Department of Organization

  • Centre for Advanced Studies on Project Management
Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-4.78
E-mail: kbo.ioa@cbs.dk

I am interested in the practical life of organization theory. My research revolves around how organizational theory and devices are used in- and shape organizational realities.

Nearly all my academic work has evolved around how the state is made up and how the state relates to the citizens. I look at how ‘state devices’ such as segmentation models, risk management and differentiated treatments are used to service and regulate citizens. Particularly, I am interested in how tax administrations regulate. In my PhD research I have focused on how tax compliance (or non-compliance) is being constructed as tax inspectors interact with taxpayers.

Methodologically, I have a preference for using ethnography and in-depth interviews. The material gathered in this way produce vivid and surprising findings which I find it interesting to work with.

Primary research areas
  • Organization theory
  • Public governance
  • Regulation
  • Ethnography
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax administration
Curriculum Vitae
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  • HA-almen, Organisationsanalyse
  • HA-jur, Organisationsteori
  • HA-pro, Organisationsteori
  • Cand.merc. SOL, Organizing Technologies

Office hours: Tuesdays 13.00 - 15.00

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Karen Boll / Stimulating Collaboration and Cooperation in Tax Inspection
In: Inspectors and Enforcement at the Front Line of Government. ed. /Steven Van de Walle; Nadine Raaphorst. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2019, p. 145-165
Book chapter > peer review
Lotta Björklund Larsen; Karen Boll; Benedicte Brögger; Jaana Kettunen; Tuulia Potka-Soininen; Jukka Pellinen; Mette Brehm Johansen; Kiran Aziz / Nordic Experiences of Co-Operative Compliance Programmes : Comparisons and Recommendations.
Umeå : Umeå Universitet 2018, 135 p. (FairTax - Working Paper Series, No. 20)
Working paper > peer review
Karen Boll / Outcome-based Performance Management Systems : Experiences from the Danish and Swedish Tax Agencies.
In: Bureaucracy and Society in Transition. ed. /Haldor Byrkjeflot; Fredrik Engelstad. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2018, p. 89-107
Book chapter > peer review
Karen Boll / Securing Tax Compliance with Collaboration : The Case of Cooperative Compliance in Denmark .
In: Routledge Companion to Tax Avoidance Research. ed. /Nigar Hashimzade; Yuliya Epifantseva. Abingdon : Routledge 2018, p. 212-224 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter > peer review
Karen Boll; Mette Brehm Johansen / Tax Governance : Corporate Experiences with Cooperative Compliance in Denmark.
Umeå : Umeå Universitet 2018, 112 p. (FairTax - Working Paper Series, No. 17)
Working paper > peer review
Karen Boll / Collaborative Tax Regulation : Can Consumers be Engaged as Partners in the Regulatory Craft?.
In: Journal of Tax Administration, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2016, p. 4-23
Journal article > peer review
Karen Boll / Decentring Regulation : Tax Fraud and the Cleaning Sector.
In: Rethinking Governance: Ruling, Rationalities and Resistance. . ed. /R. A. W. Rhodes; Mark Bevir. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 179-197 ( Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy, Vol. 24)
Book chapter > peer review
Karen Boll / Preventing Financial Crime : ‘Entrepreneurial’ Regulation in Action?.
Paper presented at The 11th Annual Ethnography Symposium, 2016
Karen Boll / Deciding on Tax Evasion : Front Line Discretion and Constraints.
In: Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, p. 193-207
Journal article > peer review
Karen Boll; Roderick A. W. Rhodes / Excursions in Administrative Ethnography
In: Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, 5 p.
Editorial > peer review
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