Department of Organization
- Centre for Organizational Time (COT)
Jonathan Schmidt is a PhD fellow at the Copenhagen Business School’s (CBS) Department of Organization and the Danish Architecture Centre (www.dac.dk). Jonathan holds a MSc in Economics & Business Administration from CBS, graduating with a thesis on the malleability of time in industrial production planning. Prior he worked for two years as executive assistant at DMG MORI, a tool machine manufacturer and gained insights into various other industries through internships, incl. strategy/ M&A advisory, automotive, development assistance and renewable energy.
Jonathan’s PhD project “Engineering serendipity” follows the activities of BLOXHUB (www.bloxhub.org), a Copenhagen-based innovation space within ‘sustainable urbanization’, through a longitudinal ethnographic field study. Drawing on ‘events’ as unit of analysis, the project combines process and social network theoretical approaches to describe BLOXHUB’s role within processes of innovation. BLOXHUB operates a co-working space and a range of innovation activities to facilitate cross-industry innovation, bridging, e.g., architecture, construction, urban planning, and design.
In addition to his PhD project, Jonathan is part of a team building the BLOXHUB Science Forum, an Industrial Research Network that facilitates transdisciplinary research and collaboration across universities around ‘sustainable urbanization’ as a uniting theme.
Innovation Studies, especially cross-disciplinary innovation and collaborative spaces
Social network theory
The role of time in Organization and Innovation Studies
MSc in Economics & Business Administration (cand. merc.), Strategy, Organisation and Leadership:
Supervision of MA theses and Business Projects
Schmidt, J.. & Hernes, T. (2017). Engineering serendipity: Theorizing innovation hubs from an event-based perspective. Paper presented at the 33rd European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Copenhagen.
Hernes, T., Schmidt, J., & Schultz, M. (2017). Exploring the temporality of food organizations in liquid modernity: The case of beer and milk. Paper presented at the 12th Organization Studies Workshop, Chania.
Hansen, M. & Schmidt, J. (2016). Towards an event-based perspective of production planning: Switching between routine and improvisation. MA Thesis. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen.
In: Politik, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2018, p. 75-92
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, 2017