Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • Centre for 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
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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.

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Dennis Schoeneborn; Peter Winkler; Timothy Kuhn / Communication Constitutes Organization
In: Elgar Encyclopedia of Corporate Communication. ed. /Klement Podnar. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2024, p. 37–42 (Elgar Encyclopedias in Business and Management series)
Encyclopedia 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, Vol. 63, No. 4, 4.2024, p. 869-919
Journal article > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Elena Bruni; Fabian Homberg / How Transparency via Digital Media can Sustain Liminal Business Practices in the Ethical Gray Zone
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2023, 1 p. (Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Andreas Georg Scherer; Cristina Neesham; Dennis Schoeneborn; Markus Scholz / New Challenges to the Enlightenment : How Twenty-First-Century Sociotechnological Systems Facilitate Organized Immaturity and How to Counteract It.
In: Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 3, 7.2023, p. 409-439
Journal article > 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 39th EGOS Colloquium 2023, 2023
Paper > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Peter Winkler / Zur parasitären Organisationslogik postfaktischer Kommunikation
Abstract from Jahrestagung 2023 der Fachgruppen PR- und Organisationskommunikation sowie Mediensprache – Mediendiskurse, 2023
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
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. 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; Consuelo Vasquez / Communicative Constitution Model of Organizations
In: The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication. ed. /Evelyn Y. Ho; Carma L. Bylund; Julia C.M. van Weert; Iccha Basnyat; Nadine Bol; Marleah Dean. : Wiley-Blackwell 2022 (The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication )
Encyclopedia chapter > 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
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Leuphana University Lüneburg

Since October 2018

Visiting Professor