Department of Organization

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Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.55
E-mail: fb.ioa@cbs.dk

I have been studying organizations and work for more than two decades, with a specific focus on the development and management of people especially in knowledge intensive or professional organizational settings. The historical development of the relation between individual and organization, has been an enduring interest. Therefore themes within (Strategic) HRM, HRD, PM, OD, IR and OB have my attention.

I have been working ethnographically using an symbolic interactionist approach to understand the micro-foundations of institutional logics. For instance, the way professionals make sense of contradictory institutional logics of management in professional service firms (Bévort, 2012).

I am responsible for the administration and following analysis and publication of the Cranet survey, which explores the state of Danish HRM in all organizations with more than 100 employees (the survey is conducted in collaboration with 39 other countries).

I am currently working on a project with Katharina Pernkopf, WU on the academic-practitioner gap within HRM-research and practice.


Primary research areas

Human Resource Management (HRM)

Employment Relations and Labour market theory

Management of Professional organizations and work

Symbolical interactionism (SI)

Institutional theory (NIT)

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Cand Merc/Soc HRM
Master of Business Development
Creative Business Processes


Kathrine Solgaard Sørensen for Ballisager, the project is called: Recruiting of emerging subjects - a process-theoretical exploration of ascertainment practices.

Selected publications

Christensen J, Bévort, F., and Rasmussen, E. (2019), The Cranet survey – improving on a challenged research practice?, Contribution to special issue on Cranet-related comparative HRM-research of International Studies of Management and Organization (ISMO, Edited by Michael Morley).

Bévort, F., Darmer, P., & Muhr, S. L. (2018). Managing the Human in 21st Century Organizations: Developing a Critical and Performative Research Agenda for HRM-studies. Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization, 18(2), 209-220.

Hernes, T., & Bévort, F. (2018). Organisering i en verden i bevægelse. Samfundslitteratur

Bévort, F., & Suddaby, R. (2016). Scripting professional identities: how individuals make sense of contradictory institutional logics. Journal of Professions and Organization, 3(1), 17–38. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/jov007

Bévort, F., & Poulfelt, F. (2015). Human resource management in professional services firms: Too good to be true? transcending conflicting institutional logics. Zeitschrift Fur Personalforschung, 29(2), 102–130. https://doi.org/10.1688/ZfP-2015-02-Bevort

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