Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • Centre for Sustainability
Lars Thøger

Room: DH.V.2.83

I study how organizations make sense of themselves and their surroundings through communicative practices. Theoretically, I draw on sociology, semiotics, history, organization, economy, and the philosophy of language to understand current social ideals and phenomena and their organizational manifestations.


Introducing Lars Thøger Christensen:

Primary research areas
  • Dialogue
  • Participation
  • Voice
  • Polyphony
  • Hypocrisy
  • Talk-action dynamics
  • Identity
  • Autocommunication
  • Transparency.
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Organizational Communication (Bachelor level)
  • Strategy and Communication (Master level)
  • Perspectives on Communication, Organization, and Culture (Ph.D)
  • Strategic Communication (Executive, Master of Business Development)

I supervise theses and papers at all academic levels.

Selected publications

Christensen, L.T., Morsing, M., & Thyssen, O. (2020). Talk-Action Dynamics. Modalities of Aspirational Talk. Organization Studies

Christensen, L.T., Kärreman, D. & Rasche, A. (2019). Bullshit and Organization Studies. Organization Studies

Christensen, L.T., Morsing, M., & Thyssen, O. (2017). License to Critique: A Communication Perspective on Sustainability Standards. Business Ethics Quarterly, 27(2): 239-262.

Christensen, L.T. & G. Cheney (2015). Peering into transparency: Challenging ideals, proxies and organizational practices. Communication Theory, 25: 70-90.

Christensen, L.T., Morsing, M. & Thyssen, O. (2013). CSR as Aspirational Talk. Organization 20 (3), 372-393.

Publications List
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Ziyun Fan; Lars Thøger Christensen / The Dialogic Performativity of Secrecy and Transparency
In: Human Relations, Vol. 77, No. 4, 4.2024, p. 484-504
Journal article > peer review
Lars Thøger Christensen / Transparency
In: Elgar Encyclopedia of Corporate Communication. ed. /Klement Podnar. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2024, p. 189–194 (Elgar Encyclopedias in Business and Management series)
Encyclopedia chapter > peer review
Lars Thøger Christensen / Advancing CSR Metacommunication
Paper presented at The 6th International CSR Communication Conference, 2022
Paper > peer review
Lars Thøger Christensen / Advancing CSR Metacommunication
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, 4 p., p. 7-10
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Emma Christensen; Lars Thøger Christensen / Called Upon to Speak : Interrogating the Social Discipline of Member Voicing.
Paper presented at The 72nd Annual International Communication Association Conference. ICA 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Emma Christensen; Lars Thøger Christensen / Changed by a Rainbow? : Organizational Voicings as Sources of Collective Animation.
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Lars Thøger Christensen; Hans Krause Hansen / Modalities of Visibility and the Eclipse of Transparency
Paper presented at The 7th Global Conference on Transparency Research 2022. GCTR 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Lars Thøger Christensen; Emma Christensen / Preparing the Show : Organizational Ventriloquism as Autocommunication.
In: Organization Theory, Vol. 3, No. 2, 4.2022
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Lars Thøger Christensen; Visa Penttilä; Neva Štumberger / The Communicative Constitution of Corporate Social Responsibility
In: The Routledge Handbook of the Communicative Constitution of Organization . ed. /Joëlle Basque; Nicolas Bencherki; Timothy Kuhn. New York : Routledge 2022, p. 354-367 (Routledge Studies in Communication, Organization and Organizing)
Book chapter > peer review
Emma Christensen; Lars Thøger Christensen / The Interpellated Voice : The Social Discipline of Member Communication.
In: Management Communication Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 3, 8.2022, p. 496-519
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Sveriges Kommunikatörer

May 2019


In addition to my scholarly activities and credentials, I have more than 20 years of experience in providing lectures, courses, counseling and consultancy to private and public sector organizations within the areas of organizational and strategic communication.