Department of Organization

  • Organizations, Markets and Governance (OMG)
Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.94
E-mail: jha.ioa@cbs.dk

My research is broadly concerned with the political economy of sustainability transformations, especially in relation to the decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors such as plastics, petrochemicals, and agriculture. I am interested in the cultural, political, and economic arrangements that make transformations difficult, and how incumbents and niche actors navigate and contest those arrangements.

My work is interdisciplinary in theory and method, but tends to emphasize the importance of expertise, regulation, and governance, as well as how this is framed and communicated. I generally work with qualitative methods in connection to relational and computational methods, in particular social network analysis.  

Current research topics include expert networks in industrial decarbonization, green economic planning, alternative organizations in plastics and the circular economy, and the politics of green growth versus post-growth in the global economy.

Primary research areas
  • Sustainability transformations/transitions
  • Environmental/ecological political economy
  • Professionals, experts, expertise, and framing
  • Regulation, governance, and bureaucracy
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  • BSc European Business, Denmark in a comparative perspective, 15 ECTS, 2nd semester (in Danish)
  • BSc European Business, Bachelor project, 15 ECTS, 6th semester (in Danish)

I have supervised numerous Bachelor and Master theses within my primary research areas. I am especially interested in supervising within the following topics: bureaucracy and expertise in sustainability transitions, plastics and petrochemicals, agriculture and land use, circular economy, alternative organizing, green growth/degrowth/post-growth.

Current PhD supervision
Tessa Barnow, Department of Business Humanities and Law, Copenhagen Business School (2023-). The EU Taxonomy and the sustainable corporate subject (co-supervisor).
Karl Holmberg, Department of Political Science, Lund University (2021-). Cultural political economy of the global plastics system (co-supervisor).
Nur Gizem Yalcin, Centre for Sustainable Development, Ghent University (2021-). Politics and governance of the circular plastics economy (committee member).

Selected publications
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Ekaterina Chertkovskaya; Jacob Hasselbalch; Johannes Stripple / Assembling a Zero-waste World : From Situated to Distributed Prefiguration.
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2.2024, p. 297-318
Journal article > peer review
Aksel Sloth Bækgaard; Christian Engberg; Jacob Hasselbalch / The Technocentric Consensus : A Discourse Network Analysis of the European Circular Economy Debate.
In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Vol. 26, No. 2, 7.2.2024, p. 173-187
Journal article > peer review
Ekaterina Chertkovskaya; Jacob Hasselbalch; Johannes Stripple / Alternative Plastic Economies Between the Local and the Global
Abstract from 2023 Radboud Conference on Earth System Governance, 2023
Conference abstract for conference
Søren Lund Frandsen; Jacob Hasselbalch / From the IPCC to the Green State Nobility : Towards a New Research Agenda on Expertise in the Green Transition.
Abstract from 2023 Radboud Conference on Earth System Governance, 2023
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Jacob A. Hasselbalch; Matthias Kranke; Ekaterina Chertkovskaya / Organizing for Transformation : Post-growth in International Political Economy.
In: Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 30, No. 5, 10.2023, p. 1621-1638
Journal article > peer review
Ekaterina Chertkovskaya; Jacob Hasselbalch; Johannes Stripple / Plastic Turbulence : Illusions of Containment, Clean-up, and Control, and the Emergent Promise of Diverse Economies.
In: Global Environmental Politics in a Turbulent Era. ed. /Peter Dauvergne; Leah Shipton. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2023, p. 25–36
Book chapter > peer review
Jacob Hasselbalch / Feature-Factor Feedback in Expert Systems
Abstract from SASE 34th Annual Conference 2022, 2022
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Ellen Palm; Jacob Hasselbalch; Karl Holmberg; Tobias Dan Nielsen / Narrating Plastics Governance : Policy Narratives in the European Plastics Strategy.
In: Environmental Politics, Vol. 31, No. 3, 5.2022, p. 365-385
Journal article > peer review
Ekaterina Chertkovskaya; Jacob Hasselbalch; Matthias Kranke / Organization Beyond Growth : Post-growth in the Global Political Economy.
Paper presented at SASE 34th Annual Conference 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
George Christou; Jacob Hasselbalch / Conclusions : Global Complexity, Networks, and the Role of EU and European Actors.
In: Global Networks and European Actors: Navigating and Managing Complexity. . ed. /George Christou; Jacob Hasselbalch. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 213-222 (Globalisation, Europe, Multilateralism Series)
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Archipel&Co, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Lund University
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Lund University
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