Department of Organization

PhD fellow

Room: KIL/14.A-3.46
+45 2446 9866
E-mail: jala.ioa@cbs.dk

Titled “Making markets for behavioral economic professional services”, my PhD proposes to investigate public organizations’ access to and use of external management consulting/professional services with a specific focus on behavioral economics as a consolidating field of professional expertise. The project inquires into the general use of management consulting in public policy, while also seeking to understand what behavioral expertise does and how it is involved in public service reforms, and how quasi-markets format the ways initiatives are designed and implemented.

Before coming to IOA I was part of the research project “Urban Green Communities” at the Department of Sociology (University of Copenhagen), looking into and digitally mapping new forms of green and environmental engagement across Danish cities (https://susy.ku.dk/research/urban-green-communities/).

I have special interest in the fields of science studies, organizational studies, sociology of professions and economic and political sociology. I work with quantitative and qualitative methodologies and I am particularly interested in digital methods within the social sciences, and how data infrastructures and computational methods can be, and are, leveraged in analytical and institutional settings.

Primary research areas
  • Sociology of professions
  • Economic Sociology
  • Digital methods
  • Public policy
  • Management consulting
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Pragmatic sociology
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Jakob Laage-Thomsen / Nudging Leviathan, Protecting Demos : A Comparative Sociology of Public Administration and Expertise in The Nordics.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2022, 208 p. (PhD Series, No. 26.2022)
Ph.D. thesis
Jakob Laage-Thomsen; Søren Lund Frandsen / Pandemic Preparedness Systems and Diverging COVID-19 Responses within Similar Public Health Regimes : A Comparative Study of Expert Perceptions of Pandemic Response in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
In: Globalization and Health, Vol. 18, No. 1, 12.2022
Journal article > peer review
Jakob Laage-Thomsen / Professional Expertise in Policy Advisory Systems : How Administrators and Consultants Built Behavioral Insights in Danish Public Agencies.
In: Public Administration, Vol. 100, No. 3, 9.2022, p. 472-487
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Anders Blok; Amanda Krog Juvik; Anna Helene Grothe-Møller; Jonas Skjold Raaschou-Pedersen; Jakob Laage-Thomsen / The Place of Greening : Comparing Civic Engagement Scenes of Urban Natures across Danish Cities.
In: City and Community, Vol. 21, No. 2, 6.2022, p. 91-112
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Jakob Laage-Thomsen; Leonard Seabrooke / Actors and Authority in the International Tax Ecosystem
In: Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators: Bringing Tax Money back into the COFFERS. . ed. /Brigitte Unger; Lucia Rossel; Joras Ferwerda. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2021, p. 9-34
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Jakob Laage-Thomsen; Anders Blok / Varieties of Green : On Aesthetic Contestations Over Urban Sustainability Pathways in a Copenhagen Community Garden.
In: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, Vol. 4, No. 2, 6.2021, p. 275-295
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Jakob Laage-Thomsen; Anders Blok / Civic Modes of Greening the City? : Urban Natures In-between Familiar Engagement and Green Critique.
In: Local Environment: The international journal of justice and sustainability, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2020, p. 162-178
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Søren Lund Frandsen; Jakob Laage-Thomsen / Pandemic Intellectuals
In: Acta Sociologica, Vol. 63, No. 4, 11.2020, p. 436-438
Comment/debate > peer review
Anette Gravgaard Christensen; Jakob Laage-Thomsen; Anders Blok / Urban Green Communities : Towards a Pragmatic Sociology of Civic Commonality in Sustainable City-making.
In: The Role of Non-State Actors in the Green Transition: Building a Sustainable Future. . ed. /Jens Hoff; Quentin Gausset; Simon Lex. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, p. 114-135 (Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies)
Book chapter > peer review
Anette Gravgaard Christensen; Troels Krarup; Amanda Krog Juvik; Jakob Laage-Thomsen / Fælleshed som bynaturens sted : Metodologiske tilgange til familiært engagement i bygrønne fællesskaber.
In: Dansk Sociologi, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2019, p. 37-57
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