Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • CBS Sustainability Centre

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
Link to this homepage
  • 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:
Anna Stöber; Dennis Schoeneborn / Balancing the Boundary : Sustaining Self-Managing Modes of Work Within Hierarchical Organizations.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management . ed. /Sonja Taneja. Vol. 2022, Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2022, 1 p., p. 2176 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich (Editor) ; Dennis Schoeneborn (Editor) ; Matthias Wenzel (Editor) ; Urša Golob (Editor) ; Klement Podnar (Editor) / CSR Communication Conference 2022 : Conference Proceedings.
Ljubljana : Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Ljubljana 6th International CSR Communication Conference 2022, 2022, 256 p.
Anthology > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Sarah Glozer; Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich / Constitutive Views on CSR Communication : The Communicative Constitution of Responsible Organization, Organizing, and Organizationality.
In: The Routledge Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility Communication. ed. /Amy O'Connor. New York : Routledge 2022, p. 73-84 (The Routledge Handbooks in Communication Studies)
Book chapter > peer review
Bennet Schwoon; Dennis Schoeneborn; Andreas Georg Scherer / Enacting a Grand Challenge for Business and Society : Theorizing Issue Maturation in the Media-based Public Discourse on COVID-19 in Three National Contexts.
In: Business & Society, 28.7.2022
Journal article > peer review
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 / Organisationskommunikation und eine Zeitreisende : Die Idee ist gut – doch die Welt erst jetzt bereit.
In: Alles eine Frage der Organisation: Festschrift zu Anna Maria Theis-Berglmairs 65. Geburtstag . . ed. /Ina von der Wense; Michael Wild; Holger Kellermann. Münster : LIT Verlag 2022, p. 85-98 (Studien zur Organisationskommunikation)
Book chapter
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
Árni Jóhan Petersen; Dennis Schoeneborn; Dan Kärreman / The Faroe Islands and the Oil that was Never Found : How Even-if Fantasies about the Future can Foster (Inter-)organizational Transformations .
Paper presented at Imaginaries, 2022
Peter Winkler; Dennis Schoeneborn / The Parasitic Organizationality of Post-Truth Communication
In: CSR Communication Conference 2022 : Conference Proceedings. . ed. /Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich; Dennis Schöneborn; Matthias Wenzel; Ursa Golob; Klement Podnar. Ljubljana : Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Ljubljana 2022, 2 p., p. 216-217
Conference abstract in proceedings > 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
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Leuphana University Lüneburg

Since October 2018

Visiting Professor