Mfmsc

Department of Management, Society and Communication

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Mikkel
Flyverbom
Professor with special responsibilities
,
Academic Director of the BiS Platform Digital Transformations


Room: DH.V.2.36
Tel:
+4538153375
E-mail: mf.msc@cbs.dk
Profilbillede af Mikkel Flyverbom
Presentation

Welcome!

I’m a Professor (MSO) of Communication and Digital Transformations at Copenhagen Business School.

My main research interests concern how digital technologies shape communication and governance processes in organizational settings. More specifically, I’m interested in how organizations engage with digital transformations, such as ‘big data’ and internet infrastructures that unsettle established ways of working and thinking. My research addresses how the Internet has emerged as a key concern in global politics (see my book The Power of Networks), how ‘big data’ relates to knowledge production and the politics of transparency (see The Politics of Transparency), how transparency ideals shape the Internet domain (see the Sunlight in Cyberspace), and how power and transparency intersect (see The Transparency-Power Nexus). I work both empirically and conceptually on these issues, currently focusing on two projects:

Digital technologies and visibility management: This project seeks to conceptualize transparency and other ways of seeing, knowing and governing as forms of visibility management. On this topic, I’m editing special issue of The International Journal of Communication (with Paul Leonardi, Cynthia Stohl and Michael Stohl), and working on a book to be published by Cambridge University Press. My research in this area has been funded by a Google Research Award.

Datafication and anticipatory governance: Big data and algorithms play increasingly important roles in attempts to predict, measure and govern, and this new project looks at how organizations such as Internet companies, think tanks and international organizations turn digital traces into actionable and anticipatory knowledge. My work in this area is part of a five-year research project funded by a major grant from the Swedish Riksbank and led by Christina Garsten.

I have recently been appointed to the government’s Data Ethics Council, and the board of the Danish NGO Børns Vilkår. I also serve on the Advisory Boards of the Disruption Task Force, the think tank DataEthics and the DataJusticeLab at Cardiff University. Also, I am on the Editorial Boards of the international journals Organization Theory, Communication Theory and Big Data&Society.

Primary research areas
  • Global Internet governance
  • Transparency in and around organizations
  • Big data and governance
  • Internet industry
  • Corporate advocacy
  • Networks
Administrative tasks

Programme director for BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management at Copenhagen Business School.

Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/mfmsc
Courses

Communication in a Datafied World, CM(kom) & Digitalisering, organisation og samfund, Master of Management Development

Supervision

PhD and master's students

Selected publications

Flyverbom, M (2019): The Digital Prism: Transparency and Managed Visibilities in a Datafied World, Cambridge University Press

Flyverbom, Deibert and Matten (2019) The Governance of Digital Technology, Big Data, and the Internet : New Roles and Responsibilities for Business, Business & Society, Vol. 58, No. 1, 1, p. 3-19

Flyverbom, M and Murray, J. (2018) Datastructuring: Organizing and Curating Digital Traces into Action, Big Data & Society, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2018

Flyverbom, L., Leonardi, P., Stohl, C., Stohl, M. (2016) The Management of Visibilities in the Digital Age : Introduction, International Journal of Communication, Vol. 10, p. 98–109
 

Publications sorted by:
2019
Rasmus Helles; Mikkel Flyverbom / Meshes of Surveillance, Prediction, and Infrastructure : On the Cultural and Commercial Consequences of Digital Platforms.
In: Surveillance & Society, Vol. 17, No. 1/2, 2019, p. 34-39
Journal article > peer review
Oana Brindusa Albu; Mikkel Flyverbom / Organizational Transparency : Conceptualizations, Conditions, and Consequences.
In: Business & Society, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2.2019, p. 268-297
Journal article > peer review
Mikkel Flyverbom; Ronald Deibert; Dirk Matten / The Governance of Digital Technology, Big Data, and the Internet : New Roles and Responsibilities for Business.
In: Business & Society, Vol. 58, No. 1, 1.2019, p. 3-19
Journal article > peer review
2018
Mikkel Flyverbom / Anticipation by Data? Socio-Material Entanglements in Datafied Efforts to See, Know and Govern Futures
In: Digital Cultures: Knowledge / Culture / Technology: Conference Program and Book of Abstracts. Lüneburg : Leuphana University of Lüneburg 2018, 2 p., p. 132-133
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Mikkel Flyverbom; John Murray / Datastructuring : Organizing and Curating Digital Traces into Action.
In: Big Data & Society, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2018
Journal article > peer review
2017
Mikkel Flyverbom; Anders Koed Madsen; Andreas Rasche / Big Data as Governmentality in International Development : Digital Traces, Algorithms, and Altered Visibilities.
In: The Information Society, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2017, p. 35-42
Journal article > peer review
Mikkel Flyverbom / Corporate Advocacy in the Internet Domain : Shaping Policy through Data Visualizations.
In: Power, Policy and Profit: Corporate Engagement in Politics and Governance. . ed. /Christina Garsten; Adrienne Sörbom. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2017, p. 115-133
Book chapter > peer review
Mikkel Flyverbom / Datafication, Transparency and Trust in the Digital Domain
In: Trust at Risk: Implications for EU Policies and Institutions: Report of the Expert Group "Trust at Risk? Foresight on the Medium-Term Implications for European Research and Innovation Policies (TRUSTFORESIGHT)". Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union 2017, p. 69-84
Report chapter
Mikkel Flyverbom / De skjulte datastrømme i nyhedsproduktionen
In: Globaliseringen af den danske mediebranche: Analyser af internationale aktørers betydning for det danske mediemarked, danske medieudbydere og dansk medieindhold . . ed. /Lisbeth Knudsen; Søren Schultz Jørgensen. København : Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen 2017, p. 52-65 (Mediernes udvikling i Danmark)
Report chapter
Mikkel Flyverbom / Mediebranchens transformation : Fra analog indhegning til digital grænseløshed .
In: Globaliseringen af den danske mediebranche: Analyser af internationale aktørers betydning for det danske mediemarked, danske medieudbydere og dansk medieindhold . . ed. /Lisbeth Knudsen; Søren Schultz Jørgensen. København : Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen 2017, p. 19-26 (Mediernes udvikling i Danmark)
Report chapter
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Research Projects
Outside activities

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Karnov Group

December 2018

Talk

Swedish Association of Communication Professionals

Februar 2019

Professional development course

TÆNK

Marts 2019

Talk

Politiken

Spring 2018-present

Regular column on tech

Ledelse i dag

December 2018

Talks