Department of Organization

Events


 


 

2021

March, 2021
PhD event: “Teaching as a PhD”. Teaching coordinator Lise Justesen will address topics such as: How teaching tasks are allocated at IOA; typical challenges encountered when teaching at CBS for the first (or second) time – and how to handle them; courses and support from colleagues; the connection between teaching and research. There will be room for questions and for sharing experiences. 
Organized by: PhD Coordinator Ursula Plesner and Teaching Coordinator Lise Justesen. 

March, 2021
An @bout time webinar on “Reflections from using time in research: Past, present, and future” with Associate Professor Innan Sasaki, Warwick Business School, UK. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time). 

March, 2021
Virtual POVI Keynote speak with Professor Renate Meyer. In this seminar, Professor Renate Meyer, who is Editor in Chief of Organization Studies, will share her thoughts on public sector articles in the journal such as what are the current agendas, missing debates, and possible contributions.
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

March, 2021
An OT Publishing seminar entitled “Templates for journal articles (empirical/review/conceptual papers). Please join Megan Neely, Pedro Monteiro, Silviya Svejenova, Renate Meyer and Eva Boxenbaum at OT@IOA for a lively, online discussion of the templates that underpin respectively empirical, conceptual and review papers in many organizational journals. We will present template characteristics and exemplars of each of these paper types for the first 45 minutes, followed by a behind-the-scenes open discussion of our lived experiences with false starts, shifting ambitions, and template frustrations for the next 45 minutes. 
Organized by: OT⁣@IOA Group (Organization Theory)

February, 2021
POVI seminar with Associate Professor Morten Knudsen and Assistant Professor Pedro Monteiro. Morten’s paper is entitled “Dynamics of ignorance”, and Pedro’s paper is entitled “Bureaucracy is Dead, Long Live Bureaucracy: Taking Stock and Moving Forward”. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 


January, 2021
PhD event: The Art of Academic Reviewing. Reviewing is central to our work as scholars since we also contribute to academic debates with constructive criticism. This event consists in a presentation on key features of reviewing (14.30-15.30), followed by an optional workshop (15.30-16.30) where participants receive feedback from experienced IOA scholars on their own review assignment (see separate entry on reviewing for the OMT Division for an opportunity to review). 
Organized by: PhD Coordinator Ursula Plesner and Professor Eva Boxenbaum. 


January, 2021
POVI seminar entitled ‘What are we doing in POVI in our current research?’ with Associate Professor Camilla Sløk, Associate Professor Naima Mikkelsen, Associate Professor Karen Boll & Postdoc Vibeke Scheller. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 
2020

December, 2020
Seminar: The POVI “COVID 19 special”: Discussion of public management and organizing in the context of COVID 19 and how to collect data in times with COVID 19. Presenters of cases: Paul Du Gay/Kirstine Zinck Pedersen, Susanne Boch Waldorff/Justine Grønbæk Pors, Ann Fugl-Meyer.
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

December, 2020

POVI Discussion of public management and organizing in the context of COVID 19 and how to collect data in times with COVID 19. Presenters: Paul Du Gay/Kirstine Zinck Pedersen, Susanne Boch Waldorff/Justine Grønbæk Pors, and Ann Fugl-Meyer. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

December, 2020

An @bout time webinar entitled “Getting ahead of time: Studying the enactment of time in the coordination of routines” with Professor Daniel Geiger, University of Hamburg. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time). 

November, 2020
POVI guest lecture by Professor Stephen Osborne (University of Edinburgh): "A public service logic and the creation of public value". 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 


November, 2020
An @bout time webinar on: ‘It’s about time: Observing the Weaving of Time in Strategizing Talk’ with Professor Nicolas Bencherki, Université TÉLUQ, Montréal. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time). 

November, 2020
POVI Paper presentation: Postdoc Lene Tolstrup Christensen (IOA), Professor Giuseppe Grossi (Nord University, Norway), Professor mso Anne Reff Pedersen
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

November, 2020
An @bout Time Seminar with Professor Jonatan Pinkse, University of Manchester, with the title ‘Folding into temporary dyadic tensions: How organizational actors make sense of multiple interrelated tensions’. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time). 

November, 2020

Organization Theory Publishing Seminar with the title ‘Qualitative Research: There is an Abundance of Data but What do I do with it?’. Speaker at the seminar will be Professor Stine Grodal, Boston University.
Organized by: OT⁣@IOA Group (Organization Theory).

October, 2020

‘Conference on Success in Mega Projects – Learn and rethink with experienced practitioners and academics’. The conference will have talks by Professor Emeritus Kristian Kreiner and Chief Project Manager Assad Jamal, COWI.
Organized in collaboration between IDA (Danish Engineering Association), PMI (Project Management Institute) and CASPRO (Centre for Advanced Studies in Project Organizing) at Department of Organization at CBS. 

October, 2020
POVI presentation: "What are we doing in POVI in our current research?". Presenters: Professor Paul Du Gay (IOA and Royal Holloway, University of London, UK). 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

September, 2020
Seminar on ‘Institutions in Time and Place’ with Associate Professor Nan Dahlkild from Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen, and PhD Fellow at IOA, Michelle Brennum. Provocatrice will be Tammar Zilber, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The event is organized by Professor Eva Boxenbaum, Professor Renate Meyer, and Professor Silviya Svejenova, IOA.
Organized by: IOA Conversation Series. 

September, 2020
OT@IOA invites to an Organization Theory (OT) Publishing Seminar on Publishing qualitative research in the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) and Organization Studies (OS). Join a casual conversation with Professor Tammar Zilber (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Professor Stine Grodal (Boston University) and Professor Renate Meyer (WU Vienna). 
Organized by: OT⁣@IOA Group (Organization Theory).

August, 2020

IOA Department Day 2020! Theme: "CBS Strategy and IOA self-evaluation". Participation by approximately 75 IOA'ers, group work, discussions and presentations. 
Organized by: IOA

June, 2020
An @bout Time seminar with Professor Tima Bansal with the title ‘How Organizational Theories are Contributing to the Environmental Crisis’. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time). 

May, 2020

POVI seminar with the title “The promissory economy of internal control” where Associate Professor Karen Boll will present a paper. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

April, 2020

POVI paper presentation with Professor Renate Meyer (CBS and Vienna University). 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

March, 2020

OT Publishing seminar with Professor Davide Ravasi, University College London, on the topic of “How to respond to reviewers”. Professor Renate Meyer and Professor Eva Boxenbaum will also contribute with their insights to the topic. 
Organized by: OT⁣@IOA Group (Organization Theory).

February, 2020

COT seminar with Professor Ann Langley, HEC Montréal, with the title “Ghosts! How the Past Inhabits the Present and the Future”. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time). 

February, 2020

POVI paper presentation with PhD Fellow Robin Anderson Malmros, Gothenburg University, with the title “Managing Grand Challenges – How Scandinavian Municipalities Prevent Radicalization to Extremism”. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

February, 2020

IOA Conversation Series seminar on ‘Institutions & Academia’ with Senior Lecturer Marjana Johansson (University of Glasgow) and Postdoc Stephan Schaefer (Lund University). 
Organized by: IOA Conversation Series.

February, 2020
POVI/COT seminar on travelling memories, STS and studies of health care, with Professor Steven Brown (Nottingham Trent University) and Associate Professor Attila Bruni (Trento University). 
Organized by: POVI/COT

January, 2020
James G. March seminar with the title “Innovation og beslutninger I en kontekst af kompleksitet – hvorfor er det vanskeligt at skabe noget nyt og forny det, der eksisterer?”. Arranged by IOA, the publishing company Samfundslitteratur and MMD (Master of Management Development). Presentations by: Professor Emeritus Kristian Kreiner (IOA), Professor Peter Karnøe (AAU/CPH), Michala Svane (Senior VP, Tivoli), Steen Lindby (Vice President Group Research & Development, ROCKWOOL Group), Laila Gyldenhøj (Head of HR, Bording Group), Professor Jan Mouritzen (CBS). 
Organized by: IOA, Forlaget/Publishing house Samfundslitteratur and MMD (Master of Management Development, CBS)


January, 2020
POVI paper seminar on ‘Policy and Program Implementation’ with Professor Jodi Sandfort, University of Minnesota, Associate Professor Martin Bæk Carstensen, IOA/CBS, and Associate Professor Susanne Boch Waldorff, IOA/CBS. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

2019

December, 2019
Seminar on “Institutions & Creativity” in the IOA Conversation Series “Institutional Interfaces” with Professor Arne Carlsen, BI Norwegian Business School, and Alicja Dánkowska, Kozminski University, Warsaw.
Organized by: IOA Conversation Series

December, 2019
OT Publishing seminar with Professor Davide Ravasi (University College London) and Professor Silviya Svejenova (IOA) entitled "Workshop on writing introductions". 
Organized by: OT⁣@IOA Group (Organization Theory).

December, 2019
POVI p
aper presentation with PhD Fellow Ditte Thøgersen (IOA): "Public Innovation". 
Organized by: 
POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

December, 2019
Workshop: "Consultancies in Public Administration", organized by Professor Len Seabrooke (IOA) and Research Director Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI, Oslo), with contributions from PhD Fellow Jakob Laage-Thomsen, Professor wsr Eleni Tsingou, PhD Fellow Ole Willers, among others. The theme is on how the use of consultancies in public administrations raise questions of changing professional services markets, public vocations and work practices. 
Organized by: PEG (Political Economy Group)

December, 2019
Workshop on “Multiple Markets” with various contributions, and organized by Christian Frankel, Trine Pallesen and José Ossandon, among others. 
Organized by: The Market Group

December, 2019
Workshop: "Entangled Chains of Value and Wealth", organized by Stefano Ponte (MSC) and Len Seabrooke (IOA), featuring four papers from IOA faculty. 2 days. 
Organized by: Stefano Ponte (MSC) and Len Seabrooke (IOA)

December, 2019
Public lecture with Professor Emeritus Nils Brunsson, Uppsala University, with the title “Organizing and reorganizing markets”. Organizers are Christian Frankel and The Market Group at IOA. 
Organized by: The Market Group

November, 2019
Professor Jan Molin’s 40 year anniversary symposium, with presentations by Architect Lene Tranberg, Union President Lizette Riesgaard, Professor Søren Molin (DTU) and CBS President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, among others. The theme of the symposium was “Faglighed og følelser”. 
Organized by: IOA

November, 2019
Seminar with Professor Alfons van Marrewijk, VU University Amsterdam, with the title “Collaboration Practices in Mega Infrastructure Projects”. 
Organized by: CASPRO (Center for Advanced Studies on Projects), now called "Pro&Con - Project Studies Group"

November, 2019

COT seminar (Centre for Organizational Time)  with Professor Hari Tsoukas with the title “Toward a general theory of sense-making: A phenomenological approach”. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time)
 
November, 2019
POVI paper presentation with Industrial Postdoc Lene Tolstrup Christensen, “Babylon or bureaucratic control? A Q methodology study of Danish elite actors’ governance perception in the transport infrastructure sector”. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

November, 2019
The RIO Group invites to a seminar with Deputy Vice Chancellor Sylvia Schwaag Serger and Associate Professor Tommy Shih, Lund University, with the title “Nordic and Chinese Innovation Policy”. 
Organized by: RIO Group (Research, Innovation and Organization)

November, 2019
OT Publishing seminar with Professor Davide Ravasi. 
Organized by: OT⁣@IOA Group (Organization Theory).


November, 2019
COT seminar (Centre for Organizational Time) with Professor Juliane Reinecke, King’s College, London. The title of the seminar is “The temporality of institutions and institutional work: A process view”. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time)

October, 2019
POVI seminar with Professor Carsten Greve presenting his paper “ A Policy Entrepreneur Stuck on a Path? Was the “Coherence Reform” (Sammenhængsreformen) Coherent?”. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

October, 2019

IOA Conversation Series invite you to a seminar with Mélodie Cartel (UNSW Business School, Sydney, Australia) and Emamdeen Fohim (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) where they each will present their current research project. 
Organized by: IOA Conversation Series

October, 2019
“CSO meets IOA – research presentation” - Together with Centre de Sociologie des Organisation (Science Po) IOA gives a series of research presentations in connection with the CSO delegation visit at IOA. The purpose is to get to know each other and exchange ideas for future collaboration and mutual inspiration. It is an open event. The presenters are: Patrick Castel (CSO), Susanne Boch Waldorff (IOA), Eva Boxenbaum (IOA), Jeanne Lazarus (CSO), José Ossandon (IOA), Martin Giaudeau (IOA), Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic (CSO), Cornel Ban (IOA), Olivier Borraz (CSO), Susana Borras (IOA). 
Organized by: Head of Department at IOA Signe Vikkelsø and Olivier Borraz, Head of CSO

October, 2019

An @bout time seminar on “It is time to talk about aesthetics in creative work: insights from haute cuisine” with Professor Marc Stierand from École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time)

October, 2019

Associate Professor Camilla Sløk (IOA) and Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand) gave paper presentations, Camilla with “Everybody is responsible, but nobody is guilty”, and Marjo with “Meaningful work”. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

September, 2019

POVI seminar with Associate Professor Kirstine Zinck Pedersen (IOA) and Associate Professor Anja Svejgaard Pors (Metropol) with the title “Standardizing professional discretion: The displacement of case-based rationality in front-line encounters”. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 


September, 2019
CASPRO Seminar with Associate Professor Catherine Killen, University of Technology Sydney, with the title “Planned emergence in strategy work? Unveiling the actuality of project portfolio management”. 
Organized by: CASPRO (Center for Advanced Studies on Projects), now called "Pro&Con - Project Studies Group"

August, 2019
POVI paper presentations: Professor Len Seabrooke, Professor wsr Eleni Tsingou and PhD Fellow Ole J. Willers (IOA). "Occupying Policy Vacuums: The European Commission on Demographic Change". 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 


August, 2019
An informal conversation with Adjunct Professor David Michael Boje (Aalborg University) about his ideas related to time, narrative, storytelling and materiality. David Michael Boje is an influential thinker in the area of Organization Studies who is particularly well known for his work on story-telling as constitutive of organizations.
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time)

August, 2019

IOA Department Day 2019! Theme: "IOA strategy and identity". Presentation by Anne-Marie Skov (Chairman of the board of directors at Tuborgfondet). Participation by approximately 75 IOA'ers, group work, discussions and presentations. 
Organized by: IOA

June, 2019
COT Seminar with Professor Daniel Nyberg, University of Newcastle Business School, with the title “Planning for the past: Local temporality and the construction of denial in climate change adaptation”. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time)

May, 2019

Professor David Obstfeld, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, gives a seminar with the title “Assembling Past, Present, and Future Toward an Evolving Goal”. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time)


April, 2019
Dr. Marian Iszatt-White, Lancaster University, gives a seminar with the title ‘Authentic Leadership: Getting back to the roots of the ‘root construct’. 
Organized by: Associate Professor Magnus Larsson, IOA

April, 2019
Workshop in connection with the FSE project "Tied Up". 3 days. 
Organized by: Assistant Professor Christoph Ellersgaard (IOA)

April, 2019
Professor Judy Wajcman gives a lecture with the title “The Digital Architecture of Time Management”. This was in connection with Judy Wajcman's one week visit at IOA, which was part of the fellowship program funded by the BiS platform Digital Transformations. 
Organized by: IOA

March, 2019
Seminar on ‘Institutions and Design’ (with focus on the aesthetics of material objects and their role in collective cognitive processes and organizational power relations) in the Conversation Series ‘Institutional Interfaces’ with Ileana Stigliani (Associate Professor of Design and Innovation at Imperial College London, UK) and Gazi Islam (Professor of Business Administration at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France). 
Organized by: IOA Conversation Series

March, 2019
Professor Stéphanie Dameron, Paris Dauphine University, gave a talk with the title “When do strategists take decision? An antestrategy perspective”. 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time)

March, 2019

Paper presentation by Dr. Bernardo Zacka, MIT and Dr. Pedro Monteiro, EMLYON: “When the State meets the Street” and “The Enabling Roles of Bureaucracy in Collaboration across Expertise Domains”.
Organized by: VELUX Foundation and the POVI Center

March, 2019
Information meeting on “OT Community: Getting involved in the international OT community”, by Professors Eva Boxenbaum, Majken Schultz, Silviya Svejenova, Renate Meyer, Tor Hernes and Jesper Strandgaard. This event, held in spring and fall, informs early career scholars and PhD students about the opportunities that exist at international conferences, particularly at EGOS and AoM, to engage with the international OT community not only as authors but also as reviewers, co-organizers of and contributors to PDWs, Symposia, sub-theme tracks, etc. Information differs in spring and fall according to upcoming deadlines. We also explain how community engagement can help you advance your work toward publication in OT journals on IOA’s Top15 list (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, (Human Relations), Journal of Management Studies, Organization, Organization Science, and Organization Studies). Information about Scancor will also be made available.   
Organized by: OT⁣@IOA Group (Organization Theory).

March, 2019

Workshop: "Rethinking Politics in Organization". 2 days. Presenters: Professor Eirikur Bergman (Bifrost University, Iceland), Professor Vivien Schmidt (Boston University, USA), Professor Mitchell Dean (CBS)
Organized by: Professor Christian De Cock (IOA), Damian O'Doherty (Alliance Manchester Business School)

March, 2019
Seminar on ‘Institutions and Space’ (with focus on networks in collaborative spaces and the politics of space in refugee camps) in the Conversation Series ‘Institutional Interfaces’ with Fabrizio Montanari (Associate Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) and Maximilian Schellmann (Research Assistant at the Copenhagen Business School - MPP). 
Organized by: IOA Conversation Series

February, 2019
An @bout Time seminar with Dr. Blagoy Blagoev (Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany) entitled "How do extreme work hours persist?". 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time)

February, 2019

POVI seminar with Professor Geert Bouckaert from KU Leuven, Belgium: "A research agenda and vision of futures of Public Administration research". 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

January/February, 2019

IOA Winter Games: Annual event where a large part of faculty participates to discuss papers in progress (2 days). 
Organized by: IOA

January, 2019
“On Leadership: James G. March Seminar 2019”.
Organized in collaboration between IOA, MMD (Master of Management Development) and the publishing company Samfundslitteratur. 

January, 2019
 An @bout Time seminar with Professor Philippe Lorino (ESSEC Business School, Paris), entitled "Pragmatism and the relational approach to organizational temporality". 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time)


January, 2019
AlterEcos workshop on "Exploring the critical performativity of alternative organization". Paper development, 2 days. 
Organized by: Professor Christian De Cock (IOA) and MPP

January, 2019
Seminar on ‘Inequality at Work’, Presenters: Professor Donald Tomascovic-Devey (University of Massachusetts), Olivier Godechot (Science Po), Zoltan Lippényi (University of Utrecht), Associate Professor Lasse Folke Henriksen (IOA, CBS). 
Organized by: IOA and the Ineaquality Platform (CBS) Lasse Folke Henriksen and Thomas Poulsen
 
2018

December, 2018
The 2nd seminar by Professor Lawrence Busch during his visit with the Market and Valuation Cluster, IOA, in week 50. Here, Lawrence Busch will discuss draft material of a book in preparation, preliminarily entitled “Just Markets”. 
Organized by: The Market Group

December, 2018
Professor Lawrence Busch, Michigan State University, will give a public lecture with the title “Markets and Standards” in connection with his Market and Valuation Cluster visit at IOA in week 50. This seminar is conducted in the context of the research “Standarder og konkurrence i klimaets tjeneste” with the support of Dansk Standard. 
Organized by: The Market Group

December, 2018
Workshop: "Algorithmic public administration and policy". 2 days. Susana Borras (IOA), Snorre Frid-Nielsen (RUC), Mads Dagnis Jensen (EGB, CBS), Jon Kvist (RUC), Radoslaw Kowalski (University College London), Marc Esteve (University College London), Slava Jankin Mikhaylov (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin), Matthew Hindman (George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Washington DC). 
Organized by: Professor Susana Borrás (IOA)

December, 2018
POVI seminar with Professor Jenny Lewis with the title ”The Policy Lab at the University of Melbourne: Experiences and possibilities”. Professor Jenny Lewis is the Director of the newly established “The Policy Lab” at the University of Melbourne and will give a short presentation on the work she is doing there. Jenny Lewis is Professor of Public Policy and also the new President of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) that publishes the high ranking journal Public Management Review (PMR). Jenny visited IOA as a guest researcher in August 2017. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

December, 2018

Associate Professor at University of Virginia, Simone Polillo, gives a talk with the title “How Markets Became Unpredictable: Affect, Networks, and the Production of Social Knowledge in Finance and Beyond”. The talk is for those interested in political economy, economic sociology, social studies of finance, and organizational sociology.
Organized by: The Market Group

November, 2018
Conference on ‘Ledelsesdilemmaer’ organized by Henrik Holt Larsen and Signe Vikkelsø in collaboration with DJØF, NOCA, DI, SDU, Aalborg University and Industriens Fond. Presentations by Mette Mogensen and Frans Bevort (IOA), Rikke Kristine Nielsen (AAU), Anne-Mette Hjalager (SDU), Thomas Duus Henriksen (AAU). Paneldiskussion med: Moderator Lilian Mogensen (ATP), Natascha Linn Felix (Transparency Denmark og Folkekirkens Nødhjælp), Gitte Krusholm Nielsen (Danske Tegl), Hanne Blume (Ørsted), Maja Volquards Hesselholt (ISS). 
Organized by: Professor Emeritus Henrik Holt Larsen and Head of Department Signe Vikkelsø (both IOA)

November, 2018
POVI ‘Nordic project talk’ with Professor Haldor Byrkjeflot with the title ‘Democracy, governance and law in the Nordic public sectors’. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

November, 2018

Network meeting in Danish LGBT Business Network
Organized by: PhD Fellow Jannick Friis Christensen and Profesor wsr Sara Louise Muhr (IOA).

November, 2018

Professor Paul du Gay gives a Velux lecture with the title “But are you here in an Official capacity?”. The lecture is a collaboration between the POVI group and CBS Public-Private. 
Organized by: POVI and CBS Public-Private

November, 2018
RealityBites discussion group: The aim is to  meet and discuss a piece (or two) of good journalism, an essay, or an op-ed on a topic of contemporary concern. All participants must commit to read the piece(s) and come prepared to discuss its/their actual or potential organisational ramifications and effects (and much else besides, no doubt). 
Organized by: Professor Paul du Gay (IOA)

November, 2018
Inaugural lecture with Adjunct Professor Anne-Marie Skov with the title ‘Purpose, strategy and cultural identity during transformational change’. 
Organized by: IOA

October, 2018
POVI paper presentation by Associate Professor Ursula Plesner and Associate Professor Lise Justesen (both IOA) with the title “Digitalisering i den offentlige sektor: Kompensationsarbejde og nye ledelsesopgaver (set i sammenhæng med nyt MPG fag)”. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

October, 2018

POVI paper presentation by Professor Carsten Greve and Industrial Postdoc Lene Tolstrup Christensen with the title “Taking stock of 20 years of Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Governance in Denmark: Policies, Regulations, and Practices”. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

October, 2018

Seminar with Professor Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria, Canada, with the title ‘From Painted Horses to Zebras: Legitimating China’s Economic Transition with Rhetorical History’. 
Organized by: Professor Jesper Strandgaard (IOA)

October, 218
Two-day research workshop: "Nordic experiences with public sector innovation and public value creation". 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

October, 2018

Talk by Assistant Professor Mie Plotnikoff (Københavns Professionshøjskole)
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

October, 2018

Launch of the CBS Diversity and Difference Business in Society Platform. Talks and presentations by CBS Dean of Research Søren Hvidkjær, Academic Directors Dorte Lønsman and Sara Louise Muhr (both CBS), Professor Karen Ashcraft (University of Colorado, Boulder). 
Organized by: CBS Diversity and Difference Platform

October, 2018
POVI seminar with Wiljan Hendrikx who is a  PhD candidate and Co-academic Director of a Public Management MSc program at Tias School for Business and Society in the Netherlands. At the seminar, Wiljan will present his work on public policy reforms. His presentation will be about explaining why managerial reforms have a differing impact on profession(al)s across domains. Namely, primary healthcare and secondary education in the Netherlands. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

September, 2018

POVI seminar with Professor Mark Moore, Harvard University. The title of the seminar is ‘The relevance of public value in a Nordic governance context’. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

September, 2018

Seminar with Professor Hunter Heyck (University of Oklahoma) entitled: 'Organization' and the age of system. 
Organized by: The Market Group

September, 2018
Seminar with Associate Professor Elizabeth Popp Berman, Department of Sociology of University at Albany, State University of New York. The title of the seminar is ‘”Thinking Lie an Economist”: How the Economic Style of Reasoning Changes U.S. Public Policy’. 
Organized by: PEG (Political Economy Group)

September, 2018
Seminar with Associate Professor Gareth Edwards (Bristol Business School) entitled: "Tricksters, sun-Gods and Monsters in Leadership Learning: Exploring the inside of Liminal Spaces". 
Organized by: Associate Professor Magnus Larsson

September, 2018
Round table talk and paper presentation by Professor wsr Anne Reff Pedersen and Associate Professor Naima Mikkelsen.
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

September, 2018

‘Governing the Middle 2’ workshop, organized by Christian Frankel, Fabian Müller, José Ossandón and Trine Pallesen. 
Organized by: The Market Group

September, 2018
The Department of Organization (IOA) in collaboration with SCANCOR (Stanford University) is hosting the SCANCOR Symposium on Institutional Analysis. 
Organized by: IOA and SCANCOR

August, 2018
Department Day 2018! Theme: "Building a new great department: resources, idea, action". Participation by approximately 75 IOA'ers, group work, discussions and presentations. 
Organized by: IOA

June, 2018
‘The ethnography of markets, contemporary challenges’-workshop in collaboration between the Copenhagen Markets and Valuation Group at IOA, and the Research Center for Culture and Economy at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. 
Organized by: The Market Group

June, 2018
POVI paper presentation and round table talk by Associate Professor Karen Boll with the title ‘Is there such a thing as “collaborative” tax checking?’ 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

June, 2018

Visiting Researcher Claus Rerup hosts a publishing and writing seminar with the title ‘What is good research?’, primarily for IOA’s Assistant Professors. 
Organized by: IOA

June, 2018
Seminar with Associate Professor Melissa K. Carsten with the title ‘Reversing the Lens in Leadership: Positioning Followership in the Leadership Construct’.
Organized by: Associate Professor Magnus Larsson

June, 2018
Talk by Associate Professor Caroline Grøn (KU): "En forskers erfaringer fra ledelseskommissionens arbejde og resultater". 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

June, 2018

The 5th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop at CBS. 
Organized by: The Market Group

June, 2018
Public lecture with Dr. Emile Simpson, Research Fellow at Harvard University, with the title ‘The policy-operational boundary and civil-military relations in contemporary conflict’. The event is hosted by CBS Public-Private Law Enforcement and Armed Forces (LEAF) Cluster and the Velux Foundation project ‘Office as a Vocation’.
Organized by: CBS Public-Private

June, 2018
Professor Andy Van de Ven gives a seminar with the title ‘New Concepts and Findings on Process of Organizational Change and Innovation’. 
Organized by: Professor Majken Schultz/COT

June, 2018
Professor Andy Van de Ven hosts a PhD lunch for the PhD Fellows at IOA. 
Organized by: Professor Majken Schultz/COT


May, 2018

Talk by Research Director Vibeke Normann Andersen (VIVE)
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

May, 2018

Public lecture by Professor Charles Bosk with the title ‘What we talk about when we talk about risk and error: 40 years of wondering in the health care field’. The event is chaired by Assistant Professor Kirstine Zinck Pedersen and is hosted by CBS Public-Private Health Cluster and the Velux Foundation project ‘Office as a Vocation’. 
Organized by: CBS Public-Private and the VELUX Foundation 

May, 2018
POVI lecture series (Public Organizing, Value and Innovation): Paper presentation & IRSPM talk, ‘Translating value based management into health care’ by Susanne Boch Waldorff, IOA, & Marie Henriette Madsen, VIVE. 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

May, 2018

Seminar on ‘Institutions and War’ in the Conversation Series ‘Institutional Interfaces’ with Mark de Rond, Professor of Organizational Ethnography at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and Noomi Weinryb, Associate Senior Lecturer at Södertörn University, Sweden. 
Organized by: IOA Conversation Series

April, 2018
Talk by analysechef Ole Bech Lykkebo, Center for Public Innovation (COI). 
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 


April, 2018

POVI round table talk and paper presentation by visiting PhD fellow Ben Ngoye with the title ‘Institutional Logics, Embedded Agency and Performance Measurement as Decision-making’.
Organized by: POVI Center (Public Organization, Value and Innovation). 

March, 2018

Seminar in the IOA Conversation Series, ‘Institutional Interfaces: Aesthetics’, with Senior Lecturer Micki Eisenmann (The Hebrew University’s Jerusalem School of Business) and Professor Timon Beyes (Leuphana University Lüneburg & Copenhagen Business School). 
Organized by: IOA Conversations Series

February, 2018
IOA Winter Games: Annual event where a large part of faculty participates to discuss papers in progress (2 days). 
Organized by: IOA

January, 2018
Inauguration event for Centre for Organizational Time. The event is hosted by Tor Hernes, Christina Lubinski, Majken Schultz and Silviya Svejenova 
Organized by: COT (Centre for Organization and Time)

January, 2018

Seminar on ‘Ethnography and Institutions’ in collaboration with the IOA Conversation Series. At the seminar Postdoc Rebecca W.B. Lund (University of Tampere, Finland) and Associate Professor Tammar B. Zilber (The Hebrew University, Israel) will give their views on the topic.
Organized by: IOA Conversations Series
 
2017

December, 2017
'Institutional Interfaces: City Identity'This seminar will explore the interface between institutional theory and city identity. More specifically, we will discuss opportunities for cross-fertilization between institutional theory and the literature on identity for empirical inquiry into how cities pursue and acquire a stronger or more visible identity. The discussion will revolve around two empirical papers to be presented and discussed at this event. The first paper examines how multi-centenary family firms in the area of Kyoto - collectively known as shinise - help the city of Kyoto maintain its identity. This paper will be presented by Professor Davide Ravasi (Cass Business School) based on a paper that he has co-authored with Innan Sasaki and Evelyn Micelotta. 
The second paper investigates how the City of Sydney shapes collective understandings of the city through its strategy Sustainable Sydney 2030. Professor Markus Höllerer (WU Vienna) will present this paper, which is co-authored with Martin Kornberger and Renate Meyer. 
Organized by: IOA Conversation Series


July, 2017

EGOS 2017 Colloquium at CBS: For 5 days CBS hosted the annual EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies) Colloquium with approximately 3,000 participants. The theme was "The Good Organization: Aspirations, Interventions, Struggles". EGOS is the largest European scholarly association of researchers with an interest in organization and management. The planning group consisted of researchers ad administrative staff from IOA, MPP and MSC. 
Organized by: IOA, MPP, MSC (all CBS)

April, 2017
Seminar with CEO of Tesco Bank, Benny Higgins: "Leadership: What matters most?". In this seminar, Benny Higgins will first of all present his lively and sometimes provocative views on business and leadership before opening up to a larger discussion with CBS staff and students. 
Organized by: Professor Alan Irwin
2016

November, 2016
Seminar with Associate Professor Anthony Hussenot (Université Paris-Dauphine): "Studying a makers movement through the lens of temporality. The case of IciMontreuil". 
Organized by: Professor Tor Hernes, IOA

October, 2016
The 5th Workshop on Talent Management arranged by EIASM (The European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management). 2 days and taking place at CBS. 
Organized by: EIASM and Associate Professor Sara Louise Muhr

September, 2016
"International Conference on Visuality, Materiality, Multimodality: Novel approaches to the study of meaning, organizations and institutions". 2 days and taking place at CBS. 
Organized by: Professor Eva Boxenbaum, Professor Silviya Svejenova, Professor Renate Meyer, Assistant Professor Lærke Højgaard Christiansen and Assistant Professor Dennis Jancsary. 
2015

February, 2015
6th 2014-2015 Meeting of CBS-Private Public Platform's Markets and Valuation Cluster (session in collaboration with CASPRO). Professor Peter Skærbæk and Associate Professor Kjell Tryggestad will present and discuss their work-in-progress, "Accounting inscriptions in outsourcing trials of strength: time-space dynamics". 
Organized by: CBS-Private Public Platform's Markets and Valuation Cluster and CASPRO

February, 2015
"Leadership and Organizational Development Seminars". 
Organized by: Associate Professor Magnus Larsson

January, 2015
"5th Meeting of CBS-Private Public Platform's Markets and valuation Cluster". Assistant Professor Ann-Christina Lange will present and discuss her paper "Crowding of Adaptive Strategies: Swarm Theory and High-Frequency Trading". 
Organized by: CBS-Private Public Platform's Markets and Valuation Cluster 
2014

December, 2014
CBS Leadership and Diversity Workshop. Keynotes are Professor Patrice Buzzanell (Purdue University) and Professor Mustafa Özbilgin (Brunell University). 
Organized by: Associate Professor Sara Louise Muhr

November, 2014
New Sites in Organization Studies, an MPP & IOA Seminar. This seminar series, jointly hosted by IOA and MPP, brings new and neglected phenomena to the attention of the field of organization studies. It is grounded as a response to recent editions of the journal Organization Studies (notably 'The dark side of organization', Linstead et al. 2014; 'New sights/sites: Exploring the white spaces of organization', O’Doherty et al. 2013) and is connected to the journal's new section 'X and Organisation Studies'. This section has three related roles. First to encourage a more essayistic style of writing, approachable to readers beyond as well as within the field. Second, to consider hitherto overlooked phenomena, or those considered too elusive or difficult to research. Third, to broach the edges of the field, allowing different conversations in, and informing conversations beyond.
Our first two contributions will be: "Ruin and Organization Studies" by Christian De Cock and "Colour and Organization Studies" by Timon Beyes

Organized by: Morten Rishede Philipsen (MPP)

November, 2014
CBS Leadership and Organization Development Seminar. 
Organized by: Associate Professor Magnus Larsson

October, 2014
"1st 2014-2015 Meeting of the Copenhagen Markets and Valuations Group". Postdoc at IOA, Karen Boll, will present her paper "State regulation through engagement of buyers and activation of the market economy - Is 'Neoliberal Tax Management' taking form?". Karen’s article discusses a form of state regulation where government officials engage and involve external stakeholders in co-producing regulation. It reports two examples in which the state seeks to regulate in this way; one case concerns illegal contracting in the cleaning sector, the other concerns the operation of un-licenced businesses.
Organized by: The Markets and Valuation Cluster. 

September, 2014
Imagine Seminar with Carmelo Mazza: "The Invention of a Festival in a World Heritage Site: Logic, Actors, Action". A World Heritage site is a perfect object to study how arts and management may collide. On one side, UNESCO sets significant constraints and demanding goals engaging both cultural organizations and local administration. On the other side, expectations of increased revenues from tourism rise the need of proper site management.
Organized by: imagine Center at IOA

June, 2014
"7th 2013-2014 meeting of the Copenhagen Markets and Valuations Group". This time, we will be reading and discussing Philip Mirowski’s book Never Let a Serious Crisis go to Waste, chapters 4 to 6.
Organized by: The Markets and Valuation Cluster. 

June, 2014
Leadership and Organizational Development Seminar with Associate Professor Morten Knudsen (IOA) and Professor Robert D. Austin (Ivey Business School, Ontario). The theme is "Teaching leadership over the internet". 
Organized by: Associate Professor Magnus Larsson

May, 2014
Seminar with Professor Tim Kuhn (University of Colorado, Boulder) - "Managing Anxieties and Performing Competencies - Communicatively Constituting Authority in a Growing Airline with Timothy Kuhn". 

May, 2014
Leadership and Organizational Development "Memories of Momentum". In our next seminar, on May 8th, Visiting Professor Jonathan Gosling, Exeter University, and Ian Sutherland, Bled School of Management, will have a presentation on the topic of ”Memories with Momentum”. An outline of their talk is attached, and some relevant articles will be distributed to participants.

April, 2014
Leadership and Organizational Development - Paper by Associate Professor Magnus Larsson. 

March, 2014
Leadership and Organizational Development with Professor Patrice Buzzanell (Purdue University), who will be the primary discussant. We will also take some time to reflect on emerging themes and common interest that can be further developed in the future, including information on the upcoming ISLC conference here at CBS in December 2014.

March, 2014
Fifth Copenhagen Markets and Valuations Group Meeting. We will be visited by Manuel Tironi (CSISP - Goldsmith, University of London - Instituto de Sociologia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) who will present and discuss his paper: “Neoliberal electricity: economics and the purification of energy”.

February, 2014
The sixth Leadership and Organization Development Seminar. At the seminar on February 5th, 12.00 - 13.30, we will discuss a paper by Frank Meier. Robert Austin will be the primary discussant. We will also take some time to reflect on emerging themes and common interest that can be further developed in the future, including the ISLC conference in December 2013 and upcoming conferences.

February, 2014
Fourth Meeting of the Copenhagen Markets and Valuations Group - Seminar preparing for Latour workshop. This time, preparing for Bruno Latour’s visit, we will be discussing the “economy” chapters (14, 15 and 16) of his An Inquiry into Modes of Existence. Note that the fifth meeting will be March 5th 10-12 and we will be visited by Manuel Tironi (CSISP - Goldsmith, University of London - Instituto de Sociologia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) who will present and discuss his paper: “Neoliberal electricity: economics and the purification of energy”.

January, 2014
Seminar with Philippe Lorino, "Innovation as a transactional inquiry: The case of urban development". More information here. 
 

2013

 
2012 

 
2011 

IOA Seminars

Invitation to seminar with Christopher Grey, University of Warwick (2011)
Secrecy is a common feature of organizational life, but has received very little attention within the organization studies literature. The paper draws upon sociological and organizational literature to propose a typological framework of the varieties of secrecy in organizations: formal, informal, public and private.
Date: 26.10
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/invitation-to-seminar-0

Invitation to seminar with Tim Dartington, The Tavistock Institute (2011)
In this seminar I will focus on some ‘classic’ theories, specially from Bion and from Miller and Rice, with reference to group relations conferences and consultancy with human service organizations. I will refer in particular to work with health systems, and the influence of Isabel Menzies Lyth. Finally I will want to explore the subjectivity of experience, and processes of transference and projective identification, with reference to my book: Managing Vulnerability, the underlying dynamics of systems of care, (2010, Karnac).
Date: 11.10
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/invitation-to-seminar

Lecture by Professor Annelise Riles, Cornell Law School (2011)
Drawing upon her ten years of ethnographic fieldwork in the Japanese derivatives market, Riles explores the uses of collateral in the financial markets as a regulatory device for stabilizing market transactions. How collateral operates, Riles suggests, is paradigmatic of a class of low-profile, mundane, but indispensable activities and practices that are all too often ignored as we think about how markets should work and be governed.  Riles seeks to democratize our understanding of legal techniques, and demonstrate how these day-to-day private actions can be reformed to produce more effective forms of market regulation.
Date: 07.10
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/lecture-by-professor-annelise-riles-cornell-law-school

Invitation to seminar with Chris Warhurst (2011)
This seminar charts past and current policy thinking on skills and indicates the direction in which policy thinking ought to head with respect to skills utilisation. Across the OECD countries in the 1990s emphasis was placed by government on improving the supply of skills.
Date: 27.09
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/invitation-to-seminar-with-chris-warhurst

Invitation to seminar with Professor Andrew Pettigrew (2011)
In his talk Pettigrew will offer a personal view of the rise and fall of the field of Organisation Design in academia since its high point in the 1960's and 1970's.
Date: 07.09
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/invitation-to-seminar-with-professor-andrew-Pettigrew

Invitation to seminar with Colin Price (2011)
In this talk Colin Price draws on the most exhaustive research effort of its kind, as well as the experiences of an impressive array of senior leaders, to explore why excellence is so hard to achieve and sustain.  In particular, Colin will argue that the health of an organization is equally as important as its performance. 
Date: 06.09
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/invitation-to-seminar-with-colin-price

Invitation to celebration: Carlsberg - The Journey (2011)
The seminar focuses on future marketing, story telling, branding and innovation, based on Carlsberg’s experiences (please, see the attached programme).
Date: 06.09
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/invitation-to-celebration-carlsberg-the-journey

WIP Seminar with PhD Fellow Anne Roelsgaard Obling (2011)
Anne Roelsgaard Obling's second WIP seminar entitled "Emotion management in rationalized medical work".
Date: 07.07
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar-10

WIP Seminar with PhD Fellow Anja Svejgaard Pors (2011)
Anja Svejgaard Pors' second WIP seminar entitled "Iværksættelse af kommunikation – patienten i hospitalets strategiske kommunikation". 
Date: 28.06
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar-9

WIP Seminar with PhD Fellow Cecilie Glerup (2011)
Cecilie Glerup's first WIP seminar entitled "The Quest for Social Responsibility in Research Organizations".
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar-8

Does performativity matter? (2011)
Seminar with Jakob Arnoldi. Abstract of paper presented: We undertake a critique of the performativity thesis as it has been developed by social scientists studying finance and economics. As the performativity concept remains an element in Actor Network Theory (ANT), we also discuss ANT applied to the study of economics and finance.
Date: 24.06
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/does-performativity-matter

WIP Seminar with PhD Fellow Frans Bévort (2011)
Frans Bévort's second WIP seminar entitled "The role of actors’ sensemaking in institutional change: The case of professionals-as-managers in a professional service firm".
Date: 20.06
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar-7

Seminar with Vaughn Tan (2011)
Vaughn Tan is PhD candidate in organizational behavior and sociology at Harvard Business School. He is visiting the Department of Organization in conjunction with collection of ethnographic data at the Danish restaurant Noma. He will present a paper that draws on interview and observational data from task-oriented groups working in the rapidly changing world of high-end cuisine. His analytical focus is bidirectional, negotiated joining processes, a conceptual alternative to selection-oriented hiring processes by which new group members are chosen from a pool of candidates.
Date: 16.06
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/seminar-with-vaughn-tan

How to do research and get it published? (2011)
Professor Stewart Clegg will be visiting our department and has kindly agreed to run a workshop on  "How to do research and get it published".
Date: 14.06
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/how-to-do-research-and-get-it-published

Invitation to research seminar with Emerita Professor Joanne Martin (2011)
Using data from discourse analyses and cultural ethnographies, I will explore links to newer forms of institutional theory, Czarniawska's and Sevon's ideas about translating organizational change, and more dynamic approaches to studies of culture.
Date: 27.05
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/invitation-to-research-seminar-with-emerita-professor-joanne-martin

imagine.. seminar by Donatella De Paoli (2011)
An evaluation of cultural industries' policies in Norway - a report developed for the Dep. of Commerce. The presentation will contain a discussion of cultural entrepreneurship, what it is and what it needs of public support. Through the extensive evaluation of how the incentives and support mechanisms of the Norwegian Art Council and the Norwegian Innovation Fund, some propositions are drawn about how to stimulate and support cultural entrepreneurs in the fields of music, literature, visual art, crafts & design and the per formative art fields.
Date: 25.05
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/imagine-seminar-by-donatella-paoli

WIP Seminar with PhD Fellow Stine Hedegaard (2011)
Stine Hedegaard's first WIP seminar entitled "Do Consumers really care? Challenges aligning identity and image in the context of sustainability at H&M".
Date: 25.05
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar-6

WIP Seminar with PhD Fellow Anne Petersen (2011)
Anne Petersen's first WIP seminar entitled "Recovery as legitimation within psychiatry.
Date: 19.05
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar-5

WIP Seminar with PhD Fellow Karin Strzeletz Ivertsen (2011)
Ivertsen's second WIP seminar entitled "Making sense of interpretative flexibility in innovation projects: forming, breaking, or redefining the sociomaterial relations?"
Date: 06.05
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar-4

IOA Seminar (2011)
Professor Munir presents his paper "A LAMINAR MODEL OF INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE. (case the 'Kodak Moment'). The paper combines structuration practice theory, institutional theory and social studies of technology
Date: 06.05
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/ioa-seminar

WIP seminar with PhD Fellow Morten Rossing (2011)
Morten Rossing afholder sit første Work-in-Progress seminar med titlen: ´Performance Management - a longitudinal case study.
Date: 23.03
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar-3

WIP seminar with PhD Fellow Lærke Højgaard Christiansen (2011)
"Organizational identity, distinction and legitimacy in pluralistic environments".
Date: 21.03
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar-2

Lancering af CHM-bog (2011)
Præsentation af bogen "Kamp, kommunikation og kompleksitet", som er redigeret af Morten Knudsen og Eva Zeuthen Bentsen.
Date: 14.03
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/lancering-chm-bog

imagine.. seminar by John Heskett (2011)
John Heskett will speak of design as a strategic opportunity and challenge based on a foundation of design as a basic human capability. He has a strong combination of experiences from China, USA and Europe.
Date: 09.11
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/imagine-seminar-by-john-heskett

WIP seminar with PhD Fellow Steinar Nebb (2011)
"Fra budsjettøkonomi til kunnskapsøkonomi. Hva betyr autonomi til medarbeidere i innovative virksomheter?"
Date: 25.02
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar-0

WIP seminar with PhD Fellow Stig Ytterstad (2011)
Stig Ytterstad afholder sit andet Work-in-Progress seminar med titlen: "Ledelse med stil. En intervensjonsstudie av transformasjonsledelse".
Date: 08.02
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/wip-seminar

5th Nordic Conference on Health Organization and Management (2011)
The conference in 2011 will explore a number of current trends in the healthcare sector and how these can be addressed by organization and management scholars. We highlight, among other things, healthcare innovation, quality assurance and preventive healthcare which will be constitute three new subthemes at the conference.
Date: 13.01
For more information on the event, please click the link below.
http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter-centre/institut-organisation/arrangementer/5th-nordic-conference-on-health-organization-and-management
2010

Public Lecture Series

Lecture with Professor Karin Knorr, Universities of Chicago and Bielefeld (2010)
The Market as an Object of Attachment: What type of Agent is a Financial Market?
Date and time: 07.12 at 15.00 - 16.30
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, SP201 Danske Bank Auditorium

Lecture with Professor Donald Mackenzie, Edinburg University (2010)
The Credit Crisis as a Problem in the Sociology of Knowledge 
Date and time: 18.11 at 16.00 - 17.30
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, SPs01 BG Fond Auditorium

Lecture with Professor Michael Power, London School of Economics and Political Science (2010)
Rethinking the moral economy of risk management.
Date and time: 03.06 at 15.30 - 17.30
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Porcelænshaven 20, 2000 Frederiksberg, Ovnhallen

Lecture with Professor David Stark, Professor and Head of Department of Sociology, University of Columbia, US (2010)
The Sense of Dissonance: Reflexivity in Organizations
Date and time: 14.01 at 15.00 - 17.00
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14 A, 2000 Frederiksberg, Ks43 Nokia Auditorium
2009

Lecture with Professor Bruno Latour, Director of Research at Sciences Po, Paris, France (2009)
Organizing Uncertainties: the mapping controversies project  
Date and time: 30.10 at 14.00 - 16.00
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, SPs01 BG Fond Auditorium

Lecture with Professor Marilyn Strathern, DBE, University of Cambridge, UK (2009)
Organizing Uncertainties
Date and time: 01.09 at 14.30 - 16.30
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, SP202 Carlsberg Auditorium


Organizing Uncertainty 2009 - 2011

'Organizing Uncertainty' is a deliberately ambiguous title for a Public Lecture Series, but also, we hope, a not entirely unsuggestive one. After all, formal organization, pretty much the core object of analysis for academics working in business schools, has always existed in a fundamental, even rather banal sense, to manage uncertainty. The idea of formal organization as the management of uncertainty is a constitutive feature of  a number of well known organizational theories -  transaction costs and principal agent modelling, for instance.

Many traditional approaches to analysing the relationship between formal organizations and  uncertainty within the field of organizations studies  focus upon the relationship between an organization and its environment,  What have been termed ‘dyadic’ approaches, for example,  examine exchange relationships between organizations and their environments in terms of other organizations in supply chains and customer relationships, or in terms of resources and capabilities, such as technology and labour (Power, 2008). While these dyadic theories have tended to concentrate upon the individual organization as the central object of analysis, other significant strands of work focus upon the ways in which organizational environments themselves are organized. Specifically, work undertaken within what has come to be known as the new-institutionalism suggests that organizational environments themselves help supply the scripts, routines, ideas, and forms of knowledge which formal organizations adopt   to deal with crucial elements of uncertainty, such as legitimacy (Powell & Di Maggio, 1992).

These and many other accounts of how organizations deal with uncertainty suggest that ‘risk’ management, in the broadest and most abstract meaning of that term, is constitutive of organization. Organizing and managing in this sense are fundamentally concerned ‘with individual and collective human efforts to process uncertainty’ (Power, 2008:8). However, uncertainty in this very general sense is also an analytical construct of the organizational theorist, and is certainly not the only way in which we might approach the notion of ‘organizing uncertainty’.

A second, rather different, way of approaching the issue relates to how uncertainties become objects of organization and management in the first place, and this  demands an analysis of the manner in which  they are represented  and assembled within organizational and managerial fields(Hood & Heald, 2006, Power, 2008). Uncertainties in the form of possibilities of financial loss, for instance, have to ‘be organized, ordered, rendered thinkable and made amenable to processes and practices of intervention’ (Power, 2008:9). In this sense, formal practices of ‘risk management, for example, are themselves part of this organizational construction of risk from uncertainty (Hutter & Power, 2005; Power, 2008). From this point of view,  definitions of risk and uncertainty management do not exists prior to practice but are themselves part of the practical organization of uncertainty.

This focus on the organizational processing of uncertainty also requires that attention be paid to the uncertainties that are produced as a result of these very same efforts to manage and organize uncertainty and risk. Exploring and analysing the unintended consequences or effects of organizational action has long been a feature of social scientific enquiry, in economic sociology and organisation studies, for instance, but more recently  a veritable explosion of ‘risk regulation’ has taken place in response to political and social demands to deal with these effects, though not, of course, ‘without further side-effects of its own’ (Power, 2008:9, Perrow, 1984). The notion of organizing uncertainty in this sense, tries to capture both the sense of organizations as constructing  processes of uncertainty management, and relatedly, as producers of uncertainties resulting from those  very same efforts. Again, as recent events in the world of finance have indicated., financial risk models may themselves be an enormous source of risk,  not least when all market participants end up deploying more or less the same one (Power, 2008; Tett, 2009).

Ultimately, any form of organizing involves closure, restriction and limitation, which can of course become a source of uncertainty itself. As Michael Power (2008:202) has indicated, ‘Organized uncertainty’ is a paradoxical idea ‘which signifies that efforts to construct knowledge of things as risks or uncertainties can create new risks and uncertainties’. Clearly, technological systems, for instance, will continue to be a source of risk, but management systems, particularly the sometimes far from  subtle contemporary variants  associated with certain political rationalities of enterprise and audit are implicated too.

It is sometimes claimed in certain epochal forms of social theory, that the present age while apparently more complex than its predecessors – and the word ‘apparently’, should be stressed here  - is also, at the same time, more aware of what it does not know. However, as Power (2008: 202-3) has argued, the rise of a broad “risk management” mandate over the last decade or so suggests a continuing ambition to ‘control and managerialize the future’ in a distinctive way. This ambition is reflected in a powerful, mechanistic focus on internal control systems in organizations, in the creation of ‘new risk categories and definitions to focus managerial efforts, in the creation of new agents and risk responsibility structures, and not least in the development of new procedures and routines that seek to align risk with a certain moral discourse of good governance’ (Power, 2008:203). The reach of this ambition, as Power (2004) describes it, seems to be the ‘risk management of everything’. The re-framing of organizational governance in the name of uncertainty is no mere technical development. It also institutes a new moral economy of organizational life by defining ideals of  best practice for states, public bodies, private corporations, and individuals as particular categories of person, whether  employees, parents, consumers or patients.

References
Hood, C. & Heald, D. (2006) Transparency: the key to better governance? Oxford: OUP

Hutter, B. & Power, M.(eds.) (2005) Organizational Encounters with Risk Oxford: OUP

Perrow, C. (1984) Normal Accidents: living with high risk technologies New York; Basic Books

Powell, W. & di Maggio, P. (1991) The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Power, M. (1997) The Audit Society: rituals of verification Oxford: OUP

Power, M. (2004) The Risk Management of Everything London: DEMOS

Power, M. (2008) Organized Uncertainty; designing a world of risk management Oxford: OUP

Tett, G. (2009) Fools Gold New York; Little Brown
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