Department of Organization

  • Centre for Public Organization, Value and Innovation (POVI)
Anne Reff
Professor with special responsibilities

Room: KIL/14.A-4.80

My main research interest is public organization and innovation. I have done research in these areas:
•    Everyday innovation and organizational change
•    Organizational Ethnograhy and qualitative studies
•    Narrative studies with a focus on narrative time and fragmented narratives
•    Health Care Innovation, Health Care Organizing and Management
•    Public organizing with a focus on professionals, routines, coordination and work relations

I have an interest in organizational studies in particular how organizations effect people, work and time. People can be defined as the people working in organizations as local managers and professionals and their collaboration with users and other stakeholders. Work can be defined as work relations to create coordination, or routines in organizations. Time can be defined both as change of time as innovation or organizational change or as narrative time that are linked to spaces as chronotopes.

Currently I’m involved in a research project about the implementation of health care innovation at Rigshospitalet.

Primary research areas

•    Public organisations and innovation
•    Organizational Ethnography and Organizational Studies
•    Narrative studies and Health care studies

Curriculum Vitae
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•    Reform og forandring; Obligatorisk ledelsesmodul, Master of Public Governance, MPG
•    Ledelse af fagprofessionelle, Valgfag, MPG
•    Organising Heath Care Innovation, HCI course.


•    Supervising Master thesis, MPG and other CBS programs.
•    PhD supervisor; Every day health care innovation and patient involvement in quality development

Selected publications

Greve, C., & Pedersen, A. R. (2017). Denmark’s Master of Public Governance program: Assessment and lessons learned. Teaching Public Administration, 35(1), 22-37.

Ferlie, E., Montgomery, K., & Pedersen, A. R. (Eds.). (2016). The Oxford handbook of health care management. Oxford University Press.

Pedersen, A. R., & Humle, D. M. (Eds.). (2016). Doing Organizational Ethnography: A Focus on Polyphonic Ways of Organizing (Vol. 38). Routledge.

Pedersen, A. R. (2016). The role of patient narratives in healthcare innovation: supporting translation and meaning making. Journal of health organization and management, 30(2), 244-257.

Humle, D. M., & Pedersen, A. R. (2015). Fragmented work stories: Developing an antenarrative approach by discontinuity, tensions and editing. Management Learning, 46(5), 582-597.

Publications sorted by:
Anne Reff Pedersen; Mette Brehm Johansen; Vibeke Kristine Scheller / Challenging ‘Colour Time’ : A Practice and Narrative Approach to Organising Waiting Time in Hospitals.
In: Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol. 43, No. 4, 5.2021, p. 829-843
Journal article > peer review
Amalie Martinus Hauge; Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen; Anne Reff Pedersen; Anja Svejgaard Pors / Guest Editorial : Taking Sides in Organizational Ethnography.
In: Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2021, 6 p., p. 1-6
Editorial > peer review
Justin Waring; Jean Louis Denis; Anne Reff Pedersen; Tim Tenbensel / Introduction
In: Organising Care in a Time of Covid-19: Implications for Leadership, Governance and Policy. . ed. /Justin Waring; Jean-Louis Denis; Anne Reff Pedersen; Tim Tenbensel. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2021, p. 1-20 (Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare)
Book chapter > peer review
Justin Waring (Editor) ; Jean Louis Denis (Editor) ; Anne Reff Pedersen (Editor) ; Tim Tenbensel (Editor) / Organising Care in a Time of Covid-19 : Implications for Leadership, Governance and Policy.
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2021, 351 p. (Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare)
Anthology > peer review
Anne Reff Pedersen / Making Sense of Organizational Change and Innovation in Health Care : An Everyday Ethnography.
New York : Routledge 2020, 144 p. (Routledge Studies in Health Management)
Book > peer review
Mie Plotnikof; Anne Reff Pedersen / Exploring Resistance in Collaborative Forms of Governance : Meaning Negotiations and Counter-narratives in a Case from the Danish Education Sector.
In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 35, No. 4, 12.2019
Journal article > peer review
Vibeke Kristine Scheller; Anne Reff Pedersen / Patientforløbets materielle og narrative tidsligheder : Når tid bliver til farvekoder og fortællinger.
In: Tid til velfærd: Tidsorganisering i velfærdsprofessionerne. . ed. /Mie Plotnikof; Nana Vaaben. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2019, p. 35-58
Book chapter > peer review
Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen; Anne Petersen; Anne Reff Pedersen; Barbara Gray / A Process Perspective on Inter-organizational Conflict : Splitting at Work in Mental Health Care.
Paper presented at 13th Organization Studies Workshop , 2018
Paper > peer review
Carsten Greve; Anne Reff Pedersen / Denmark’s Master of Public Governance Program : Assessment and Lessons Learned.
In: Teaching Public Administration, Vol. 35, No. 1, 3.2017, p. 22-37
Journal article > peer review
Peter Kjær; Anne Reff Pedersen; Anja Svejgaard Pors / A Discursive Approach to Organizational Health Communication
In: The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management. ed. /Ewan Ferlie; Kathleen Montgomery; Anne Reff Pedersen. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2016, p. 302-325
Book chapter > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities


Lecture (2 lectures yearly, i.e. 2 x 4 hours)

Neuro Center Rigshospitalet
Lecture (yearly:1 lecture of 1 hour)

CBS Executive
Lecture (2 lectures yearly, i.e. 2 x 3 hours)





Key Lecture: Værdibaseret forandring og ledelse

CBS executive
Key Lecture: The history and future of Health Care Delivery in Denmark

Key Lecture: Værdibaseret forandring og ledelse

Key Lecture: Kunsten at lede fagprofessionelle


Key Lecture: Nordic Health Care Management

CBS executive
Key Lecture: Nordic Health Care Management