PhD defence: Katrine Maria Lumbye

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Katrine Maria Lumbye has submitted her thesis entitled: Internationalization of European electricity multinationals in times of transition

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 13:00 to 15:00

Katrine Maria Lumbye

Electricity firms have become a crucial vehicle for the global transition to renewable energy in the combat against climate change. At the same time, these very firms, as MNEs, are also undergoing processes of internationalization. Together, these developments are drastically reshaping the electricity industry, reshuffling business and re-defining the role of the state. Yet, when it comes to European renewable electricity firms, the parallel and interconnected processes of internationalization and the transition to renewable energy remain underexplored. To help close this gap, this dissertation explores the concurrent phenomena of MNE internationalization and transition to renewable energy, and their interrelations through a qualitative, in-depth inquiry.


Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Stine Haakonssen

Department of Organization

Copenhagen Business School


Secondary Supervisors:

Associate Professor Peter Ørberg

Department of Strategy and Innovation

Copenhagen Business School


Assessment Committee:

Professor with special responsibilities Marcus Møller Larsen (Chair)

Department of Strategy and Innovation

Copenhagen Business School


Senior Researcher Ulrich Elmer Hansen

Department of Wind Energy



Professor Heidi Wiig

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Norwegian Business School


The thesis will be available from


The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence at the tables outside IOA’s kitchen (4th floor).

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CBS PhD School






Copenhagen Business School
2000 Frederiksberg

Kilen 14
Room: Ks48


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