cslioa

Department of Organization

  • Centre for Public Organization, Value and Innovation (POVI)
Camilla
Sløk
Associate professor
,
PhD


Room: KIL/14.A-4.82
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E-mail: csl.ioa@cbs.dk
Camilla
Presentation
Leadership and ethics
The key word for my research is ethics, dilemmas, and clashes of values. The perspective on this research interest has been 1) sociology, primarily Niklas Luhmann; 2) public sector, primarily New Public Management and New Public Governance, and 3) organizational theory, primarily leadership-theory
 
My international publications show my interest for ethics and values in leadership.  I have studied about ethics and seduction, due to my interest in leadership: “Seduction”, 2015, chapter in  Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, section 3 Resources, Volume 15, Tome VI, ed. By Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, Jon Stewart, Ashgate Publishing. See also: "Don Giovanni as the re-entry of the spirit in the flesh". Kierkegaard Yearbook, 2008

I have done research on clashes of values in school leadership, between professional and political expectations to leadership; these are not the same:  "To be or not to be a head teacher: The need of hybrids as deparadoxicification machines", in "Hybrid Forms of Governance. Self-suspension of Power", eds. professor Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen, CBS, and professor Inger-Johanne Sand, Oslo University. Palgrave, London. 2012

Further, I have written about clashes of values in leadership in the national Danish Lutheran church, where volunteers and professional leaders do not always share values on what organization and leadership is about: "Disorganization as religion: organization in the Danish Evangelical Lutheran National Church". Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Volume 16, No.1-2, 2009

My paper on the Danish cartoon Crisis analysed clashes of values in the difference between political ideals and religious feelings:  "Here I stand: Lutheran stubbornnes in the Danish Prime Minister's office during The Danish Cartoon Crisis" (2009). European Journal of Social Theory 12(2)

Different values between religion and society was also the point in these two articles, where the focus was the difference in understanding of freedom: “Niklas Luhmann's ambiguity towards religion”. Soziale Systeme, 11(2). 327-345, 2006  og "Necessity and contingency in Luther and Luhmann", i Luther between Present and Past. Studies in Luther and Lutheranism. Schriften der Luther-Agricola-Gesellschaft 56; Ulrik Nissen, Bo Holm & Olli-Pekka Vainio (eds.). Luther-Agricola-Society, Helsinki 2004
 
My first international paper was about reframing problems, in order to find new solutions: "Short-term Counseling and the Use of Reframing",  Journal of Pastoral Psychology Vol. 46, no.2, 1997, s.119-130
 
Gold Medal
Camilla Sløk received in 1996 Copenhagen University’s gold medal. 
Copenhagen University’s Gold Medal is an award that is given to a student at Copenhagen University for an excellent thesis. The excellency is based on the quality of the thesis. The thesis is to answer research questions that are formulated by professors at Copenhagen University. Camilla Sløk received the prize Gold Medal for her thesis ”Kaskader af differens: Niklas Luhmanns religionsfilosofi” (Cascading of differences: Niklas Luhmann’s philopsophy of religion). The thesis show how the sociologist Niklas Luhmann draw on theological traditions in his sociological perspective on society. Luhmann perceives the dialectics between contingency and necessity as essential for the dynamics of social systems. This distinction is inspired by theology. Luhmann points out the particularity of religion as being a system which claims necessity is an intrinsic dimension of religious communication. This stands in stark contrast to contemporary society which claims that everything is contingent.
 
DSEB’s excellent research dissemination award
Camilla Sløk received in 2018 DSEB’s Award for excellent research dissemination. Camilla Sløk has currently done research in public leadership. The Award was granted for her research in responsibility and guilt in leadership, particularly her book : ”Blod, sved og tårer: Om ansvar og skyld i ledelse” (DJØF Forlag, 2014) presents the findings on leaders’ understanding of guilt and responsibility. Camilla Sløk shows how stakeholders expect leaders to admit guilt, when things go wrong in their organization, while leaders in contrast do not accept that guilt is part of their leadership. Research shows that leaders see faults; error; deceit; corruption, etc. in their organization as not their responsibility. 

 

Primary research areas
  • Ethics and values in public leadership
  • Professional ethics
  • Responsibility in leadership
  • Failure and learning in leadership
  • Economic theology
Social media
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Courses

Risiko-, og krisehåndtering i organisationer på cand.merc., Eksistens og ledelse på MPG/MPA & Personligt Udviklings Forløb på MPG.

Selected publications
  • "To be or not to be a head teacher: The need of hybrids as deparadoxicification machines", in "Hybrid Forms of Governance. Self-suspension of Power", eds. professor Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen, CBS, and professor Inger-Johanne Sand, Oslo University. Palgrave, London. 2012
  • "Disorganization as religion: organization in the Danish Evangelical Lutheran National Church". Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Volume 16, No.1-2, 2009
  • "Here I stand: Lutheran stubbornnes in the Danish Prime Minister's office during The Danish Cartoon Crisis" (2009). European Journal of Social Theory 12(2)
  • "Don Giovanni as the re-entry of the spirit in the flesh". Kierkegaard Yearbook, 2008
  • “Niklas Luhmann's ambiguity towards religion”. Soziale Systeme, 11(2). 327-345, 2006
Publications sorted by:
2021
Camilla Sløk / Ansvar og skyld i corona-ledelse
In: Omtanke, No. 5, 1.2021, p. 20-25
Journal article
2020
Camilla Sløk / At magte omsorgen
In: Erhvervspsykologi, Vol. 18, No. 4, 12.2020, p. 4-15
Journal article > peer review
Camilla Sløk / Guilt
In: The Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology. ed. /Stefan Schwarzkopf. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, p. 72-80 (Routledge International Handbooks)
Book chapter > peer review
Camilla Sløk / Guilt, Responsibility, and Leadership
In: Handbook of Business Legitimacy: Responsibility, Ethics and Society. . ed. /Jacob Dahl Rendtorff. Cham : Springer 2020, p. 141-157
Book chapter > peer review
Camilla Sløk / Magt og omsorg i det eksistentielle lederskab
København : Dansk Psykologisk Forlag 2020, 158 p.
Book > peer review
Camilla Sløk / Theology, Responsibility, and Business Legitimacy
In: Handbook of Business Legitimacy: Responsibility, Ethics and Society. . ed. /Jacob Dahl Rendtorff. Cham : Springer 2020, p. 203-216
Book chapter > peer review
Carsten Greve; Camilla Sløk / When Dialogue doesn’t Work : School Reforms and Lessons from Denmark.
In: Policy Design and Practice, 22.12.2020
Journal article > peer review
2019
Camilla Sløk / The Function of Illness Absence Conversations in a Danish Welfare System
Abstract from Lumen Symposium, 2019
Conference abstract for conference
Maribel Blasco; Camilla Sløk / Towards an ‘Aesthetics of Dependence’ in Social Responsibility Teaching
In: Proceedings of the 2019 Research in Management Learning and Education (RMLE) Unconference. ed. /Emma Bell; Maribel Blasco; Todd Bridgman; Kathy Lund Dean; Matthew Drake; Jeanie Forray; Bill Foster; George Hrivnak; Amy L. Kenworthy. Robina : RMLE 2019, 2 p., p. 13-14
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Camilla Sløk; Maribel Blasco / What Is Responsibility Without Guilt?
In: Proceedings of the 2019 Research in Management Learning and Education (RMLE) Unconference. ed. /Emma Bell; Maribel Blasco; Todd Bridgman; Kathy Lund Dean; Matthew Drake; Jeanie Forray; Bill Foster; George Hrivnak; Amy L. Kenworthy. Robina : RMLE 2019, 2 p., p. 59-60
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities

2021

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2020

Gymnasiefællesskabet

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Mariehjemmene

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Almene Boligers Bestyrelser

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Gymnasierektorer

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BUPL

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Folkeuniversitetet

Board member

 

Almene Boligers bestyrelser

Presentation: "Ansvar og skyld i ledelse"

 

KFUK's sociale arbejde, Nyborg Strand

Presentation: "Ansvar og skyld i ledelse"

 

2019
 
Holbæk Kommune
 
Lecture: "Mod i ledelse"
 
 
Syddjurs Kommune
 
Lecture: "Ansvar og skyld i offentlig ledelse"
 
 
2018
 
Holbæk Sygehus
 
Lecture: "Hvordan overlever man sit arbejde?"
 
 
VUC Lyngby
 
Lecture: "Gaven i forandringen: Reform og forandringsprocesser"
 
 
Politikreds. Glostrup Park Hotel
 
Lecture: "Offentlig ledelse i forandringer og krise"