Department of Organization

PhD defence: Lasse Bundgaard

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Lasse Bundgaard has submitted his thesis entitled: Public Private Innovation Partnerships: Creating Public Value & Scaling Up Sustainable City Solutions

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00


As cities increasingly focus on becoming sustainable, they rely on tools such as public private innovation partnerships to help realise new solutions. This dissertation explores the outcomes of these projects by focusing on how such solutions scale up and create public value. By drawing on cases from Copenhagen and beyond, it attempts to answer the main research question: What outcomes do public private innovation partnerships lead to? Through three individual articles, this thesis contributes to the ongoing debates within the literature on the governance of smart cities, public value theory and public private innovation partnerships.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Susana Borras
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Jasper Hotho
Department of International Economics, Government and Business
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Professor Carsten Greve (Chair)
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Senior Researcher Maria-Theresa Norn
Department of Political Science
Aarhus University

Professor Tamyko Ysa
Department of Strategy and General Management

The thesis will be available from

The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence at Kilen, IOA Kitchen area (4th floor)

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 17 September 2021
Time 10:00-12:00

Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 
2000 Frederiksberg
Room SPs07 Coloplast Aud (ground floor)


*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!


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