Department of Organization

  • Pro&Con - Project Studies Group
  • Centre for Organization and Time (COT)
  • imagine .. Centre for Creative Industries and Institutions
Iben Sandal
Assistant professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.50

Iben Stjerne is an Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School at Department of Organization. Her primary research focus is in the intersection between temporality, transient forms of organizing and temporality and Human Resource Management. Her research publications explore the organizing and managing of careers, people and strategy in and across projects, which has primarily been studies in creative industries. 

Primary research areas

•    Temporality
•    Temporary organizations (primarily focused on projects and events)
•    Human Resource Management and Talent Management

Link to this homepage

•    Cand.Soc HRM: Labour Market Theory and Analysis
•    Cand.Soc HRM: Organization theory
•    Ha.Psyk- HRM and Psychometric tests


•    Bachelor projects
•    Master Thesis
•    Internships on Creative Business Processes


Selected publications

•    Geraldi, J., Stjerne, I., & Oehmen (forthcoming). Acting in time: Temporal work enacting tensions at the interface between temporary and permanent organizations. Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

•    Stjerne, I., Söderlund, J. and Minbaeva, D. (2019). Crossing times: Temporal boundary-spanning practices in interorganizational projects. International Journal of Project Management. Special themed issue: Projects, Organizations and Institutions.

•    Stjerne, I. (2018). Closing the HRM scholar-practitioner gap by turning to the aesthetic experience in Human Resource Selection. Reviewed manuscript resubmitted to Ephemera, Special issue on: Managing the human? Towards diverse, engaged and critical HRM studies may 15th 2017. 2. Review round.

•    Stjerne, I.S. and Svejenova, S. (2016). Connecting Temporary and Permanent Organizing: Tensions and Boundary Work in a Series of Film Projects. Organization Studies. Special issue on Temporary Organizing, 37(12).

Publications sorted by:
Matthias Wenzel; Iben Sandal Stjerne / Heuristics-in-Use : Toward a Practice Theory of Organizational Heuristics.
In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 164, 3.2021
Journal article > peer review
Joana Geraldi; Iben Stjerne; Josef Oehmen / Acting in Time : Temporal Work Enacting Tensions at the Interface between Temporary and Permanent Organizations.
In: Tensions and Paradoxes in Temporary Organizing. ed. /Timo Braun; Joseph Lampel. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2020, p. 81-103 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 67)
Book chapter > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne; Joana Geraldi; Matthias Wenzel / Adopting Openness with Closed Eyes : Mobilizing Participation in Agile-based Open Strategy Processes.
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Lotte Holck; Iben Sandal Stjerne / How Inclusive Can Exclusive Talent Management Be?
In: Managing Talent: A Critical Appreciation. . ed. /Stephen Swailes. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2020, p. 107-123 (Talent Management)
Book chapter > peer review
Frans Bévort; Iben Sandal Stjerne / Multilevel Career Analysis in the Film Industry and Professional Service Firms : Exploring the Roles of Relations and Institutions in Bounding Careers.
In: The Routledge Companion to Career Studies. ed. /Hugh Gunz; Mila Lazarova; Wolfgang Mayrhofer. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, p. 275-292 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne; Jonas Söderlund; Dana Minbaeva / Crossing Times : Temporal Boundary-spanning Practices in Interorganizational Projects.
In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2019, p. 347-365
Journal article > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne / Closing the HRM Scholar-practitioner Gap : Turning to the Aesthetic Experience in Human Resource Selection.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2018, p. 249-276
Journal article > peer review
Anders Buch; Iben Sandal Stjerne / What’s New? : Temporality in Practice Theory and Pragmatism.
In: How Organizations Manage the Future: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Insights. . ed. /Hannes Krämer; Matthias Wenzel. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2018, p. 45-65
Book chapter > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne; Silviya Svejenova Velikova / Connecting Temporary and Permanent Organizing : Tensions and Boundary Work in Sequential Film Projects.
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 37, No. 12, 2016, p. 1771-1792
Journal article > peer review
Jesper Strandgaard; Frans Bévort; Trine Bille; Sophie Marie Cappelen; Ana Maria Munar; Can-Seng Ooi; Iben Sandal Stjerne / Examining the Variety of Contexts for Creativity : WP # 2.1.2.
Manchester : Cre8tv.EU 2016, 176 p.
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