Department of Management, Society and Communication


Room: DAL/2Ø.043
E-mail: ds.msc@cbs.dk

Dennis earned his PhD from the Bauhaus University of Weimar (Germany) and his habilitation from the University of Zurich (Switzerland). His current research interests focus on how communicative practices get institutionalized and co-constitute organizational phenomena (from the most rudimentary to the full-fledged exemplars). His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Management Studies, Management Communication Quarterly, or Organization Studies, amongst others. He is a co-initiator of the new EGOS Standing Working Group "Organization as Communication" (2015-2018) - together with Tim Kuhn (University of Colorado at Boulder), Francois Cooren (Université de Montréal), and Consuelo Vasquez (UQAM Montréal).

Primary research areas
  • Organization theory
  • Organizational communication
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Digital media and communication
  • New forms of organizing


Curriculum Vitae
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Corporate Responsibility, Governance, and Communication - Cand.merc.(kom)

Organisational Change – BLC Master Program Diversity and Change Management



Organization theory, organizational communication, CSR communication, social media


Other teaching activities

Winner of Credit Suisse Best Teaching Award 2013 at the University of Zurich.

Selected publications

Dobusch, L. & Schoeneborn, D. (2015). Fluidity, identity, and organizationality: The communicative constitution of Anonymous. Forthcoming in Journal of Management Studies.

Schoeneborn, D., Blaschke, S., Cooren, F., McPhee, R. D., Seidl, D., & Taylor, J. R. (2014). The three schools of CCO thinking: Interactive dialogue and systematic comparison. Management Communication Quarterly, 28(2), 285-316.

Schoeneborn, D. (2013). The pervasive power of PowerPoint: How a genre of professional communication permeates organizational communication. Organization Studies, 34(12), 1777-1801.

Blaschke, S., Schoeneborn, D. & Seidl, D. (2012). Organizations as networks of communication episodes: Turning the network perspective inside out. Organization Studies, 33(7), 879-906.

Haack, P., Schoeneborn, D. & Wickert, C. (2012). Talking the talk, moral entrapment, creeping commitment? Exploring narrative dynamics in corporate responsibility standardization. Organization Studies, 33(5-6), 813-845.


Publications & dissemination
Stefan Wehmeier (Editor) ; Dennis Schoeneborn (Editor) / Strategische Kommunikation im Spannungsfeld zwischen Intention und Emergenz
Wiesbaden : Springer 2018, 278 p. (Organisationskommunikation - Studien zu Public Relations/Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Kommunikationsmanagement)
Dennis Schoeneborn; Consuelo Vasquez / Communicative Constitution of Organizations
In: The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. ed. /Craig R. Scott; Laurie Lewis; James R. Barker; Joann Keyton; Timothy Kuhn; Paaige K. Turner. Vol. 1, Hoboken, NJ : Wiley 2017, p. 367-386 (The Wiley Blackwell-ICA international Encyclopedias of Communication)
Encyclopedia chapter
Hannah Trittin; Dennis Schoeneborn / Diversity as Polyphony : Reconceptualizing Diversity Management from a Communication-Centered Perspective.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 144, No. 2, 2017, p. 305-322
Journal article
Dennis Schoeneborn; Steffen Blaschke / Introduction
In: Organization as Communication: Perspectives in Dialogue. . ed. /Steffen Blaschke; Dennis Schoeneborn. New York : Routledge 2017, p. xiii-xxii
Steffen Blaschke (Editor) ; Dennis Schoeneborn (Editor) / Organization as Communication : Perspectives in Dialogue.
New York : Routledge 2017, 234 p.
Dennis Schoeneborn / Book Review: Organizations: A Systems Approach
In: Organization, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016, p. 454-456
Book review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Fabian Homberg / Goffman’s Return to Las Vegas : Studying Corruption as Social Interaction.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, 2.7.2016
Journal article
Dennis Schoeneborn; Fabian Homberg / Goffman’s Return to Las Vegas : Studying Corruption as Social Interaction.
Paper presented at 40. Workshop der WK ORG 2016, 2016
Dennis Schoeneborn; Consuelo Vasquez; Joep Cornelissen / Imagining Organization through Metaphor and Metonymy : Unpacking the Process-entity Paradox.
In: Human Relations, Vol. 69, No. 4, 2016, p. 915-944
Journal article
Consuelo Vasquez; Dennis Schoeneborn; Viviane Sergi / Summoning the Spirits : Organizational Texts and the (Dis)ordering Properties of Communication.
In: Human Relations, Vol. 69, No. 3, 2016, p. 629-659
Journal article
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