Department of Organization

  • 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

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•    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:
Miriam Feuls; Silviya Svejenova; Iben Sandal Stjerne / A Plate of Hope : Institutional Creation in Emergency Food Relief.
Paper presented at 13th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies PROS 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Silviya Svejenova; Miriam Feuls; Iben Sandal Stjerne / A Plate of Hope : Temporal Work in Creating a New Place of Social Inclusion.
Abstract from 17th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, 2022
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne; Matthias Wenzel; Silviya Svejenova / Commitment to Grand Challenges in Fluid Forms of Organizing : The Role of Narratives’ Temporality.
In: Organizing for Societal Grand Challenges. ed. /Ali Aslan Gümüsay ; Emilio Marti; Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich; Christopher Wickert. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2022, p. 139-160 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 79)
Book chapter > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne; Silviya Svejenova / Food Events and the Temporality of Innovations
In: Managing Cultural Festivals: Tradition and Innovation in Europe . . ed. /Elisa Salvador; Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen. Abingdon : Routledge 2022, p. 34-51 (Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries)
Book chapter > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne; Joana Geraldi; Matthias Wenzel / Strategic Practice Drift : How Open Strategy Infiltrates the Strategy Process.
In: Journal of Management Studies, 3.12.2022
Journal article > peer review
Miriam Feuls; Mie Plotnikof; Iben Sandal Stjerne / Timely Methods : A Methodological Agenda for Researching the Temporal in Organizing.
In: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 23.9.2022
Journal article > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne; Matthias Wenzel; Silviya Svejenova / Gaining Commitment for Tackling Grand Challenges through Unconventional Forms of Organizing
Paper presented at 36th EGOS Colloquium 2020, 2021
Paper > peer review
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
Lotte Holck; Iben Sandal Stjerne / Hårdkogt HR : Hvordan COVID-19-krisen udfordrer HR’s dobbeltrolle som ledelsens ’forlængede arm’ og plejer af medarbejdertrivsel .
In: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2021, p. 41-56
Journal article > peer review
Gloria Kutscher; Ines Peixoto; Silviya Svejenova; Tina Dacin; Trish Reay; Amna Chaudhry; Miriam Feuls; Ewald Kibler; Kathleen Ann Stephenson; Iben Sandal Stjerne; John Matthew Amis; Mélodie Cartel; Brett Crawford; Tammar B. Zilber / Re-imagining Institutions in Times of Crisis : The Role of Place, Space, and Community.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p., p. 15636 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
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