Department of Organization

  • Centre for Advanced Studies on Project Management
Jane Bjørn
Assistant professor

Room: KIL/14.A-4.43
E-mail: jbv.ioa@cbs.dk

My current research concerns the ways in which organizational processes shape research and innovation trajectories and, in particular, how these trajectories are configured in collaborative relationships between industry and academia. Broadly anchored in organizational studies (OS), my research is informed by science and technology studies (STS). It offers theoretical and policy-related contributions to the OS field, and is of direct relevance to the Danish government’s strategic interest in optimizing the effects of R&D investment in the innovation system(s) in Denmark. I engage in international collaboration with colleagues at the University of York (UK) and is currently extending my scope of study to comparative analyzes of inter-organizational dynamics within, and across, industrial sectors.

Primary research areas

•    Inter-organizational dynamics
•    Strategy, organization and policy making
•    Innovation and organization
•    University-industry relations
•    Science and Technology Studies

Curriculum Vitae
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"Strategy”, BSc in Economics and Business Administration
“Network and Project Management”, BSc in Business Administration and Project Management
“Managing Innovation and Change”, MSc in Strategy, Organization and Leadership (SOL)


Master thesis
Business projects, MSc in Strategy, Organization and Leadership (SOL)
Bachelor projects, BSc in Business Administration and Project Management

Selected publications

Vedel, J. B., & Irwin, A. (2017). ‘This is what we got, what would you like?’ Aligning and unaligning academic-industry relations. Social Studies of Science, 47(3), 417-438.

Vedel, J. B., Irwin A., and Andersen P. H. ‘Externalizing research through adaptive frameworks.’ Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 12(10) 2013: 723-724.

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Jane Bjørn Vedel; Joana Geraldi / A ‘Stranger’ in the Making of Strategy : A Process Perspective of Project Portfolio Management in a Pharmaceutical Firm.
In: International Journal of Project Management, 10.6.2020
Journal article > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel / Granting Time : Mechanisms for Managing Ongoing Temporal Tension.
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel / Grants and Epistemic Values, Practices and Assets
Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2019
Paper > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel / Connecting People, Things and Values : Public/Private Research Relations.
Paper presented at Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference. 4S Sydney, 2018
Paper > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel / Contractual Governance : Managing Goals and Values in Inter-organizational Relationships .
Paper presented at Governing the Middle. GTM 2: Platforms, Standards, Practices and the Organization of Contemporary Matters of Collective Concerns, 2018
Paper > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel / R&D Collaboration in a Post-linear Context : The Role of Publicly Funded Research in the Private Sector.
Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2017
Paper > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel; Alan Irwin / ‘This is what We Got, what would You Like?’ : Aligning and Unaligning Academic-industry Relations.
In: Social Studies of Science, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2017, p. 417–438
Journal article > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel; Alan Irwin / Misalignment and Alignment in Academic-Industry Collaboration and Research Policy
Paper presented at 4S/EASST Conference 2016, 2016
Paper > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel; Alan Irwin / Misaligned Co-Production : A Framework for Exploring Academic-Industry Relations.
Abstract from Annual Meeting Society for Social Studies of Science 2015, 2015
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel / Managing Strategic Research : An Empirical Analysis of Science-industry Collaboration in a Pharmaceutical Company.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2014, 314 p. (PhD series, No. 4.2014)
Ph.D. thesis
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