space
  • Digital Cultures / Media and Organization
  • Education
Curriculum Vitae
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  • PhD courses (on Space, Aesthetics, Education)
  • European Haniel Program on Entrepreneurship and the Humanities: yearly summer Academy and phd colloquium (incl. CBS, University of St.Gallen, University Paris-Dauphine, University Ca’ Foscari Venice, Leuphana University Lüneburg)




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


Selected publications

Beyes, T. and Holt, R. (2020). ‘The topographical imagination: Space and Organization Theory’. Organization Theory.  

Beyes, T., Costas, J. and Ortmann, G. (2019). ‘Novel thought: Towards a literary study of organization’. Organization Studies, 40(12): 1787-1803. 

Beverungen, A., Beyes, T. and Conrad, L. (2019). ‘The organizational powers of digital media’. Organization, 26(5): 621–635. 

Beyes, T., and Metelmann, J. (eds.) (2018). The Creativity Complex. A Companion to Contemporary Culture. Bielefeld: Transcript.  

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.

Publications sorted by:
Ditte Vilstrup Holm; Timon Beyes / How Art Becomes Organization : Reimagining Aesthetics, Sites and Politics of Entrepreneurship.
In: Organization Studies, 3.4.2021
Journal article > peer review
Martin Warnke (Editor) ; Timon Beyes (Editor) ; Wolfgang Hagen (Editor) ; Claus Pias (Editor) / Niklas Luhmann am OVG Lüneburg : Zur Entstehung der Systemtheorie.
Berlin : Duncker & Humblot 2021, 136 p. (Soziologische Schriften, Vol. 86)
Anthology > peer review
Timon Beyes / Organization
In: Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data. . ed. /Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Daniela Agostinho; Annie Ring; Catherine D'Ignazio; Kristin Veel. Cambridge, MA : MIT Press 2021, p. 369-376
Book chapter > peer review
Timon Beyes / Strukturwandel des Geheimen : Öffentlichkeit im Überwachungskapitalismus.
In: Ein neuer strukturwandel der öffentlichkeit?. ed. /Martin Seeliger; Sebastian Sevignani. Baden-Baden : Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2021, p. 91-114 (Leviathan: Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft, No. Sonderband 37, Vol. 49)
Book chapter > peer review
Timon Beyes / The Organizational a Priori : Critique of the Digital as Critique of Organization.
In: Critique and the Digital. ed. /Erich Hörl; Nelly Y. Pinkrah; Lotte Warnsholdt. Zürich : diaphanes AG 2021, p. 229-248 (Critical stanses)
Book chapter > peer review
Timon Beyes; Chris Steyaert / Unsettling Bodies of Knowledge : Walking as a Pedagogy of Affect.
In: Management Learning, Vol. 52, No. 2, 4.2021, p. 224-242
Journal article > peer review
Timon Beyes; Robin Holt; Claus Pias / By Means of Which : Media, Technology, and Organization Studies.
In: The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies. ed. /Timon Beyes; Robin Holt; Claus Pias. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, p. 498-514
Book chapter > peer review
Timon Beyes / Colour Chart
In: The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies. ed. /Timon Beyes; Robin Holt; Claus Pias. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, p. 125-135
Book chapter > peer review
Timon Beyes (Editor) ; Robin Holt (Editor) ; Claus Pias (Editor) / The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies
Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, 560 p.
Anthology > peer review
Timon Beyes; Robin Holt / The Topographical Imagination : Space and Organization Theory.
In: Organization Theory, Vol. 1, No. 2, 4.2020
Journal article > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities

Director, Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University Lüneburg, https://www.leuphana.de/en/research-centers/cdc.html

Head of Institute, Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organisation, Leuphana University Lüneburg, https://www.leuphana.de/en/institutes/isco.html