Department of Organization

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.

Publications sorted by:
Jane Bjørn Vedel; Alan Irwin; Peter Høngaard Andersen / Externalizing Research Through Adaptive Frameworks
In: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery, Vol. 12, No. 10, 2013, p. 723-724
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Jane Bjørn Vedel; Christopher Gad / A Public Trial De Novo : Rethinking “Industrial Interests”.
In: Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Vol. 31, No. 6, 2011, p. 506-517
Journal article > peer review
Jane Bjørn Vedel / The First Encounter : Framing Research Collaboration Through Screens.
In: STS Encounters - DASTS working paper series, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011, p. 175-202
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