jcom

Department of Operations Management

  • Centre for Advanced Studies on Project Management
John
Christiansen
Professor
,
PhD


Room: SOL/B4.23
Tel:
+4538152423
, Mobile:
+45 2726 6604
E-mail: jc.om@cbs.dk
2018
Presentation
  • Currently working from the Department of Operations Management, I have previously worked at the Department of Management Accounting, and later Informatics and Management Accounting. Based on my professional training from organizational studies and sociology at CBS, I recognise that there are multiple views on organisations, organisational processes and structures.  These different views provide us with different lenses for the interpretation and analysis's of companies and organisations.  
  • I have a keen interest in organisational decision making and issues related to the implementation and use of different management technologies. These management tools might be based on IT or be conceptual ones. For the last ten years we have been driving a research program trying to critically examine and study some of the taken for granted management technologies within the area of product development and portfolio management.  Besides, I have a more than 30 years interaction with projects and project-based temporary organisations.
  • I enjoy the interactive work with students and managers from public and private organisations.  For the past ten years I been happily involved with the International Product Development Management Conference, and has since 2008 been involved in the annual Doctoral Workshop for the IPDMC.
     
Primary research areas
  •  Decisions and decision making in organizations
  •  Organizing and management of projects, product development and innovation
  •  Management technologies, rationalities, use and effects
  •  Conversations, talks and sense making
  •  Implementation or networks?
  •  Etnographic, transformative and longitudinal studies
     
Curriculum Vitae
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Courses
  • Perspectives on Project Management and Managerial Implications
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Perspectives on Product Development Management and Design Management
  • The Innovation Process: a Reflection on Different Perspectives
  • Design and Application of Management Information Systems in an Organisational Context
Supervision

Thesis advisor for student projects on topics related to my list of research areas and areas where I have published, on all levels, including BA and master levels. Have successfully been advisor for more than 200 master thesis's and enjoys the work with students.

Tries to use ITC based teaching technologies and enjoy on-line learning and dialogue.
 

Selected publications
  • How experiments in the fuzzy front end using prototyping generates new options. CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, 2017; 1(1): 35. John K. Christiansen and Marta Gasparin. Link: DOI: https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2017.463
  • What attracts decision makers attention? Managerial allocation of time at product development portfolio meetings. Management Decision, 49(3), 330-349.  2011
  • Making decisions on innovation: Meetings or networks? Creativity and Innovation Management, 16(3), 282-298. 2007.
  • From models to practice: Decision making at portfolio meetings. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 25(1), 87-101. 2008.
  • Improving design with open innovation: A flexible management technology. Research-Technology Management, 56(2), 36-44.  2013.
  • Actors and structure in IS projects: What makes implementation happen? Scandinavian Journal of Management, 22(3), 213-237. 2006.
  • Formal rules in product development: Sensemaking of structured approaches. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 26(5), 502-519. 2009
  • Living twice: How a product goes through multiple life cycles. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 27(6), 797-827. 2010.
  • Management of innovation and product development: A linear versus a process perspective. In K. Tollin & A. Carù (Eds.), Strategic market creation: A new perspective on marketing and innovation management (pp. 71-96). Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. 2008.
  • How market perceptions influence knowledge strategies on user involvement. In K. Tollin & A. Carù (Eds.), Strategic market creation: A new perspective on marketing and innovation management (pp. 285-312). 2008.Chichester [England]; Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 2008.
  • John K. Christiansen; Morten Thanning Vendelø / The Role of Reputation Building in International R&D Project Collaboration. I: Corporate Reputation Review, Vol. 5, Nr. 4, 2003, s. 304-329
     
Publications sorted by:
2018
John K. Christiansen; Marta Gasparin / Designing an Innovative Company : Sensegiving and Sensemaking of an Organizational Experiment.
In: Proceedings of the 25th IPDMC ConferenceBruxelles : European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management 2018 (EIASM Conference Proceedings Series)
Article in proceedings > peer review
John K. Christiansen; Morten Wellendorf / Facilitating Learning and Use of Information Systems with Action Research : Creating Communicate Spaces for Experimenting, Learning and Improvements.
Paper presented at The 18th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
2017
John K. Christiansen; Claus Varnes / A Socio-technical Mapping and Analysis of Dominant Design Materialization
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
John K. Christiansen; Marta Gasparin / Experiments As Punctuation Devices In The FFE
In: Proceedings of the 24th Innovation and Product Development Management ConferenceBruxelles : European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management 2017 (EIASM Conference Proceedings Series)
Article in proceedings > peer review
John K. Christiansen; Marta Gasparin / How Experiments in the Fuzzy Front End Using Prototyping Generates New Options
In: CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017, p. 35-41
Journal article > peer review
John K. Christiansen; Marta Gasparin / Organizational Experiments and the Change of Meaning
In: CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2017, p. 29-38
Journal article > peer review
John K. Christiansen; Claus Varnes / Rockwool : R&D 'Out of Control'.
In: Innovation Management: Effective Strategy & Implementation. . ed. /Keith Goffin; Rick Mitchell. London : Palgrave Macmillan 2017, p. 310-311
Book chapter > peer review
2016
John K. Christiansen; Arisa Shollo; Claus Varnes / Do Managers Translate Competitiveness into the Same Decision Criteria Used for Product Development?
In: Proceedings of the 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference: Crossing Borders and Boundaries: The Changing Role of Innovation/Entrepreneurship. Brussels : European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management 2016 (EIASM Conference Proceedings Series)
Article in proceedings > peer review
John K. Christiansen; Marta Gasparin; Claus Varnes; Ina Augustin / How Complaining Customers Make Companies Listen and Influence Product Development
In: International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2016
Journal article > peer review
John K. Christiansen; Marta Gasparin / Managing Controversies in the Fuzzy Front End
In: Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 25, No. 4, 12.2016, p. 500-514
Journal article > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Assessment of MBA program and BA program  for the Cyprus governement (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)
  • Assessment of a new master program on innovation and entrepreneurship for the Norwegian government, through NORKUT (December 2018 -Februar 2019).