Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • CBS Sustainability

Room: DH.V.2.84
E-mail: ds.msc@cbs.dk

Dennis Schoeneborn is a Professor of Communication, Organization and CSR at Copenhagen Business School. Furthermore, he is a Visiting Professor of Organization and Management at Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany). Dennis earned his PhD from the Bauhaus University of Weimar (Germany) and his habilitation from the University of Zurich (Switzerland). In his research, he explores the communicative constitution of organization, organizing, and organizationality. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Business & Society, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Management Communication Quarterly, and Organization Studies, among other outlets. He served as head coordinator of the Standing Working Group "Organization as Communication" (from 2015-2020) at the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) – jointly with Nicolas Bencherki (TÉLUQ Montréal), François Cooren (Université de Montréal), Tim Kuhn (University of Colorado Boulder), and Consuelo Vásquez (UQAM Montréal).


Introducing Dennis Schoeneborn:

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


Curriculum Vitae
Social media
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  • International Business, Responsibility, 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
Selected publications

Haack, P., Martignoni, D., & Schoeneborn, D. (2021). A Bait-and-Switch Model of Corporate Social Responsibility. Academy of Management Review, 46(3), 440-464.

Schoeneborn, D., Morsing, M., & Crane, A. (2020). Formative perspectives on the relation between CSR communication and CSR practices: Pathways for walking, talking, and t(w)alking. Business & Society, 59(1), 5-33.

Schoeneborn, D., Kuhn, T. R., & Kärreman, D. (2019). The communicative constitution of organization, organizing, and organizationality. Organization Studies, 40(4), 475-496.

Schoeneborn, D., Vásquez, C., & Cornelissen, J. (2016). Imagining organization as flux: Unpacking the process-entity paradox through metaphor and metonymy. Human Relations, 69(4), 915-944.

Dobusch, L. & Schoeneborn, D. (2015). Fluidity, identity, and organizationality: The communicative constitution of Anonymous. Journal of Management Studies, 52(8), 1005-1035.

Publications sorted by:
Peter Winkler; Dennis Schoeneborn / Mitarbeiterkommunikation aus Sicht der Organisationskommunikation
In: Handbuch Mitarbeiterkommunikation: Interne Kommunikation in Unternehmen. . ed. /Sabine Einwiller; Sonja A. Sackmann; Ansgar Zerfaß. Wiesbaden : Springer 2022
Book chapter > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Blagoy Blagoev; Leonhard Dobusch / The Communicative Constitution of Organizationality
In: The Routledge Handbook of the Communicative Constitution of Organization . ed. /Joëlle Basque; Nicolas Bencherki; Timothy Kuhn. New York : Routledge 2022, p. 134-147 (Routledge Studies in Communication, Organization and Organizing)
Book chapter > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Consuelo Vasquez; Joep Cornelissen / Theorizing the Role of Metaphors in Co-orienting Collective Action Toward Grand Challenges : The Example of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
In: Organizing for Societal Grand Challenges. ed. /Ali Aslan Gümüsay; Emilio Marti; Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich; Christopher Wickert. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2022, p. 69-91 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 79)
Book chapter > peer review
Patrick Haack; Dirk Martignoni ; Dennis Schoeneborn / A Bait-and-Switch Model of Corporate Social Responsibility
In: Academy of Management Review, Vol. 46, No. 3, 7.2021, p. 440-464
Journal article > peer review
Bennet Schwoon; Dennis Schoeneborn; Andreas Georg Scherer / Enacting a Grand Challenge for Business and Society : News Media Discourse and Institutional Response to COVID-19 in Three National Contexts.
Paper presented at 45. Workshop der Kommission Organisation 2021, 2021
Paper > peer review
Alexander Buhmann; Dennis Schoeneborn / Envisioning PR Research without Taking Organizations as Collective Actors for Granted : A Rejoinder and Extension to Hou.
In: Public Relations Inquiry, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1.2021, p. 119-127
Journal article > peer review
Catharina Høgdal; Andreas Rasche; Dennis Schoeneborn; Levinia Scotti / Exploring Student Perceptions of the Hidden Curriculum in Responsible Management Education
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 168, No. 1, 1.2021, p. 173-193
Journal article > peer review
Blagoy Blagoev; Lea von Guttenberg; Dennis Schoeneborn / From Temporal Myopia to Foresight : Bridging the Near and the Distant Future through Temporal Work.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Blagoy Blagoev; Lea von Guttenberg; Dennis Schoeneborn / From Temporal Myopia to Foresight : Bridging the Near and the Distant Future through Temporal Work.
Paper presented at 45. Workshop der Kommission Organisation 2021, 2021
Paper > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Verena Girschik / Managing CSR Communication
In: Handbook of Management Communication. ed. /François Cooren; Peter Stücheli-Herlach. Berlin : De Gruyter 2021, p. 443-458 (Handbooks of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 16)
Book chapter > peer review
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Leuphana University Lüneburg

Since October 2018

Visiting Professor