Department of Organization

Esben Langager
PhD fellow
Industrial PhD

Room: KIL/14.A-3.48
E-mail: eno.ioa@cbs.dk

My research focuses on how game based interventions can facilitate change management in Lean related changes. The project seeks to investigate the performativity of game mechanics in a game based change management leadership-training program. Using mixed methods the project studies the effects of the intervention on the work environment, leadership, performance and Lean maturity.

Further, the project investigates how game mechanics may be used as an integrated part of organizational change management process.

I conduct my research in cooperation with The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Workz and Novozymes A/S. My data partly originates from the Change Competency Intervention (Forandringskompetence-indsatsen) and from fieldwork done at Novozymes A/S.

Primary research areas

Game based organizational interventions

Change management

Lean management

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Esben Langager Olsen / Change Management Tools and Change Managers : Examining the Simulacra of Change.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2022, 188 p. (PhD Series, No. 40.2022)
PhD thesis
Esben Langager Olsen; Johan Simonsen Abildgaard / The Figural Space of the Business Simulacrum : Examining an Educative Change Management Simulation.
In: Journal of Cultural Economy, 24.8.2022
Journal article > peer review
Esben Langager Olsen; Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen; Johan Simonsen Abildgaard / Reconceptualizing Job Control in Participatory Interventions : Collective Sensemaking as a Missing Link.
In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, Vol. 10, No. 4, 12.2020, p. 3-23
Journal article > peer review
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