Center for Public Organization, Value and Innovation (POVI)

Activities and News

Associtate Professor Susanne Boch Waldorff, Professor WSR Anne Reff Pedersen and Professor Carsten Greve are happy to release a new online series of seminars in Spring 2021 - Topics and dates in the overview!
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How Scandinavian Municipalities Prevent Radicalization to Extremism – a POVI seminar paper presentation
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a POVI seminar paper presentation on February 21, 2020
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POVI 2021 - Spring ONLINE seminars

Wednesday: January 20. Time: 12-1.30 pm. What are we doing in POVI in our current research: The four presenters are: Beate Sløk Andersen, Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen, Karen Boll, Vibeke Kirstine Scheller, CBS  

Wednesday: February 3. Time: 12- 2 pm. POVI paper presentations: 2 papers: Morten Knudsen,  Renate Meyer/Susanne Boch Waldorff: Titles of papers will follow.
Friday, February 21. From 14-15. Paper Presentation by PhD fellow Robin Anderson Malmros, Gothenborg University: Managing Grand Challenges - How Scandinavian Municipalities Prevent Radicalization to Extremism.
Thursday, 12 March. From 12-13.30. Seminar and book presentation with Professor Alasdair Roberts, University of Massachusetts Amherst: Strategies of Governing.
Wednesday, April 22.From 12-13:30. Paper presentation with Professor Renate Meyer, CBS and Vienna University: Inequality, political opportunity structures, and the challenges of robust action: An analysis of city resilience strategies.
Tuesday, May 19. From 12-13.30. Paper presentation with Associate Professor Karen Boll, IOA/CBS and discussion: The promissory economy of internal control.
Wednesday 24 June. From 12-18. Young scholar paper seminar.


POVI 2020 - Fall/Winter ONLINE seminars

Tuesday: October 20. Time 12-1 pm. What are we doing in POVI in our current research: The two presenters are: Paul Du Gay & Carsten Greve, CBS 
Tuesday: November 17. Time 12-1.30 pm. POVI paper presentations: one paper: Lene Tolstrup Christensen, CBS & Giuseppe Grossi, Professor in Public Management and Accounting. Paper: A New Model of Corporatization. The institutionalization of the State Guarantee Model into the Danish transport infrastructure governance & one paper: Anne Reff Pedersen, CBS: working paper: Organizing narratives of misconduct - a case in public Healthcare 
Tuesday: November 24. Time 11-12.20 pm. Fall guest lecture, Professor Stephen Osborne, University of Edinburgh. Title: A Public Service Logic and The Creation of Public Value. Moderator: Ditte Thøgersen.
Tuesday: December 1. Time 12-2 pm. Not the Christmas special, but the “Covid-19 special”: Discussion of public management and organizing in the context of COVID 19 and how to collect data in times with COVID19: Presenters of cases: Paul Du Gay/Kirstine Zinck Pedersen, Susanne Boch Waldorff/Justine Grønbæk Pors, Ann Fugl-Meyer and time for a general discussion. 

POVI 2020

Young scholar paper seminar. Wednesday 24 June.

The promissory economy of internal control. - Paper presentation with Associate Professor Karen Boll, IOA/CBS and discussion on May 19, 2020.

Inequality, political opportunity structures, and the challenges of robust action: An analysis of city resilience strategies - Paper presentation with Professor Renate Meyer, CBS and Vienna University on  April 22, 2020.

Strategies of Governing - Seminar and book presentation with Professor Alasdair Roberts, University of Massachusetts Amherst on 12 March, 2020.

How Scandinavian Municipalities Prevent Radicalization to Extremism – a POVI seminar on February 21, 2020. A paper presentation by PhD Fellow Robin Andersson Malmros, School of Public Administration, University of Gothenborg. Big Brother is Watching You: Institutional and Societal Consequences of Countering Extremism in Scandinavian MunicipalitiesThe grand challenge of violent extremism is a novel, highly dramatic, and noticed one for Scandinavian municipalities. The uncertainty of how to act, the growth of violent extremist groups, and the responsibility put upon municipalities have fueled and intensified an ever surrounding, heated, intense and polarized medial and political debate about how to prevent violent extremism. In Robin Andersson Malmros’ presentation, he showed how Scandinavian municipalities organize to counter these grand challenges, and how the same organizing is legitimized through processes of translation and editing. Importantly, the seminar nurtured a discussion about potential institutional and societal consequences of the organizational arrangements deployed.

A paper seminar on February 6, 2020 – Travelling memories: experiencing time in secure psychiatric care with Professor Steven Brown, Nottingham Trent University. Steven Brown presented preliminary findings from a project exploring how service-users draw upon autobiographical memories to understand their recovery trajectory during their detainment on a forensic pathway at a secure psychiatric hospital. Forensic mental health service users have a complex journey from the criminal justice system to the mental health care system. Flirting with objects and technologies, performing organization: STS and studies of organizational practice with Associate Professor Attila Bruni, University of Trento. Attila Bruni presented a metaphorical concept in order to catch the intimate relationship between organizational actors and their material environment: flirtation. The metaphor directs attention to the reciprocal and reflexive relationship that takes place between actors and technological artefacts and, thus, to the empathic, emotive and aesthetic ways in which actors are ‘captured’ and interpellated by the material world. 

Seminar on Policy and Program Implementation
Professor Jodi R. Sandfort, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, was the key speaker in POVIs seminar held on January 20, 2020, about the implementation of policy and program into organizational practices. Professor Sandfort’s presentation contributed with a fresh viewpoint on implementation as occurring in complex, multi-level systems. In the tradition of design science, new principles were articulated to provide specific guidance for analysts and public managers interested in using a theoretically informed approach to improve public value outcomes and make change - rather than just describe it. In addition, Associate Professors Martin Bæk Carstensen and Susanne Boch Waldorff presented their work-in-progress emphasizing the perspectives of agency, bricolage and institutional context in implementation research.


POVI 2019

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Paper presentation on December 3, 2019: “Public Innovation” by PhD Fellow Ditte Thøgersen, CBS

Paper presentation on November 12, 2019: “Babylon or bureaucratic control? A Q methodology study of Danish elite actors' governance perception in the transport infrastructure sector.” by Postdoc Fellow Lene Tolstrup Christensen, CBS

Paper presentation on October 23, 2019:  “A Policy Enterpreneur Stuck on a Path? Was the "Coherence reform" (Sammenhængsreformen) Coherent?” by Professor Carsten Greve, CBS

Paper presentation on October 9, 2019:  “Meaningful work” &  “Everybody is responsible, but nobody is guilty.” by Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma, AUT University and Associate Professor Camilla Sløk, CBS

Paper presentation on September 25, 2019:  “Standardizing professional discretion: The displacement of case-based rationality in front-line encounters.” by Associate Professor Kirstine Zinck Pedersen, CBS and Assistant Professor Anja Pors, University College Copenhagen

Paper presentation on August 21, 2019: “Occupying Policy Vacuums: The European Commission on Demographic Change” by Professor Leonard Seabrooke & Professor Eleni Tsingou, CBS and PhD Fellow Johann Ole Willers, NUPI & CBS

Paper presentation on June 19, 2019: “Shared decision-making in a Health care setting” by Associate Professor Kirstine Zinck Pedersen, CBS

Paper presentation on May 15, 2019: “Everybody is responsible, but nobody is guilty” by Associate Professor Camilla Sløk, CBS

VELUX & POVI seminar on March 21, 2019: "When the State meets the Street' and 'The Enabling Roles of Bureaucracy in Collaboration Across Expertise Domains" by Assistant Professor Bernardo Zacka, MIT and Postdoc Fellow Pedro Monteiro, EMLYON Business School
Program: click here

POVI talk on February 8, 2019: “A research agenda and vision of futures of Public Administration research” by Professor Geert Bouckaert, KU Leuven, Belgium
Event: click here

Paper presentation on January 16, 2019: "Speaking Truth to Power? Anti-Bureaucratic Romanticism from Critical Organizational Theorizing to the White House" by associate professor Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth, CBS


 POVI 2018

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Workshop on October 29-30, 2018: Nordic experiences with public sector innovation and public value creation
Place: Copenhagen, Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center
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Professor Mark Moore visit at IOA on September 24-25, 2018
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Interview with Mark Moore: " Implications for leaders"


Talk on November 20, 2018: "Democracy, governance and law in the Nordic public sectors" & Nordic project talk by Professor Haldor Byrkjeflot, University of Oslo & CBS

Paper presentation & Velux project talk on November 6, 2018 by Professor Paul Du Gay, CBS

Talk on October 23, 2018 by Assistant Professor Mie Plotnikof, Københavns professionshøjskole

Paper presentation and round table talk on October 9, 2018 by Professor Carsten Greve & Postdoc Fellow Lene Tolstrup Christensen, CBS

Talk on September 24, 2018 by Professor Mark Moore, Harvard University

Round table talk & Paper presentation on September 4, 2018 by Professor Anne Reff Pedersen & Associate Professor Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen, CBS

Talk on June 26, 2018:  "En forskers erfaringer fra ledelseskommissionens arbejde og resultater" by Associate Professor Caroline Grøn, KU

Paper presentation and round table talk on June 12, 2018: “Is there such a thing as”collaborative” tax checking?” by Associate Professor Karen Boll, CBS

Talk on May 22, 2018 by Research Director Vibeke Normann Andersen, VIVE

Paper presentation & IRSPM talk on May 8, 2018: “Translating value based management into health care" by Associate Professor Susanne Boch Waldorff, CBS and Chief Research Analyst Marie Henriette Madsen, VIVE

Talk on April 30, 2018 by Head of Analysis Ole Bech Lykkebo, Center for public Innovation (COI)

Round table talk and paper presentation on April 16, 2018:  “Institutional Logics, Embedded Agency and Performance Measurement as Decision-making” by visiting PhD Fellow Ben Ngoye, ESADE


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