Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • CBS Sustainability
  • Governing Responsible Business Research Environment

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).

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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  • 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., 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.

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. (in press). Formative perspectives on the relation between CSR communication and CSR practices: Pathways for walking, talking, and t(w)alking. Business & Society.

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.

Publications sorted by:
Dennis Schoeneborn / Organisations-trifft Kommunikationsforschung : Der Beitrag der "Communication Constitutes Organization“-Perspektive (CCO) .
In: Organisationskommunikation und Public Relations: Forschungsparadigmen und neue Perspektiven. . ed. /Ansgar Zerfaß; Lars Rademacher; Stefan Wehmeier. Wiesbaden : Springer 2013, p. 97-115
Book chapter > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Stefan Wehmeier / Organizational Communication in the German-Speaking World : An Introduction to the Special Topic Forum .
In: Management Communication Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2013, p. 264-267
Editorial > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Steffen Blaschke; Ina Maria Kaufmann / Recontextualizing Anthropomorphic Metaphors in Organization Studies : The Pathology of Organizational Insomnia .
In: Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 22, No. 4, 10.2013, p. 435-450
Journal article > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Hannah Trittin / Transcending Transmission : Towards a Constitutive Perspective on CSR Communication.
In: Corporate Communications, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2013, p. 193-211
Journal article > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Swaran Sandhu / When Birds of Different Feather Flock Together : The Emerging Debate on "Organization as Communication" in the German-speaking Countries .
In: Management Communication Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 2, 5.2013, p. 303– 313
Journal article > peer review
Outside activities

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Leuphana University Lüneburg

Since October 2018

Visiting Professor