Department of Organization

  • Centre for Organizational Time (COT)
PhD fellow

Room: KIL/14.A-3.48
E-mail: jfe.ioa@cbs.dk

Jonathan Feddersen 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.

PhD project
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.

Primary research areas

Innovation Studies, especially cross-disciplinary innovation and collaborative spaces

Process theory

Social network theory

The role of time in Organization and Innovation Studies

Sustainable urbanization

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MSc in Economics & Business Administration (cand. merc.), Strategy, Organisation and Leadership:

Supervision of MA theses and Business Projects

Selected publications

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.

Publications sorted by:
Tor Hernes; Jonathan Feddersen; Majken Schultz / Material Temporality : How Materiality ‘Does’ Time in Food Organizing.
In: Organization Studies, 13.3.2020
Journal article > peer review
Jonathan Feddersen / A Temporal View of Tie Formation : Exploring the Role of the Future through a Situated View of Events.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Jonathan Schmidt / Commitment to Non-commitment : The Role of a Foundation in Configuring a Cross-sector Collaborative Space.
In: Politik, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2018, p. 75-92
Journal article > peer review
Tor Hernes; Jonathan Schmidt; Majken Schultz / Exploring the Temporality of Food Organizations in Liquid Modernity : The Case of Beer and Milk .
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
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