Center for Organizational Time




Tor Hernes (Director of the Centre) is Professor of Organization Theory at the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School and Adjunct Professor at University College of Northeast Norway. He is an international award researcher who has published extensively in the field of process organization studies, and has in recent years devoted increasing attention to the subject of organization and time. The main thrust of his work on time is directed towards an events-based view inspired by Alfred North Whitehead’s philosophy.

Tor has published papers in leading journals and more than a dozen books, among them A Process Theory of Organization (Oxford University Press), which won the George R. Terry Book Award at the Academy of Management meeting in 2015.


Christina Lubinski is Associate Professor at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School and a visiting fellow (2016-2019) at Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship, Department of Leadership, Organisation and Behaviour, Reading, UK. Prior to joining CBS, she was a Newcomen fellow at Harvard Business School. She holds a Master in History with a Minor in Business Administration (2005) and a PhD in Business History (2009) from the University of Goettingen, Germany. Christina uses historical sources, methods, and reasoning to examine the long-term development of entrepreneurial time constructions and sense-making.

Most recently, she worked on entrepreneurial strategies for volatile and fast changing environments with a special interest in emerging markets (India). She is also the academic coordinator for the CBS entrepreneurship program “Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship” and received the Education Prize 2016 by the Danish Society for Education and Business for her redesign of the program. Her articles appear in history and management journals, and she won the Henrietta Larson Article Award for the best article in Business History Review (2015) and the Oxford Journals Article Prize (2012.) She is currently co-editor of the journal Management and Organizational History.


Majken Schultz is Professor of Management and Organization Studies at Copenhagen Business School, since 1996. She is an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at Oxford University, Saïd Business School and member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. Her current work explores how organization actors construct their temporality with a special focus on the interplay between short and long term time horizons pointing both backwards and forwards in time. She has applied a temporal view, for example, on empirical studies of organizational identity reconstruction, the interplay between culture and identity in strategic transformation and the use of history for future change. She has published more than 60 articles in leading journals in organization studies and co-written/edited more than a dozen books.

Her work has been translated into Spanish, Korean, Portuguise, Turkish, Arabic and Danish. In 2017 Majken had more than 16.000 citations at Google Scholar. She is actively involved in the Danish Business Community in a variety of networks and holds several positions in company boards. See more at


Silviya Svejenova is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Copenhagen Business School where she is academic coordinator of the MSc in Strategy, Organization and Leadership. She is a Guest Professor at WU Vienna and an adjunct professor at BI Norwegian Business School. Silviya has been a member of the Executive Board of EGOS from 2004 to 2017, and its Chair in the last three years. Her work is published in numerous journal articles and books. She has co-edited a number of Special issues, among which two in Organization Studies – Misfits, Maverick, Mainstreams: Drivers of Innovation in Creative Industries (2016) and The Visual and Material Turn in Organization Theory: Objectifying and (Re)acting to New Ideas (to appear in 2018).

Her current research is on temporality and novel forms of organizing, creative leadership for social innovation, and politics of meaning in category formation. She is in the process of completing a co-authored book on The Changing C-Suite: Executive Power Structures in Transformation (Oxford University Press).




Jonathan Schmidt is a PhD fellow at the Copenhagen Business School’s (CBS) Department of Organization and the Danish Architecture Centre (  Jonathan holds a MSc in Economics & Business Administration from CBS, graduating with a thesis on the malleability of time in industrial production planning. Jonathan’s PhD project (Engineering serendipity – Theorizing innovation spaces from an event-based perspective) follows the activities of BLOXHUB (, a Copenhagen-based innovation space within ‘sustainable urbanization’, through a longitudinal ethnographic field study.

BLOXHUB operates a co-working space and a range of innovation activities to facilitate cross-industry innovation, bridging, e.g., architecture, construction, urban planning, and design. Drawing on ‘events’ as unit of analysis, the project combines process and social network theoretical approaches to describe BLOXHUB’s role within processes of innovation.


Sophie Cappelen is currently enrolled a Ph.D. fellow at the Department of Organization (IOA) and is part of the cross-departmental cohort on “Time and Societal Challenges in a Changing Global Economy”. Prior to embarking on her Ph.D. journey, she has been working at IOA as research assistant since 2015, mainly contributing the research project where she studied the organization of culinary movements. She has a BSc. in Business and Philosophy and a MSocSc. in Management of Creative Business Process - both degrees obtained from Copenhagen Business School. Her main research topics of interests include organizational identity, temporality and creative industries.

Sophie’s PhD project is about how organizations construct their identity through temporal narratives. More specifically, she is studying how multisite non-profit organizations engage in this process, as organizations as such consist of multiple sub-units, established at different points in time and situated in different local contexts. The empirical context of the study is a non-profit organization whose main activity is to establish school gardens across Denmark.