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 serves as head coordinator of the Standing Working Group "Organization as Communication" (since 2015) at the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) – jointly with Nicolas Bencherki (TÉLUQ Montréal), Francois 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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  • 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
Selected publications

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

Haack, P., Martignoni, D., & Schoeneborn, D. (in press). A bait-and-switch model of corporate social responsibility. Academy of Management Review.

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

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

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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
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
Alexander Buhmann; Dennis Schoeneborn; Kateryna Maltseva; Patrick Haack / Anthropomorphizing Metaphors vs. Technomorphizing Metonymies : Investigating Key Mechanisms in the Attribution of Organizational Actorhood and Responsibility.
Paper presented at 82. Jahrestagung des Verbandes der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.. VHB 2020, 2020
Paper > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich; François Cooren / Consensus vs. Dissensus : The Communicative Constitution of Responsible Management .
In: Research Handbook of Responsible Management. ed. /Oliver Laasch; Roy Suddaby; R. E. Freeman; Dima Jamali. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2020, p. 453–469 (Research Handbooks in Business and Management)
Book chapter > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Mette Morsing; Andrew Crane / Formative Perspectives on the Relation Between CSR Communication and CSR Practices : Pathways for Walking, Talking, and T(w)alking.
In: Business & Society, Vol. 59, No. 1, 1.2020, p. 5-33
Journal article > peer review
Blagoy Blagoev; Lea von Guttenberg; Dennis Schoeneborn / From Temporal Myopia to Temporal Foresight : Temporal Work and Corporate Sustainability at a Big Automotive Manufacturing Firm.
Paper presented at 36th EGOS Colloquium 2020, 2020
Paper > peer review
Peter Winkler; Dennis Schoeneborn / Organisationstheoretische Aspekte der Unternehmenskommunikation
In: Handbuch Unternehmenskommunikation. ed. /Ansgar Zerfaß; Manfred Piwinger; Ulrike Röttger. Wiesbaden : Springer 2020
Book chapter > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Leonhard Dobusch / Alternating between Partial and Complete Organization : The Case of Anonymous.
In: Organization outside Organizations: The Abundance of Partial Organization in Social Life. . ed. /Göran Ahrne; Nils Brunsson. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2019, p. 318-333
Book chapter > peer review
Catharina Høgdal; Andreas Rasche; Dennis Schoeneborn; Levinia Scotti / Exploring the Hidden Curriculum in Responsible Management Education
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2019, p. 712-717 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
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Leuphana University Lüneburg

Since October 2018

Visiting Professor