Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • CBS Sustainability
  • Governing Responsible Business Research Environment

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 sorted by:
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, 7.5.2019
Journal article > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn / Reconsidering Performativity in Alternativity : Toward an Optative Management Science.
Abstract from Kommission Wissenschaftstheorie und Ethik in derWirtschaftswissenschaft im VHB. Jahrestagung 2019, 2019
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Timothy R. Kuhn; Dan Kärreman / The Communicative Constitution of Organization, Organizing, and Organizationality
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 40, No. 4, 4.2019, p. 475-496
Journal article > peer review
Consuelo Vasquez; Dennis Schoeneborn / Communication as Constitutive of Organization (CCO)
In: The International Encyclopedia of Strategic Communication. ed. /Robert L Heath; Winni Johansen. Oxford : Wiley 2018
Encyclopedia chapter > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Fabian Homberg / Goffman’s Return to Las Vegas : Studying Corruption as Social Interaction.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 151, No. 1, 8.2018, p. 37-54
Journal article > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn / Organizations as Collective Actors or Legal Fictions - or Both? : Reconsidering Organizational Actorhood from a “Communication as Constitutive of Organization” (CCO) Perspective.
Abstract from Kommission Wissenschaftstheorie und Ethik in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften im VHB Jahrestagung 2018, 2018
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Stefan Wehmeier; Dennis Schoeneborn / Strategie und strategische Kommunikation : Definitionen und Perspektiven – eine Einleitung.
In: Strategische Kommunikation im Spannungsfeld zwischen Intention und Emergenz. ed. /Stefan Wehmeier; Dennis Schoeneborn. Wiesbaden : Springer 2018, p. 1-15 (Organisationskommunikation - Studien zu Public Relations/Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Kommunikationsmanagement)
Book chapter
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)
Anthology > peer review
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 > peer review
Joep Cornelissen; Dennis Schoeneborn; Consuelo Vasquez / Deconstructing the Theoretical Language of Process Research : Metaphor and Metonymy in Interaction.
In: The Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies. ed. /Ann Langley; Hari Tsoukas. London : SAGE Publications 2017, p. 607-615
Book chapter
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