Department of Management, Society and Communication

Associate professor

Room: DAL/2V.023

I study practices of diversity. In that I am interested in understanding how diversity work is practiced in organisations and what it entails to manage diversity. I firmly believe that diversity is unavoidable in organisations and that discrimination has not room in our society's organisations. Therefore I study what companies and other organisations do in order to become diverse and non-discriminating.

I also critically study merger and acquisition research. As an merger and acquisition researcher I believe we need to put more emphasis on the impact mergers and acquisitions have on the organisational lives. Much of the current merger and acquisition research is so distant from daily organisational activities that it cannot say anything about the people and organisations affected by mergers or acquisitions. Therefore my research is for the moment focuses on critically examining what others have written on merges and acquisitions.

Primary research areas
  • Diversity in organisations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Organisation studies
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Organisational theory and corporate communication (BLC BSc)
Diversity Management - diversity, gender and equality in organisations (BLC MSc elective)

Selected publications
  • Risberg, Annette and Katharina Pilhofer. 2018. “Diversity and difference research: a reflection on categories and categorization”. Ephemera. Vol. 18. Issue 1. Pages 129-146. 
  • Meglio, Olimpia, David R King and Annette Risberg. 2017. “Speed in Acquisitions: A Managerial Framework”. Business Horizons. Volume 60.  No 3. Pages 415-425. DOI:10.1016/j.bushor.2016.12.004
  • Meglio, Olimpia, David R King and Annette Risberg. 2015. “Improving Acquisition outcomes with Contextual Ambidexterity” Human Resource Management (USA).  Vol.  54. Issue S1, pp. 29-43
  • Risberg, Annette and Sine Noerholm Just. 2015.  “Ambiguous diversities - Practices and perceptions on diversity in organizations.”  In (Eds) Bendl, Regine, Inge Bleijenbergh, Elina Henttonen and Albert Mills. The Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations. Oxford University Press.
Publications sorted by:
Laurence Romani; Lotte Holck; Annette Risberg / Benevolent Discrimination : How HR Managers Reproduce Ethnic Discrimination with Diversity Initiative.
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-eight Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2018, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Laurence Romani; Lotte Holck; Annette Risberg / Benevolent Discrimination : How HR Managers Reproduce Ethnic Discrimination with Diversity Initiative.
Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management , 2018
Paper > peer review
Laurence Romani; Lotte Holck; Annette Risberg / Benevolent Discrimination : Explaining How Human Resources Professionals Can be Blind to the Harm of Diversity Initiatives.
In: Organization, 22.11.2018
Journal article > peer review
Annette Risberg; Hervé Corvellec / Diversity Management Implementation and the Market for Organizational Concerns
Paper presented at The 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Annette Risberg; Katharina Pilhofer / Diversity and Difference Research : A Reflection on Categories and Categorization.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2018, p. 131-148
Journal article > peer review
Annette Risberg; Laurence Romani / Employable, but not Employed : The Normalization of High Skilled Migrants.
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
Lotte Holck; Laurence Romani; Annette Risberg / Inequality Regimes Despite All : Exploring the Intersection of Ethnicity and Class in the Employment of High-skilled Migrants.
Paper presented at The 10th International Conference in Critical Management Studies, 2017
Paper > peer review
Annette Risberg; Laurence Romani / Paradoxes and Ambiguities of Mentor Programs for the Integration of Migrant Academics
In: Conference Proceedings: The 4th International Conference on Responsible Leadership Leadership Challenges that Matter 15 & 16 March 2017. : Gordon Institute of Business Science 2017, 3 p.
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Joanna Brewis; Rebecca J. Meisenbach; Ann Rippin; Annette Risberg; Janet Sayers; David Sköld / Professor Heather Höpfl, 1948–2014 : Eine Gedenkschrift.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2017, p. 81-84
Olimpia Meglio; David R. King; Annette Risberg / Speed in Acquisitions : A Managerial Framework.
In: Business Horizons, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2017, p. 415-425
Journal article > peer review
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